Jebediahs, on 05 October 2011 - 08:01 PM, said:
Byblos was not amused by the banana trick. The mage was making fun of the librarian's secret guilty pleasure, after all.
"I am interested in a list where I can immediately identify my fellow mages so that I might contact them if I ever have questions concerning their magical specializations."[/i]
"You can read and write, can't you? You are perfectly free to compile such a list yourself, as you can see all the mages listed among the other heroes at the Gallery. With all due respect, my job is to tend to this library, not to act as your personal secretary."
The Metasimian turned his back to the dark mage, taking a sudden interest at rearranging the books in the nearest shelf.
Kadabra, on 05 October 2011 - 08:12 PM, said:
Byblos shook his head.
"Ah, my fellow mage. How are you? I'd come to study necromancy and the undead to make sure the information I gave you earlier today was accurate, but it seems you've discovered my source of information yourself.
So, Byblos, can you give me any information on those two topics? I believe it would be best to be well-read on the subject of undead with one running around the Hall."
"First demonology, now necromancy... I want to reinstate that I am not comfortable sharing information about these dark sides of life, but again, you must know what you could be faced with. There is in fact not just one single way to become an undead, but multiple different ways. It can happen due to a magical curse, a bite of certain undead monsters, or because the higher powers so deem. A myth tell how Helvetia
, the goddess of winter, fell in love with a mortal man. But her love froze the poor man to death. Heartbroken, Helvetia used her divine powers to prolong his life, but the man could no longer feel anything for the goddess. His emotions were as dead as his body. This made Helvetia hate all living things, but her love for the undead remained, and she became the goddess related to the undead and necromancy."
"As you know, the undead cannot be harmed by normal weapons - only those imbued with elemental magic. It was also discovered that things that heal mortal beings reversely hurt the undead. I do wonder, would a Phoenix Essence instantly slay an undead enemy, then?"
volcanicpanik, on 06 October 2011 - 12:38 AM, said:
The librarian scoffed after the insolent ranger. Was he really expecting that Byblos would add his insignificant faction among the houses in power in Eubric?
William Harkenshire silently creeps behind Byblos and whispers into the Metasimian's ear, "You asked me to tell you more about my trade and I have done so, yet you haven't done anything about. This is a "bump" to remind you."
The heroes were beginning to grow a bit too rude to Byblos's taste, but on the other hand he had never been a very social person. He shared his life with the books - at least they didn't talk back at him.