I don’t think anyone will remember but I have introduced Katharina as a “fourth grade magician” waaay back. Does that mean she worked herself up in the meantime? No, not really … the grades are actually just that … a kind of test done by the Guild proving that you can handle magic an a certain level for all schools of magic. Katharina has yet to do this test for grade five – she didn’t have the time and grade four is actually already pretty good for her age. But she is especially skilled in energetics, the magic school associated with healing wounds, among other things. So practically she can do it at grade five level, just not “officially”.

Next week we’ll jump a few weeks and start a new scene somewhere else … it’ll have an explosion!

 

Unrelated: I did a sketch of Halen and Gregor doing the tango. Check it out!

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<the expedition, after the attack>
Eddis: So? What's going on?
Thomas: The lieutenant says we're clear.
Eddis: So NO forsaken?
Thomas: Apparently there were SOME but they all got killed or ran away.
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Chris: Sounds like we do have some forest spirits watching over us.
Thomas: Oh ... you really think?
Chris: No, Thomas, I was joking. Now didn't you get injured? I was just preparing to patch you up.
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Thomas: Oh the boss already did that! I mean "Miss Grauch". It doesn't even hurt anymore!
Chris: Impressive. I wonder if she really did grade five in energetics.
Thomas: Would that be a lot?
Chris: For her age? Yes.
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Eddis: I'm glad she's a good NURSE but did you see how she FREAKED OUT when they attacked? We should have someone with more EXPERIENCE leading this thing. Less EMOTIONAL. Someone like -
Chris: A MAN?
Eddis: I wanted to say "the lieutenant" ... but SURE that works, too.
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Chris: Did you forget the lieutenant IS a woman?
Eddis: She's a Drak, they don't COUNT. But for others it's just how it IS. Men like you and me are just BETTER SUITED for stuff like that!
Chris: ... I can't even describe on HOW MANY LEVELS you are wrong, Eddis.
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Katharina: <shouting> Okay everyone! We'll start moving again in HALF AN HOUR! If someone is still hurt please come to me!
Eddis: ... I figured you'd side with her, NURSE BOY.
Chris: <sighs> ... just do your job Eddis.