Lessons in the Occult, Basic knowledge.

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Lessons in the Occult, Basic knowledge.

Post by RickmanUK » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:41 pm

[2017/11/24 11:17] The Trader Smiles as she sees Evie "Good Morning Dear
[2017/11/24 11:17] Evie smiles brightly. "Good morning, Trader."
[2017/11/24 11:18] The Trader: I missed you in class yesterday, But hopefully we can cover what i meant to cover today..
[2017/11/24 11:19] Evie nods, looking happily relieved. "I had a rough day yesterday."
[2017/11/24 11:20] The Trader: Ow? Well If you need to talk about it we have a little bit of time before class?
[2017/11/24 11:21] Evie: "I'd rather just forget it if its all the same."
[2017/11/24 11:21] The Trader Nods "Very well"
[2017/11/24 11:21] The Trader: I should get ready
[2017/11/24 11:23] Claire just walks past the two and heads into the classroom
[2017/11/24 11:24] Mark Blake: yo evie
[2017/11/24 11:24] Evie: "Heya, Mark. Ready for class?" Evie enters the classroom and finds a seat.
[2017/11/24 11:24] "Colleen" comes racing around the corner, pausing as she sees the other students. She walks shyly toward the classroom.
[2017/11/24 11:24] The Trader smiles at Claire as she enters "Take a set, do be careful"
[2017/11/24 11:25] Mark Blake: no im not..
[2017/11/24 11:25] Claire sits down with a slight squish as last time
[2017/11/24 11:25] The Trader Frowns, "Hmm.. if anymore arrives we will move classes"
[2017/11/24 11:27] The Trader: Hmm.. It might be better to move into the other class. More room
[2017/11/24 11:28] "Colleen" looks for a seat in the back away from the others.
[2017/11/24 11:28] The Trader smiles "Much better.. Judging from the fact i Only had two students yesterday i thought that room would do. I see i misjudged."
[2017/11/24 11:29] Claire: i wonder where everyone was
[2017/11/24 11:29] Claire: and uh... wheres the dead girl?
[2017/11/24 11:29] The Trader: Things happen, It is fine
[2017/11/24 11:30] Mark Blake grunts and leans back in his chair pulling his bandanna lower over his eyes "not here and dats a good thing..i ain't met more then 2 undead i would say shouldn't be immideatly corrected
[2017/11/24 11:34] The Trader shakes her head "Well this is fine atleast." rings the bell on the desk starting the class "Morning Students, hope you have a good day. This class will be about the Basics of Magic. How mages can work on the various energies to make effects happen, and the symbology involved."
[2017/11/24 11:36] Mark Blake Pulls out a piece of paper and labels it how best to punch magic usesers in the head
[2017/11/24 11:37] Evie sits up attentively.
[2017/11/24 11:37] "Colleen" shifts awkwardly in her seat, poking at her tablet.
[2017/11/24 11:40] Claire just sighs a bit, this being the class she didnt like after all
[2017/11/24 11:41] Alecta Papadopoulos steps into the class, a little behind schedule. curtseying to trader
[2017/11/24 11:44] The Trader Watches Alecta enter "Welcome too class, a little late i see, no matter." she looks down at the registrar and smiles "I see someone new in the Class, I'll ask for you name, but not you Name..." she chuckles "The difference will be known soon. Right Today i shall be doing the Class i wished to do yesterday. Most mages are capable of only working in some specific fields of power, throwing a Fireball is Conjury for example"
[2017/11/24 11:46] Mark Blake Yawns again taking notes and shooting a side long look at alecta
[2017/11/24 11:46] Evie nods, looking over to the freak next to her at the mention of fireballs.
[2017/11/24 11:47] "Colleen" blushes, looking down. She pokes at the tablet randomly.
[2017/11/24 11:48] Claire hmm, right...
