Blessed Elimine, Grant us a Miracle: Tea with Lucius
“Canas! How good to see you again! Oh, do come in, I actually did learn something very interesting!” He sets aside the coat he was mending and dashes to make some tea.
“Oh, so much to tell you—where do I begin? First, it seems one of my orphans has a talent for your brand of…
*Canas reached out and picked up the book Lucius had taken away from the boy* With low level books like this one you don’t have anything to worry about but again its good to have him read things other than books of elder magic. Reading other books will help to keep him sane, well as sane as possible. It has worked for me…mostly.*trails off and stares into space remembering some past memory*
*He snaps back to the present when Lucius sets the books down* That trulyisfascinating! I never knew that a light tome could have the same concept as a dark tome. *He leans in and inspects both tomes* I have never seen a Rezire tome before but I had read about them in one of my books.
I do wonder if we would be able to achieve the same effect with the two different tomes. It would be fun to experiment and find out, but I would need your help for that. Also if it does end up being that way I wonder if light magic and elder magic use two different means to accomplish almost the same goal. This is indeed very facinating! I thank you very much for telling this to me Lucius.
“That is good, then…” he looks down at the boy and smiles. He’s almost done with the book he’d been reading. “My gracious, though, the only reader more avid I’ve met isyou.”
“Oh, we can acheive the same effect!” he says, looking terribly excited. “I’ve done it! I’ve successfully used a Nosferatu for light magic. The main difference between the types of magic is where we draw the power from—you draw yours from knowledge, whereas I draw mine from faith. Oh, I’ve been wanting to tell you of this since I learned of it…and I’m sure Pent will be interested too, but I haven’t heard from him in a while…”
Reading is one of my most loved past times. You get to learn new things and some books will even send you to a new world. I am sure Ray feels the same way I do about books. I bet one day he will be an even more avid reader than I. Ray reminds me so much of myself when I was younger. I am sure you have nothing to worry about with him.
We must inform Lord Pent whenever we run into him! He will be delighted to hear of this new discovery. This is all so fascinating, I am glad I stopped in today!
Lucius, could I bother you to borrow one of your books about light magic or even one of your tomes? I would like to look into this more and see what else I can find.
Lucius chuckles. “Were you that much of a grouch? He’s very much taken after milord in that respect…he’s proud of him, which I’m not sure whether to laugh about or smack him upside the head!” he smiles.
“As for Pent, yes, absolutely! I wonder if Erk knows where he’s gone off to…it really has been some time since I’ve heard from him…
“And of course you can borrow some tomes! I have more spare Lightnings than I can count on one hand…” he jumps up and leads the scholar to his study—a cluttered but overall neat room filled with tomes and staves and herbs and whatever other priestly items he thought he’d need in the orphanage. “Goodness, I just have more sparetomesthan I thought…” he took from the shelf one of each of his tomes—Lightning, Shine, Purge, Divine…a copy of Elimine’s teachings… ”You’re welcome to read the rest of these, of course,” he said, gesturing to some of the more rare and powerful tomes (like the Aura, Luce, and Rezire that he’d aquired over time), “But I’d rather they stayed here…for I’d hate to be without them if something were to happen. I’m sure you understand…”
“I wasn’t quite that grouchy but I always had my nose between the pages of a book.” He chuckled a little. “I feel that taking after lord Raven is a good thing, he may be grouchy but he is kind at heart.”He made a dramatic show of touching his heart as he said this to add to the stereotypical line.
“I have heard that Pent has returned. I think I shall pay him a visit shortly.”
Canas grabbed the pile of books from Lucius taking time to study each of them in turn. “Thank you very much for these. I shall have them back within the month! As for the other books as long as you don’t mind me lounging around the orphanage with a book in my hands it would not bother me to keep them here”
“There are indeed worse people he could take after…” Lucius smiles at Canas’s dramatic presentation of the classic statement. “And of course it doesn’t bother me if you stay and read tomes…so long as you don’t pull Ray any further into Elder magic than he already is!” He chuckles. “Oh, also as long as any spell experiments take place well out of range of milord! Even a Heal staff has been known to knock him right out…” Lucius smiles.
“And yes, Pent is back around…apparently he’s been holed up in a library. I’m glad to see he’s rejoined civilization. I was beginning to worry!”
“Wonderful, absolutly wonderful! I can’t wait to read all of them” He laughed picturing the strong lord Raven collapsing at the use of a simple heal staff. “I’ll be sure to keep well away from lord Raven when I try anything experimental.” He paused for a moment thinking, “It would probably be best if I stayed away from the house as well, just in case things go wrong. Better safe than sorry. As for Ray though, I will not try to pull him any further towards Elder magic but if he asks something I feel obligated to answer him.”
“Ah, I can picture him holed up in some library without a care in the world. It is rather fun to do sometimes.”
Lucius nodded. “Y-yes, that would probably be a good idea too…Raymond would not appreciate having to fix the place up again…
“On one hand, I’d rather Ray not take to Elder magic, but…if that is the path he is destined for, I could ask no better mentor for him than you.
“Oh, I can see you holed up in a library without a care,” the monk smiled. “Alas, I’ve never been able to enjoy such a thing…I’ve never been blessed with the time…” he chuckles. “You know that they say a woman’s work is never done? I’ve come to the conclusion that the work of an extremely effeminite monk isn’t very likely to be done any sooner!”
“I remember a time, before Hugh was here when my wife literally threw me out of the house for blowing up the spare room. She wouldn’t let me in the house for a week!” He laughed at the memory, “From that I’ve learned my lesson to preform experiments away from the house.”
“Thank you for having so much confidence in me, I feel honored. Though I can only guide him I shall try my best to keep him from wandering to far away from our world.”
“I suggest that if you ever do find time in your busy schedule to take the chance to spend even an entire day just reading. It does wonders for stress and mental stability, though your probably in a safe range for being stable. Besides the point. I say just give all of your work to Lord Raven one day and just stay in your study.”