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919135 No. 919135 ID: 15a025

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No. 919136 ID: 15a025
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I walk into my boss' place and try to brush off the cold. Despite being a little after one in the morning, I hear someone upstairs smashing away at a keyboard. Guess she's got the other girl I work with on the graveyard shift too.
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No. 919137 ID: 15a025
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I make my way upstairs and head into the office. For once, there isn't a bottle of beer to been seen anywhere.

Roxie's Boss: "Roxie, what the hell! Why'd you kill him?"

Roxie: "I- what? Who?!"

Boss: "I got a call from Slick tonight. Said someone gave him photos of Snowshoe's corpse not too long after he was supposed to be back from picking up his package. Person who took the photos said it was you."

Roxie: "Screw them! The snow leopard was dead when I got there!"

Boss: "Well, tell that to Slick! Or, actually don't do that. He's...looking for ya."

Gee, try to make it sound like I've got a chance.

Roxie: "Hang on, he's in town?!"

Boss: "I guess? Apparently he ran into Marsh and my sister the other day."
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No. 919140 ID: b1b4f3

>>919137
Huh, that's your boss? She seems a bit young.
Anyway tell her you had a run-in with some cultists and a chimera. Sounds like they're working with the person who gave the photos to Slick. Also strictly speaking he wasn't dead when you got there, he died just after you got there. Killed by the cultists, who implied the snow leopard backstabbed them.

Also give her the enchantment stone and tell her she's kindof nuts to be selling these.
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No. 919144 ID: 91ee5f

>>919137
Tell her everything that happened while you were in the warehouse. Don’t forget to mention that there were cultists and a chimera and they all wanted the package, which you didn’t let them get their hands on it!

I’m not sure if you want to tell her about us, but if you do, tell her that if you didn’t have us and some light magic, you’d also be dead!

And then ask her why she lied to you about there being the usual special candy being in the box? You knew the cultists wouldn’t go through this much trouble for that, so you opened the box and found there was an enchantment stone in there!

Then tell her how dumb she is for trying to sell something like that! Now those cultists are going to come looking for her and they’ll either take her sister hostage or they’ll kill her to get any other enchantment stones she’s got!
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No. 919220 ID: a9af05

>>919140
>>919144
Yeah, what these guys said.

And if you do tell her about your necklace, you might as well go ahead and tell her about us voices and the light magic in it.

If she asks where you got us, tell her you got us from a priest from the church.
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No. 919293 ID: 15a025
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>tell her you had a run-in with some cultists and a chimera. Sounds like they're working with the person who gave the photos to Slick.
>Tell her everything that happened while you were in the warehouse.

Roxie: "Okay, back on topic here. The local cult and a chimera was hiding out in the warehouse and killed the snow leopard. I managed to kill one of them, but he said something about the snow leopard backstabbing-"

Boss: "Hang on, local cult?"

Roxie: "You know, the creeps in purple robes that curse and kidnap people?"

Boss: "No? Roxie, you better not be trying to tell me a group of nerds killed Snowshoe? Because that's what it kind of sounds like."

Roxie: "Are you kidding me? You seriously don't know about the cult!"

Boss: "Should I?"

>give her the enchantment stone and tell her she's kindof nuts to be selling these.
>tell her how dumb she is for trying to sell something like that! Now those cultists are going to come looking for her and they’ll either take her sister hostage or they’ll kill her to get any other enchantment stones she’s got!
Roxie: "Considering they know you're selling these, yes."

I open the box up and dump it on to her desk.
Roxie: "Real special candy alright. Why'd you lie to me about this?"

Boss: "Some things are better off not knowing. Besides, if I told you what it really was, you wouldn't have taken the job."

>I’m not sure if you want to tell her about us, but if you do, tell her that if you didn’t have us and some light magic, you’d also be dead!
Don't think I'm telling her, at least not now.
Roxie: "Just how stupid are you! You realize those purple freaks are going to start shaking us down for these stupid magic rocks now!"

Boss: "And who says they can't have them? I'm selling if they're buying."

Roxie: "Let me put it this way. I don't think they're the kind to pay for things."

Boss: "Carful there Roxie. With how much you know about them, I'd almost have to say you're part of this group of nerds."