[2017/11/24 11:52] The Trader: All Mages can manipulate the basic Elements of Earth and Air, Fire and Water. Most people know these, but not the symbols they represent. There is also 'Centre' , Void or Metal depending on where in the worlds they learned from.
[2017/11/24 11:52] Alecta Papadopoulos turns to give Evie an unemotive glance
[2017/11/24 11:55] Mark Blake Grunts and jots a few things down his foot tapping on the floor unconcuously
[2017/11/24 11:55] Evie nods, already knowing she had an affinity for Air, though not really able to do much with it... yet.
[2017/11/24 11:55] "Colleen" looks up through heavy lashes, but avoiding any eye contact.
[2017/11/24 11:56] Alecta Papadopoulos starts writing. She knew hers. and it would seem to be fire.
[2017/11/24 11:57] Claire takes a couple of notes
[2017/11/24 12:00] The Trader: Well, I pose a question to you all, Each of you give me what an Element could represent. Mark, i give you Earth, Alecta, Fire, Evie, Air. Claire Water. Colleen.... Metal.
[2017/11/24 12:00] The Trader Smiles looking at Colleen
[2017/11/24 12:01] Mark Blake grunts "what makes you so sure of dat.. pluse i can't do magic"
[2017/11/24 12:01] Evie just nods.
[2017/11/24 12:03] "Colleen" turns bright red as the instructor looks at her. "Uhm... toughness?"
[2017/11/24 12:08] Evie says, "Air could represent music? Or maybe light?"
[2017/11/24 12:09] Claire: uh guess water is something like change and stuff? thought i read that somewhere, or saw it in a movie
[2017/11/24 12:10] Alecta Papadopoulos: fire represents passion, ambition. Whether its openly expressed ot tempered. It is an element that needs balanced, because if you do not control the flame, you can be burned. It is the element of life and renewal, but can also bring destruction for it is a hungry element, and at times these things require a closure to what came before. I have read on this 'Hawaii', where volcanos- symbolizing fire reshaping earth and molding it, to create and make a fertile home where life can grow. But these volcanic islands were simultaneously still capable of great destruction. ~she speaks, probbly more than others have heard her, that cold emotionless tone accented by the greek. ~
[2017/11/24 12:20] The Trader nods to Mark first "I think you misunderstood what i meant, I wanted to know what it meant too you. Earth endures, it stand when everything else falls, it survives. But it is also Dangerous, once it starts moving it cannot be stopped." Nodding to Colleen "Yes, it is strong, Tempered from the heat of Fire, Passion. Battered and cleaned by Water, cooled by air, and coming from the earth. As an emotion it is the most balanced of places" Looking to Claire "Good, it is more then that, but it is also that. I expected something about Purity, but you went beyond what i thought" turning the Alecta "Good, you know it well i see." Smiling at Evie "And yours?"
[2017/11/24 12:23] Mark Blake mark jots down "make earth mage hurt him self" adding more notes for each of the descriptions of the elements
[2017/11/24 12:24] Evie considers. "Air could be maybe changeability? Or mutability?"
[2017/11/24 12:25] "Colleen" tilts her head. "Metal... balanced?" She can't help but smile a bit.
[2017/11/24 12:28] Claire: so water is pure eh? depends on where you find it id say
[2017/11/24 12:29] Alecta Papadopoulos: Water is also patience and eventuality. Marks stone may be strong, but even the roughest stone is eventually smoothed by water.
[2017/11/24 12:30] Claire: right, just needs enough pressure really
[2017/11/24 12:35] The Trader nods to each of them. "Classically they represent things, such as Passion, Purity, Motion, Endurance, Balance... But as Humanity evolved they came to represent much more. Water has Depths, it holds secrets, lost to those who seek them. Fire Is that of home and hearth, welcoming and warming. Earth is the place we live, and weathers everything it needs to be. Air.. is Flightly and fussy, seeking to move into gaps and push others into things. Metal it Progress, it comes from the earth and is cleaned by water, smelted by fire. What other Elements do you think there are?" she says smiling impassively
[2017/11/24 12:38] Claire: uh, i have no idea...
