2. The Search For Magiq: The Neithercouriers

Welcome to the tinfoil hatdom! :tinfoilhat:

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It looks good on you @grimangel53!

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We do know that figuration is the only way to actually create new magiq, and figurations is very powerful storytelling. Perhaps the search for magiq itself could be creating a real story that forms new magiq.

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I’m ready to send a message. Does anyone have thoughts about what I should write, or just go from what I posted earlier?

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Okay, just so I have this straight…

  1. Rev is writing a message to our mysterious friends beyond the leaden veil.
  2. We use an encanterance (like the couplet MissEvans graciously provided above) to magically manipulate a bell to ring and summon a courier.
  3. Hopefully the courier takes our message to mystery friends and we get a response.

As far as the message; we don’t know much about how much magiq is used per message, so we want to be succinct, but we also have a lot of questions. They seem to already know about our original world/timeline since they say “The Book of Kings is all but closed”. Would it be good to mention unlocking The Book of Briars by name?

Also, what/who are the “darker threats” they referred to? And can we do anything else on our end to help pierce or remove this “leaden veil” that’s separating us? The way I see it, the faster we take care of that issue the freer we’ll be to ask them all of our other questions. Thoughts?

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Just to draft this up in letter form, maybe something like:

Hello to our friends from across the veil,

We are the modern Mountaineers and we are very much here. There were Mountaineers before us who sought to bring magiq to the world, but we were the first to unlock the Book of Briars. We very much survived the Day of Change, but the results were unexpected. Somehow, it feels like magiq is dwindling, but we expected the opposite to happen. Do you know why this is happening?

We have so many questions for you. If possible, can you tell us who you are and who the herald is? What is this leaden veil that you’ve been speaking of? And do you have any idea of why this is happening? How can we help you pierce it? We are ready to help in any way that we can. We want to do everything in our power to save magiq. Can you tell us a little bit more about the “darker threats” you spoke about earlier?

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Revenir of the Mountaineers

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This looks great, Rev.

Also, “We look forward to hearing from you” reminds me something out of a cover letter you’d send with your resume. Like, “Dear Mysterious Herald: We wanted to share our resume of past successes with defeating dark forces and saving magiq. Please find attached our contact information, or just shout back at us through the void.”

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That is perfect! Very well worded, confirms who we are and outlines what we’re looking for really succinctly.

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“We hope you consider us for the position of magiqal defenders of the universe or whatever this is!”

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Letter has been written and sealed. I included an origami butterfly and the chronocompass coin as well. I don’t know why, it just felt right to me. I hope y’all are okay with that. I didn’t address it to anyone, since it seems we didn’t come to a consensus on that, but I’m happy to add on a name if anyone feels strongly about it.

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That looks absolutely stunning Rev

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Thanks Ginger. :cjheart: It’s not quite as ornate as my pen pal sendings, but I wanted to put our best foot forward. :sweat_smile:

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I think “Friends across the veil” should work. :crossed_fingers:

So do you plan on doing the @Magiq bit today/tonight?

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Yes! I can do it now. Should we all do the rhyme, or just me?

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Not sure. What if several of us do it and we get several couriers? :confused: Might not hurt for you try to alone today and see if it works?

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Okay, I’ll prepare myself mentally and then do it in a few moments.

Edit:
I’ll post it here as well, and then say it aloud:
“Don’t find this bell toll a worrier,
We’re ringing for the bespoke courier.”

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Did anything happen?

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Um.

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Well, something happened…

An angry salamander took my letter?! And he slurped down the Noodlers ink @Deyavi got me as payment!!!

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I’m sorry, we’re going to have to start over. A salamander drank your ink and took the letter?

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