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997795 No. 997795 ID: eedbeb

A short quest set in the world of this comic: https://tippler.itch.io/stay-inside

Will contain disturbing situations but no sexual content.
288 posts omitted. Last 100 shown. Expand all images
No. 999208 ID: b1b4f3

I think it's because it was created in the Magic dimension and then transferred over. Matter created by a Magic in the Magic Dimension carries no curse, and can be freely reshaped in the mortal world.

Something to verify with your parents!
No. 999213 ID: 094652

Ask about the stars. Are they an exomaterial not found on the magical plane?
No. 999217 ID: afe7de

Definitely ask about the stars, see if you need to take the rings back because you fucked up too hard.
No. 999236 ID: 59e709

Do ask if Grouch has to eat sapient mortals or if any animal is good.
No. 999264 ID: eedbeb
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The other Magics, now used to your coming and going, don’t gather to hear your story, which is disappointing. You find your parents and tell them about your recent mission.

“—And then I got the idea to make them cool rings and I used my gold star but then I couldn’t find any curses when I was done.”

Your parents give you matching doubtful looks.

You vibrate with frustration. “It’s true!”
No. 999265 ID: eedbeb
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“I believe you.” your mother says carefully. “But that shouldn’t be possible. Part of the original rules of Magic is that anything we make has to have a drawback.”

“But since we made the stars in our dimension, they might not get affected by the physical world's rules.” your father comments. After his words sink in, he bobs his head excitedly. “This could be a loophole.”

“There must be limitations.” your mother says. “The stars are created when multiple Magics come together as a community, which is unusual. Also, making two communication rings is fairly simple, maybe you can't use stars to do large tasks."
No. 999266 ID: 0fbdcd

Report to the magic laboratory, or wherever people test run their ideas. Let's play with the red star. Can we try to intentionally curse it?
No. 999272 ID: 031458

I will try to do something GRAND with the red star then.
THEN we shall know!
No. 999287 ID: 4646ad

Look for other creative Magic’s, experiment!
No. 999298 ID: eedbeb
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>Go to the Magic Laboratory and experiment
Unfortunately, labs are a very mortal invention. Your parents seem politely intrigued by your story, but you’re not sure the other Magics would care about enough about stars to mobilize the interest to make more.

You’ll be able to test the extent of your red star’s power once you’re summoned again, but for now it’s only useful as a pleasing cosmetic item.
No. 999299 ID: eedbeb
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Your parents drift away while you contemplate your options. Do you:
-Check in on Emma and Jo
-Tell the elders about the stars
-Plan a community activity
No. 999300 ID: 031458

Emma and Jo can contact you easily now if they need to, so no need to baby sit.
Don't bother telling the elders until you know the stars full power. You need to test on something bigger...

Lets organize a community event. Make some stars.
What about a comedy competition? Have everyone gather around and see who can tell the best jokes?
Anyone even remotely funny is sure to get some stars thrown their way.
No. 999301 ID: 0fae41

Tell the elders. Maybe they've heard some stories by being around the block.
No. 999303 ID: afe7de

community event! I like the idea of a comedy event to win the coveted GREEN star.
No. 999320 ID: b1b4f3

Tell the elders. They'll be better at organizing the community anyway.
No. 999367 ID: eedbeb
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>Community Activity

You have the most ingenious idea: a comedy competition! Magics can volunteer to get on stage and subject themselves to the attention of their peers, which is a Magic’s favorite thing. You’ll have to prepare some jokes yourself, of course, but first you have to get everyone together and tell them the plan.
No. 999368 ID: eedbeb
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>Tell the elders

The elders would be the perfect Magics to help you organize this event. There are three elders, including the one you talked to earlier. Who would you like to visit first? How do you convince them to help you?
No. 999378 ID: afe7de

Let the one you met before know what you found, if he remains unconvinced, tell him if your experiment works you might have a way to make it easier for Magic’s to find each other when summoned, it’ll take some experimenting but might be more useful than expected.
No. 999379 ID: 031458

Also, you know this will be FUN which would be a good change from the general AIMLESSNESS of this unplace.
No. 999385 ID: 23e313

Tell your aunt we plan to stage a comedy session and as a way of farewell to her for when she leaves.
No. 999426 ID: eedbeb
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>Talk to your distant aunt

You find the elder where you left her, rotating aimlessly in space. You greet her and show off your red star.

