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    [Skyway Zoo]

    "Or you can stick to a particular area and do super hero stuff there," Khannie adds. "Bad guys have turf a lot of the time so if you're in a spot then you'll be pretty sure which bad guys you might run into."

    Especially the super powered gangs.

    They're really bad, but usually small fries compared to the SUPER villains.

    "You should definitely join Paragon! It was set up by a tinkerer super hero to make it so no one can figure out your secret identity if you've got a normal account and your super hero account, too. It's really safe! But I guess maybe that might not be as important for you since there probably aren't that many supers who are giant cow people."

    That does make it harder to protect her identity.

    It's true that there are other bovine folks around the Nexus but how many of them are super heroes?

    One that Khannie's aware of.
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    Mina looks distinctly embarrassed at that one. She idly rubs one of her well-polished horns.
    "Yeah I uh...I don't know of any other minotaur heroes at the moment. I think it's going to be pretty rough to hide my identity. Especially when people already know my face pretty well. I kinda got an interview a while back that went around a lot." she admits. It was a fifteen minutes of fame thing really, but it did get her some perks.
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    [Silent Night]

    It's okay, June also forgives Yuvan for smirking at her involuntary hand movements.

    "The adventuring scene is pretty wild," she confirms, having been on an involuntary adventure, herself. She would recommend going with people who are on level with you, though, if you'd rather not get overshadowed in every way.

    She considers the name Gilded Lily. "That name makes me think of a dance club. Or maybe a restaurant that has a stage." And (probably) not just because he's playing music.
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    [Arkham Street]

    "Okay but seriously that isn't a great idea," Regiji warns as Vikk decides to be insistent about bottling the shoggoth.

    How that turns out could go several ways.

    If Vikk is holding onto the bottle and brandishing it at the shoggoth it'll largely ignore the bottle and lunge at her arm, roaches or no.

    Mostly because the arm contains more meat than the roaches.

    This may not be a sapient shoggoth but even the dumb ones are at the very least clever.

    If Vikk is smarter about it and nudges the bottle toward the creature then that's less of a hazard.

    So!

    What, exactly, is she doing?


    [Skyway Zoo]


    "Yeah, storm and punching powers are pretty notable," Khannie reasons. "That's why it's a good idea to only start heroing after you've got a GREAT costume!"

    A beat.

    "I thought Minotaur was that one queen's son? Or is it like how people call all winged horses Pegasus?"

    That seems kind of weird to Khannie.

    Frankly, everyone calling her Kangaskhan when she was little felt kind of strange, too. She was the only Kangaskhan in town but what if she WASN'T? It would be like all humans calling each other Human. That's just weird.

    "I guess you could find a supreme sorcerer who can make everyone forget your secret identity? Just don't start yelling out lots of other instructions while he's casting or you might break the multiverse."

    Khannie should know, there's a movie about that.
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    Arkham Street
    Vikk isn't *that* dumb. She knows how animals work. She sets the bottle down with the dead roaches in it a short distance from the blob and then retreats to watch.
    It's still probably a bad idea, especially because she doesn't have anything to seal the bottle with.

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    Jade, for what it's worth, loves the attention. Once she's no longer dripping, she just has to wait to dry out completely before she can start using magic again.
    Meanwhile, the fox hairs put in the water dissolve, first into wisps of blue fire, then completely into nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5a Violista View Post
    [Silent Night]

    It's okay, June also forgives Yuvan for smirking at her involuntary hand movements.

    "The adventuring scene is pretty wild," she confirms, having been on an involuntary adventure, herself. She would recommend going with people who are on level with you, though, if you'd rather not get overshadowed in every way.

    She considers the name Gilded Lily. "That name makes me think of a dance club. Or maybe a restaurant that has a stage." And (probably) not just because he's playing music.
    [Silent Night]

    Yuvan nods morosely. "I was worried it might sound too much like a bar or an inn." He confesses. Not quite the same, but close enough conceptually that she seems to have validated his concerns. His hands continue to move up and down the guitar as he plucks out a series of warm chords; not quite a song, exactly, but definitely mood music.