I just shoot her a disgusted look

Boss: "Ease up, I'm just giving ya shit. So, hang on. What did this have to do with Snowshoe again?"

Roxie: "Are you even paying attention? They killed him! I'm willing to bet whoever showed Slick the photos is either the killer, or working with the cult. I'm being framed here!"

Sugar: "Cut me some slack, it's been a long night and I'm out of drinks. Let me think here for a moment."
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No. 919294 ID: 15a025
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She pulls out a cigarette and tries to light it, but her lighter isn't working. After giving up, she chucks the lighter across the room.

Sugar: "Cheap gas station trash. Guess I need a new lighter too. Anyway..."

She pauses and taps her unlit cigarette on the desk a bit.

Boss: "Alright. I'll see if I can't pass your story towards Slick. Not sure he's going to want to talk to me now though. This whole thing isn't making me look to good either."

Well, at least she's got an incentive to help me out. Or, I got a way to maybe turn things around on her with Slick...

Roxie: "And if you can't?"

Boss: "You tell me, he's out for you right now. What are you going to do?"

Throwing me under again, thanks. I don't think I've got a lot of options either. I could ask to stay here for a few days to lay low. I'm practically out in the middle of nowhere. It's...probably a fairly obvious hiding spot though. Coming to my boss' place to look for me is probably the first thing he'd so. Then again, does he even know where this is?

I could talk to Blitz and see if I can't hide in the church for a couple of days, maybe do some charity work or something to help out in return? Only problem I can see with that is the cult coming after the church and dealing with them again.

The last thing I can think of is calling up one of the gangs my boss is friendly with and hiding out with them. They're definitely going to want something from us in return for the protection though. Be it cash, help with something, or...candy.

That's all I've got at least. How about you guys?
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No. 919300 ID: b1b4f3

>>919294
Go to the church. The cult's already picked a fight with you, how about we show them how bad a mistake that is? We can take them down if we get access to enough resources, and the church is full of people who use light magic so the cult will have a real hard time fighting them directly, and heck they're gonna start getting some real heat on their asses if they take the fight public like that.

Before you go, ask what Marsh was doing talking to Slick. Or maybe you should talk to her yourself and find out?
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No. 919310 ID: 91ee5f

>>919293
Can you tell us your boss’ name? And the names of the person typing on the computer and your boss’ sister’s name?

>”And who says they can't have them? I'm selling if they're buying."
The problem with that is the fact that if they don’t feel like paying, they’ll threaten your family or curse them or something! Your boss doesn’t want anything to happen to her sister, does she?

And I’ve been wondering, are you your boss’ only delivery person? If not, then have any of the other delivery people been attacked recently? Because if they have, then they might’ve also been delivering an enchantment stone that your boss didn’t tell them they were delivering.

>>919294
>Where to hide?
I say you should go hide with the church, since they’ve got light magic, so if the cult comes looking for you, you’ll at least get some protection.

Also, the church can help you get better at using light magic.
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No. 919399 ID: a9af05

>>919300
>>919310
I agree with both of these guys.
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No. 919571 ID: 15a025
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>Can you tell us your boss’ name?
Long as you don't tell- oh who am I kidding. Pretty much everyone in town knows it these days. Her name's Sugar.

>And the names of the person typing on the computer and your boss’ sister’s name?
Person on the computer is probably-

???: "You think I've got all night to wait for you to save this document!"

No, that's definitely Marsh in there.

As for the boss' sister, which one? There's her sister Candy. She just moved into town a little bit ago. Then there's Pepper, her youngest sister.

>I’ve been wondering, are you your boss’ only delivery person?
Pretty much the one and only. When Pepper's in town she comes along with me on the safer and actually normal deliveries. Nothing like what tonight's was supposed to be.

>Go to the church. The cult's already picked a fight with you, how about we show them how bad a mistake that is?
>I say you should go hide with the church, since they’ve got light magic, so if the cult comes looking for you, you’ll at least get some protection.
>Also, the church can help you get better at using light magic.
Roxie: "I'm going to... go hide at the last place Slick would look for me."

Sugar: "And where would that be?"

Roxie: "I'm not saying. How do I know you're not going to sell me out?"