“Are you using gendered pronouns now? I may be your great aunt but I fathered many children as well. I don’t particularly care how you think of me, but some of the others are touchy about the subject.” your aunt notes.

You hadn’t even noticed you’d changed. It must have happened after the visit to Gruoch.
No. 999427 ID: eedbeb
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You tell her about the stars and your plan for a comedy show.

“It could be a farewell celebration for you too since you’re going to retire soon.” you beam. “And these stars could help us make Magics more popular, and then more babies can happen!”

The elder sighs. “I like the quaint mortal idea of having fun, but I’m not sure these stars are a good idea. They may not cause curses, but there could be other side effects. You should wait to see what happens to your summoner before we make anymore.”
No. 999429 ID: e5b672

Hmm, perhaps there is wisdom here. Nothing wrong with making stars I think, but perhaps you should wait to use them until you've seen the rings you made in action for a little while. Ask if your aunt would be okay with the comedy show if you promised not to use the stars until you were confident they were safe.
No. 999437 ID: afe7de

Maybe she's right. Well it's too bad you already scheduled it for in a few hours. You'll just tell the other magics to not make anything with the stars until we find out more.
No. 999466 ID: b1b4f3

Sure, you can wait before making more star-items. Magics live a very long time. Gathering more stars is safe though!
No. 999496 ID: 031458

Yeah but good science depends upon sample size! I want to be thorough.
Besides, I've already scheduled it.
Pleeeeeeeease? *Break out the puppy dog eyes*
No. 999522 ID: eedbeb
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The elder has a point that the stars could be dangerous, but you still want to try your red star the next time you’re summoned to be thorough. You break out your finest, cutest puppy dog eyes.

“We can still have the comedy show, right? I won’t use any of the stars that get made from it, we can give them out as prizes.” you plead.
No. 999523 ID: eedbeb
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“I appreciate your promise, young one, and I will set up the stage here. You tell the other two ancients to get everyone together.” the elder says.

“Oh thank you!” you say. This is going very well. Which elder do you talk to next?
-Scrunch face
-Tired and old
No. 999524 ID: afe7de

Talk to scrunchie!
No. 999545 ID: eedbeb
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You have to travel for a twisted hour to reach Scrunchy, who’s definitely the weirdest elder. They choose not to talk or emote most of the time, preferring isolation rather than the company of their fellow Magics.

If you can get Scrunchy to come to the show, everyone else would show up for the sheer novelty of seeing the elder.
No. 999554 ID: afe7de

Magic yourself a lasso and just drag scrunchie with you while telling him jokes to practice your material, if he doesent respond that just means you have to try HARDER.
No. 999560 ID: 23e313

Tell scrunchy that you admire it very much!
No. 999568 ID: b1b4f3

Try scrunching up your own face!
No. 999578 ID: 031458

You could tell all your fart jokes.
No. 999587 ID: eedbeb
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“Hello Scrunchy!” you say cheerfully. “I’m planning a fun event and I was wondering if you could help me.”

No response.

“I admire you very much. Er, even though we haven’t ever talked, I liked your story about how you made that one guy a zombie after three days and which started a religion that caused untold destruction for centuries.”


You decide to resort to psychological warfare by scrunching up your own face.
No. 999588 ID: eedbeb
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Eternity passes, but this far away from the other Magics, eternity is approximately five minutes. You can tell Scrunchy is getting annoyed.

The elder finally snaps. “Go away child! And stop imitating me.”

“Come to my show. You can tell funny jokes.” you say promptly.

“No. I don’t want to be summoned by accident.” they say.
No. 999589 ID: afe7de

what If I promised to stick next to you and take your place if a summoning occurs? Then you don't have to worry about being accidentally summoned!
No. 999595 ID: 23e313

Dude, no one remembers your name and using magic is outlawed, chill.
No. 999601 ID: b1b4f3

By accident? Is that possible?
No. 999629 ID: 80b336

Your so pretty!

I promise to Dive into any portals forming!
No. 999631 ID: ce39da

"If you don't want to get summoned, why haven't you moved on?"
No. 999644 ID: eedbeb
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You bump against Scrunchy reassuringly. “Don’t worry, summonings aren’t very common anymore and if you haven’t been summoned for a while, the mortals shouldn’t remember you either.”

