I hope you’re all faring well and staying healthy. I was planning on checking in anyway, but Yuri specifically wanted me to reach out and fill you in on something she could maybe use your help on.
She and Port have gotten close recently, it’s pretty adorable, a big sis/little sis vibe. Btw, Ali is okay; she’s just been hit especially hard by the loss of her power, generations of memory gone… She recently took a sabbatical from Lion’s Heart. I will follow up on that when I have more time.
Anyway, Port and Yuri have both been working on a project to figure out how adepts have changed, and how their powers work in the new age, if at all.
For example, Yuri used to be able to “see” magimystic currents, as well as sometimes seeing their connections to things, as well as their sources. Like, she should’ve been able to see the leylines Lauren laid out, but couldn’t. Or barely could. It’s complicated. She describes it as hearing a whisper in a loud, pitch-black room and trying to find its source in the dark when she used to have a flashlight. She doesn’t know if this is just fading residual power that will eventually die, or if this is the new normal for her (and all adepts.)
It’s the same for Port. If you don’t know, Port can parse elements of someone’s future by accessing their traditional five senses. She can “tell someone’s future” by how their senses will experience future events. Those senses mingle with her own, and she can taste, smell, hear, touch, and see elements of what’s to come for someone (Yuri said there are more senses than five, but I didn’t understand what she was saying after that, so please don’t count on me for this kind of information) but she’d been unable to access her power for months.
As part of their project, Yuri has spent the winter doing specialized meditation with Port and a few other adepts that once had more ephemeral or “low-cost” abilities, and two days ago Port started sensing the futures of a handful of random people somewhere out there in the world!
Port sensed really basic stuff, and the futures she saw weren’t all that noteworthy, glimpses of streets they walked, smells, how certain places made them hungry or happy or inspired… but it’s something.
SO, that’s where good old BC33 comes in. Your magimystic mission, should you choose to accept it— Help sort these details out and figure out where they are in the world so Port can better focus on them. It might help Port, Yuri, and all the other adepts to understand how their powers work now (in ways I didn’t fully understand the first time but will totally ask about again.)
Here are Yuri’s notes about Port’s “visions”:
- She heard people speaking French, Russian, and Spanish.
- There was the smell of sea air where someone was speaking what she thought was Russian.
- She heard what she described as “two kinds of French.”
- One was just French, the other was mixed with English idioms and phrases, and occasionally broke into full English where she could also hear different voices and the sound of pedestrians and traffic.
- Someone gave someone directions in English but with a French accent. It happened too quickly for her to hear anything else.
Is that enough to start? They’re going to keep working at it, but Port finds it exhausting, and it takes a lot out of her. Not at all like it used to be. Yuri and the others are taking good care of her, though, making sure she doesn’t push herself too hard.
I have to go now, but I’ll be back down in a couple of days to follow up, see if you’ve found anything, and with more info if Port senses any.