poohcarrot wrote:swreader wrote:...that the staff, by his command, is ordered to use magical powers to protect the new owner until such time as the owner can be confirmed as a wizard.
If the staff has orders to protect Esk, why does it cause her pain when Granny tries to burn it?
What would have happened if Granny kept on trying to burn it, would it have killed Esk?
Isn't this suggesting (like other people have) the staff is communicating telepathically with her?
I put this incident down to her basic magical ability being an 8th of an 8th, nothing whatsoever to do with the staff.
Equal Rites wrote: Granny looked.
This was what she saw.
The viewpoint was very high up and a wide swathe of country lay below her, blue with distance, through which a broad river wriggled like a drunken snake. There were silver lights floating in the foreground but they were, in a manner of speaking, just a few flakes in the great storm of lights that turned in a great lazy spiral, like a geriatric tornado with a bad attack of snow, and funnelled down, down to the hazy landscape. By screwing up her eyes Granny could just make out some dots on the river.
Occasionally some sort of lighting would sparkle briefly inside the gently turning funnel of motes.
Granny blinked and looked up. The room seemed very dark.
“Odd sort of weather,” she said, because she couldn’t really think of anything better. Even with her eyes shut the glittering motes still danced across her vision.
“I don’t think it’s weather,” said Hilta. “I don’t actually think people can see it, but the crystal shows it. I think it’s magic, condensing out of the air.”
“Into the staff?”
“Yes. That’s what a wizard’s staff does. It sort of distils magic.”
Granny risked another glance at the crystal.
“Into Esk,” she said, carefully.
Sjoerd wrote:Wizards don´t need staffs to perform magic. However I believe they can store magic in a staff.
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