They lower their head and don’t meet your eyes. “It’s still possible.” they say.

“Why don’t you move on if you don’t want to be summoned?” you ask.

Scrunchy looks vaguely embarrassed. “I find the idea…unethical.”
No. 999645 ID: eedbeb
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You’re not too sure how that’s possible, but you don’t want to press the elder if it makes them uncomfortable.

“I will take any portal that forms while you’re at the show.” you promise. “It will be very safe and you’ll have a good time.”

“Very well.” the elder says. Scrunchy follows you back to where you left your great aunt.

You’ve convinced enough elders for the comedy show. Do you:
-Prepare your jokes
-Greet attendees
-Check in on a mortal (Jo, Emma, the mole, or Gruoch)
No. 999646 ID: b1b4f3

Check on Emma.
No. 999647 ID: afe7de

You promised not to use the stars you got from this so it’s okay to check on Jo or Emma
No. 999660 ID: eedbeb
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>Check on Emma

You pull up the Magic TV to make sure your delicate killing machine is in fine working condition. Sure enough, Emma is suffocating a lizard on her nimble wrist, spit frothing up around her bitten forearm. You can sense the ring is on a finger that’s down the lizard’s throat.

It’s been four days in mortal time, and since Emma is still alive and you haven’t had to write any stern notes to other Magics, you assume your creation has it under control. This makes you very proud of your craftsmanship.
No. 999661 ID: eedbeb
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As you watch Emma eat the body, you hear the swell of voices as Magics arrive at the impromptu stage and microphone the elders have set up. Most of the conversation sounds pleasant, if indifferent to the art of a good joke.

You put away the TV once your parents arrive.

“You’ll be going up there and telling jokes then?” you father says with an encouraging smile.
No. 999667 ID: 031458

Oh definitely. Though I would like to watch a couple people first to get a feel for the room. I'm kinda new at this.
No. 999672 ID: bc7042

Oh yeah, definitely, quick contact Jo and ask for some jokes you’re actually very bad at it. Or maybe the brainwashed boyfriend material dude?
No. 999675 ID: 23e313

Why not both?
No. 999695 ID: eedbeb
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“Oh yes, for sure.” you say. Crap, you should have come up with some jokes instead of watching Emma kill people, you’re totally unprepared. Hopefully you can watch a few other Magics before it’s your turn.

Your form almost shatters when you hear your great aunt calling for you. She ushers you up to the stage.

“Since this was your idea, you can go first.” she says. You are going to die.
No. 999696 ID: eedbeb
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You need help, and fast. Jo probably has some jokes right? Mortals are funny, have to be or else they get depressed. Shit, everyone is watching you…

“Excuse me for a moment.” you tell the assembled Magics. You bring back the TV and quickly find Jo who is MAKING OUT WITH THE FUCKING MOLE.

You scream, loud and shrill. “Stop kissing! Stop kissing right now!!”

Jo and the mole separate like a pair of opposing magnets. “What the fuck?” Jo says. “Dude, don’t reveal yourself when I’m with other people!”

“I cursed him, it doesn’t matter—“

“You what—“

“I’m what—“ the mole says, horrified.
No. 999700 ID: 23e313

"I made sure you don't have mole...cule of self-control around her. Your boyfriend will probably kill you with an iron...ny bat!"
No. 999703 ID: 8fb3ba

Do magic die? Because you are dying up there.
Try to remember a joke your mom or dad told you that you thought was funny. They'll probably laugh along if you tell it and that's better than no laughs.
No. 999705 ID: bc7042

You know, originally I was worried that this was going to be really bad but then I realized you were magic and if anything this will be a good thing, getting her to not want to summon you again because now she’s worried about what you are manipulating in her life, just shrug it off and ask for help with jokes. She summoned you for help with problems you can bother her for something stupid simple like this, right?
No. 999708 ID: 031458

Also his curse only kicks in when she dies so- HAH NO TIME TO EXPLAIN TURN THAT SHIT OFF

"Heh, mortals and their mouth parts amirite? When were around they use them to make perfectly good screams, but as soon as you leave them alone they start sucking on each other. I pop into a room hearing moaning and wet expecting to see a wild animal chewing on the delicious innards of a dying man. You ever seen that? That's a good time right there. But I get there and what do I see? The wild animals were the mortals all along."
No. 999713 ID: 0fae41

