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Oct 28, 2021 10:07 AM
ellie investigates a haunted house
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"So you're... a ghost?"

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"Yeah." Shrug.

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"Never met a ghost before."

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"I don't meet a lot of the living, so."

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"Sounds like we're even, then."

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"Perhaps."

"What year is it, out there?"

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"Two thousand eleven."

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"Oh."

"It's been a while, then..."

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"Over a century."

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"That's a long time..."

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"It has been."

She looks away. "Where'd you get a grimoire?"

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"The library's basement."

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"Which library?"

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"The old one down in the center of town, on Short Street."

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"Oh."

"I remember when that opened."

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"I guess that makes sense."

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Nod.

"It's nice that it's still there."

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"Yeah."

"So, this anchor thing."

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Nod.

"It's - a body, in many ways. A shell that contains and holds your soul so that Death can't find it, but one you can't go very far from."

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"Is this room your anchor now?"

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"The house is, but - I didn't make it, and it wasn't. Stable. So the room's the only piece - at all healthy."

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"What do I need to make a new anchor?"

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"Something hollow and portable, that's appropriately aesthetic, but you can use necromancy to change how things look, so that matters a bit less."

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"What's the appropriate aesthetic?"

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