4_15

posted 20th Feb 2017, 1:08 AM

4_15
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20th Feb 2017, 4:00 PM

Stampar

I'm not sure I've understood.
Her father wants her to master a top tier pyromancy spell before allowing her to start studying actual pyromancy? XD

Talk about parents with high expectations.

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20th Feb 2017, 6:18 PM

GIL

Keyword "focusing"

Azariah is already a mage at that point, and knows some fire magic. But yes, for mostly anyone it would be impossible to learn such an advanced spell at that stage of their training.

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21st Feb 2017, 1:41 AM

Gilrandir

I read it as he was requiring a commitment from her. In other words, if he allowed her to go down that path of study that she would commit not to stop short of mastering that specific spell; not that she had to learn the spell before beginning specialized study.

"We've always been financiers and lawyers in this family. If I let you study high-energy physics, I expect you to complete your Ph.D." Or something like that.

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21st Feb 2017, 3:03 AM

GIL

Yes, I can see how you could read it like that, Gilrandir. It makes a lot of sense.

This is based on a particular scenario that has happened many times to me while playing RPGs. There's always a top-tier game-changing spell that makes you look back and think how much easier your life would have been if you knew it from the beginning. In my mind that would require both an insanely demanding but thoughtful teacher and a prodigious pupil.

As cold as Azarion can be to his daughter, he doesn't really want her to blow up while learning one of the most dangerous types of magic. The seal of Vulcan offers unparalleled fire protection, among other things.

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21st Feb 2017, 5:59 AM

Gilrandir

Well, thanks for clarifying that then. I can understand that, but wouldn't have gotten it from the comic alone.

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21st Feb 2017, 2:10 PM

GIL

Added the word "first" to the last speech bubble by your suggestion. I think it makes a big difference! Thanks for the help.

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