[2017/11/24 12:40] Mark Blake Grunts " light and dark. good and evil"
[2017/11/24 12:40] Evie seems not to hear the Trader at all. She contines on, "Air can shape stone too, given enough time, though probably not as easy as water. But fire couldn't exists without air, and yet air could smother air if it wanted to if there were enough of it... though again, probaly not as easily as water. Can I change me element to Water?"
[2017/11/24 12:42] "Colleen" frowns as she concentrates on the question. "Electricity?" she offers quietly.
[2017/11/24 12:42] Claire: isnt that usually air in the movies tho?
[2017/11/24 12:42] Alecta Papadopoulos: spoke only one word. " death"
[2017/11/24 12:46] The Trader nods to both Colleen and Alecta "Yes, those are Elements, Specifically they are combinations of the Classic elements. Electricity is Fire and Air working together, Air once heated takes on the passion and sparks with Violence. Death is the End of any of the Elements, once they have ran their course, they become inert.. Dead." Turning towards Mark "Light and Dark are, but Good and Evil are not. Divinity and Infernal are however. No Element is Good or Evil. Those are concepts that Magic stands apart from.. or it should"
[2017/11/24 12:49] Mark Blake shakes his head " no.. your wrong.. i've seen evil i've felt it evil exists"
[2017/11/24 12:50] Evie clamps her mouth shut, realizing she was starting to babble.
[2017/11/24 12:51] Claire: isnt that more of a concept tho? or at least thats what the crazy alien told me...
[2017/11/24 12:52] Alecta Papadopoulos nodded taking notes and thena fireball shot from her hand to the floor between herself and claire. She tried to stamp it out
[2017/11/24 12:54] Claire looks over and throws water to put it out, same as yesterday
[2017/11/24 12:55] "Colleen""Colleen" seemed lost in thought, broken by the outbreak of a small fire.
[2017/11/24 12:56] The Trader smiles at Mark "I never said it didn't. Good and Evil are not what Magic Should be about. Humanity Perverted and made it about it in the past. And other creatures act on their nature.. Predators and Prey, They Might be evil, they might not be." she shakes her head "Their are Divine beings that represent Murder and Death, but they are Divine.. 'Good' If you seek to put them in that way. There are Demonic entities that focus on dealing with order and limiting Chaos. 'Evil' but they are not seeking anything that would cause harm."
[2017/11/24 12:56] Claire: really gotta get you a place to practice somewhere
[2017/11/24 12:58] Mark Blake scoffs " i agree dat definitions can be misleading but dats just an excuse.. good and evil are real not just titles or misunderstandings something is good o evil based on how it behaves.. but dis aint an ethics class either.. i've seen magic dat was evil in and of its self" he squints stubbornly staring at the teacher
[2017/11/24 13:01] Evie: "If Good and Evil can be considered elements, then maybe Stupidity and Knowledge would have to be too."
[2017/11/24 13:03] "Colleen": me chuckles at Evie's comment. "So magic doesn't have a particular source, good or evil?" she asks.
[2017/11/24 13:05] Alecta Papadopoulos: does mark represent stupidity? ~look- the dead girl cracked a joke!~ Thank you Claire. I do
[2017/11/24 13:05] The Trader Nods at mark Again. "They are not Elements. Magic itself isn't about them. Yes.. Magic is a Tool and can be USED for Good and Evil. but it is not inherently Good or Evil." she looks down and sighs "And although i would love to argue that Demons aren't Evil, they are Predatory, they do seek harm in some way most of the time. Atleast the ones you will see in the field will be. Angels can sometimes be just as bad aswell though. If you have Any Sin within you.. they will purge it.. and You."
