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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:38 am 
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"Thank you Mommy," Hannah said, running through the kitchen and grabbing her flask. She was halfway to the door before she stopped, turned around and hopped up to give her mother a kiss.

"Bye Mommy," she said as Kyrad collected the rest of the gear and they headed out the door.

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Name: Grace Meredith
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:47 am 
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"Where are they going?" Stepping out of his room still rubbing his eyes, Todd looked ready to become upset. Ramona knelt down and hugged him.

"They're running some errands and will be back by sun down. In the meantime, we'll have breakfast and then have some fun okay?"

Todd frowned, but he nodded.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
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Runes: Destrok Morpho
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:53 am 
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"What are we doing in town?" Hannah asked.

"Picking up a few items?" Kyrad replied.

"Magical items?" Hannah asked.

"Nope," Kyrad replied. "But some of them will be used in magical items in the future," he added.

"Hmm," was Hannah's only reply as she sucked on her waterskin.

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Name: Kyrad Darkspawn
Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:11 am 
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Ramona sat across from Todd as he ate his breakfast. She watched him carefully, wondering how she might start with teaching him about his magic. She was staring at him for so long, Todd paused and looked at her.

"Mommy. Are you okay?" He asked her.

"Huh?" Ramona rubbed her eyes. "Y...Yeah, I'm okay. Sorry, sweetheart."

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:32 am 
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The trek to town was long and uneventful. Even Graham allowed Fiona to make this this trip alone.

"Twelve," Kyrad said, keeping his eyes on the path ahead.

Hannah was following her father but her head was turning in every direction, scanning everything around them. "Stones on the left side of the path?" she asked.

"There's fourteen of them," Kyrad replied.

"Umm," Hannah continued to look around. "Branches on the poplar tree visible above the oaks?"

"Eleven," Kryad replied. "But I like your abstract thinking."

Hannah smiled, but continued to look around. "Birds?" she finally asked.

Kyrad pointed above the horizon to a flock of birds that had passed overhead. "A couple more seconds and you've have missed them. Good job."

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Name: Grace Meredith
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:40 am 
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After breakfast, Ramona took Todd outside and sat him down on a nearby bench they had. "So...What do you want to tell me about what happened with the camp?" Ramona ventured.

Todd held a silver colored ball in his hands. He stared down at it. "Well...I could smell better and I was able to make things cold...but I also hurt Hannah and upset Daddy."

Ramona shook her head. "You didn't upset Daddy...Daddy's just...not one for the surprises."

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:58 am 
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Kyrad and Hannah were standing at the edge of town.

"It's not very busy," Hannah noted. "This time of day, this time of year, there should be twice as many people shopping."

"The weather..." Kyrad began.

"It's muggy," Hannah interrupted. "But there should still be more people. Maybe...maybe ten less people because of the weather."

"There's a new highway that takes people past the town," Kyrad explained. "We saw them working on it last fall. That would reduce the number of people visiting the town."

"By this much?" Hannah asked skeptically.

"No, not by this much," Kyrad agreed. "I suspect there's something else at work we haven't encountered yet."

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Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
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"The important thing to know about your magic is that it doesn't change who you are. The second most important thing to know is that it can be controlled." Ramona explained to Todd, sitting beside him on the bench.

"So...how do I control it?" Todd looked up at her.

"Right now....It's probably happening when you feel strong emotions right? So let's work on that. I'll teach you some calming methods. Okay?"

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:51 pm 
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"Hello Mr. Norris," Kyrad said to the jeweler.

The man turned around and frowned. He'd had dealings with Kyrad in the past, and they'd left him with mixed feelings. On the one hand, he was a constant source of income buying up raw materials. On the other, he had no appreciation for the care and skill the jeweler put into his work.

"Ah yes," the old man said, fixing a smile on his face. "I believe I have a package for you. Let me just find it." He hobbled into the back room.

"Why are you buying from him?" Hannah asked. "Can't you make..." She looked to the back room to make sure the old man couldn't hear her. She lowered her voice slightly. "Can't you make better jewelry?"

"Your mother ordered this," Kyrad explained. "It's a gift for you."

"What is it?" Hannah asked. Despite her disdain for the jeweler and jewelry both, her curiosity got the better of her.

"No idea," Kyrad replied as the jeweler returned.

"Here you are," the man said, offering Kyrad a wrapped paper package. "It's already been payed for."

"I figured," Kyrad replied. Ramona continued to go to great trouble to ensure he didn't find out how much she spent on things like this.

