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Azmuth ([personal profile] whohastimeforthat) wrote in [community profile] cousinsindozens2016-02-18 12:15 pm

[OPEN] A New Wizard, Centuries Old

Who: Azmuth, OPEN
What: Safely away from prying eyes and likely pranksters, Azmuth finally answers the message that keeps popping up on his screens. Say "hello" to a new Provisionary Wizard.
Where: New York, Earth, I guess?
When: Now's good.
Notes: Poking with an AU version of Azmuth because I like AUs and kind of want to play around. It's long for a setup, I know, but that's sort of my style.


Do you want to be a wizard?

The question was ridiculous. Azmuth was a Galvan, empirically the smartest species in the Milky Way, and he was the smartest among his own people, ranking him the smartest being in the galaxy. Just shy of two thousand years old, he was already the leading expert in a variety of sciences including Engineering, Astrophysics, Biology, and Chemistry. He'd even built an entire planet for fun once. Needless to say, he wasn't one for flights of fancy or cluttering his primary brain with nonsense.

But that little question was persistent, the message popping up regularly no matter what data pad or computer screen he was using, with the same two options of Yes or No.

He always closed the message without answering, keeping an eye out for who might be sending it to him. Galvans knew that magic existed but the practice of it was frowned upon in their society. Magic was wild and never followed the rules, the famous wizard Bezel being as flighty as the powers he wielded. Galvans preferred the rigidity and structure of science. It gave them solid footing on their understanding of the universe along with serving as their protector, allowing them to keep technologically ahead of all other races lest they be crushed underfoot.

But Azmuth had always known there was something more out there, something just on the edges of his vision that no one else seemed to see. He didn't want to learn science; he wanted to learn it all. That was what made him exit without a clear answer because he was so curious but didn't want to provide fuel for ridicule from those who already despised him and would jump at the chance to call his expertise into question.

When he chose to leave Galvan Prime to focus on his inventions, he made a stop on a primitive little planet with beings too large pay much mind to a small creature about five inches tall. Perching himself on the branch of a tree, he pulled out the data pad tucked up under his arm and pressed Yes as the message dutifully arrived.

...If this was a joke, it was a darn convincing one.

The manual that appeared was much more in-depth than he could've predicted...not that he'd predicted anything more than a mocking message laughing at his gullibility. Reading the table of contents alone had intrigued him, and the further he read, the more hungry for more he became. Especially considering that a good portion of the concepts hinted at in just the basic overview were mirrored in scientific discoveries his people had made thousands of years ago. It seemed that this "Speech" was magic's answer to science.

Maybe it was an elaborate hoax. If it was, what would be the harm in pursuing it further until he had proof to show anyone else who might have gotten suckered into it? And if it wasn't...

Well, he wanted to know how the universe worked. He needed to know, to understand. Maybe mastering "The Speech" would help him achieve that goal.

So he took the Oath written there.

Within seconds, his name appeared on what he assumed to be a registry of wizards in the "New York metropolitan area"...without him doing anything to add it:

Azmuth
Kennedy Memorial Park
Hempstead, New York
(novice, pre-rating, temporary address)

unfavorableinstigation: Nita Callahan kneeling in the woods, drawing a glowing blue diagram on the ground while reading from a book. (Drawing a Spell Diagram)

Looks good! :D All it needs is entry tags - don't have any preloaded, so feel free to make some!

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-19 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
When Nita got a notification of her own, saying there was a newly-anointed, Pre-Ordeal wizard in need of guidance in the area, she was skeptical. Azmuth wasn't a common name in the least, after all!

And, the Manual added, Azmuth was not an Earth native.

If this is the Powers' answer to Dairine's exchange trip, Nita thought, Then someone's going to get it!

But she went to Kennedy Memorial Park anyway, curious. She notified her family, and Kit, and since it seemed none of the other local wizards had gotten a similar invitation, Nita figured she was on her own this time.

Well, apart from whoever this "Azmuth" was.
unfavorableinstigation: Foresty background (Forest)

Maybe AU prompt, with a separate tag for RP? And one for Azmuth's canon, too.

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-19 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
Nita's eye was keen enough to spot the small alien in the park - not that she was unobservant enough to not have noticed him even without the advanced notice. A froglike creature with a to-scale tablet? Not exactly something non-wizards expected to see in real life.

/Dai Stiho,/ she greeted, in The Speech. Then, remarking more on what Azmuth was saying, she added,
/Worldwalls, huh? I found that stuff when I first got my Manual, too. It's fascinating, really./
unfavorableinstigation: Nita working with a Kernel (Wizardry Is Kid Stuff)

Re: Okay

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-21 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
A cautious approach was good, but Nita herself preferred to do some first-hand experience alongside it.

