Dec 15, 2019 3:42 PM
Metamancer Kaede in Henshin
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Kaede's very unfamiliar with this feeling.

He doesn't have a whole lot of time in which to be unfamiliar with the feeling. Mundanely, it's like he's getting seized, very suddenly and unexpectedly, and yanked, by something all over his body, and in a direction that doesn't exist, a direction that seems to be orthogonal to all three normal directions. Which is odd in itself, but what's even odder is the magic that's doing it. It's really, really, really unlike any spell he has ever seen or felt. It's bigger, much bigger, and much more complex - much more complex even than the ancient artefacts they found, sometimes, more complex even than the golems.

But he doesn't get even a full second to appreciate this before his surroundings are whisked away - or, more likely, he's whisked away from his surroundings - and he finds himself elsewhere.

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Elsewhere appears to involve a tall woman with white hair threatening a man in dark robes with some kind of polearm. The man's arm is bleeding. They are speaking a language he doesn't know. The man gestures triumphantly at Kaede, then actually looks at him and squalks in a panic. The woman hits him across the head with the shaft of her weapon, knocking him unconscious.

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What.

"What."

...he metaphorically squints at them.

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They are both highly magical, both in different ways! The now-unconscious man appears to have some kind of magical overlay over most of his sensory organs, including his brain. He also has some kind of magical object attached to his wrist, which appears to, among other things, be casting some kind of net around his brain. The woman appears to be two of the same kind of magic superimposed over each other and attached by something that appears to originate from both.

The magic that brought him here was less complicated than anything he's seeing on either of them by at least an order of magnitude. Probably more.

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This. Is. Fascinating.

Also absurd and bizarre, but hey. He waves.

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...She waves, and then says something in a language he doesn't recognize.

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He shrugs, then says something in a language she doesn't recognise.

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She tries what he may or may not recognize as several other languages he does not recognize!

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He shakes his head, and tries the other two languages he does know (less well than the first one), but expects a similar result.

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Yeah, she demonstrably has no clue what he's saying.

She makes a brief frustrated face, and the two halves of the thing keeping her superimposed layers connected--desync--

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--And she splits into two people--

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--Each with one layer of magic.

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Whhhooooooaaaaa okay hooooly what.

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One of them giggles at the look on his face and then says something to the other. It is still in a language he doesn't understand.

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And the other one says something and then there is something--sort of like the thing that was keeping her magic synced with the other one's. One--tendril--of it gently attaches to her brain and another attempts to attach to his.

 

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Okay no. Nononono he is not letting a weird tendril thing touch his brain, nope.

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When the tendril fails to connect the whole thing dissolves. She looks at him in surprise, starts to say something in querying tone, cuts herself off, purses her lips for a moment, then goes to the unconscious man, unrolls his sleeve to show the thing on his wrist, and makes an inquisitive noise.

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Er, he has no idea what- why is he bothering with this. He raises a hand in what's a universal "wait" gesture and watches to see if she understands.

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Well, she puts the man's wrist down and watches him.

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He sits on the ground, cross-legged, closes his eyes, and starts saying things. He makes it sound a bit chant-y and every now and then does gestures, but really he's just describing the spell he's casting in a lot of detail.

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Her expression makes it pretty clear she thinks he's being really weird but she doesn't interrupt.

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And then he's done.

Testing? You getting this? he sends the telepathic message.

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Uh, yes, but if you're okay with telepathy why did you block mine?

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I didn't know it was just telepathy, I saw a weird tendril trying to attach itself to my brain and, well. This is very unfamiliar magic.

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You saw a weird tendril? I've never heard a sorcerer describe it like that before.

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Not a sorcerer, I don't even know what 'sorcery' is. The magic here looks really unfamiliar, enough so to make me suspect I am at least on a different planet. Given his clothes, perhaps the planet he's from is also in the Middle Ages.

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