Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,

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Amazing Summer Days [9 Lage 4261]

It’s finished! At last! At a far too long last!


Hairy-Nosed Wombat

That doesn’t look right, does it… no, it’s “Demiurge”, not

And of course there’s no such place as Plong, as far as I

It did take far too long. It could be done in two
weeks … a stronger enchanter could do it in one, I think
… and, given that I can expect a week’s work to fail
about half the time, it should take about four. It took
seven. Mostly bad luck of course. Well, four weeks
of bad luck and one week tossed away for boyfriendly
matters. Not very impressive, but, well, a Zi Ri really
ought to trade on zir natural advantages, shouldn’t zie?

Which, in this case, means (1) time, (2) rich relatives, and
(3) Sustenoc.

Anyways, the Quill Pen of the Hairy-Nosed Wombat Headed
Demonurge of Plong is a quill pen which, by a
straightforward Mutoc Sustenoc Illusidor trickery, lets one
write — without using ink — in whatever colors one

As long as the substance being written on has only a modest
magic resistance, or doesn’t object to being written on.
This journal book, for example, is sentient enough to know
that it should let me write on it.

Ilottat, however, is not sentient enough to know that he
should let me write on him.

And it’s not as if I was doing anything that would get him
in trouble or anything, either. I was just trying to write
“Property of Sythyry” on a part of him which, well, nobody
else is currently particularly interested in. I suppose
technically it’s either his or Ysgwyd’s.

And it’s not like it’s a very strong spell that can’t be
dispelled. It’s power 5. I could spont a Healoc
Illusidor spell to knock it over.

(Actually, that’s a general flaw of this pen, which I should
be careful of. While the color change is permanent, it is
very easy to break, if one should be so inclined.
Things that I want to stay written should be done in real
ink… Though a quick experiment reveals that this journal
resists erasure of the pen’s writing with its full force,
which is a lot.)

But that’s not the amazing thing. The amazing thing is that
Ilottat and I went out on a date.

Now, one might expect that a pair of lovers — even
adulterous lovers, given that the nominally-offended spouse
is fully aware of the situation — would go out on dates now
and then, and nobody would be wholly amazed. But the news
of this date boggled (1) Anoof, (2) Thery, and (3) me.

Ilottat didn’t even catch fire and burn to ashes in the
middle of Muffantando’s. He was quite nervous, of
course. But he did hold my hand in the performance of
Druzatta’s Spare Bird.

Maybe sometime we’ll get to go on a date with me looking
like myself at all.

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