Kurgen: You part ways and return to the embassy. The watchmen are still there and continue questioning everyone who wants to enter or leave the building. Quanire is talking to two of them. When he notices you he gives you a respectful nod. He seems much happier now. He has a hard time hiding a wide grin.
Inside you search for search for the senior dwarves and soon there is a emergency meeting of the council of elders at the hall. Only the higher-ups are present. There is a long moment of silence. Eventually Urgrim, master craftsman and oldest dwarf present, asks: "Well, someone has to say it: Do we dare to bother Baldir?"
Nebul: You are alone with Brandon again. There is not much you can do but stay hidden and wait for your newest ally to return. You analyze the curse the best you can, but now that there is no healing spell to cancel, it has gone back into hiding, so to say. Only because you know where to search and what to look for you find it again, but it is really hard to recognize much deatail now. The camouflage seems to be the result of something that was done to the spell, not an intrinsic property of the curse itself. You wonder when and how the curse was placed on the knight. Was it the moment the lost the hand or later, when you were facing the necromancer? You study the flow of mana that are the curse; At least the part you can make out. It is a complicated structure and you start with searching for familiar patterns. But while your spells consist of different parts that are connected to and interact with each other, you can not find any such connecting loops in this one. It seems to consist of one big structure without any seams or unnecessary dead weight.
It takes a while but finally you recognize something that looks similar to a part of the matrix you use in your little Weaken cantrip. Only it is twisted and modified in a way to fit the other components better, compressed for maximum efficiency. That is why it took you so long to discover it.
[Seems I've been playing to much minecraft lately. Redstone circuits ftw!]
Ross_Varn wrote:Knolli is awesome.