Nevermind, everything is working as intended.
You'll just have to improvise on your own.
...What's the deal with magic plane food?
Why's it so crowded in this plane anyway? You'd think that in an endless inky abyss, it'd be easier to a-VOID people! Get it?
No. 999714 ID: b1b4f3

Yeah you cursed him so that he'd have a compulsion to join the mob as a hitman. Become a whack-er-mole.
And you cursed her too. She'll be compelled to travel to Japan, so she'd be an East-er bunny. (or some other country that makes sense here)

NOW DANCE, MORTALS. Dance for our amusement!
If they actually do it, go "why are you doing what I tell you, isn't that backwards?"
No. 999741 ID: eb1fcc

"Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven was a registered six offender!"

"Why don't vampires need condoms? They need permission to come inside!"
No. 999763 ID: eedbeb
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“Don’t worry about it, it was just something quick to make you fall in love with Jo so she’d cheat on her boyfriend.” you explain.

The mole starts sobbing into his paws. Jo slides off the bed and approaches your view.

“Why would you be such an asshole?” she says. “I thought we had a good deal going on—“


“I don’t fucking know, try to do puns or something!”

You rack your brains and address the crowd. “Why’s it so crowded in this plane anyway? You’d think in an endless abyss it’d be easier to a-VOID people.”
No. 999764 ID: eedbeb
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No. 999765 ID: eedbeb
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“It didn’t work! They’re just staring at me.” you howl.

“Okay, okay, calm down, uh, try sex jokes, like ‘why do vampires need condoms’?” Jo says.

You can’t deal with this. “No way! Mortal sex is gross, think of something else.”

“Jesus Christ, I’m not a comedian, you can’t ask me to come up with jokes. I don’t even know what you Magics think is funny!”

The mole is still crying and Jo looks furious. If you tell another bad joke you’ll never be able talk to your parents again out of embarrassment. What do you do?
No. 999767 ID: 094652

Switch gears and try sketch comedy!
Play pool, then have a 10,000 pound steamroller crash through the board and scream "did somebody order a corner pocket of pizza?"
No. 999781 ID: 031458

Welp nothing to do but run I guess.

Use the power of the RED STAR and punch yourself into the mortal realm through the viewing portal without being summoned.

Tell the Mole the negatives of curse won't affect him so long as Jo lives, and then take your leave.

Realize that you probably have No way back home just a little too late.
No. 999784 ID: 0fae41

Slapstick. Make something funny happen to the mole!
No. 999799 ID: 23e313

Perform the greatest joke of all: a magic that feels bad for causing so much unduly misery.
No. 999804 ID: eedbeb
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>Slapstick and sketch comedy

You draw on your meager power supply and manifest a steamroller which you ride into the back of the stage, destroying the flimsy set.

“Did somebody order a pizza?” you bellow, and then let the steamroller flatten you into a circular sheet.
No. 999805 ID: eedbeb
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The crowd starts to laugh and then erupts into applause that generates a flurry of green sparks. You survived.

“I’m next.” Scrunchy says, and nudges you off the stage. You take the TV with you and slither to the edge of the crowd. Nobody is looking at you anymore. Everyone is excited to see what Scrunchy has to say.

The elder taps the microphone and takes a deep breath.

“I regret causing so much suffering.” they say.
The audience howls with laughter.
No. 999806 ID: 124d4d

And in that moment Scrunchie was attempting to be summoned but you hop in instead.
No. 999807 ID: 23e313

Use the red star to do your best Karl Marks impersonation!
No. 999808 ID: b1b4f3

That was probably the truth. Poor Scrunchy.
Ask what they did!
No. 999813 ID: 23e313

I realized I mispelled Karl Marx. Apologies.
No. 999818 ID: eedbeb
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You’ve heard a few of Scrunchy’s stories, mostly from other Magic’s now that you think about it. They were a very popular magic back in the old days, spending more time in the mortal world than home until they became a recluse.

You want to learn more and you clamor with the crowd for Scrunchy to continue.

“Most of you have heard,” Scrunchy gulps and you see tears creeping out of their eye. “That I am very old. That I was brash when I was first summoned. And that the mortals referred to me as God.”

There’s some cheering, but it’s halfhearted and confused.

