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Lucy attempts to solve post-Razmir Ustalav
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Right.

- "So the first priority," says Elma, "is probably to get you a Mind Blank spell but our only eighth circle wizard is with the army right now, it's probably worth it to get you a scroll, and a Cloak of Resistance, and -" she's rapidly scribbling coded notes "- broadly people who have lots of magic items are much harder to do things to, Polymorph spells do let them go with you when you change shape and they're often impossible to remove from you that way - actually demonstrating the diamonds thing probably ought to be the first priority - do you mind if I get you a Protection from Evil it'll make it harder to do magic on you and do you mind an Owl's Wisdom, that will help with that too -"

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“I want an explanation of what all these spells do but you have my consent to cast them first.”

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"Mind blank is complete immunity to all mind-affecting spells," she says, casting the two she has, "Protection from Evil makes you harder for Evil people to hurt you or affect you with spells, and Owl's Wisdom makes you more Wise and these both help with not being assassinated by Cheliax tomorrow - diamonds?"

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She turns her hand clear and bites her thumb off with an unsettling crunch.

She hands over the thumb-shaped diamond as the stump glows and starts regrowing.

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Erna does not go HOLY SHIT because she grew up in Cheliax, actually, but will take a thumb-shaped diamond as if it is the most valuable object she's ever touched and re-invite the wizard back in - 

"That's a lot of diamond," she will point out informatively.

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(Count Tiriac goes not go HOLY SHIT because he was a vampire yesterday.)

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“—What? No it’s not—I can do much bigger in my other form—“

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" - The most powerful resurrection spell uses a diamond of this size," Tiriac says, opening his fingers a very small quantity.

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“—But, but a diamond that size is barely worth enough to bother keeping—I guess bizarre diamond scarcity is less weird than not having Judgments—“

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"Diamonds do not last, in Golarion?" he suggests. "I have seen the price rise over my existence."

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“Wow, I guess over time that’d do it. Still. Wow.”

Her thumb has finished regenerating. She bites it off again.

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Thaaaat is when a messenger will arrive to bring her into the room with all the Extremely Important People in it, as well as to give her and Tiriac passwords for the Forbiddance, that they should speak aloud before entering.

(The Extremely Important People ground a very little bit off the tip of the first thumb, cast Restoration, and then did sensible and appropriate amounts of panicking.)

Extremely Important People include! Lord Watcher of Lastwall, Ulthan II Vasile! The Precentor Martial for Cavalry (Not actually the job it sounds like), Julian-Raymond Theissen! High Priest of Iomedae in Lastwall (not, noticeably, Tribune of Faith for Lastwall), Ulrike Kahler! The Precentor Martial for Magic is out of Lastwall on military exercises, so her assistant in chief of necromancy, the Nidalese wizard Isierne Vaus, is handling it. Lastwall's new spymaster, Horgroth Halfhand is also present, if distracted by the sudden need to fill the boots of his legendary predecessor.

Ulthun is a young man who doesn't bother to change out of his armor, looking surprisingly - simultaneously rugged and like a golden retriever - for a national leader. His hair and beard are close-cropped to fit a helmet, and he has no crown but a Wisdom headband. Theissen is close to his age, but with the dark aura of someone who is used to having people killed and is quite good at it. Kahler is not quite the Voice of Iomedae in Golarion (that's queen Galfrey of Mendev, not in the room, who usually looks like a 30-year-old-human woman but is in fact a transformed bugbear) but would pass for Iomedae Herself in appearance. Vaus is a dark-haired, heavily-scarred woman who has the bizarrely cheerful expression of someone who, every second, is not in Nidal, and Horgroth looks like an exactly normal orc, which is of course the goal when doing espionage in the Hold of Belkzen.

(Unfortunately the wolf will have to wait outside, since wolves can't speak and aren't Lawful Good.)

(They are not expecting Lucy to remember all these names.)

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"- So the fundamental difficulty," says Theissen, "is of course that Cheliax will try to kill our new guest," passing Lucy his Cloak of Resistance as she comes in - 

"- If she - oh, welcome," says Ulthun, bowing, "Thank you for fixing our planet -"

"What actually goes wrong if she glows over Ustalav," Horgroth says. "Remek Czaszar is not actually very good at assassinations -"

"I still think the priority is finding Lao Shu Po," says Vaus, "or at least having her glow at the moon, since that would fix the world if it worked --" 

"- Diamonds," says Kahler firmly, "We can do that in three minutes and they're three minutes that matter -"

(In spite of the disagreement, there's an air of enormous cheer in the room. Everyone seems wholly relaxed in everyone else's presence, and everyone is tremendously energized by Lucy and Tiriac's presence.)

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"Hi!" To Ulthun: "You're welcome!" 

She does not immediately launch into the half-a-dozen questions she would have begun asking before the Owl's Wisdom to the face. These people a) are better-organized than her, and b) know their world better than she does; she came here specifically to seek their council, it would be silly not to trust their prioritization. 