[2017/11/24 13:06] Mark Blake Scoffs and says nothing this time just jotting down notes , shooting a glare at alecta
[2017/11/24 13:06] Claire: well, that alien told me that good and evil was kinda made up by culture and stuff
[2017/11/24 13:08] Alecta Papadopoulos turned giving a calm cold look to Mark, a glint of green in her eye..nothing connecting but as if to say ' watch your tongue or I'll have it cut from your head'
[2017/11/24 13:08] "Colleen" snickers at the crack at Mark. She tries to pay attention to the instructor but squirms in her seat.
[2017/11/24 13:08] Evie furrows her brow in concentration, considering something, whether it is something mentioned in class or not is anyone's guess.
[2017/11/24 13:14] The Trader watches the Class and taps her Foot "Is there something that needs to be brought up?" She glances at each of the Students "I oathed to do you no Harm.. but i will not hesitate to send you ALL to Mrs Harlowe if need be" She sighs "Ok.. Detach the Ethics from Magic. It as i said Can be used for good and Evil. It is a Tool.. like anything in Nature it can be twisted to be something it shouldn't be. Mark, Can you Tell me What Elents Would be used to bring about Divinity?"
[2017/11/24 13:16] Mark Blake grunts "nope.. ain't much for magic and it probably varies or something"
[2017/11/24 13:17] Evie thinks. "How about Air?" She thinks some more. "Well... actually, I don't know why any of them wouldn't be able to bring about some form of divinity."
[2017/11/24 13:18] "Colleen""Colleen" looks down nervously as the instructor glares, shaking her head. She only peeks back up when the focus put on Mark. "F-fire?" she meekly offers for the question.
[2017/11/24 13:19] Claire: weeell... id say water air and fire or something, probably
[2017/11/24 13:20] Alecta Papadopoulos look to evie then forward. " ther eis no element that would lead to divinity. Divinity and fel exist as adjustments on other magic. Like adjectives in grammar. "
[2017/11/24 13:24] The Trader smiles and glances between both Alecta and Claire "Both of you are correct. If one just wants to 'Call upon the Divine' One would combine the Elements unattached to Earth, those that can be considered Ephemeral. If one is casting a Divine Spell, Well.. it would be cast as a Divine spell, and use the other elements for effect."
[2017/11/24 13:27] Evie crosses her arms, remaining silent.
[2017/11/24 13:29] Mark Blake Grips his desk and stares back at alecta unafraid he continues writing but mouths the words " when ever ya ready" though he dosn't say them
[2017/11/24 13:31] "Colleen" purses her lips, and taps the desk.
[2017/11/24 13:37] Alecta Papadopoulos didnt react to his mouthed words. Perhaps.. unimpressed.
[2017/11/24 13:44] The Trader coughs heavily "Hmm. Well... Moving on. The basics of these elements can be used with the Symbols they represent to bring about effects. Fire could be used to heal, as could water depending on what it was being used to heal. Wind would be used to Tear done a Building, by wearing away at it, Earth could be used to strengthen your own body, making it capable of enduring more." she coughs again "Any Mage worth their salt would be able to conjure any of the Elements, but they will find their own Aura Element better to channel and sustain."
[2017/11/24 13:45] Mark Blake nods taking more notes
[2017/11/24 13:46] Evie tilts her head. "So, like how?"
[2017/11/24 13:47] "Colleen" nods in interest to Evie's question. "And can anyone use magic that way?"
[2017/11/24 13:50] Claire: so how exactly would one heal with water anyway?
[2017/11/24 13:50] Alecta Papadopoulos deemd this may be a good time " Miss. I learned a trick this morning, that may refer to what you are talking of. May I give an example? I will need a clear space"
[2017/11/24 13:54] The Trader: Anyone can be taught about Magic and taught Magic... but not all can Cast it. Some do not have the Talent. However certain things can be used with just the knowledge. This is what the Lessons will be about for this Class. I will also be Teaching Negotiation. Perhaps we can relocate to a new location that is Safer.. The Gym? Hmm. A Little Practical Example might be fine. And If you want private Lessons on Casting i will gladly schedule them...
