Ladies in Hades and the Dyval Wears Prada

Zander Joins the Frey

After Trent disappeared Zander had a conversation with someone who is so uninterested in what he has to say that he fakes being incredibly busy just to end the conversation. After about 30 minutes Trent walks back into the guild, and re-enters the library. He confronts Zander:

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“Why were you spying on me – are you working for them?
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“Oh, you know about them too!?”
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“Of course. Only a fool wouldn’t know about the Coalition. So you admit openly to being their spy?”
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“The coalition of what? Do you mean NEMA?”
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“Oh. So you openly admit to being a fool then.” Trent breathes a sigh of relief. "The Coalition States, not the Coalition of anything. Well, maybe of humanity. I don’t know what “Nema” is.
“Why were you staring at me?”
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Because you don’t belong here.
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“What??”
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in this time, in this space. You stand out like a sore thumb
it’s kind of cool really, where do you come from, how did you get here? What is your story
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“My story? Who are you? Let’s continue this discussion in a more private place.” Trent leaves to go to one of the unoccupied small guild workrooms.
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Zander follows Trent into the workroom. “I’m Zander Frey, Dimensional Hitchhiker extraordinaire!”
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Trent just stares at him a moment. Then he takes a drink out of his flask. “I am Trent Logan, Temporal Wizard. So why do you say I don’t belong in this time or place? Are you accusing me of being some sort of creature in disguise? Or of being a Coalition Spy myself!? I will not stand for this slander, especially in a room of my peers!”
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Nah man, chill! You’re just….shifted. Hmm, how to describe it… So like this here is a plane of existence right? I’m sitting in coach, enjoying my flight and I look out the window and see a gremlin on the wing. You’re like that Gremlin. because you’re not part of the plane, you need to hold on otherwise you won’t make it to Logan airport.
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“I’m not part of the plane… Are you trying to say you see that I am not a native of this dimension? That I came from another dimension?”
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yessiree-bob. Were you not aware of it?
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“No, I’ve been aware of it for quite some time now.”
“It’s you being aware of it that’s rather… extraordinary.”
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“What was that thing you did earlier? I copied you and ended up in some sort of pocket dimension or time hole..”
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Trent takes a step back “What do you mean, you ‘copied’ me? What are you, Zander Frey?”
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a Dimensional Hitchhiker. I can see the spaghetti lines that flow and I watch how you integrate them with willpower.
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“What game are you playing? You… You speak in weird riddles. I have little patience for such games these days. You watched what I did and you copied it? Then copy this.” Trent casts the spell D-Phase and, with slow concentration, walks through a table in the room to the other side. He then turns to watch Zander.
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“Oh, that was totally rad! Let me see here…” Zander licks his thumb and smooth’s out his eye brows. With what seems little effort he casts a spell and walks through the table. “Ta-da!” as he bows in Trent’s direction
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“And what you would have me believe, Zander Frey, is that you did that just now because you saw me do it? You ‘copied’ what I did, somehow akin to spaghetti? I certainly don’t understand. But you can see dimensional nativity and you can mimic spells. You are quite… fascinating.” Trent casts a Cleanse spell to clean himself, and takes another drink from his flask.
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You seem pretty high strung…you should come back down and relax. Life is too short to be strung out all the time. Are these long-term effects of not being in your home dimension?
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“No, they are the effects of… something else.” Trent thinks for a moment “We are currently down a spell caster, and I think your ability could be handy in other situations… Tell me, are you looking for any work?”
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“Man’s gotta eat”
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“Most of my companions, my… friends are occupied in other matters. I need to make a dimensional trip, and maybe your skills and abilities could help?” Trent slowly reaches into a belt pouch and pull out something hidden. He then, without warning, tosses a handful of iron ball bearings at Zander with a shout of, “Ha!”
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Zander crumples to the ground, writhing
“Ah! I’ve been shot!”
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Trent stares at Zander intently while holding the Dragon’s Eye gem, but he appears to be actually what he looks like. “No, you haven’t been shot. But I had to check you out, to make sure you weren’t some creature in disguise.”
Trent starts picking up ball bearings, and when Zander comes to his senses Trent will offer him a hand to stand up.
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“What? Oh, I’m ok..” Zander stands up investigating himself. “You have balls of steal Mr. Logan.” and takes Trent’s hand assist.
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“Cold Iron, actually.” Trent smiles at him. “So what about it? We could use some assistance in trying to make sense of what we might find on the other side, and we could all the competent help we can get. I can pay you 10,000 credits for your time.”
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“Sure, sounds groovy. I’m always up for a trip!” Trent and Zander head out to the street to meet up with James….

Comments

Me thinks that Zander will be interesting….

Zander Joins the Frey
 

Have you read Zander’s philosophy in the meditation on spaghetti?

Zander Joins the Frey
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