“I flooded the world. I killed sons and daughters. But the worst part was that I created converts and missionaries who spread the word of me as something to be revered.”
No. 999820 ID: eedbeb
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“And the lie I taught them was that there was a heaven! That they have something to hope for after death instead of the doom that awaits! There are still some that pray to me when they are sick or dying. I hear every one.”

The Magics aren’t laughing anymore. There’s some nervous muttering and the Magics on the edge of the crowd start to leave.

“My predecessors made the rules which we must follow, concerned that the mortals would take advantage of our power. They made the wrong choice.” Scrunchy continues.

As the elder speaks, tendrils of red start to wrap around them. Someone is already trying to summon Scrunchy! You race towards the stage, shove Scrunchy out of the way, and manage to take the portal in time.
No. 999821 ID: 7adb7d

Wink to Scrunchie and mentally prepare yourself for what is probably going to be an extremely stressful summoning.
No. 999825 ID: 094652

"Ow my continuity."
No. 999827 ID: 23e313

Wait, I'm confused, wasn't misery and terror %100 neccesary to power magic up?

Eh, screw it. Let's perform whatever task we are told to do while increasing the world's KINDNESS and WELL-BEING.

Fuck the goverment.

The magic one, that is.
No. 999847 ID: 33dd48

No. 999867 ID: eedbeb
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What surprising insight from Scrunchy! You knew that you had to cause TERROR and MISERY when you did your business in the mortal world, but not that the rules were because of some crotchety Magics who were long retired. You agree that they made a bad decision and resolve to attempt to increase KINDNESS instead.

There might be limits to what you can do, since you get part of your power from negative emotions, but you’re still omnipotent, stupid guidelines or not. You wonder if there will be consequences at home.

You mentally prepare yourself for whatever poor sap has summoned you.
No. 999868 ID: eedbeb
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“Oh, it’s you.” Gruoch says, clutching a bucket of vomit to her side where she’s slumped against a nondescript wall. “When I was praying for this migraine to stop, I wasn’t planning on summoning anyone.”

She wipes her mouth and sighs. “Mind explaining why you’re using so much power on me? My anti-Magic curse is driving me nuts.”
No. 999870 ID: b1b4f3

Tell her you don't know what she's talking about, you never used your powers on her.
God, this has something to do with the rings, doesn't it? See if you can investigate her somehow.
No. 999872 ID: b348d4

Ask if flicking her head off again will make the migraine stop. Also, you can’t explain why but it might narrow it down if she describes the effects in more detail.
No. 999874 ID: 05a2ab

Check your magic connections with her and see if you really are using magic on her, also check where you are, are you still in the bunker?

Don’t offer to knock off her head, maybe scan her and see if there’s something you can do to alleviate the headache. If she asks why you are being nice just say you made her suffer enough when you tried to kill her twice. Consider it a freebie.
No. 999880 ID: ecd7fb

Oh hey it’s the cursed rat, yeah we got nothing to do with ya this time but sure we can remove the headache. Tell her that your currently bumbling around the idea of changing up how magic works, messing with the status quo. God’s kinda tired of hearing everyone’s prayers, thinking it might do good to make em come true.
No. 999881 ID: 031458

I'm not. I was instructed not to mess with you nor throw you into the sun.
What's more, today I need to attempt "Kindness".
I'll check what's going on with you, bare with me.

Bring up a window about Gruoch that displays thier current status. All effects on them magic and otherwise. I want to see what boobs and curses they have, and how they are linked.
No. 999897 ID: 99cd0c

Annoy her until her negative emotions fuel you enough, after that.....

Resurrect her children.
No. 999900 ID: 094652

... Well, kindness to some and terror and misery to others. Dependent on context.
Keep the Balance in check and all that. For instance...
Half-formed zombie children. See if she's willing to eat them again just to stay immortal.
No. 999901 ID: eedbeb
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“I ain’t done shit.” you say. “I’m nice now.”

Gruoch starts to laugh and then heaves into her bucket. “Right, and you just happened to be the Magic who was summoned before my headache started.”

You sigh and squint at the rat. Your mom’s curse is recognizable, and you see several others churning against each other. The anti-Magic one is squirming like an impaled slug. None of them are yours, and you can’t see anything in there that isn’t hundreds of years old.

