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    The grey puddle, which by the way is a little lower in the vessel now, lashes out again after the first few drops of blood, grabbing onto the corpse with its tentacle. A wave of black, crackling energy washes over this body, just like the last one. Once done feeding, and back to a mirror like shine, the tentacle tosses this body aside as well.

    The silver puddle is still and awaiting a command.

    Aradra
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    Relic says: "So who is the lucky one who is going to stick their hand in the pool?"

    When someone volunteers he consults his notes and calls out with the next name and title on his list.
    'I am a predator...the predator improves the race...I kill but not out of hate.'
    Frank Herbert: Emperor God of Dune

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    Daylily shakes his head and says to Relic in Elven, "I'll fetch yon ended Snaketouched for ye, Elder, but there's nae earthly force that could compel me to so much as wave a wee finger in that direction. I'd fain coat my loins in bear fat and run skyclad through a cavern full of razor bats than get a half step nearer that unnatural thing."

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    Relic smiles. "Yes, I can understand that." He packs away his things quickly but leaves the pack on the column of the shrine. He floats down gently to the ground like a feather in a gentle breeze (away from the cliff) and walks over to the hungry pool.

    He kneels with a groan, back popping loudly, and submerges his hand in the silvery liquid.
    "Ossoryol, Master of Lenses and Optics" he calls through the pain.

    Once finished he makes his way swiftly back towards his post and rises back up to the column where he begins taking notes from the new lecture.
    'I am a predator...the predator improves the race...I kill but not out of hate.'
    Frank Herbert: Emperor God of Dune

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    Knowing what is coming, the old man bravely plunges his hand into to silvery liquid and calls forth the simacrulum of the ancient professor. Relic endures the wave of black, crackling energy as it washes over him. After the figure forms, Relic retreats to the relative safety of the shrine's wall. The vantage point is too far off for him to see the lecture, but the whistling wind behind him does not interfere with Relic's listening. Aradra and Daylily, from their vantage point on the shrine wall with Relic, have to strain to hear all the words.
    Relic in aklo
    Seven languages assimilated. Choosing primary.


    The key to optics is clarity. Clarity and a minimum of distortion. For all mediums that light, or any information for that matter, passes through has an affect on that which is traveling through it. ...

    Too many words seem to be being thrown about by this silver thing. Daylily's mind is not liking them at all. His head is inflating a bit, the eyes drifting outwards slightly, and his nose flattening in. Daylily's headache is annoying, but only in a hangover kind of way.

    The lenses of the machine are focused by ... stacking interchangeable lenses is possible, but again, care must be taken to minimize magnifications of distortions. ... and that concludes the lecture.

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    Okay, the great machine uses lenses. But this lecture didn't cover maintenance of the the machine. It covered the theory of focus.


    After the professor finishes his grand lecture, which was luckily only a half hour, he sinks back into the pool.

    The puddle starts to expand slightly in the middle, slowly rising up and turning crimson red.

    Then with a pop, the blood bubble bursts and sinks back down into the dull grey.


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    Kalinn watches the proceedings intently from her post nearby, counting on her mountain-born fleetness of foot to carry her to a smart distance should anything arise from the pool.
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    Mini Stats

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    Standard Block
    Initiative: +03
    AC: 27 (13 Touch, 24 Flat-Footed)
    HP: 80/80
    CMB: +09 CMD: 22
    Fort: +07 Reflex: +06 Will: +05

    Rage Block
    Initiative: +03
    AC: 25 (11 Touch, 22 Flat-Footed)
    HP: 104/104
    CMB: +11 CMD: 22
    Fort: +10 Reflex: +06 Will: +07

    Rage Block (Hafsbta in Hand)
    Initiative: +3
    AC: 25 (11 Touch, 22 Flat-Footed)
    HP: 99/99
    CMB: +10 CMD: 21
    Fort: +09 Reflex: +05 Will: +06

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    Initiative: +2
    AC: 26 (12 Touch, 24 Flat-Footed)
    HP: 80/80
    CMB: +08 CMD: 20
    Fort: +07 Reflex: +05 Will: +05

    Senses: DarkVision
    Perception: +09, Sense Motive: +0

    Special: Rage (Remaining Rounds: 10/10)
    Special: Spirit Totem (+7/1d4+2)
    Special: Claws (Remaining Rounds: 05/05)
    Special: Boon: Shield (Remaining Points: 10/10)
    Special: Boon: Healing Surge

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    Cantrips: Acid Splash, Disrupt Undead, Jolt, Haunted Fey Aspect, Mending, Ray of Frost
    1st Level: Ear Piercing Scream, Protection from Evil, Shield
    2nd Level: Protection from Evil (Communal)
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    Aradra has his bow level during the conversation, but when the monster failed to appear he lowers his bow and stares at it. After about a minute, Aradra climbs down, and prepares the last body. With a quick look at Relic Aradra asks "Whats the last guy's name?" before cutting open the last skum's hand and backing up from the pool.

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    From his perch of assumed safety, Relic checks his notes. "Erinthander, Grand Provost of Spheres and Glyphs" After the ritual feeding of the corpse to the puddle to charge it, Aradra takes his turn activating the pool. Sticking his hand in and calling out, "Erinthander, Grand Provost of Spheres and Glyphs", the silvery liquid grasps his hand and drains a bit of his essence as well. After releasing Aradra, another simulacrum forms.

    While fluid magics can be molded to the task at hand, it is the rigid, focused magics that, when amplified, have the greatest power. Items purposed for a single task, perform that task with greater efficiency of the energy expended ... When a conglomeration of parts, such as the Orrery is, gather for a purpose, the individual pieces some times vie for prominence and energy. This leads to internal conflict and occasional damage. The lenses are one such part that is fragile and in need of regular replacement. Replacement lenses are stored on the fifth floor of the Armillary Tower, away from the other more jealous parts of the great machine. Installation should only be attempted by one with the proper protection, for unfocused energies due to a cracked or missing lens are quite unpredictable and lethal. ... Binding runes have their place as well in the control of energy. By using the energy the rune is controlling to feed back and power the rune, many can be self sustaining for years or centuries. The feedback process is a simple one of ... of which Herimtal's lectures gives examples of channeling living and elemental energies as eternal sources. Thus ends this lecture.

    This body sinks back into the liquid as it darkens back into its dull grey.

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    Finally the right lecture. Now you just need to find the machine, the tower, the lenses, and a way to protect yourself, then decipher how the machine works. Not hard at all.

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    Relic dots the last i and crosses the last t. He quickly puts away the notes as it is clear to him that he will need to do a number of things before they will be of any use to him. He floats gently down to the ground once he has his gear reshouldered and staff in hand. He awaits the warriors to climb down the rope as they obviously prefer mundane means to his magical ones. When everybody is on the ground he looks at Daylily. "We need a few questions answered. Like where is this Orrey. And where is the Armillary Tower. I think the fastest way to learn that is to ask our wisp friends. Shall we go and free a few more of them?"
    'I am a predator...the predator improves the race...I kill but not out of hate.'
    Frank Herbert: Emperor God of Dune

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    "There were three buildings over there that we have not explored. Let us start there for now?" Aradra suggests, after going over to retrieve Shadow.

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