Sugar: "You're the only one I can get to do these deliveries? I'm kind of screwed here if you end up in the lake with cement shoes."

Roxie: "Doesn't matter. I'm not risking it right now. Just like I how I don't feel like risking driving back home this late. Mind if I crash here till the morning."

Sugar: "Long as you don't mind sleeping on the floor. I'm kind of over packed as it is. Sharcole's been living here the past few days now so Marsh's couch is taken."

Roxie: "Yeah, whatever."

>Before you go, ask what Marsh was doing talking to Slick.
Roxie: "Hang on, you said Marsh was talking with Slick? Why?"

Sugar: "Don't know. Her and my sister ran into him somewhere. Came back with a letter from him for me. That's pretty much it."

Roxie: "And what was the letter about?"

Sugar: "Another mess of Marsh's I had to clean up. Man, she's every bit of a pain as she is useful."

I can hear some more pounding come from the other room.
Sugar: "Marsh! If I go in there and find there's keyboard keys all over the floor again I'm cutting your pay in half!"

Sounds like that got her to stop.

Sugar: "Anyway, you can go crash on the floor in Candy's room. Just try not to wake her up if Marsh hasn't."
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No. 919572 ID: 15a025
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919572

It's been awhile since I've had to stay out here, but luckily the extra blankets are still where I remember them being. After grabbing a few I head into Candy's room.

Roxie: "Oh joy, cold hardwood floor. Thanks bo-."

I hear Candy jump up in her bed. She mumbles something but I can't make it out.
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No. 919573 ID: 15a025
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With a little click, she turns on her lamp.

Candy: "Roxie!? Aghh... what are doing here this late at night?
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No. 919578 ID: 91ee5f

>>919571
Jeez, do only women live here? Are they all as cute as you, Roxie?

>>919573
Apologize for waking her up and tell her that since Marsh’s couch was taken, Sugar said that you could sleep on the floor in this room.

If she asks why you’re staying here instead of going home, tell her that it’s late at night and you don’t want to drive in the dark.

.....hey, do you trust Candy? You said she just came to town a few days ago, so it might be safe to tell her where you’re going to be hiding. You know, just in case there’s an emergency or something. Just make sure you tell her that she’s the only one you’re gonna tell and have her promise not to tell anyone else, especially Sugar.
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No. 919582 ID: b1b4f3

>>919573
Tell her about the cultist bullshit. May as well pump her for information about Slick.
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No. 919639 ID: a9af05

>>919571
>Only delivery person
Then has anyone that you know of been attacked? Close friends or family of Sugar or anyone else associated with anyone in her group?

>>919573
Like everyone else said, if you trust her, tell her what's going on.
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No. 919680 ID: 2202fb

Touch us to her earring so we can ~communicate~ with each other!

assuming we, as separate charm spirits would still be able to tell she has a similar charm on her based on appearance, aura, or mystical past experience, otherwise disregard
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No. 919703 ID: 91ee5f

>>919680
I don’t think we would have that ability.
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No. 919719 ID: a9af05

>>919680
No metagaming, please.
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No. 919930 ID: 15a025
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919930

>Touch us to her earring
Which earring? It doesn't look like she's wearing one?

>Has anyone that you know of been attacked? Close friends or family of Sugar
Yes actually. Just the other day the cult tried to kidnap my friend Tulip, at least it sounded like that's what happened?

>Apologize for waking her up and tell her that since Marsh’s couch was taken, Sugar said that you could sleep on the floor in this room.
Roxie: "Sorry for waking you up. Apparently Marsh's couch is taken so I get the floor tonight."

Candy: "Well, it wasn't like I was getting much sleep with Marsh working upstairs anyway. Hey, what are you doing here this late at night?"

>hey, do you trust Candy? You said she just came to town a few days ago
She's helped saved my friend Tulip twice already. Even though she is related to my boss, I guess I can trust her. And thinking about it more, she's been here for a couple of weeks actually? Hard telling time with how much has been going on honestly.

>Tell her about the cultist bullshit.
Roxie: "Candy, you know about the cult right?"

Candy: "Oh I guess. It's not like I just ran into one of those purple freaks the other day and got a leg full of broken glass or anything. What's that got anything to do with you being-"

She stops and starts to panic a bit.

