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Jul 06, 2020 12:33 PM
Abadar uses a helm of opposite alignment on Hagan and a bad time is had by all
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When they head back to the gate, it isn't there.

They look for it. They ask the villagers if the gate does this regularly (nobody knew there was a gate there at all before this week) and if there's any known way to find it again (there isn't). They head to more towns and ask more questions about the gate. Nobody knows anything about it.

They're stuck in the Deep Plane.

Obviously this sucks. But it's not going to stop being the case just because it sucks.

She takes up sewing and farm work and practices her newfound magic enough to eventually be capable of providing magical cleaning services to people. She learns the local language. She admits to liking it here (it's certainly less inconvenient for her than for the Osirians), and to thinking that there's a chance that Asmodeus isn't actually powerful to take over the Deep Plane or maybe even all of the other planes. She forsakes his worship in favor of the local worship the dead god Ihys. She sews the eye of Aroden over the pentagrams on her clothes. She resolves to make her own destiny.

She writes fiction and poetry and histories of Golarion and takes care of her niece and does a lot of laundry and spends a lot of time talking to Hagan.

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Hagan is pretty upset that he doesn't have a hand and can't fire a bow. He mopes about it for a while. His spells don't work either, which he's irritated about because he doesn't get them from a god. 

They mostly live off Mahdi, who is more powerful than the wizards these people were familiar with but not a fundamentally different species.

He befriends the local megafauna. 

He doesn't tell anyone why actually despite the lack of hand and lack of magic he's happier about this than about their plans to retire to Sothis.

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His friends are much much less happy here than they'd be in Sothis, even though the weather's nice. Mahdi had planned to be an outrageously wealthy person, and while he's outrageously useful here there's not enough wealth or enough population for this to make him outrageously rich. 

Fazil misses Abadar. If he also misses having magic and being wealthy and impressive he doesn't mention it. 

 

When they've been there a year they start talking about local girls. Some of them are pretty.

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Local people here mostly talk to each other for a while before both spouses go to their parents and ask for their blessing. Then they get married, always monogamously, take symmetrical vows, and raise children. They have divorce, though it's not terribly common.

There are, in fact, also some pretty guys around. Well-employed and pretty guys, even.

Korva ignores all of them completely.

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Maybe Korva will be up for serving the female-relative role of relaying gossip from the women about which like which men?

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....sure. She can do this with only a little bit of snark about it.

Lots of people like Mahdi. Some people also like Fazil. Hagan is kind of weird and missing an arm, sorry Hagan.

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"'m heartbroken."

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"My condolences on your love life. I wouldn't give up all hope, you're still very pretty."

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"Should've paid more attention in wizard school, at least picked up some cantrips."

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"Very useful for laundry. Still kind of confused about how mine work. Definitely didn't study for them."

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"Couldn't guess but I didn't study for mine either."

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Shrug. "I don't know enough about magic to say why some of it works here and some of it doesn't. I'd figured it was a gods thing but you're not a cleric, so who knows."

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"Yeah." He looks morosely at his stump.

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"...I am sorry about it.

"What're you doing, these days?"

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“Wandering around, mostly. Not much of a life for a girl.”

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"Guess not. Not for one who was attached to one place, anyway."

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"I think I'll wanna keep wandering. Keep thinking - the gate might be somewhere else, some people said they'd heard of that. And it doesn't matter now, but when we're all old..."

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"I mean, if you found it tomorrow Fazil and Mahdi would probably be pretty happy."

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"Yeah. But it won't really start to bug them until forty years from now and staring down - being gone."

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"Makes sense. 

"I guess plausibly it'd be better for me if I stayed."

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"You think you're still evil?"

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"No particular reason not to think so."

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"I guess."

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"It's not a bad life. For as long as it lasts."

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"Well. Gonna find the gate and then you can donate some money to charity and look after some orphans and so on."

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"I guess I could try that."

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