Oran Mini - Casting Spells and Doesn't Afraiding of Anything

Oct 5th, 2011
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  1. [23:25:04] <Canute> Sure is a tower. He's obviously taking no efforts to improve the outside, but, well.
  2. [23:25:29] * Barkeep knocks on the tower door, "Anybody home?"
  3. [23:25:44] <Canute> and WHAM open. "YES!"
  4. [23:25:54] <Canute> "...Oh! You're back. Er."
  5. [23:26:25] <Barkeep> "Yeah, I am. I brought you something you might find interesting."
  6. [23:26:56] * Barkeep hands him an apricorn ball. "We ran into her yesterday while we were hunting gibles."
  7. [23:28:18] <Canute> "I see... Well, come in, furniture's all set up ups... mm, actually, downstairs if it's something you know I'd find interesting."
  8. [23:28:30] * Canute rushes down!
  9. [23:29:06] * Barkeep closes the door and heads downstairs, looking over the improvements.
  10. [23:30:13] <Canute> Seems like he hasn't been taking near as good care of the downstairs, books everywhere, ramshackle workbenches, the uncarpeted cells untouched save for the occasional stray book or beaker... Of course, now he's approaching one. "Will I need to confine it, or can it just be released?"
  11. [23:30:43] <Barkeep> "Well she's not really too dangerous anymore... mostly just hungry."
  12. [23:31:03] <Barkeep> <And a bit lonely.> he thinks to him candidly.
  13. [23:31:07] <Canute> "For?"
  14. [23:31:49] <Barkeep> "Flesh, mostly. not necessarily human though. Just let her out and see for yourself."
  15. [23:32:56] * Canute drags out a piece of dried meat from a shelf (!?) and tosses it on the floor before letting it out in that direction.
  16. [23:34:39] <zoofman> Out pops a skeletal Ekans with etheral, crimson red eyes! <DOOM AND DESPAIR - oh look, meat!> She starts to chew on it, ectoplasmic tounge hanging out comically.
  17. [23:35:06] <Canute> "WH--where did you--"
  18. [23:35:13] <Canute> "You didn't MAKE this, did you!? Or see it made?"
  19. [23:35:16] <zoofman> <NOM NOM NOM>
  20. [23:35:25] <Barkeep> "You think I could do something like that?"
  21. [23:35:39] <Barkeep> "She was guarding this big boneyard by a cave with a bunch of gibles, gabites, and garchomps."
  22. [23:35:51] <Canute> "You never know until you try."
  23. [23:35:53] <Barkeep> "Had a bunch of cubone cronies too."
  24. [23:36:06] <Barkeep> "Okay, let me rephrase. You think I WOULD do something like that?"
  25. [23:36:16] <zoofman> It's sorta hard to tell just how she's eating the meat, it just seems to disapear as she chews on it.
  26. [23:36:28] <Canute> "You don't always plan these things."
  27. [23:36:52] <Barkeep> "Right..."
  28. [23:37:02] <Barkeep> "Well, what do you think of her, Newt?"
  29. [23:37:13] <Canute> "In a lot of senses, words have power, especially old ones. That's my first tip as an expert really--don't try to sound spellbooks out, think it out."
  30. [23:37:59] <zoofman> When she's done she looks up, looks over the room, <Hey! You, with the hat, where did that Sake go? I wasn't finished when you uh...caught me.> :<
  31. [23:38:26] <Canute> "Odd temperament, but doesn't seem as threatening as it would like to be... Very appropriate actually, I could have uses for her beyond figuring out just why she's...this."
  32. [23:38:39] * Barkeep sighs, pulling out the little dish again and pouring out a small amount for her.
  33. [23:39:06] * Canute kneels down and looks closer. "Tell me, do you have any sense of purpose? Loyalty to anything?"
  34. [23:39:09] <zoofman> <Idon'tHaveUseForHerBeyondBluhBLuh> she mocks, sticking her tounge out.
