Archive | January 18, 2011

Magic in Reiassan

The magic in Reiassan parallels the deities. Loosely, it’s divided thus:

Red: War, blood, fire, strength, anger (destruction)

Green: Life, fertility, healing, plants, earth (creation)

Blue: Mind, air, water, breath (chaos)

Very little determined about these so far, but I know:

  • Priests & practitioners are often strongest in one area, to which they’re devoted
  • To be completely focused on one area, or to be in near-perfect balance of the three, are both rare & considered special
  • The area you’re strongest in affects or is affected by you personality/mindset
  • Being in a place strong in your area of focus strengthens your magic (i.e., on/in the water, in the forest, in the middle of war (or by a bonfire)
  • The magic shapes that particular zone

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Weekend Glory and La-De-Da

When I was working at the department store Bon*Ton in the housewares department, I had a co-worker who was concerned about the health risks in… pretty much everything we sold, but for this story, specifically the pans, non-stick, this, that…

So I asked her, well, why not All-Clad?

They’re a bit expensive, aren’t they?

Well, we just buy them scratch-and-dent, and we love the way they work.

And she said, I shit you not, “Well, La-dee-dah, you and your All-Clad.”

This has become an in-joke for us, now, one of the few in our house that doesn’t involve the Simpsons (“that video game with the great digital eyelash rendering,” for example).

So, this weekend, in the middle of a very wonderful trip with E.Mc and Kris, in which we did Christmas (it’s still January, that’s not late), they gifted us (Husband-person, really) with an All-Clad saucepan. La-dee-dah, us and our great weekend!

I love my friends. It’s good to be me.