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Jun 21, 2021 1:03 PM
Carissa and Korva land in medieval Iceland
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" - oh, you can speak!"

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"I did magic so I speak your language for now. It will not last all day. I have another magic that can teach someone mine, and that will last all day, but I can do it only for one person" because I wanted to have a lot of Detect Thoughts "and I wasn't sure who to do it for, or if you would recognize what I was doing."

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" - I've never heard of that sort of magic," says the woman, looking startled.

     "You've never heard of a lot of things," says the old woman cooking.

"I suppose not," says the first woman. "I suppose it seems like it would be useful for you, if you're going traveling to places that don't speak the same thing you do."

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"That is how I learned it, I was fighting at the Worldwound and I wanted to talk to people who'd come from far away. I did not come travelling here on purpose, though. I think it was some kind of weird magic accident."

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She looks uncomprehending. "A magic accident?"

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"I am very confused about it, it has never happened to me before. Is there a major city anywhere near here I could travel to? They might be able to get word to my superiors and they might know what happened."

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"I mean, a cleric with Sending, and a shop with work for a weapons enchanter. But where I'm from those are usually in cities."

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"There's a priest not very far away? I suppose it might take a while to find someone able to send word off the island, though. I don't think I - know exactly what one needs to have work for a weapons enchanter."

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"There are special metals that can hold a stable spell. I - don't know how it is done here, and I'm happy to learn, but I would have a hard time getting the materials myself so I would rather find a wizard to work for.

Where is the priest? And who are they a priest of?"

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"...they're just a priest? I know there are wizards but I don't know which ones are any good at it, I probably ought to ask. You're not runaway slaves, then, are you? Thorgeir thought you probably were."

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"- oh. No, just a long way from home. I can help more with the spinning today, I didn't have spells prepared yesterday. I would appreciate it very much if you would ask which wizards are any good at it. And who should I give the translation spell that will last longer?"

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"Oh, I'm not sure. I suppose if you're a great witch then perhaps you had better talk to Thorgeir. I don't suppose you can travel alone, he'll probably have to put together an escort for you. Maybe he'll be more likely to help you quickly if you can tell him his fortune."

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"I can travel alone if I have to but an escort would be wonderful. I - might be able to tell him his fortune, but I would need time, and candles, and something precious to him." And Detect Thoughts.

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"I'll ask him! Do you need anything right away? I'm sorry about the floor last night, we really thought you'd just run away from the next farm over and we'd sort it out in the morning, you didn't look like you could have gone far."

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"I would like breakfast, for me and Korva, and if anyone wants small things mended they should bring them now so I'm not delayed in departing later."

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"...I will get you breakfast," she says, and does not comment on Carissa's ability to successfully mend things.

Breakfast is mostly bread, but at least in this case that's what everyone else is having, too.

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She sits down next to Korva. "Hey. They said they know of some wizards, but not how strong they are, and can try to find that out. They also offered to take us to a priest but I asked a priest of who and they said just a priest in general, so probably not one with Sending."

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"Well, that's something, anyway. Better than what we had to go on yesterday."

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"Yes. They said they figured we were escaped slaves. Apologized about the floor. I - didn't ask the name of the place because I didn't want to say where we were from, but I might tell them before we leave. Since - if they take it badly that's pretty manageable, compared to if their wizard does."

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Nodnod. "That makes sense. At least - depending on how much offense they take, I guess."

 

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"I'll make us a couple of horses and then if we have to we can kill their horses and ride off to the other side of the island and pretend to be from ...somewhere else. I am not, like, an expert at riding horses but the conjured ones don't have much in the way of personality and they don't buck or anything." And obviously if they take it badly enough she won't have time to do that but there is not a lot of point in dwelling on situations where they just get murdered for no real reason. These people don't seem very murderous for no real reason. 

"Also first they asked me to do a fortune-telling."

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"Ah. ...can you, uh, do that?"

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"No! I don't even think that's possible! I didn't want to argue about it though so I said I would."

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" - yeah, just checking. Uh. I guess if they believe in it then it's - probably possible to give them something satisfactory?"

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