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Jan 22, 2021 1:19 AM
teenage mage-gifted jisa ends up in cosel
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Jisa nods. 

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Soup soup soup. "Cabin's coming along all right?"

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"I think so!" She turns to Wood. "How far away do you think we are from being done, I don't know which parts take longest." 

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"I can get a roof over it tonight. Hinges for shutters and doors are more complicated," he says. "Are you going to be in it very long? If you're going to go back to your world? I don't know if it makes sense to get very elaborate with it when you also need me to make money for food, if you won't be there long."

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"I don't think it needs to be that elaborate. Probably I'll hide it with an illusion and it'd be good to have a place here where we can stay overnight and be hidden, but as long as it's got a roof I think that's fine. I can use a weather-barrier to keep the cold out." 

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Wood nods.

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Jisa sets down her empty plate and stretches. "Thank you for dinner. Wood and I had better get back to the cabin so we can do a bit more building before I need to sleep. I'll Mindspeak you in the morning once I've done the Gate?" 

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"Sure."

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"Talk to you then." And she checks Wood's illusion and reinforces it a little, then heads out with him, not bothering to illusion herself right now since they shouldn't have to do anything more conspicuous than walking somewhere 

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Wood makes progress on the cabin.

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Jisa helps hack down trees for him until she's too drowsy, at which point she puts up a weather-barrier over the incomplete cabin and a sound-barrier in her corner, so he won't disturb her by continuing to work overnight while he keeps watch for her. 

"G'night," she murmurs, snuggling up. 

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"Good night," he says inaudibly, and he puts up more shingles.

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Jisa sleeps pretty well, all things considered. 

She blinks awake a little before dawn, reaching for Enara and then Treven, disoriented for a second when neither of them is there. :- Wood?: 

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He's on the roof. :Yes?:

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:Everything all right overnight?:

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:I saw a bear, but it didn't come close:

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:Mmm, that's good: Jisa sits up, yawning, and summons a mage-light to get a better look at his progress. :How's the cabin coming along?: 

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:I think if you aren't going to live here a long time it's structurally fine now. I can make a bed and chairs and things for it if you want but you might need more grocery money first:

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:I think so. Gods, I should've asked Enara to pack food as well: Shrug. :Maybe she's thought of it anyway, she's good at thinking of things: 

Jisa gets up and stretches, trying to mentally prepare herself for yet another Gate. 

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Wood hangs out up on the roof since it doesn't seem like she's off to earn money yet.

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Jisa puts up some wards so she'll notice anything approaching them even while distracted by the Gate, and then taps a node, readies herself, and plops her end of the Gate-threshold on the nice big cabin door. And search...

She's gotten more efficient at it, again, and gets it up within only a couple of minutes.

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There are people gathered on the other side! 

One of them is Enara, and she surges through right away, saddled up and with her saddlebags bulging. 

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Some of the other people lined up are in the midst of what seems to be an argument! 

"I'm going and that's final." 

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"Van, will you please slow down and listen to me - what if he attacks–"

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"He won't." 

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