    Maybe it was time to change that.

    Yuvan changes the positions of his hands and starts in on a more concrete tune with which he's familiar. He refrains from singing the lyrics, however; he no longer believes in their veracity.

    "So." He prompts with a little smile. "It sounds as though you have some stories to tell. Perhaps you would be kind enough to share one?"
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    [Fox Pox Outbreak]

    "The fox hair from one of the infected disappeared when put in water," Dorota says. Jade can't answer, but she can still understand her. "I'll ask one of them to take a shower, see if it causes the transformation to disappear. This would be an amusingly mundane solution."

    She goes to do just that. Presumably the place has a shower for employees.
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    Midnight Park

    As usual getting Artie through a door takes a while as she has to get all of her through before one can close it.
    "There are nearly no Orobou in the Nexus. The only ones with jurisdiction here are my administrator and myself. As such, while some members of the Court are very unhappy with you slipping your bonds, there's nothing they can do unless they come out here themselves. Which they won't do. Thus your case is left entirely in my hands." Artie explains once she's in.
    "Unfortunately, while that is the case for you, your actions have those fey panicking and they have taken another into custody in response. Um, I was not told your exact relationship but I was told that you two became fey together?"
    Given that Artie has been figuring they were partners, friends, siblings, a couple, something like that. At least someone she'd remember.
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    Jaahlyn gives Artie a cold stare as she presents this information. "Oh, so that's it? They're just letting me go? How generous of them. Really shows you how important those bindings must have been. How dangerous they thought I was." She spits on the floor.

    "But I'm not surprised they're keeping my brother. It's exactly what those monsters would do." Her eyes narrows as they meet Artie's gaze. "If you have any morality left in that new body of yours you should leave before they get their hooks into you. They care nothing for mortals and after a while, neither will you."

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    Fox Pox Outbreak

    Jade listens, and shakes her head. Apparently she doesn't think that will work... She knows that she can take a shower without reverting.

    But, once Dorota convinces one of the infected to take a shower, they'll emerge fox-free. It'll take a little while to get through everyone though, and that's plenty of time for a wrench to be thrown into the works.

    That wrench takes the form of the hostess, an apparently early college-age girl, and one of the first who was infected. "Umm, excuse me, ma'am?" She nervously runs a hand along one of her nine tails. "I've been thinking, and I... Well, could I..." It takes her a minute to collect what she actually wants to say. "Do I have to change back? I mean I umm... Kinda like this." She's embarrassed to say it.
    Of course, even if she isn't cured, there are still problems. She might be contagious, and given that the effects seem to simply wash away with water, it might be difficult to keep it stable... And Jade still isn't dry enough to help, but she's getting close.
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    Midnight Park

    "Let me be clear: they are not letting you go. I am letting you go, because I am here in the Nexus and they cannot stop me without incarnating themselves here. They would consider me a heretic because of my predecessor, just as they consider you and your brother walking apocalypses because of yours. They are not the majority anymore, or else I would be in chains as well. But that doesn't help your brother."
    Artie is sympathetic, but her response is slightly cold. She can't let Jaahlyn's justified rage make things worse.
    "My administrator put this in my hands because he agrees that what was done to you two was wrong. You have every reason to hate them but if you work with me a little we might at least show that you didn't throw off your chains to start plans for world domination and we might get your brother released. Ethic concerns aside, I am more useful to you as a Court member than a rogue fey. "

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    "I think it's a translation thing, really. I know who you're talking about and that's named after the place, but Sai's homeworld is a completely different aesthetic so it shouldn't have the same etymological links. So I'm calling cheating, mostly." Mina explains. Or rather, mostly doesn't explain.
    "I've had my fill of all powerful magic beings myself, thanks." Technically the one who 'helped' her was the being who caused the situation which prompted Fortuna to accidentally make Khannie...
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