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Re: The Gate
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2012, 01:25:05 PM »

You place all of the crystals in the box, they all fit but there is barely any room left. you shut the box. nothing much seems to be happening.
however when you touch the chrysalis it begins to expand until it is the size of your thigh. but before you can inspect it any further the silver box catches fire with an audible *foom*

"you fail." he said.

that was it. you just killed a baby, were kidnapped, had your pants destroyed and was kidnapped a second time, and now you just failed a DNA test. That was It. You tun around enraged and confused and yell, "what do you mean I failed?" you pick up the the burning box and throw it against the table, it strikes the enormous chrysalis and causes it to catch it on fire. You immediately are mortified at what you have done. but instead of it dying like it should the butterfly begins to hatch, a bright red hue is crawls onto your shoulder.

"you pass. magic is stronger in this room than anywhere else in all realities. nothing can die in here of even in the loophole at all. don't expect anything like that in the near future." he said. " I needed to see if you would be useful in shutting the gate. the gate is our pet name for how the real gods act on the real worlds. they use magic of a calibre that we can only dream of. They have noticed our use of magic, we need someone to shut it. five have already died trying, but if we do not shut the gate, and cut off the gods' influence this world and all of us with it will be destroyed. You can keep the butterfly, by the way. You seem to have a double speciality, fire and fauna. that will be useful."

he places his hand on the wall and a portal appears. we can travet through the gate if we use this room, you must shut the gate from the outside, the magic there is much more powerful, anywhere inside, even here, the direct source does not have enough background magic.

sorry duck, I just finished kaseke's. but yours would have worked too
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« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2012, 02:03:35 PM »

Ask the man more about your magic and how to use it. Then ask where the gate leads to.
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« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2012, 02:26:10 PM »

It works differently for all people, but try letting the wish for something to happen envelop you and the releasing it, that is usually all there is to it. you aren't creating magic, you use the background existence of it, so magic is much stronger in some places than others. as for the gate, on the other side it looks a lot like this world, but the magic is stronger, and you will encounter creatures that survive because of that, and of course there will be gods, not like the weak, local sort that you encountered when entering this world. but much stronger, there are no firsthand accounts, but it is rumored that they are in many cases not as intelligent is it may seem and are brutish to no end.

I suppose you'll be needing these, he says, handing you a pair of jeans. they are much too big and you are about to ask for new ones when the thought occurs to you, you try to gather magic, and touch your pants, they immediately shrink to fit you perfectly.

he hands you a sandwich and says, off you go. that's lunch, but try to be back for dinner., you should be able to make a portal fairly easily.
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« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2012, 02:54:36 PM »

Wait, what was the deal with the art deco building, and the mud building, and the blocky building, and what's with the light from the sky, and the glowing crack in the ground, and gods, and did you meet one earlier? I'm so confused by this, and I keep waiting for answers, but they don't seem to be coming. Is this what you're trying to do to the reader? I mean, that would be cool if you're trying to make the reader feel the same confusion and hopelessness that the character is feeling at first, but I don't understand and I feel like you've explained something but I don't know what you explained. Sorry, I know you just want to tell the story, but I just don't get what's going on here.
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« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2012, 03:01:54 PM »

all of those were entirely different story possibilities. it branched with each choice. you'll see them again. and no that was not a god. As of yet I don't know who the hobo is.
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« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2012, 03:03:35 PM »

Okay, then. I guess my game must have been like that at first, since I didn't know any of the details of the storyline yet for the first few pages.
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« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2012, 03:05:13 PM »

I had a couple of stories developing in mind, they all revolved around the gods and the gate though
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« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2012, 03:06:29 PM »

Well, then. Eat your lunch, and try to find a portal to your own world... ? Or ask about how to make one?
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« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2012, 03:15:12 PM »

"go ahead and try", he says

you try to gather as much magic as possible, you assume that squinting and grimacing helps the process. he laughs but you are about as concentrated as you can be.

you touch the wall, thinking, portal home, portal home PORTAL HOME!

a portal pops up, it is clouded with purple you exuberantly step through. but you emerge on the other side of the cave. they've sealed this reality off. they don't want any more magicians. it's been like that for ages. We don't know how you came in, but it wasn't normal. It's said that there are some who have even stronger magical abilities and control than the gods but until now there is no evidence that they exist.

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Re: The Gate
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2012, 04:32:53 PM »

ooc:

Which pantheon of gods are we talking about, now? Greek? Roman? Norse? Probably Greek, right?
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« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »

read above.

they are not ant specific gods. they are called that because they can manipulate things in god-like ways but are neither wise nor kind nor probably intelligent. essentially they are not the sort of people anyone in their right ming would worship.
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Re: The Gate
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2012, 04:38:02 PM »

Ah, like Bel-Shammaroth!
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« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2012, 04:38:46 PM »

what is that?
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« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2012, 04:42:36 PM »

You don't remember? From The Colour of Magic, where Twoflower visits the friendly and inviting temple of Bel-Shammaroth, the Soul-Eater?
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« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2012, 04:44:55 PM »

oh... now i remember

back on topic plz now
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