  35. [23:39:35] <Barkeep> "He's saying he does have use for you." :/
  36. [23:39:36] <Canute> "Need to learn to listen."
  37. [23:39:57] <Canute> "Either way, I WILL get my answers here. Now!"
  38. [23:40:00] <zoofman> (derp. :V)
  39. [23:40:03] * Canute gets up. "How much do I have to pay?"
  40. [23:40:10] <Barkeep> "Huh?"
  41. [23:40:25] <Canute> "Surely you'd like something in return here."
  42. [23:41:04] <Barkeep> "Well... I suppose now that you mention it..."
  43. [23:41:12] <zoofman> <Oh hey! Sake!> She sips at it. <And...other guy with the hat? What nonsense do you speak of. I am the Barroness of the Barrens! I am loyal to none but myself! ...and the witch with the green hat here.>
  44. [23:41:38] <Canute> "Me now."
  45. [23:41:45] <Barkeep> "Well he's the one who's going to be feeding you now."
  46. [23:41:59] <Barkeep> "So you can either be loyal to the one who's feeding you or the one who's not."
  47. [23:43:23] <zoofman> She looks over Canute, then slithers on over to him, clinking across the floor. <Beats eating Mandibuzzes and bossing around a bunch of boneheads. What shall I call you then, Mr. Muscles?>
  48. [23:43:47] <Canute> "Canute, or sir, or whatever you think is appropriate. Know any magic?"
  49. [23:45:00] <zoofman> <You mean like this? whahahahaha-> she starts to emit a dark pulse then stops. <Wait, no, bad idea. That's how I ended up like this.>
  50. [23:45:21] <Canute> "Sort of?"
  51. [23:46:10] <Barkeep> "Hm."
  52. [23:46:20] <Barkeep> "Well anyway... what did you think of my sister, Newt?"
  53. [23:46:50] <Canute> "...Interesting."
  54. [23:47:05] <Canute> "Didn't know that massages were involved in... that?"
  55. [23:47:22] <Barkeep> "In... what?"
  56. [23:48:09] <Canute> "Running an inn."
  57. [23:48:14] <zoofman> She starts to crawl on up Canute's leg, coiling up and up. <I'll just call you Canute then! So are you a witch too? huh? huh?>
  58. [23:48:22] <Canute> "Er. Yes."
  59. [23:48:46] <Barkeep> "Well, not necessarily, but business is tough. We have to do what we can to make money."
  60. [23:50:15] <zoofman> She perches on his shoulders, wrapping herself loosely around him. <Much better up here, I miss being huge already!>
  61. [23:50:52] <Barkeep> "So we all try to sell our other skills as well."
  62. [23:51:08] <Barkeep> "For example I've been advertising... 'psychological counseling' for pokemon."
  63. [23:53:01] <Canute> "You phrase that strangely."
  64. [23:54:04] <Barkeep> "Well it's less of psychological counseling and more of I talk to them for a little bit then mess with their mind to make them the way their trainer watns."
  65. [23:54:06] <Barkeep> wants*
  66. [23:54:28] <Canute> "That... hm."
  67. [23:54:59] <Canute> "Do they listen to you as well afterwards?"
  68. [23:55:29] <Barkeep> "Nnnno, they listen to their trainers."
  69. [23:56:42] <zoofman> <I don't like the sound of this> :V She tries to hide her head behind Canute's head
  70. [23:57:58] <Canute> "I'll have to watch sometime."
  71. [23:58:48] <Barkeep> "Anyway, how come you haven't asked my sister to see you again?"
  72. [23:59:29] <Canute> "Because there isn't much of a reason to, is there? I'll be sure to visit when in town."
  73. [23:59:55] <Barkeep> "That's not good enough, you need to really get to know her, not just have her think of you as a customer :/"
  74. [00:01:26] <Canute> "Customers talk."
  75. [00:02:01] <zoofman> <Can we buy some sake while we're there? I think I actually like it better then blood! Well, just maybe.>
  76. [00:02:15] <Barkeep> "That's just professional. You need to know her personally. You need to spend time with her outside that inn."