“I don’t know what’s wrong but it’s not me.” you repeat. “I can try to fix it, if you want.”
No. 999902 ID: eedbeb
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“Yes, by taking my head off again.” Gruoch sneers.

“I said I was nice now! I’m not gonna follow the rules and that means being KIND instead of a jerk that makes my summoner cheat on her boyfriend. If you want me to fix it tell me what’s wrong.”

Gruoch groans and rubs her forehead. “It’s a simple curse. It gives me a very motivational migraine whenever a foreign Magic is trying to affect me. The longest it’s ever lasted before was a day. At this point I’m ready to do anything to make it stop, including killing your summoner.”
No. 999903 ID: b1b4f3

Well if the anti-Magic curse is reacting to something you can't detect, and it happened right after you were summoned the last time, then it's probably something related to Joanne. Maybe she's using the rings wrong?

Here's a simple experiment we can do. Take the red star and just put it close to Gruoch's head. See if the anti-magic curse reacts to it, even if you don't turn the star into anything.
No. 999904 ID: fd7fd1

Ah, I think I get it. She’s keeping track of magic use in the city, we gave the fox the ability to avoid detection, she’s actively trying to figure out stuff in the city, and because of this is suffering adverse effects. Tough shit she’ll have to just deal with it.
No. 999909 ID: 99cd0c

Maybe we can turn the curse into a tangible concept and extract it safely from her body.
No. 999914 ID: 031458

>including killing your summoner
Don't be like that. I'm being legit.

Let's start with something simple.
Remove their ability to feel pain. This is inherently both a blessing and curse so it shouldn't break the taboo or need star power. It also prevents you from having to tamper with moms curses just yet.

It won't kill the lightheadedness or nausea of a migraine either, but the rat will be less debilitated.

Mention that she actually summoned "god", but god sent you instead.
No. 999920 ID: eedbeb
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“You haven’t though.” you say, a hint of a threat in your tone.

“Of course not, you didn’t give us good information and nobody’s reported her yet.” Gruoch sighs. “Go away if you aren’t going to be useful.”

The rat falls silent and you take a moment to think. You’re sure that you didn’t do anything to Gruoch when you made Emma, but maybe this is some bizarre side effect of creating the rings. You’ll have to take them back from Jo and Emma when you get the chance.
No. 999921 ID: eedbeb
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While you’re here, you’d like to do something to help Gruoch. The simplest solution would be to dull her pain, but funnily enough one of the curses has already beaten you to it.

You need to extract the anti-Magic curse, which is understandably impossible. You grit your teeth and start trying to drag the wiggly thing out of her body.

Your form shakes and you imagine the curse as a particularly stubborn kidney stone that you’re pulling out of the rat’s stomach. It’s mentally uncomfortable and not effective.

“Don’t hurt yourself.” Gruoch says. The rat looks taken aback by your strained face.

You gasp and slump back to the floor. You can’t remove the curse directly. Do you:
-Leave the curse
-Use your red star
-Fuel your curse undoing with a lot of excruciating murder
No. 999922 ID: b1b4f3

Using the star might make things worse. You promised not to use it until you saw what the rings did, anyway.
Lots of murder to get the power would mean going back on your decision to stop being a jerk.

So "leave it" is the right choice here, though I wonder if we can't do something else? Instead of undoing the curse, maybe you can just weaken its pain a little? Or put it to sleep for a little bit, or put HER to sleep for a little bit? Not sure if that would count as a curse. Heck maybe you can just fetch her some medication. Stealing it is fine.
No. 999936 ID: 0fae41

Stick around, because you're going to be useful. You could make a clone of her and transplant all the bits of her except the anti-Magic curse onto the still-living other body. Still, that leaves the mystery of why the curse is going off in the first place. What other magics are active, and what are they doing right now? Did they pull some sort of massive effect that rewrote reality? Is the migraine actually our Emma, waiting to burst out of her skull and kill her?
No. 999950 ID: 031458

Is there anyone i could kill that would make the world a better place to do so?
List the names. They will fuel the power.
No. 999953 ID: 99cd0c

What if we fuel the curse removal by causing a world wide spook! (not a panic, just a spook)

Otherwise let's leave the curse for now.
No. 999954 ID: 8750b5

Have her open up to her many existing mental traumas from the horrible choices she made in life and use the grief to fuel the removal.
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