Nov 23, 2017 4:54 PM
like a thief in the day
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maurabel and penumbra go on an adventure
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"Yeah, they have a significantly lower crime rate than us or you despite, uh, incompetent instruction on how to stay out of trouble."

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"Such sweeties. I hope I am not making a horrible mistake teaching a bunch of kids how to be mages."

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"You don't think they'd figure it out eventually anyway?"

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"Eventually, they could figure it out just by experimenting on their own, sure. It'd slow them down and it'd be more likely that several of them would have to agree in order to amulet an elemental."

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"Whereas this way any one of them could figure it out?"

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"Yeah. Even if they don't have an artifact base affinity on their own they could just surprise an elemental who did -"

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"And some countries will not be great about enforcing the law when that requires killing them."

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"It's worse than that, if I died all the elementals I'm holding would still have amulets. You basically have to find a suicidal volunteer, or I guess give the amulet to someone trusted."

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"Can a spell that protects elementals from this be designed -"

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"Working on it. I think wards as a class have a lot of potential."

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"You've probably got a couple years before they're of elemental-enslaving age."

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Nod. "There might be too many elementals to ward them all."

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"Even once there are even more mages?"

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"Maybe. Depends how many want to help with that."

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"With the right PR campaign probably lots will."

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Nod.

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"How are your students doing at the magic?"

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"Pretty well. I'm less equipped to teach the elements I don't have but there's only two of those and some elementals can fill in bits."

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Parties with small children beam at the small children. 

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"If your magic is contagious that's a constraint on hopping worlds looking for things that can solve our problems - you may be springing elementals and mages everywhere - and it seems likely aliens in our universe also got elementals and mages recently..."

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"Crossed my mind. I think it only happened once there were a lot of elementals here but it's hard to be certain."

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"Timing matches the second batch of rescuees, yeah. But it could be that elemental-time-in-universe builds up some magic effect or something. Once the colony planets have more people we can find out if it's per-planet or per-universe, at least."

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Nod. "I mean, there aren't any coalescing on the inhabited moons at all, yet."

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"Uh huh - and that's with a substantial elemental population."

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"The appearances have seemed to be pretty randomly distributed across the planet's surface."

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