Examination in Formal Enchantment [22 Lage 4261]
That didn’t go terribly well.
“You are to enchant a device which protects the memories
of the wearer from modification. It must be unobtrusive.
What physical object is best for this? Why?”
Gah. Birkozon loves mind control, so I’m pretty sure he
doesn’t like this enchantment much, so it ought to be in his
preferred shape, like a helmet. That’s a nice protective
shape. So Hren Tzen gets the substance … um … a
porcelain helmet? What good is that? And how
unobtrusive is someone gonna be wearing a Khtsoyis-smooching
porcelain helmet? Sheesh.
I settled on making a charm consisting of a porcelain helmet
in a blob of amber. Amber being a material that neither god
has any particular care for one way or another, as far as I
now. Also it is something that will be easy enough to embed
a bit of porcelain in, and will protect it from getting
knocked around and breaking a very expensive magic item.
But of course amber is a nice golden color, which Birkozon
favors and Hren Tzen doen’t particularly favor.
It might actually work, especially if you bathed the amulet
in arctorieth incense or something. But one big part of
what I wrote was utterly wrong.
Then immediately after that exam, a session with
Prof. Wynge. Who seems to be under the misimpression that I
am, oh, actually interested in nendrai. That I want
to know all about the different subspecies and the history
of when they got created and all sorts of little fussy
I’ve got to stuff the likes and dislikes of 7+12 gods into
my head, but that’s for Enchantment, which at least I want
to do. Or at least ~mother~ wants me to do, and it’s a
decent enough job, and kind of a family tradition.
I don’t care about nendrai. I’m under orders to learn about
them. That’s not the same thing … I’m not a Cani