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"Let us say, for the moment, that when I display random weird abilities, they are not necessarily wizard spells per se." 

Luzai is seriously considering introducing Nenio to her mother but, one, she isn't confident in Nenio's ability to keep a secret--or, rather, to categorize things appropriately as secret in the first place--and two, she isn't confident Nenio wouldn't just annoy Mom, and that wouldn't accomplish anything. 

Plus she is not introducing her bonus mother to her crazy science friend before her twin brother.

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"That makes sense, it looked more like a cleric spell."

Rather than press Luzai more, however, Nenio instead delves into heavily technical detail about the dozen attempts she's made so far and how spectacularly they have all thus far failed.

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There's obviously something else she's not telling, but Seelah already has a good guess as to what the explanation is going to be - albeit in broad strokes rather than particulars. The more relevant question is what Lann saw; she thinks Daeran on paralyzed before Luzai did whatever it was, and Nenio probably would have just outright said what she saw, but the neather is sometimes harder to read.

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Luzai is going to hug Villibor, because he is her brother and he clearly needs it. Then she is going to hug Daeran, because he was really, really effective, and he got bitten by ghouls, and that sucks, and she would like to counteract the negative reinforcement with some positive reinforcement. 

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He's a lot less enthusiastic about this than usual; something about nearly gruesomely dying and being raised as an undead had proven sufficient to succeed where buckets of water had failed in thoroughly grabbing his attention.

He hasn't stopped being himself, though, so he does return the hug.

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You know what? That's super valid. She will ease up on the part where she was covertly squishing her boobs on him and just. Comforting warm hug. 

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The list of people Daeran is willing to sleep with an the list of people he's willing to confide emotional vulnerability to are disjoint sets, but mostly because the latter list has exactly zero entries. He'll take the hug, but he's going to process this one on his own once he's in private.

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He will nonetheless receive hug.

“I’m guessing there isn’t any more detectable evil in the immediate vicinity.”

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“No. And I didn’t notice anything else while chasing this guy, but I wasn’t exactly scanning the buildings. I mostly think if he’d had more undead, he probably would have used them… but maybe not if there were more shadows, since the sun is still up. If there are, though, I’m not sure what we can do about it - the last pair was bad enough, and now I’m running on empty.”

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"Yeah, no." Sigh. "I'm sure if there are more shadows, we'll find out. Hopefully before there are too many more of them. Meanwhile we should head back and get some rest." 

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Back at the defender's heart, things are once again highly busy. The streets near the tavern are now home to drilling crusaders, and several other smiths seemed to have joined Jhoran Vhane is cranking out arrowheads for teams of nearby crafters to turn into bolts and arrows. At least among the fighters, there's a clear air of anticipation.

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"Is something happening?" Luzai asks someone who looks less busy than average. 

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"Why are you asking? Agnes-"

The paladin next to him looks over.

"They're clear, not cultists or disguised demons."

That seems to mollify them. "We're getting ready for the big day."

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"The big day? ...The Wardstone?"

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"Yeah, we're finally going to take the fight back to those bastards and teach them not to mess with our city."

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"Cool." 

She assumes Anevia and Irabeth are busy, but she is going to check. 

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Irabeth is absolutely busy, but the thing she's busy with is getting everyone on the same page as to what they're doing in the upcoming attack and Luzai is part of everyone, so she can get scheduled a spot.

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Great, perfect. Is Luzai's spot soon enough that she should just wait for it or is it, like, more than an hour away, and she should do something else right now.

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It's probably going to be about half an hour, unless she tells someone that it's time sensitive - then they'll bump her up.

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No that's fine. 

Half an hour is probably enough time to get Seelah up to speed on this one specific thing. 

Luzai signals Villibor to distract Nenio and then pulls Seelah aside. 

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Hopefully this one is less of a bomb shell than the last one. She's not sure how it possibly could be more of one, but still.

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"So Mom summoned a vulpinal agathion to watch out for me, and they're the one who did the thing." 

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"Agathions are the ones from Nirvana, right?"

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"Right. She hid that she was evil while she was doing the summoning and I brought them up to speed afterwards." 

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And that eliminates her other big concern about the entire thing, that she'd be asked to keep them in the dark about who their summoner was. 

"Is there a reason for the secrecy? Beyond demons not expecting it, I mean."

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