Candy: "Don't tell me there coming here or something, are they?"

Roxie: "No! No. I did run into them though. Been a long night and had to report some stuff to your sister. Now it's late and I don't really feel safe driving home."

Candy: "What happened?"

I fill her in a bit about warehouse and my escape. I leave out the part about killing one of them with my beat stick though.
Candy: "Huh. Your 'little helper' sounds vaguely familiar."

Roxie: "Huh? Do you know them?"

Candy: "Well...no? Just sounds like someone I've been hearing about lately."

Roxie: "I doubt that little punk would be the talk of the town. It's probably someone else."

Candy: "Yeah, could be?"

>May as well pump her for information about Slick.
Roxie: "Hey speaking of people, what do you know about Slick?"

Candy: "Who?"

Roxie: "Seriously? He's a hyena guy. Kind of the big mob boss over in the other town?"

Candy: "I think? Me and Marsh ran into a shady hyena at the mall a few days ago."

Roxie: "What were you doing there?"

Candy: "Picking up medicine for Sharcole. Not sure how he knew I was related to Sugar, but he did. Gave me and Marsh a letter for her. He said he was going to ask if we wanted talk over some coffee-"

Roxie: "Did you?"

Candy: "No, he changed his mind since we were both 'giving him the stink eye' or something?"

Roxie: "I- yikes. Candy, he's not exactly someone you want to be on the bad side of."

Candy: "Gee, thanks for the heads up. Why'd you ask about him anyway?"

Roxie: "He's uh...'looking for me' right now."

Candy: "Why? Just go- oh... What happened?"

Roxie: "Let's just keep it simple and say I'm being framed for something."

Candy: "I'm not even going to ask."

>tell her where you’re going to be hiding.
Roxie: "Can I ask you something? Well, as long as you can keep it a secret from Sugar."

Candy: "Long as it isn't hiding some drinks in here or something, I think I can manage."

Roxie: "I'd worry about Marsh then if that were the case. Anyway, I'm going into hiding for a couple of days at the church.

Candy: "Why there? You do remember people tried to burn it down before it opened right?"

Roxie: "It's still standing, isn't it? Regardless, I'm running from Slick, not the whole town. I think I should be safe there for a couple of days. At least until your sister can patch things up with Slick."

Candy: "You'd really trust her to do anything?"


Roxie: "Yeah, it's her reputation at stake here too."
Candy: "Well, good luck with that. If you see a fox lady named Relina at the church, tell her-"

She pauses to let out a small yawn.
Candy: "Tell her I said hi."

Roxie: " Sounds like it's time for bed. I'll let her know though."

Candy: "It was bed time like four hours ago. Thanks though."

Roxie: "Goodnight."

I throw down a blanket on the floor and a pillow to lay down, and cover up with the other. I just pray that I don't wake up with a stiff neck and tough it out.
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No. 919931 ID: 15a025
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The next morning...
I decide to leave my scooter at home once I get to town and just walk to the church. I'd take it with, but if anyone saw it, it'd be a dead giveaway. As I get closer I see Blitz is outside.

Blitz: "Hey Roxie. What brings you out here this early in the morning?"

Roxie: "Ten A.M. is early?"

Blitz: "Well, early for you. Usually I don't see you till after dark. So what's up?"
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No. 919943 ID: 91ee5f

>>919931
>Well, early for you. Usually I don't see you till after dark.
Uhhh, looking at the sky, I’d say that it’s still considered after dark.

.....wait. Roxie, you sly dog. Why didn’t you tell us he’s your boyfriend? That’s why he’s surprised to see you, isn’t it? Today is date night and you’re early!

>So what's up?
But seriously, let’s go inside to talk. You never know who could be listening. And someone might walk by and see you, which would defeat the whole purpose of coming here to hide.

Once inside, you should thank him for giving us to you, since you might’ve been in trouble without us and the light magic, since you were attacked by cultists.

Then you better explain your situation to him.

And ask if you could also get some light magic training while you’re here. Either for better attacks or perhaps learn how to heal people and/or remove curses from people.
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No. 919944 ID: b1b4f3

>>919931
Tell her you gotta claim sanctuary since the cult is after you now.
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No. 920189 ID: a9af05

>>919931
Explain your situation to him.

