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Mystics dealt in Essences of Mind. These weren’t physical things that could directly affect objects or even body parts. It was by altering the mind, bending what the senses told or whither the will steered, that Mysticism achieved its effects. Talindra was trying to do something with her magic that it was not wont to do, and was making the attempt without the benefit of much skill or experience. Also, she was trying to target something she couldn’t see clearly.

So Talindra’s improvised arcanic weave resembled some sort of gangliated Psionic Orb as it released inelegantly towards the receding Lamp Guy. He jerked when it struck him, and he swayed unsteadily for a moment. ”Feth!” he shouted. ”What the- Diana’s tits that hurts! What did you…?!” he demanded, twisting the lamp back towards the elf. She could hear him panting.

”You’ll pay for that!” he hissed raggedly. ”Whatever you did you’ll pay for it. Watch:” He took a deep breath and began to shout with a voice that sounded like it could raise the dead, filled with all the rage, pain, and fear Talindra’s violent action had just provoked in him:

”TO ARMS! TO ARMS! THERE’S A THIEF IN DRAPER’S ALLEY! A THIEF AND A WITCH IN DRAPER’S ALLEY! TO ARMS! TO AID! TO ARMS!”

After a moment he paused to collect himself and regain his breath. He turned, somewhat laboriously, to face Tali and shone the lamp full on her body, fumbling at the hood to open it more fully and increase the radius of light so that it flooded the alley. Her spell had not totally immobilized him, but it was obvious that he could move his limbs only slowly, awkwardly, and with intense discomfort. But lung and tongue worked just fine.

”TO ARMS! A THIEF AND A WITCH IN DRAPER’S ALLEY! HERE! HERE! TO ARMS! TO AID!”

Obviously, the guard and neighborhood watch would not materialize instantly; however, dogs were starting to bark, and the elf started to notice lights appearing in some nearby windows.
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Old March 17, 2018, 05:19 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Feth. Time to run.

The spell didn’t go off as planned, frightening the man into action rather than immobilizing him with fear. As he began to bellow into the darkened air, she sighed and began to walk past him. “I suppose it’s time for you to ‘cry wolf’, sir since you won’t play nice.”

Once she moved past him, ensuring his slow movements weren’t enough to grab her, she began to run.

As she moved through the alleys aimlessly, her expression held one of panic. Should magic fail her down the road, she would rely solely on her acting to try and save her.

Although she had no intention of letting the situation become that desperate.

She focused on the sounds around her, trying to use it to find which alleys might lead her to the main road and which held dogs or guards approaching.

It’s going to be a long night.
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Old March 18, 2018, 08:04 AM   #48 (permalink)
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The Cether was a knight of the post, not a man-at-arms. As angry as he was, he had no desire to get physical with the woman who had just bewitched him. In fact, he shrank away as best he could as she lunged past. He continued, however, to issue the hue and cry as loudly as he could, which had the lamentable effect that he completely missed out on Talindra’s parting verbal shot.

”TO ARMS! TO AID! A THIEF AND A WITCH IN DRAPER ALLEY!

As the fleet-footed elf disappeared into the darkness behind him, Mr. Hugh N. Cry wobbled over to a wall and leaned one hand against it to steady himself. With his other hand, he turned the lamp to shine after her.

For perhaps twenty paces, the halfling’s pursuing lamplight offered Tali the unsought-for advantage of being able to see where she was going, at the cost of illuminating her back and briefly casting a long, stark shadow of herself down the length of the alley. The candles being lit at various back windows also gave the fleeing thief some guidance. With these rather questionable aids, she was able quickly to put a decent amount of distance between herself and the alarm before having to worry about bumping into walls again.

The good citizens of Ziel Aerca would respond presently. Moments after Talindra’s fleeing form vanished into the shadows beyond the reach of lamp and candle, the first neighbor would emerge from his house, a lamp of his own in one hand and cudgel in another, to see to the afflicted Cether.

