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Old 07-03-2023, 09:35 AM   #1221
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Vassarious will risk the offence and ask Pang Zhen.

"I see. The prophesy will be done if we blunder ahead, but it would be best if we could accomplish fate's decree without the noble sacrifice of our lives in the pursuit if such can be avoided.

Pang Zhen, if I can take on a shadow of your nature to see some of these patterns for myself, to you think it wise to attempt it?"


Vassarious will attempt it here where they might benefit from Pang Zhen's guidance if they do not forbid such a thing.
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Old 07-03-2023, 12:43 PM   #1222
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"Perhaps. Your own fate is not spoken for in this prophecy."
Well, if we don't touch any spears, they won't be shaken by us, and we kind of need to be alive to shake them, no? Or could, "shake" and "spear" be metaphorical?
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Old 07-05-2023, 09:35 AM   #1223
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Vassarious will risk the offence and ask Pang Zhen.

"I see. The prophesy will be done if we blunder ahead, but it would be best if we could accomplish fate's decree without the noble sacrifice of our lives in the pursuit if such can be avoided.

Pang Zhen, if I can take on a shadow of your nature to see some of these patterns for myself, to you think it wise to attempt it?"


Vassarious will attempt it here where they might benefit from Pang Zhen's guidance if they do not forbid such a thing.
Pang Zhen: You may attempt it. But I do not think you will be able to imitate more than a shadow of my power. I only look mortal."

Imprinting her form, V can tell she speaks the truth. She is some sort of Goddess or Angel. V sorts through her attributes for her ability to see the future... and finds it beyond V's ability to replicate.

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Well, if we don't touch any spears, they won't be shaken by us, and we kind of need to be alive to shake them, no? Or could, "shake" and "spear" be metaphorical?
Pang Zhen: "It could be metaphorical, or it could be very literal indeed, or somewhere in between."
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Old 07-06-2023, 11:22 AM   #1224
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Pang Zhen: "It could be metaphorical, or it could be very literal indeed, or somewhere in between."
"Well I guess we should default back to one hanging near Babylon to investigate there, and prepare for a raid on Bel and his palace, while another goes far from Bel and finds a witch to divine his deathtiny."
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Old 07-06-2023, 03:18 PM   #1225
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"Yes, quite right, your nature is beyond me. Thank you.

So it falls to us to find a local witch, or perhaps I can adapt some of my existing knowledge once we get a whiff of the local mana."


Vassarious will put together a little testing kit of mana-reactive powders and potions, a prism, a tuning fork, an array of colored lenses and what looks like a copper plumb-bob.
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Old 07-07-2023, 08:36 AM   #1226
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"Well I guess we should default back to one hanging near Babylon to investigate there, and prepare for a raid on Bel and his palace, while another goes far from Bel and finds a witch to divine his deathtiny."
I set myself up for that one, didn't I?


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"Yes, quite right, your nature is beyond me. Thank you.

So it falls to us to find a local witch, or perhaps I can adapt some of my existing knowledge once we get a whiff of the local mana."


Vassarious will put together a little testing kit of mana-reactive powders and potions, a prism, a tuning fork, an array of colored lenses and what looks like a copper plumb-bob.
V gets a good kit of supplies.



Do you want to try and be in two different locations? Who will be in babylon, and who elsewhere? What other place would you go? Do you need a suggestion where to go? any other preparations and gear to bring?
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Old 07-10-2023, 06:55 AM   #1227
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Let's head to Babylon together and see what we can find out. I wouldn't mind starting a bit outside the city to do some quiet testing and checks on the magical flavor...

Do we have any contacts on-world? Do we need to pass as locals?
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Let's head to Babylon together and see what we can find out. I wouldn't mind starting a bit outside the city to do some quiet testing and checks on the magical flavor...

Do we have any contacts on-world? Do we need to pass as locals?

You have no contacts on-world. This is considered hostile territory and enemy magic is pretty good at finding spies. Corco would like you to try and blend in, yes. Though they have crazy phaux-mythological monsters on this world, so its not as hard as it might be.
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Old 07-20-2023, 11:12 AM   #1229
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With some plans, preparations, and hopes ready, the two agents of Corco file into the library. A bronze winged man-lion statue is taken off a shelf, and placed on the floor. It grows to an enormous size, and its mouth opens a yawning portal. You think you can maybe see stars on the other side.

You trundle through, to a land of so-called "immortals"

You arrive on the coast, just outside a city with high walls. Your Thracian should see you through here.
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Old 07-20-2023, 12:35 PM   #1230
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With some plans, preparations, and hopes ready, the two agents of Corco file into the library. A bronze winged man-lion statue is taken off a shelf, and placed on the floor. It grows to an enormous size, and its mouth opens a yawning portal. You think you can maybe see stars on the other side.
"Guess they're short on books, eh V?"

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You arrive on the coast, just outside a city with high walls. Your Thracian should see you through here.
Well all walls have gates, otherwise there's no reason to have walls up to begin with. I guess we should wander around this city until we can find a a gate. I guess we'll either need to just blend in with a crowd heading into town or convince the guards we should be let in.
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