[2017/11/24 13:54] Claire: hmm, guess i should get some water ready too, just in case eh?
[2017/11/24 13:54] Mark Blake grunts and kicks his chair back heading towards the door " bath room.." is all he says as he heads out
[2017/11/24 13:56] Evie: "Really? We gotta move to the gym so the freak can throw a fireball? Well, nevermind. I guess better there than here." Evie stands up.
[2017/11/24 13:57] Alecta Papadopoulos nodded and stood to go, shooting evie a glare
[2017/11/24 13:57] "Colleen""Colleen" stood nervously, worried as the others looked to the door behind her.
[2017/11/24 13:58] The Trader Nods "It would be safer There then here."
----Relocation to the Gym-------
[2017/11/24 14:00] Evie stands near the fire alarm lever, ready to pull it.
[2017/11/24 14:02] "Colleen""Colleen" walks stiffly in the area, finding a space out of the way.
[2017/11/24 14:02] The Trader looks towards Claire, "Do be ready to put out anything if it gets too bad, I hope she can keep it from burning the Place down..."
[2017/11/24 14:04] Claire does seem somewhat ready "ill get some water ready beforehand" she says before she holds a hand out, water pouring out of her sleeve and hovering into a sphere, building it up to beachball size "there"
[2017/11/24 14:05] Evie grumbles. "Yeah, this couldn't possibly be a bad idea. Where'd Mark go. Can I go look for him?"
[2017/11/24 14:06] Alecta Papadopoulos held a hand forth palm up. At first it stayed there- then the fire flowed up her hand to encase her body like an aura. They even hid the fact her clothes were..not fireproof. The flames flickered over her" if I control, I can shape the fire. and this might help someone not hit me" the flames wickedly blazing
[2017/11/24 14:08] "Colleen""Colleen" looks on, wide-eyed.
[2017/11/24 14:11] The Trader nods recognizing the ability "Be careful to maintain control or it will burn you up.. even if your flesh restores itself.. you can burn from your own Passions." she grins "Were your Clothes.. Fireproofed.. because that could be an issue if not...."
[2017/11/24 14:12] Claire sends a bit of the water over to coat the floor under Alecta to try and keep it from getting scorch marks
[2017/11/24 14:13] Evie frowns a little. "Or it could help someone hit you by giving them a better target... you know, if it were night time or somethin'."
[2017/11/24 14:14] Alecta Papadopoulos was expecting that comment " I cannot be burned. My clothes. Well persians save me" the voice was calm, but some fire and sparks did shoot off from it . The flames shot a few more arcs out mossibly hitting a student, and when they died down, she was nude. Still holding that cold demanour
[2017/11/24 14:15] "Colleen" takes a couple steps back as the sparks fly. She looks up to see the naked form. She hides a smile.
[2017/11/24 14:16] Claire: i could cover you in ice or something if you want
[2017/11/24 14:17] The Trader: I have seen many say the Same. "I Am Flame, i cannot be Burned" It is easy to forget that it is still possible to burn something Faster.. And Starving Flames of Fuel is something that could work against it. Forcing you to use the only Fuel left too you.. your Body.
[2017/11/24 14:19] Alecta Papadopoulos: I have never been burned in my experience. Perhaps I can be. Thank you claire. Miss, May I be excused from class to return to a dressed state in my dorm? I believe I may have given a useful example
[2017/11/24 14:21] EvieEvie flinches a bit as a fire arc shoots above her and just a little to the left. As the flames die down, she inspects the fire freak from head to toe, remaining expressionless.
[2017/11/24 14:21] The Trader shakes her head "You can wait. You can consider it part of the Lesson." She turns and Looks to Evie "Do you think this would be useful for anything beyond combat?"
[2017/11/24 14:24] Claire sends the ball of water over, shaping it a bit around the undead one before freezing it in place as a kind of ice bodysuit "there, better than nothing eh? you dont get cold right?"
