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Old 07-26-2023, 08:12 PM   #1241
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Well I guess it would be a bit much to just ask the witch here where we can find a fortune teller. Do we know what a witch's store (tent) looks like anyway? Or are we going to have to just head into a bar and start asking questions?
A fortune teller is exactly what we need. Given the reputation of the place, Vassarious keeps an eye out for portents and signs.

"I believe we will be able to seek out the signs, or they will seek us out in due course. In the meantime a bar sounds like a delight."

As they travel (and as a flashback before they came to the gates) Vassarious examines the behavior of some of the materials in their vials and spirit bags as preliminary examinations on the nature of this place's magics.
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Old 07-27-2023, 09:34 AM   #1242
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Well I guess it would be a bit much to just ask the witch here where we can find a fortune teller. Do we know what a witch's store (tent) looks like anyway? Or are we going to have to just head into a bar and start asking questions?
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A fortune teller is exactly what we need. Given the reputation of the place, Vassarious keeps an eye out for portents and signs.

"I believe we will be able to seek out the signs, or they will seek us out in due course. In the meantime a bar sounds like a delight."
Fortune Tellers are dispersed through the general population. Some wander the streets hoping for clients (or working pro bono), some peddle their services from their homes, and some set up in mystic locations.

Seeking out a "Bar" is fairly easy. Its early in the night, and the place is still fairly full. How expensive of a place will you go? Where the dregs of society go, where the craftsmen drink, or a place with overpriced drinks and rich clientele?

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Anything specific you're hoping to discover? You can find the traces of the Curse you swore by, ready to take effect if you break your word. You also notice that this place is rich in ongoing magical effects, with wide-ranging scry spells lying around everywhere.
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Old 07-27-2023, 09:48 AM   #1243
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Fortune Tellers are dispersed through the general population. Some wander the streets hoping for clients (or working pro bono), some peddle their services from their homes, and some set up in mystic locations.
Let us see if we can find a quality fortune teller to help us find destiny's path!
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Seeking out a "Bar" is fairly easy. Its early in the night, and the place is still fairly full. How expensive of a place will you go? Where the dregs of society go, where the craftsmen drink, or a place with overpriced drinks and rich clientele?
The craftsman level I think. Somewhere we might get a mix of clientele and get our fingers on the pulse of the mood of as wide a variety of people as possible.
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Anything specific you're hoping to discover? You can find the traces of the Curse you swore by, ready to take effect if you break your word. You also notice that this place is rich in ongoing magical effects, with wide-ranging scry spells lying around everywhere.
I'm just establishing some color and offering to opportunity for you to offer insights we might get based on the breadth of the OCCULT! skill.
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Old 07-27-2023, 12:03 PM   #1244
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The craftsman level I think. Somewhere we might get a mix of clientele and get our fingers on the pulse of the mood of as wide a variety of people as possible.
Yeah, whatever is "middle class" should be reasonably helpful. A posher place might have people who know better fortune tellers, though they might not be available on short notice.
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Old 07-27-2023, 02:51 PM   #1245
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Yeah, whatever is "middle class" should be reasonably helpful. A posher place might have people who know better fortune tellers, though they might not be available on short notice.
They may know more affluent fortune tellers, but the truthful ones rarely garner great profits... So as to the whether the are better?

Isn't it always the one in rags they should have listened to?
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Old 07-27-2023, 04:32 PM   #1246
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They may know more affluent fortune tellers, but the truthful ones rarely garner great profits... So as to the whether the are better?

Isn't it always the one in rags they should have listened to?
Well, Cassandra was a princess after all. Surely in a world where kings are immortal by virtue of accurately knowing their cause of death, accurate fortunes are preferred to pleasing ones.
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Old 07-28-2023, 09:02 AM   #1247
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Court Witches, Magicians, and Soothes have great power. For each Court Witch, there is likely to be one of equal power in the general populace, plus many of lesser power.



Some court magicians also live in what appear to be humble circumstances, for mystical reasons, visiting the court regularly. It can be more prestigious (and offer more freedom) to play a mysterious wanderer than just another member of the royal court.


I await the decision on what kind of place to visit.



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I'm just establishing some color and offering to opportunity for you to offer insights we might get based on the breadth of the OCCULT! skill.
There's a lot going on, as previously established... talking to a witch should help sort things out. The pervasive magic here is interesting... Fate has a presence of its own, but its been twisted and manipulated by hundreds of spells, both large and small.
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Old 07-31-2023, 10:44 AM   #1248
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Vassarious is interested in the first available... In this place, they are leaving things to Fate when in doubt... at least until the players know who they are and start manipulating it...

Vassarious will investigate if they are able to find a way to see if anyone has influenced their fate outside of their oaths...
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Old 07-31-2023, 11:13 AM   #1249
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Some court magicians also live in what appear to be humble circumstances, for mystical reasons, visiting the court regularly. It can be more prestigious (and offer more freedom) to play a mysterious wanderer than just another member of the royal court.

I await the decision on what kind of place to visit.
Well if the best oracles are as easily found in the poor part of town as the richest, then I say we head to the middle class area.
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Vassarious is interested in the first available... In this place, they are leaving things to Fate when in doubt...
"I disagree. Fate or no fate we must remain true to ourselves. Fate has already taken into account who we are, and resisting our own decision making in turn resists fate."

Then I flip a coin before deciding which side of the road to walk down.
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Old 08-01-2023, 02:32 PM   #1250
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Vassarious will follow Halcyone's lead.
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