>>919943
>Go inside before someone sees you!
Also this.
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No. 920456 ID: 15a025
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>Uhhh, looking at the sky, I’d say that it’s still considered after dark.
Roxie: "Don't know about you, but I'd still call this after dark."

Blitz: "I guess you're right, it usually is pretty dark out all day."

>But seriously, let’s go inside to talk. You never know who could be listening.
Roxie: "Anyway, is there somewhere inside we can talk?"

Blitz: "That depends. What did you need to talk about?"

Roxie: "Let's just say it's about some things that happened last night."

Blitz: "How about we take this to my room at the monastery then?"

Roxie: "You have a room there?"

Blitz: "Most of the members of the church do. Well, at least the ones who had to move out here to help build the church."
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No. 920457 ID: 15a025
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He takes me over to another building behind the church, and then up into a small bedroom. It's kind of small, with only two beds and desk furnishing it. Still, it feels a little welcoming and cozy.

Blitz: "So, what happened last night?"

>thank him for giving us to you, since you might’ve been in trouble without us and the light magic, since you were attacked by cultists.
Roxie: "First I want to thank you for the necklace. I would have been in a lot more trouble, or worse, without it."

He gives me a puzzled look.
>Then you better explain your situation to him.
I give him a better run down of what happened at the warehouse. I focus more on my encounters with the cult, leaving out Snowshoe's death and why I was there to begin with.

>you gotta claim sanctuary since the cult is after you now.
Roxie: "With the cult probably after me now, I was wondering if I could claim sanctuary? Or...just hide here for a few days?"

Blitz: "That's not exactly up to me. I can put in a good word for you though."

Roxie: "Thanks. So, who do I talk to then?"

Blitz: "You'll have to ask our Lantern."

Roxie: "You want me to talk a lantern? Is it enchanted with spirits or something?"

Blitz: "I- oh right. The Lantern is the person who watches over the church and kind of runs the place. I think she might be free for a little bit yet. How about we head into the church and find out?"
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No. 920458 ID: 15a025
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I follow Blitz back out into the cold and into the church. It's a little bigger inside than I thought it'd be. Though, it might feel like that since this place is kind of empty. There's only a few benches and some candles lighting the room.
Blitz: "Lantern Lumein. I bring with me someone seeking sanctuary!"

A dove quickly flies over to us from behind the podium. She looks over to me.
Lumein: "We would be delighted to have you stay with us."

Roxie: "Tha-"

Lumein: "On one condition. We need some extra help around here."

That sounds vague enough that there's going to be a catch to that.

Roxie: "What kind of help?"

Lumein: "We're shorthanded on capable protectors of light. I can feel the warmth of your light enchantment and get the feeling you might be of help."

I see Blitz giving me a worried look now.

Roxie: "That doesn't really answer my question. What does a 'protector of light' do?"

Lumein: "They help keep this town safe from those who spread curses and banish chimeras back whence they came. Should you accept, the church will provide the equipment, housing, training, and protection you need."

That's almost perfect. Almost. I'd get the training and protection I want, but I'd have to go out and fight the cult and the chimeras for them. Plus if I'm out running around, Slick or someone working for him might see me.

Roxie: "There isn't any other work the church would need help with?"

She replies, sounding a little disappointed.
Lumein: "While they're not run by the church, the soup kitchens need volunteers. We could also use someone to put up flyers or pass out pamphlets in town as well."

Roxie: "Nothing here at the church itself?"

Lumein: "Scrubbing the floors?"
She lets out a sigh.

Lumein: "If you're not up for any of that, p...perhaps a generous donation to the church?"

Just for the heck of it I quickly check my pockets. Right now I've got a pocket full of throwing knives, my scarf, the enchanted necklace, two hundred fifty dollars, and my own pocket knife. Something doesn't really feel right about having to pay for the church's protection though. Even if it is a "donation".

