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Kithabel Mereen Swan ([personal profile] ertia) wrote in [community profile] alicornutopia2015-05-11 03:03 pm

where you draw the line

Kithabel is sitting on the flat top of the tallest tower of her palace, forcing the rain to decline to fall on her, taking a break insofar as she ever takes a break. She has no constructive ends to pursue right now, so she's playing with the lightning in the clouds overhead. She doesn't want to try taking a direct lightning strike yet - she could probably take it, but only probably - but she can tell it to arc here and there in patterns, she can ball it up and watch it roll through the air, she can make it turn colors. She's making sure none of it hits the town, and if it starts a fire in the woods she'll take care of it, but at the moment it's a toy.
off_to_be_the_wizard: (um)

[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
A figure appears in the air with a CRACK. He then falls through the crack, the other side of which shows a distinct lack of thunderstorm, and commences yelling for most of a second while he falls out of view. Then he levitates back up toward the top of the tower, while audibly muttering, "Not again."
A metallic plot device in his hands whirrs and beeps, then explodes twice.
off_to_be_the_wizard: (You DARE question ME?)

[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"I didn't do that"—pop, hiss—"this thing just has an inconvenient conception of what working properly means. I am Skeeve, yes the Skeeve, and where am I?"
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off_to_be_the_wizard: (concentrate)

[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"The thing's a D-Hopper. It does teleportation, and once in a while it goes where you tell it to."
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"No, it's just an outdated model.
As long as I'm here, I don't suppose there's anything that requires a wizard, is there? Invading armies, inconvenient laws of physics, that kind of thing."
off_to_be_the_wizard: (this is my trustworthy face)

[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"Wizard, magician, practitioner of the mysterious arts...you're flying, yourself. Do you just not use the word here?"
And she's staying dry; that's no mean trick. Being soaked by the rain can't be good for image, so Skeeve creates an illusion disguising himself as himself. This does precisely nothing to change the actual degree of wetness, but appearances are everything.
off_to_be_the_wizard: (whatever)

[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"Localized territory per sorceress? That's an interesting system. Like having court magicians without the court attached, I guess.
I had territory for a while, eventually people started seeking me out for solutions, now I'm a magician for hire. Don't worry; I'm not going to fight over your town."
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"Originally Klah, currently based out of the Bazaar on Deva. This thing has quite a range on its teleportation; I'm not surprised to have never heard of Tanree."
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Probably not. I'm from a different dimension; did I not mention that?"
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh. Mentioned.
Got to say, if this world doesn't have dimension travelers it does help my ego recover from not having been heard of here."
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-11 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"Magician, yes. Magic is the same in every dimension I've been to, with the willpower and the replenishing energy and the getting gradually more powerful. Is that what you mean by momentum?"
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-12 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
"Using too much magic at once is tiring, but you can draw on ambient magic to recharge. You don't do that here?"
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-12 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
"That's...definitely not normal. There are magicians who don't sleep as much, but I've never heard of anyone losing any of their powers by sleeping. I must be farther than I thought."
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[personal profile] off_to_be_the_wizard 2015-05-12 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
"Theoretically able, yes. Barely anyone does, or magic would be a much less attractive career. Does everyone here practice it?"

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