Oct 20, 2020 1:26 AM
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"So you're, what, trapped in here with us too? Where are you, why are you communicating by napkin?"

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I'm the bar. I'm stationary by nature and this is how I communicate with most patrons.

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"Oh! Sorry, I didn't realize people came in bar. Did you know people could be bars, Ismat? Also, uh, bar, how long has this place existed? Have other people come in here?"

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"I don't know of anybody making a habit of turning people into bars but it's not the strangest thing I ever heard."

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There's usually someone around, but I'm afraid I have very little idea how old I am, I simply can't remember back that far.

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That sounds pretty unnerving for the bar too. "So, uh, I still have no idea where Osirion is."

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"North end of Garund."

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Ugh, American schools are really living down to the stereotype today. "Where is that relative to North America?"

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"What's North America? It's, uh, south of Avistan, west of Casmaron..."

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"Okay, if it weren't for how you're speaking English I'd be wondering if you were even from Earth."

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"I'm speaking Taldane!"

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"Oh, man, translation magic? I wish I had found out that was a thing sooner! And not like this."

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"It's a thing, but - I didn't do it, I don't go around wearing something that does that -"

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The two of you are not from the same world, says the bar, if anybody's looking.

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"Bar says . . . parallel universe? Did you know those were a thing too, because I didn't."

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"There's other planes. I've been to Axis."

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"Wow, there just keep being more things in heaven and earth. What's your world like? We both have humans and magic items, at least."

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"Axis, not Heaven or Earth. Axis is the Lawful Neutral Outer Plane. Uh, humans, magic items... deserts? Elves? Falafel?"

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"It was a literary reference; is there an actual universe called Heaven? We have deserts and falafel but not elves as far as I know. Uh, pegasi, computers, universities, baseball? And what does it mean for a plane to be Lawful Neutral?"

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"There's a Heaven - Lawful Good outer plane - and an Earth, that's one of the Elementals. We have pegasi and universities. Uh, everybody in the plane is - no, that's not true, some people in Axis aren't Lawful Neutral, but that's the way to bet. The natives all are, and the dead people, and most of the gods."

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"We don't have gods, at least where anyone can see them. And our dead people don't, uh, do stuff. They're just dead."

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"What, are they all getting eaten by daemons straight off - that's awful -"

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"Nobody eats them, they just--stop existing. The bodies get buried, usually. It's really good that people in your world can keep living after they die; I wish we had that."

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"How do you mean they just stop existing, what's happening to their souls - I could probably make a soul-trapping thing so somebody could take your soul somewhere appropriate to let it out before it dissolved or whatever, I never have and it'd be hard but I'm good at what I do -"

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"I have no idea how souls work in my world, or if we even have them. If anyone has a way to detect them I don't know about it. You make magic items?"

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