I'm not really sure what I should do, or if I should ask Lumein some more questions?
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No. 920460 ID: b1b4f3

>>920458
Did you just want to hide here forever and not do anything with your life? Fight the cult! Fight the good fight! We'll help keep you safe in battle.
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No. 920466 ID: 91ee5f

>>920457
Oh, my! He let you into his room! How scandalous! ~ <3

>>920458
>Fight cult, soup kitchen, pass out flyers and pamphlets, scrub floors, or generous donation?
Honestly, I think you should fight the cult. And you heard what Lumein said, all of the things that you came here for will be provided! And I’m pretty sure the protection they offer extends to more than just against the cultists, they’ll probably also protect you from Slick and any of his goons here in town! Plus, if you’re going to fight cultists, you’ll need the training and equipment to protect yourself!

Actually, ask if you can get some training for light magic. No offense or anything, but both of us have been kinda stumbling through how to use it.

Oh, and you might have to tell her your story. Just so she knows that you’ve had some experience fighting the cult, even though it was more like a lucky sneak attack.
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No. 920567 ID: 15a025
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>Fight the cult! Fight the good fight! We'll help keep you safe in battle.
>Honestly, I think you should fight the cult. And you heard what Lumein said, all of the things that you came here for will be provided!
>they’ll probably also protect you from Slick and any of his goons here in town!

Roxie: "I guess I'll volunteer to be a protector of light during my stay then. On one condition though."

>ask if you can get some training for light magic.
Lumein: "And...what would that be?"

Roxie: "I want to specifically get training with light magic."

Lumein: "That's exactly what you'll be fighting with. Chimeras are incredibly weak to light magic, as well as curse spreaders."

Roxie: "What about healing and removing curses? Will that be covered as well?"

Lumein: "We... we can only really offer those enchantments and lessons to those who plan on staying with us at the church. It takes a lot of time and money to provide someone with the enchantments and lessons to use them."

Roxie: "That's a little understandable."

Lumein: "Blitz, how about you take her over to Sister Relina? I feel she'd be great mentor for Roxie."

Blitz: "Are you sure? Sister Relina's kind of-"

She turns around towards him, sounding a little stern now.

Lumein: "Different, yes. That doesn't change my decision. Now off with you two, I need to finish some things before we start our afternoon service."
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No. 920568 ID: 15a025
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Blitz takes me back outside, and into the other building again. After heading up the stairs we stop at a different room.

Blitz: "Sister Relina? Are you in?"

Relina: "Yes? Come in."
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No. 920569 ID: 15a025
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I'm not sure why I'm surprised, but her room is very identical to Blitz's.
Relina: "Ah, Blitz. Who's your friend here?"

Blitz: "This is my friend Roxie. She's uh, volunteering to be a Protector of Light for a few days. Lantern Lumein has assigned you as her mentor during her stay."

Relina: "Ooo! Please pass my thanks to the Lantern then. I'll gladly accept the task!"

She seems cheery.

Blitz: "Right. I'll let you two get acquainted then."
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She gives me an interesting look. I can't tell if something's bothering her or if she's getting ready to interrogate me?
Relina: "Strange, I can sense spirits by you. Yet, you don't seem to have an enchantment stone?"

Roxie: "Huh? Oh, it's right here under my scarf."

I pull it out for her.
Roxie: "You can feel them?"

Relina: "Not only that, but I'm able to connect to spirits and communicate with them too!"

That sounds a little convenient. I wonder if the dove could sense them too?

Roxie: "How common is that here in the church? Are there others who can do that?"

Relina: "Not many. It's a pretty rare and useful enchantment. Though, many see it as disturbing the spirits, so it's kind of frowned upon."

Guess that might explain Blitz's feelings about her being my mentor. Wait, wouldn't me using spirits be wrong then?

Relina: "Would you mind if I connected with you and your spirits?"
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No. 920571 ID: b1b4f3

>>920570
Sure.
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No. 920572 ID: 91ee5f

>>920570
>fox lady named Relina
Don’t forget to pass along Candy’s message! Tell her that Candy said, “Hi!”.

>”Would you mind if I connected with you and your spirits?"
Yeah, go ahead and let her.

Wait, if she connects with us, would that mean that we get to talk to two cute ladies? This whole "disembodied spirit" gig is getting better and better!
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No. 920646 ID: a9af05

>>920570
Yeah, let her connect with us.
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>Sure.
>Yeah, go ahead and let her.
>Yeah, let her connect with us.
Roxie: "Sure, go for it."