[2017/11/24 14:26] "Colleen""Colleen" tries not to stare at Alecta's naked body. 'Good example' she whispers under her breath. She looks a bit disappointed by the coverage of Claire's icesuit.
[2017/11/24 14:26] Evie: "I suppose yeah, fire is useful for lots of things. Warmth, light in the dark, burning away something poisonous, a flare for either signaling or attention grabbing, could probably cook with it. If you're under attack or something it could scare the attacker away. Also, I guess it could be considered a flashy way of getting undressed if the situation calls for it. It'd probably go over big on stage at the Ex-ex-excelsior."
[2017/11/24 14:34] Claire: guess it would work nicely with a fireproof hero suit or something *shrugs*
[2017/11/24 14:34] The Trader nods at Evie "Very good, And how would you deal with someone who came at you like that.. if they were trying to do you harm? Knowing them as they are now.. a Naked Burning person who's running at you screaming bloody Murder."
[2017/11/24 14:35] Alecta Papadopoulos: I would let others handle it. Heroes should."
[2017/11/24 14:35] Alecta Papadopoulos: thank you Claire
[2017/11/24 14:37] Claire: sure, no problem
[2017/11/24 14:40] Evie: "You could either turn alight, and then bluff them, make them think you weren't gonna set them aflame. Or you could set youselfalight as you run screaming and trying to get attention. From what I've seen, most of the villains around here, don't seem to scare away so easily, so a bluff wouldn't be that likely to succeed, but the flame would definitely help grab attention when you needed help. Of course, it might set off some fire alarms too... which would help even more I suppose."
[2017/11/24 14:42] "Colleen""Colleen" "Naked and on fire? Find something to put them out..." Colleen say softly.
[2017/11/24 14:42] The Trader nods "Ok.. i think the time is getting to lunch. Perhaps class should be ended." she takes a deep breath "Ok, Homework.. Claire and Alecta have it already. For the Next Occult Lesson, I want everyone to Research into a Form of the undead. Any of them is fine."
[2017/11/24 14:44] Alecta Papadopoulos: I am researching shadows. They know things.
[2017/11/24 14:44] Claire:Claire: uh, got liches here
[2017/11/24 14:45] EvieEvie blinks. "The undead? I heard someone call Alecta undead. What kind of undead is she?"
[2017/11/24 14:47] The Trader: Alecta Appears to be a Wraith, Thinking on it overnight.. it is also possible that she is a Wight...
[2017/11/24 14:47] Claire:Claire: whats the difference?
[2017/11/24 14:48] The Trader: One is Created by someone or something. The other is a Natural occurrence.
[2017/11/24 14:48] "Colleen": me nods at the instructor's assignment. "So, like zombies?"
[2017/11/24 14:49] The Trader: Yes. Zombies.. or Xombies. If you wish to know the difference.. then the research is to help with that.
[2017/11/24 14:50] Alecta Papadopoulos: I am not sure what type I am. I am bodily, and do retain from decay
[2017/11/24 14:50] Evie smacks her lips, looking Alecta over again. "Very bodily, I would say."
[2017/11/24 14:51] The Trader: Wights tend to stay as they are when they are 'Born' anew.
[2017/11/24 14:52] "Colleen": "Yes, Miss... uh..." she frowns. "What is your name, Miss?" She looks down avoiding looking at the instructor directly. She peeks back up at Evie, then Alecta at the bodily remarks.
[2017/11/24 14:53] The Trader Smiles at Colleen "I am the Trader, But Trader is fine."
[2017/11/24 14:53] The Trader: Or Miss.
[2017/11/24 14:54] "Colleen""Colleen" nods slowly in recognition. "Y-yes, Tra... M-miss Trader." She turns a little red recalling the comment about names at the start of class.
[2017/11/24 14:58] The Trader nods "Class Dismissed, If you have any questions, please stay and ask. Evie, See me for Lessons on Spells if you Wish..."
[2017/11/24 14:59] Evie nods and remains where she is.

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