  77. [00:02:32] <Barkeep> "How about this. As my payment, you have to ask her to go out with you somewhere."
  78. [00:03:49] <Canute> "...What are you trying to do."
  79. [00:04:22] <zoofman> <Don't trust him, he's a wiiiiitch!> she 'whispers'
  80. [00:04:26] <Barkeep> "What do you mean? Didn't we both agree it was in your best interests to get close to her?"
  81. [00:05:23] <Canute> "Yes, but you keep phrasing things oddly."
  82. [00:06:17] <Barkeep> "See, this is your problem. You've been a wizard for too long and now you're paranoid about trusting people."
  83. [00:07:18] <zoofman> She samples the air around Canute's neck. <This taste. It is the taste of a wizard.>
  84. [00:07:50] <Barkeep> "I thought ekans did that to smell."
  85. [00:08:47] <zoofman> <Well, smell too, but that's not the point!> She coils around some more.
  86. [00:09:02] <Canute> "I suppose, when I have time. Business hasn't done much, but then again that just means there aren't any rats around or anything."
  87. [00:09:51] <Barkeep> "When you have time?" :/
  88. [00:10:44] <Canute> "I have a lot of time."
  89. [00:10:58] <Barkeep> "Well all right."
  90. [00:11:22] <Barkeep> "Oh, and I'd like to read some of your books too."
  91. [00:11:54] <Canute> "Be careful with them, remember, sound nothing out and don't get any strange intents when looking things over."
  92. [00:12:05] <Barkeep> "Strange intents?"
  93. [00:12:23] <Canute> "Like thinking, 'I wonder if I could do this' without being prepared for possibly doing it."
  94. [00:12:44] <Barkeep> "I'll... try to be careful."
  95. [00:12:57] <Barkeep> "And if anyone asks I'll just tell them I borrowed some trashy romance novels from you."
  96. [00:13:16] <Canute> "I'd... rather you not take them out of the tower. You can stay for some time if you like."
  97. [00:13:37] <Barkeep> "I do have a bar to keep though." :/
  98. [00:13:46] <Canute> "Then another time."
  99. [00:14:12] * Barkeep sighs, "Fine, I'll try to find time to read them here."
  100. [00:14:24] <Barkeep> "Are all wizards as stingy as you, Newt?"
  101. [00:14:42] <Canute> "I might bring something over next time I'm in town and take it back when done, or spend the night at the inn if you need more time to study, thought you'll probably want to have a room ready."
  102. [00:14:48] <zoofman> <Hehe, Newt. I like that more then Canute. Newt Newt Newt>
  103. [00:15:11] <Canute> "A wizard generous with his talents is one that doesn't care what happens to others."
  104. [00:15:26] <Canute> "More a safety precaution than anything else, really."
  105. [00:15:59] <Barkeep> "If you say so. I've got a bit of time, and I left Marcel there, so mind if I take a quick look around what you have?"
  106. [00:16:21] <Canute> "Go ahead!"
  107. [00:16:37] <Canute> "Keep in mind to stick to your specialties or the basics, though."
  108. [00:17:15] * Barkeep rummages around his books for a while, checking the titles and skimming through them.
  109. [00:17:21] <Canute> "Simple conjuring elements won't be bad, but if whatever you find doesn't have any actual text it's probably best not dwelt on, and you can't run into summonings half-cocked."
  110. [00:17:23] <zoofman> <I don't like the sound of that either. He made my muscles freeze, which is weird...cause I don't have any muscles!>
  111. [00:17:25] <Barkeep> "Yeah, yeah, stick to whatever..."
  112. [00:17:56] <Barkeep> "Pyromancy... too overt. Too dangerous."
  113. [00:18:49] <Barkeep> "Botanokinesis... oh wow, look out, I can make flowers bloom!"
  114. [00:19:58] <Barkeep> "Huh... chronomancy eh..."