She starts whispering into something for a few moments.
Relina: "Spirits, can you hear me?"

I nearly jump as I hear her in my head.
Roxie: "How are you-"

Roxie: "Why can I hear her...thoughts?"

Relina: "Connecting to your spirits also means connecting to you. It's kind of handy in case we ever need to communicate telepathically."

>we get to talk to two cute ladies? This whole "disembodied spirit" gig is getting better and better!
Relina: "Hehe, you sound just like another group of spirits a connected to a few days ago."

>Tell her that Candy said, “Hi!”.
"Relina: "Oh? You know Candy?"

Roxie: "Yeah. I'm kind of curious, how do you know Candy? She doesn't really strike me someone who'd go to church."

Relina: "I met her a few days ago at the candy store she works at. We ended up having to save a girl being held hostage by the cult."

Roxie: "So you're the one who helped out with that? Thanks. Tulip's a good friend of mine."

Relina: "It was no problem. I just hope Candy's leg is doing better. I didn't see her come in on Sunday. Hopefully it's her leg still healing and not her forgetting."

Roxie: "I'm not sure. She didn't really say when I saw her last night."

[i]Relina: "Oh..."
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She starts whispering into something again.
Relina: "Alright, I've disconnected for now. So, do you have any enchantments to help you fight Roxie?"
Roxie: "Just this."

I focus and try to bring out the beat stick again. This time managing to do it with my eyes open.
Relina: "Oh that's pretty creative!"

Roxie: "I'm not sure how this is 'creative'? it's just a sharp stick?"

Relina: "Wait. First, do you know what kind of enchantment that's supposed to be?"

Roxie: "No? All I was told was it'd help me defend myself if I needed to."

Relina: "What you've got there is a holy axe. It's one of the stronger close quarter light enchantments the church used to use. Here I thought you were being clever and shrunk the head of the ax to make it into a lighter spear."

Roxie: "Your telling me this thing is supposed to be an ax?"

Relina: "Yup! You might want to stick to your spear trick instead. There's a reason not to many use the ax. It gets pretty heavy."

Roxie: "So, I can change the size and shape of it? Just how much can I change it?"

Relina: "It can vary between enchantments, but here's a good rule of thought for beginners. 'As long as it has the parts and function of the enchantment, it's probably possible.' So for your axe, as long as it has the base and some kind of head, you're probably good. You can also partially summon it too. Pretty handy with light enchantments in case you need a quick flashlight."

Roxie: "Why wouldn't you summon the whole weapon?"

Relina: "Takes more time and it's less mental strain. There's also less to haul around that way too."
She pauses for a moment.

Relina: "You look a little lost in all of this. How about we go outside and have a light sparring match? It might help me get a better understanding of your skills. Then maybe I can help show you some tricks in practice?"

Roxie: "Now that's more my style."
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I didn't think by outside, she would have meant out in the snow.

Relina: "Alright Roxie, show me what you can do! Don't worry about holding back either. Light magic isn't very effective against those who aren't cursed!"

Roxie: "I..alright?"

I've got a few ways I start this. She mentioned my enchantment is supposed to be an axe, so I could try making my beat stick into that. On the other hand, I could go with what I've been using so far and get better with it. There's also trying to make it into something else if you have other ideas?
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No. 920887 ID: a9af05

>>920880
Another group of spirits? We're not the only group of spirits?

>>920882
>What do?
Well, I don't have an idea for offense, but what she said about the axe gave me an idea for defense!

When you make your weapon, just shorten the part you're holding to the point that it's big enough for you to hold in two hands. Then widen the front part in a big circle in front of you. That'll make a shield! Or possibly an umbrella looking thing, which you can still use to block attacks!
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No. 920892 ID: b1b4f3

>>920882
I wonder if you can change the shape of it mid-swing? Like, go for something light at first but make it heavier as you swing it or right as you connect. I bet that's very taxing though.