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Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:12 am 
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Throughout the day, Ramona taught Todd different techniques to keep him calm. She taught him how to count to ten to keep himself from throwing a temper, how to picture something in his head that would calm him down and she also showed him how to throw a snowball. That was for when the magic just couldn't stay in and needed to let loose. Snowballs were good for that, Ramona recalled.

Nearing the end of the day, the two of them were outside underneath a tree. Ramona had Todd in her lap, her arms wrapped around him. His eyes were getting droopy and Ramona smiled warmly.

"You want to see something that our magic can only do?" Ramona asked.

Todd rubbed his eyes and looked up to her nodding.

Ramona formed a small ball of ice in her hands before throwing it up in the air and letting it explode. Just as Kyrad had shown her years ago, tiny ice shards fell down around them. Rays of the evening light bounced off them, creating an eerie glow of colors.

"Wow...." Todd whispered sleepily, rubbing his eyes more.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:37 am 
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"Should be everything," Kyrad said, heaving his bag over his shoulder. They'd visited the inn, the tavern, the chemist, and even an unmarked shop. Hannah didn't have any idea what her father needed all these items for, and a few of them she couldn't even identify.

The truth was that Kyrad didn't have a solid plan for everything he'd bought yet. But he had theories, and theories led to experiments which would lead to new theories, until he finally produced something of value. But Hannah had never witnessed that part of the process, for obvious reasons.

"So we're heading home now?" Hannah asked. She'd been fairly quiet as they shopped; partly because she didn't want to get in the way, partly because she knew trying to ask all her questions now would be exhausting, so she settled for making a mental list of things to ask about later.

"Yes," Kyrad replied.

"And then I can open this?" she asked, holding up the package from the jeweler. Kyrad had insisted it stay wrapped so that Ramona could see Hannah's expression when she first saw it. Instead he invited her to make guesses based on the size and weight distribution.

"Yes," Kyrad repeated. "Have you figured out anything about it yet?"

"It's a necklace," Hannah replied. "It's a small piece of jewelry. It slides, rather than rolls, so its not a ring. And I can hear a faint tingling of metal when I rotate it."

"That's disappointing," Kyrad replied.

"N-no, I already wear a necklace," Hannah quickly added, showing off the pendant she had around her neck. "This one you made that helps keep my magic balanced."

"That's not what I meant," Kyrad said, stopping and kneeling down. "You tried to guess the contents of a present that was bought by your mother for you. And your reasoning didn't take anything you know about your mother into account."

"I-," Hannah began.

"Never get so caught up in things that you forget about people," Kyrad smiled, ruffling Hannah's hair before heading down the path again.

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Name: Kyrad Darkspawn
Status: Attacking Castle Dracula (yeah, I know, right?)

Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:07 am 
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Early evening, Ramona and Todd were in the kitchen. Together, they had worked hard to make Kyrad's favorite dinner and Hannah's favorite dessert. When Todd had asked about it, Ramona smiled.

"Because it'll make them very happy after a long day out." Ramona explained. "Here. Just watch your Mom."

"Mom, you're crying?"

"Onions, sweetheart. They uh...do that to people."

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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 Post subject: Re: Not the Greatest Teacher
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"So when we get home," Kyrad began.

"I can open the package," Hannah interrupted.

"After you say hello to your mother," Kyrad corrected.

"Right, I'll say hello to Mom," Hannah assured him.

"And your brother," Kyrad continued.

"And him," Hannah replied. "Then I can..."

"Ask him how his day was," Kyrad coaxed.

"But what if he didn't do anything?" Hannah asked.

"You won't know until you ask," Kyrad replied.

"Okay," Hannah said. "Greet Mom, greet Todd, ask how his day was, and then I can open the package?"

"And then you'll thank your mother for getting it for you," Kyrad finished.

"But what if..." Hannah began.

"You'll thank her anyway," Kyrad said.

Before Hannah could think of an argument for that, she looked up and realized she could see the house already.

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Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

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"Mommy they're home!" Todd exclaimed. "Can I?"

"You can go greet them." Ramona relented as she finished setting the table.

Todd opened the door and ran out to wave at them. "Welcome home!"

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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"Hey Todd," Kyrad greeted, rubbing the top of his son's head as he passed by. "Catch up with your sister while I put this stuff away, okay?"

He continued walking into the house and deposited the bag on the kitchen table. "Hello," he said to Ramona. "Did things go well today?"

Hannah stood up straight and faced her brother, but kept a tight grip on the package in her hands. "Hello Todd," she said, a little more formal than she intended. "Did you do anything fun today?"

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Name: Grace Meredith
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