  115. [00:20:02] * Canute grabs something out of a shelf again, waving around a bag labeled 'Seeds: Eye Of Goat'
  116. [00:20:24] <Barkeep> "Now THIS could be interesting."
  117. [00:20:41] <Barkeep> "I might even be able to use it to have more time to read books! Or speed up washing the dishes!"
  118. [00:20:58] <zoofman> <Is there a book on necromancery? That one is my favorite.>
  119. [00:21:24] <Canute> "Or turn a passerby int--NO. Or if there is I haven't found out that it is."
  120. [00:21:53] <zoofman> <Boo hisssssss> :<
  121. [00:24:56] <Barkeep> "Hmmm..."
  122. [00:25:04] <Barkeep> "Yeah, I could really get behind this kind of stuff."
  123. [00:25:13] <Barkeep> "Bring me this one next time you come over."
  124. [00:26:04] <Canute> "I... alright. Normally I'd be worried, but your little dragon fixed strange time things the first time, didn't it?"
  125. [00:26:18] <Canute> "Really rather start you on something easier, though."
  126. [00:26:19] <Barkeep> "I think it might have..."
  127. [00:26:44] <Barkeep> "Aww come on, I could use this stuff to age wine!"
  128. [00:27:26] <Canute> "We'll see."
  129. [00:27:58] <Barkeep> "Aww, spoilsport."
  130. [00:28:04] <Barkeep> "Anyway I have to get back soon."
  131. [00:28:27] <Barkeep> "I hope I'll be seeing you around soon."
  132. [00:28:27] <Canute> "Mhm. Go ahead then, thank you for the... curiosity? Need a name soon."
  133. [00:28:35] <Canute> "Oh yes."
  134. [00:28:50] <Barkeep> "I think her name is the Baroness."
  135. [00:29:11] <Canute> "...Simple."
  136. [00:29:52] <zoofman> <*cough cough* -of the barrens. You can't just be Baroness of anything. Well, I guess I'm the Baroness of Newts now...>
  137. [00:36:50] <Barkeep> "Guess so."
  138. [00:37:02] * Barkeep picks his sake bowl back up.
  139. [00:37:08] <Barkeep> "I'll be heading out now."
  140. [00:37:12] <Canute> "Right!"
  141. [00:37:24] <Barkeep> "See ya, Newt."
  142. [00:38:56] <Canute> "Be careful out there!"
  143. [00:42:06] <Barkeep> "I will." He waves and heads out the door after stowing the bowl.
  144. [00:43:25] * Canute turns to the snake. "I know you didn't know the last one, but do you think he'll turn out like the last one?"
  145. [00:45:04] <zoofman> She blinks. Don't ask how. <You mean you teachin' him stuff?>
  146. [00:45:22] <Canute> "Yes."
  147. [00:47:19] <zoofman> She thinks for a second. <Well I DID try to eat them, and he still let me continue to live after that went sour. So...he's more benevolent then I'd expect from a witch ; speaking of which, is that still a big taboo thing? Been like 300 years since I've been near humans.>
  148. [00:47:44] <Canute> "Yyyyes."
  149. [00:49:14] <zoofman> <Oops. Well, guess it's a good thing I didn't say that EARLIER when he was with all those kids.>
  150. [00:49:58] <Canute> A pause for a few seconds. "That... yes, that's very good."
  151. [00:50:34] <zoofman> <...You're thinkin' of havin' him turn me into a timid little ghost, aren't you.> :<
  152. [00:51:40] <Canute> "Timid ghosts aren't very good at being ghosts."
  153. [00:53:21] <Canute> "And beyond that, I haven't even seen how he DOES that. It's worrying."
  154. [00:53:26] <Canute> "So no, you're safe."
  155. [00:54:43] <zoofman> <Phew, okay, I'll just uh, shut up about the whole magic thing.> She coils down and finds a nice spot on one of the tacky chairs to rest.
  156. [00:55:06] <Canute> "Mmm..."
  157. [00:55:12] <Canute> aaaand that seems about it oh god dragging on
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