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“Oh. Right. So, this whole thing started after I found a couple of severed heads in my stuff. I told Anevia and Mom about it and Mom summoned Moonlight Glimmer to, among other things, try to figure out what the fuck was up with that.”

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"Thanks. I think that's everything I need to know, then, and I don't have a problem with this kind of secret. If there's more that's strategically relevant, I'd prefer to know, but otherwise I think that's everything on my end. Could you thank them for me for the rescue?"

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Luzai thinks about that for a moment. "Mom thinks Deskari gave Terendelev's corpse to Korramzadeh to turn into a Ravener," she offers. That's probably strategically relevant. "It came up because if Terendelev weren't undead yet, it would absolutely have been worth asking her for a scroll of Resurrection." 

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"Right, thanks." She smiles wryly. "I'll add figuring out how to fight undead dragons to my to do list, then, it's probably good practice for blood lords."

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"Honestly, Dad's only sixth circle, I wouldn't be surprised if he'd be easier to beat up than Undead Terendelev. But they're both a ways off, I'm not going to worry about it too much yet unless Korramzadeh fields her sooner than I expect or Dad turns out to be behind the severed heads thing. And I'll absolutely tell Moonlight Glimmer thanks for you." 

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Then Seelah can head off to do her own preparations for the attack, including learning what her options are for spells that'll be more useful than making one weapon slightly stronger for a minute.

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And that didn't take up very much of half an hour so Luzai calls, softly, "Moonlight Glimmer?" 

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"Yes?"

The vulpinal does not return to visibility, but he brushes lightly against her leg to indicate his location.

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"I assume you were listening when I talked to Seelah, but thanks from her for the save." 

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"I did. You should probably make Daeran gets a remove disease; I can cover you, if you want, and paladins are immune, but we don't want anyone coming back as a ghast because they got unlucky. But speaking of Daeran... he was about to die, when I had to choose which of you to save and couldn't use holy smite without hitting him too, but the ghoul suddenly died and it wasn't me or Lann or Seelah that did it. Either he was faking the paralysis for some reason and did it himself, or there's something strange going on there."

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"Yyyyyyyou didn't do that?" 

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"No. I took down the one going after you instead - my claws don't make that kind of cut anyway, and I'm not one of the Vulpinals that have learned to use weapons."

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Luzai is opening her mouth to say that she doesn't know enough about agathions to have realized it wasn't a spell-like ability when she freezes. 

"Its head came off. And Daeran had been in the room with me for a while before I found the first set of severed heads." 

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"Do you think he would dump heads in your things? I had assumed whatever it was removed the head because the ghoul was in the middle of trying to tear out his neck with its teeth, but I suppose he has had enough access to your room to leave those for you to find if he wanted to."

Moonlight Glimmer believes implicitly that there is good in all people, even the ones that Pharasma says are evil, but that doesn't mean they won't do bad or creepy things. He's known Daeran for less time than she has; he'll mostly defer to her judgment of what he's willing to do or is capable of.

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"No, it doesn't make any sense. But--" she gestures with frustration, "nothing about the situation with finding severed heads in my belongings makes sense. I'm not assuming it was him, but it's--a connection." 

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"I could imagine someone who wants to threaten you and thinks having him near you is a weakness, I suppose, but I don't know why they would tip their hand like that or would be following you around regularly enough to do it without exploiting it. If someone wanted you dead and difficult to resurrect without it being suspicious having shadows kill you would be an easy way to do it, and if they were planning to make you impossible to raise at all there wouldn't be any need to tip their hand with the heads."

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"Yes. We'll see what else we learn, in time, I suppose."

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He nods, still invisible, and then realizes and repeats his agreement aloud.

"And I'll keep a closer eye on your things next time he's in the room with you, just in case."

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...Luzai really wants to qualify that with "unless we are having sex" but she's not actually sure that's...safe. Soooooo she's just going to not ask and pretend like Moonlight Glimmer hasn't and isn't going to see anything it would be awkward for them to see. 

"Thanks," she says instead, and then goes and makes herself findable for when her turn to talk to Irabeth comes up. 

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Then presently she will be found and sent in. 

"Luzai. I had heard from reports earlier that you were going out after an undead infestation?"

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"Yeah, there were shadows. You've really gotta nip those in the bud." 

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Yep. Evil mother or not, when she heard they were setting off to deal with it themselves rather than with a dozen channelers she hadn't expected all of them to return, and her first reaction was cursing the fact that someone thought it was a good idea to wait several hours to tell her about it just because she was busy. Given that they're all back alive rather than several more shadows, though, that was clearly baseless. She makes a mental note to do less assuming the wizards from Geb don't know what they're doing with the undead - for all she knows, they're as immune to shadows as Vampires are.

"Then I'm glad to see you're fine. I imagine you've already heard, but we're planning an attack on the grey garrison tommorrow - we're about as strong now as we're going to be, and every day we delay is another day for the wardstone to get weaker. Can I count on you and your brother to join us?"

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“Of course!”

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“Good. We’re expecting a long battle, so try to pick your spells accordingly, and given the tight quarters we want to avoid as much friendly fire as possible.”

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"Right. Uh, I don't actually have a lot of experience with this kind of battle--I'm hearing, area of effect damage no, Grease and Web yes but only use them in spaces that are unambiguously enemy-only?"

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