Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 9, 2013 14:16:18 GMT -8
((I edited Patti's response in slightly earlier. Gillsing, if you wanna RP Ben talking with anyone present - Beau, Kyle, Seth, Stevie - go ahead. Stevie has the radio in one ear. The sun is shining and the world smells deathy.))
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 11, 2013 2:26:04 GMT -8
Kyle turned from Seth and dropped his axe from his shoulder to the concrete, letting the handle rest on his leg. He spoke in a quiet, somewhat nasal monotone, like a non-aggravating Ben Stein.
Kyle- "You're probably right. But then... There's all these monsters over here, that's kind of a deterrent. And there's different magic traditions. Maybe someone was only looking for Wicca and looked right past the Hermetic stuff. What do you think, man?"
Post by ◊◊BLOODBEASTER◊◊ on Jun 11, 2013 2:54:13 GMT -8
Seth- "Man! Does this mean we gotta wait around more? I wanna get in there damnit!"
Beau- "I don't think they find much, but I am worried. It's dangerous inside..."
Stevie- "No way. I know it's FUBAR, but those guys all have a lot of experience running like hell. No sweat."
Seth- "Yeah, you got out okay Beau, and those guys got the big guns!"
Stevie- "OK, you're skeptical, I get it. Anyhow, how bad do you wanna go in there, Seth? Startin' ta feel a bit itchy myself."
Seth- "Oh for real! So I'm thinking, the mummy's probably not there yes. But, there *was* a mummy there, so we could find mad clues and that's exciting. We might be able to find out where it went, where others of them are, what their next sheisty plan is.. Good stuff."
Beau- "If we find something, what will we do next? If we know where the mummy goes, do we go there?"
Ben- "Oh, I meant before the the monsters. Like in that movie, The Ninth Gate, where rare books were hot commodity. I mean, magic is rare, isn't it? So magic books would be rare. And people interested in either rare books or magic would probably want those books badly enough to get them from the library, either legally or illegally."
Ben imagined that private collectors always hogged the best stuff. Like all those rich villains in stories, presenting their small, private museums of various historical and possibly magical artefacts. If there were any magical books to be had, those guys would have them!
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 11, 2013 13:03:13 GMT -8
Kyle- "The Ninth Gate... I don't remember that one. Well.. One thing is, like, did magic work before? Because the mummies did some, it seems like it must have. But I tried it, believe me, and never noticed anything like I do now. Which makes me think most people tryin' magic wouldn't have been able to tell if it was real or not, which would make the books seem less cool.
Though not much less cool. I remember lookin' up the Demonografia on eBay once. That shit was pricy. Anyhow, I hear they have private collections at libraries, with rare or antique stuff. If anywhere's gonna have it, the fancy new library will."
Ben didn't really know what sort of collections libraries might have. Maybe some rich people simply left their collections to libraries in their wills? "You can have my stuff when I'm dead."
"But it's interesting that you mention magic suddenly working. Because it would seem as if the mummies needed magic to do whatever they did. So it sounds a bit like magic pulling itself up by its own bootstraps. Maybe whatever they did just made it easier for everyone? Meaning that magic always worked, but now more people can do it?"
Even people without formal training, which Ben assumed applied to Kyle. Then again, Luke didn't appear to be a formally trained wizard, so who knew what counted as 'formal training' for mages? Maybe Luke was in fact a formally trained mage who'd sacrificed his sanity in some deal made with the supernatural?
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 11, 2013 17:44:23 GMT -8
Kyle- "Yeah... Maybe all magic was kinda weak, but something or someone extra powerful was still able to work in the weakened state, where me and a tarot deck wasn't very exciting at the same time. Whatever they had that worked, they did it, and here we are. And if we can put it back the other way, will we lose the useful magic that we have now? Hell if I know.
What I do know is this: Right now, the same magic I was trying before went from not working to working. And that stuff is out of cheap paperbacks. So I don't think we need the Necronomicon to get something done, y'know?"
Ben- "Cheap paperbacks? Well, I guess the library should be able to beat that. And I suppose that information from the rare books could've been reprinted in cheaper books not worth 'collecting'. Makes a lot of sense, actually.
I wonder if whatever that mummy did is still active? Did anyone tell you what we found out about this place? How a big cloud of dark ghosts exploded out of one of the upper floors? I'm kind of thinking that there might be a portal up there, and it might still be open, just not letting through as many ghosts, because after the initial rush they'd be much less concentrated on the other side. But who knows?"