Others would soon appear, and an impromptu neighborhood meeting would ensue. Lacking the instinct or training to set off hot on the criminal’s trail, it would be several minutes before any sort of determined pursuit was underway, by which time the thief and witch was long gone. Or, at least, several minutes gone.

Talindra was fortunate in her selection of route, for she soon found a somewhat wider alley which showed just enough sky to admit the moon’s light, enabling her to continue her flight at a decent pace. Not too long afterwards she found herself on a street. It wasn’t one she recognized nor wanted, but it was a proper street, with streetlamps and everything.
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Old March 18, 2018, 12:35 PM   #49 (permalink)
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The important thing was to remain calm.

The thought looped within her mind while the glow from the lamp both aided in her escape and made disappearing a bit more difficult.

Much to her own surprise, luck herself seemed to play a hand in the unfolding events for soon Tali found herself on the streets once more.

So far, so good. Now I just need to find my way out and I’ll be in the clear.

Right before leaving the alley, she slowed to a halt - taking a moment to tie the sheet so it appeared as a bag of clothes. After all, she needed a new disguise for when she emerged back onto the city streets. Under normal circumstances, she would change her attire as well, but it was too risky to try anything like that with so much heat on her.

All thanks to a halfling brat. She snarled from the depths of her mind. If I ever run into you again, I’ll make sure you stay quiet.

Once completed, she slung it over her shoulder and casually walked out of the alley. While her surroundings at present were unknown, she relied on blending into her surroundings until familiar ground could be spotted.

As she strolled through the streets with what she hoped appeared to be laundry, her gaze remained wandering to ensure that she wasn’t being pursued.
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Tali emerged from the alley a bit disheveled, with a few scrapes and smudges that she wouldn't quite be able to conceal, but nothing for which she could not devise an innocent (or at least non-incriminating) explanation. She had all of her things on her. However, her lockpick bag had worked itself partly free up from her boot and was showing, so she would want to tamp down on that before continuing. Fortunately, the label on it that read: "This is Talindra's ('cause that's her real name) lockpick kit that she uses to steal stuff" was facing her leg, so nobody saw it.

Ziel Aerca wasn't *that* big, so Talindra would eventually find herself on more familiar routes, ones that would take her home. She would have no further trouble provided she moved with some urgency. On occasion, her sensitive ears picked up what could have been an echo of the alarum spreading from the alley and the inn behind her (for her theft had possibly been discovered at the Wastrel in the interval).

It would take a while for the search to spread to other quarters of the city. The city guard had stables, but no one was going to scramble riders for a simple burglary, especially when the victim was a priest of the none-too-popular Church of Faith. So the pursuit and news would spread on foot, at a pace no faster than Tali herself was quite capable of moving. She saw several passersby as she made her way, and they saw her, but to them she was just some elven washer woman in a hurry to get home after a long shift.
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After giving herself a quick once-over, she let out an exasperated sigh.

Definitely going to need a bath after this one.

With her lockpicking kit stuffed back into her boot, she began to advance through the streets. She was fortunate to have created a map of the area beforehand for soon she found a route that could be used to find safety within her own apartment. There was a bit of a pause, followed by a faint smile. It’s nice to have somewhere to call home. Somewhat.

It was certainly a better option than hiding out for everything to die down under a bloody tree.

If all went well, she would dive back into her apartment complex after slipping the guard a note to inform Sliucha that the mission was a success. Her hope was that the Governor would have a better handle on transportation back to wherever she needed it rather than the elf going for round two with her bulky laundry in a few days.
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Old March 28, 2018, 01:22 AM   #52 (permalink)
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A white robe of the Church of Faith with the Sign of Three in yellow-colored brocade.

A black stole which also has the sign of three embroidered on it.

A small jewelry box. It is made of whalebone and inlaid with narwhal ivory. The inlay work is quite intricate. It is secured with a small, well-made lock that is beyond Tali’s current lockpicking skill. Moderately valuable. SoF Updated.
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