She does pay attention to what each one is saying; she draws up a word of Correspondence for each of them, containing (among other things) everything she knows about them so far. 

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"So the first question for you," says the Lord Watcher of Lastwall eagerly, "is mostly about unknown unknowns; what is there that's very important you haven't already covered?"

"We'd like to cast a lot more protective spells," says Vaus, "If you don't mind."

"Iomedae has received very good news which is almost certainly you," said Kahler - "You can tell when preparing spells. We haven't got off a Commune yet, though."

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"--Well, I was already plotting against things mightier than I before I ever left home; the celestial status quo is being actively enforced and involves a lot of unnecessary death. There my plan was figuring out a way to scale apotheosis but apparently you guys have an apotheosis rock which is usually lethal. Since these are very different definitions of god I'm not too worried about what that means for my original plan, but it does suggest that it doesn't import well. In addition to my life-light I can also switch over to, and emit, law-light which is the mechanism for the enforcement of the celestial status quo, and typically acts to suppress or destroy magical effects and also kill people who are more than zero but less than one hundred percent alive. I speak Correspondence the burning language of the stars, which may or may not already be known here--I tried praying to Iomedae, got Sarenrae instead, she directed me to him," she gestures to Tiriac, "and she spoke to me in Correspondence. Skilled use of Correspondence produces a wider array of magical effects than either form of light can effect; the written form is what I used for my dress. I'm used to working with Evil people; there are a lot of powerful ones back home, and while I have convinced a non-zero number of them to cut it out we don't have Atonement. My father is commensurately more powerful than me but much less agentic on a human scale; the divinities of my world tend to think in terms of geological timeframes. My father invented the life-light and I've been tinkering with trying to iterate off of that to create something even better, or at least more scalable, but I haven't got there yet. With the right symbiote I could go faster than light. I'm really enjoying the effects of Owl's Wisdom, it makes it much easier to organize my thoughts." 

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"Oh good," says Vaus, reading off a scroll of Mind Blank before starting in on more tricky buffs - "We don't have Correspondence," she says, "unless the gods did before and haven't told us, so if you can teach people that's important if less so than the more immediate things."

"The status quo here," says Theissen, "is that Pharasma made a universe where between three in four and one in twenty - depending on the society - people in the population gets tortured forever, and about the same fraction gets turned into monsters then has their souls destroyed, so we're trying to fix this. The top priority cosmically is conquering the parts of Hell and the Abyss where new mortals show up, but that's a long-range issue and right now we're mostly just trying to stop the demons of the Worldwound from killing everything and Cheliax, the nation ruled by Hell, from conquering the world, but we also have the Ustalav difficulty where some extremely powerful liches raised massive armies of the undead, and they're at risk of freeing the Whispering Tyrant who wants to destroy all life in the universe and raise it all as his undead slaves."

"If you used first Law-light and then Life-light, would the bodies be too destroyed or could you de-magic Ustalav and then raise everyone?" Vaus would also like to know.

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"Prrrrrrrobably I could de-magic Ustalav and then raise everyone? But if I were using law-light intense enough to get every undead in Ustalav, including ones that were, like, indoors, or underground, I would end up hitting, um, a lot more surface area than just Ustalav, less brightly. I could also just use a more reasonable intensity of light but that would I'm sure leave some stragglers--not that that isn't still a much better situation, tactically, but I don't want you to think it's quite as simple a win button as it could be--"

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"Do you know what effect Law-light would have on bound outsiders?" Vaus asks.

"My main worry," says Kahler, "is that it might hit the Whispering Tyrant's seal but not the Tyrant - things were quite a lot better geopolitically when we sealed him," she'll explain to Lucy, "and that was a very close fight."

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"I honestly have no idea how my law-light will interact with Outsiders, people have been saying I'm one but it doesn't seem to me that it's likely that they'll be any more similar to me than your gods are to the Judgments. --The seals thing is an incredibly valid concern." 

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"I'll ask someone to schedule time with a lantern archon to test," says Vaus, casting Message, "if it sends Called outsiders home it might do the same for the Worldwound demons."

"Could Law-light close the Worldwound?" Ulthun asks. "It's a rift to another plane, the Chaotic Evil Abyss."

"First things first," says Kehler firmly. "Mind Blank is up?"

"Mind blank is up," says Vaus.

"Can I ask you for about a ton of diamonds?" Kehler says.

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"For an actual ton in any reasonable amount of time, I'm going to need somewhere big enough to turn into my other shape."

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" - Storage caverns," Kehler says, "It'll take about two minutes' walk and you won't leave scrying-warded areas, how long would that take?"

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"Less than a minute if I hurry." 

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"Do it," says Ulthan, "Please," and, if she says yes, "Thank you."

(As she's lead out the door, she hears him turning to Tiriac - "So you're aiming at Neutral Good?")

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