Make an axe just to see what components you have to work with. Maybe you can split up the blade of the axe into parts that then stack on top of eachother to make a long-reach polearm?
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No. 920894 ID: 2202fb

>>920882
Make a katana or rapier; some kind of light, curved sword(grip is the base and the blade is the head).
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No. 920944 ID: 91ee5f

>>920881
>"Wait. First, do you know what kind of enchantment that's supposed to be?"
>"No? All I was told was it'd help me defend myself if I needed to."
All you’ve gotta do is blame Blitz. It was reckless of him to not tell you what enchantments your necklace has.

>>920882
>I didn't think by outside, she would have meant out in the snow.
I don’t think they have some special training area, so you’re just gonna have to deal with it.

Also, exercise gets your blood pumping, which will help warm you up!

>What do?
I guess because of the limitations that Relina mentioned, you can’t just form the light around your hand to let you sucker punch someone really hard.

So let’s just do something basic, like a sword.

>>920887
>shield
That could also work.
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>I wonder if you can change the shape of it mid-swing? Like, go for something light at first but make it heavier as you swing it or right as you connect. I bet that's very taxing though.
That could be an interesting idea to test out. I'll have to keep it in mind.

>Make an axe just to see what components you have to work with. Maybe you can split up the blade of the axe into parts that then stack on top of each other to make a long-reach polearm?
Roxie: "Do you mind if I try a few ideas out before we start?"

Relina: "Sure!"

I use all my focus to try and shape the stick. I'm not too familiar with these older weapons, but I think I know what a polearm looks like? I can feel the stick getting more top heavy as I mess around with it. I open up my eyes to take a look at how it turned out.

Relina: "Now you're getting it. If you're going go with something like that, you might as well give yourself some better range."

Roxie: "Before now, that was a long as I could get it? How come I'm able to make it longer now?"

Relina: "It could be your bond with the enchantment stone is growing? More likely, the air around the church has a pool of light magic around it."

Roxie: "Like a barrier or something?"

Relina: "Not like a barrier. Whenever someone uses magic or an enchantment, that magic will disperse into the air. If there's enough of it floating around in an area, enchantments will use the extra magic and get stronger."

Roxie: "Does the extra magic stay with my enchantment stone then?"

Relina: "Nope! Most of it will go away with the spell. Only a small amount of it will go back into the air."

Guess that's something else I'm going to need to keep in mind.
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>shorten the part you're holding to the point that it's big enough for you to hold in two hands. Then widen the front part in a big circle in front of you. That'll make a shield! Or possibly an umbrella looking thing, which you can still use to block attacks!
I try and mess around with the stick again. I make it short enough that I can still use both my paws to hold it. Then I start thinking about a shield a bit and...

Roxie: "Well, it's almost a shield?"

Two axe heads make up the shield part, but there's a small gap in between the middle of them. I'm not sure if it's big enough to worry about for now, or if anything would slip through it?

Relina: "I'd almost say you're a natural at this Roxie! It's always good to think of ways you can defend yourself with something as well!"
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>Make a katana or rapier; some kind of light, curved sword
>So let’s just do something basic, like a sword.
I disperse the shield and try making a sword this time.
Relina: "That's...uh..nice sword?"

Roxie: "What? It's not that bad is it?"

Relina: "It's fine Roxie. Are you ready to start?"

Roxie: "Yeah, I think I'm just about ready."

Now that I've tried making some, which weapon (or shield) should I try out to spar against Relina with?
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No. 921824 ID: b1b4f3

>>921813
Looks a little too curved if you ask me.
Try using the polearm.
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No. 921827 ID: 91ee5f

>>921811
Let’s stick with the polearm.

And remember, Relina said light magic isn’t very effective against people that aren't cursed, so don’t hold back against her!
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No. 921884 ID: 2202fb

>>921813
Make a naginata-type thing. Basically a polearm with a shortsword as the blade.
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No. 922090 ID: 15a025
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>Try using the polearm.
>Let’s stick with the polearm.

I re-shape the stick into the polearm thing.

>And remember, Relina said light magic isn’t very effective against people that aren't cursed, so don’t hold back against her!

I charge forward and jab the polearm at her. She blocks me with just her arm?!

Relina: "See? Nothing to worry about."

That glow coming from her other paw says otherwise.
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No. 922166 ID: 91ee5f

>>922090
Incoming magic blast!

Dodge to your right, away from the hand that’s holding the spell!


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