And while the English was a surprise, somehow Azmuth's translator not knowing The Speech wasn't.

"Yep," she answered, switching back to English for convenience.

"Bit odd your translator didn't catch it, but if wherever you're from-"

She'd let Azmuth fill the blank, there.

"-doesn't know of The Speech conventionally, then there wouldn't be a reason for it to be programmed in."
unfavorableinstigation: Nita working with a Kernel (Wizardry Is Kid Stuff)

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-21 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Nita had to keep from raising her eyebrows: she could have sworn she'd heard of his planet before... Maybe not in a wizardly context, but still.

Oh, so Azmuth hadn't known English his whole life, then. Also impressive.

She sat down near him - taking care to make sure no one was staring awkwardly - to better converse. Then she asked,

"I take it you're something of a linguiphile?"

Or perhaps it was like with Carmela's steganographic gift.
unfavorableinstigation: Nita looking right, holding a book. (I'm In The Book)

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-24 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
Nita took the correction calmly.

"Ah. You're in good company with sorting your specialties, then."

Assuming he wouldn't mind talking with Earth specialists on the subject...

/And you're welcome./

That last part she said in The Speech, so that the translator could pick up on it as well.
unfavorableinstigation: Foresty background (Forest)

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-24 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, I wasn't sure what to do immediately after I took the Oath, either. Aside from, well, study," Nita said, gesturing to Azmuth's tablet.

"But my Ordeal made itself obvious soon enough."
unfavorableinstigation: It is dark, but Nita is inside reading a book. (Reading Indoors)

I want to reference Dairne's "I might as well buy It a hot dog" line, but Nita doesn't know of that!

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-26 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"That's a good idea. Though unless you're going to introduce wizardry to a whole species before it's time, or try to alter the birth of the universe, you've got a pretty wide range of options to choose from."

Nita knew the story behind her's and Kit's, her sister's, Darryl's, and Ronan's, but there wasn't necessarily a reliable pattern; everyone had something unique to characterize their Ordeal, though.
unfavorableinstigation: It is dark, but Nita is inside reading a book. (Reading Indoors)

Re: Pffft.

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-27 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
"Eccentric, maybe," Nita replied.

"Though that's usually used fondly."

She sighed.

"So there's a prejudice afoot. Are you the only... Galvan, wizard?"

The pause was to make sure she was getting the naming of his species right. It'd be terribly rude of her to mess that up!
unfavorableinstigation: Nita's focused expression - looking left (Focused)

What were you planning to have as his Ordeal?

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-02-27 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"That seems to be how it goes, in some circles," Nita said.

She paused, pondering.

"I might know some people who've been in your situation - only wizard of their species, I mean."

Quelt wasn't an option, for obvious reasons.
unfavorableinstigation: Nita smiling, though only the lower half of her face is shown. (Smile (lower half of face))

I know someone who plays Dairine; Want me to joint-ping you two on Plurk?

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-03-07 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
(OOC: She can't say she's not used to it! >:D Fighting beings that exist at least partially out of Time is part of what keeps the Young Wizards-verse running, after all.)

"Now that's a good attitude to have. And you're kinda sounding like my sister there, but I'd have to say yes to that, too."

unfavorableinstigation: Nita looking right, holding a book. (I'm In The Book)

/pats Ping me when you do get to them. ^^

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-03-29 12:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Nita nodded.

"For humans, it seems most of us are able to see the world more clearly as children... and then we lose that connection when we grow up. Some don't, though."

It was far from just a Galvan problem, at any rate.
unfavorableinstigation: Nita looking right, holding a book. (I'm In The Book)

Right. /o

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-03-29 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah. Finding 'your people' is always nice."

Nita didn't expect people to be looking at them - then again, she'd forgotten to put up a wizardry to divert people's attention. Her fault, there.

"No argument. I can show you back to my house even, if you'd like."

Or, if he wanted to go elsewhere, she knew a few places...
unfavorableinstigation: Nita's focused expression - looking left (Focused)

I'll send out the joint ping today, then. ^^

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-03-30 01:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think we'll be able to prevent a scene. Here," Nita said, offering one of her pants pockets before standing and stretching. She wasn't looking forward to having to lie to anyone about Azmuth's presence, least of all to these "Plumbers," but the people at least would naturally disperse without wondering too hard.

Most people wouldn't know a wizardry if it bit them, after all.

Once she was sure there weren't any prying eyes, Nita walked (not teleported) casually home. The opposite of a scene, this one.
unfavorableinstigation: Foresty background (Forest)

Should we keep going to the Callahan household, or stop the thread here/timeskip?

[personal profile] unfavorableinstigation 2016-04-17 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Nita wouldn't mind that.

If Azmuth had spoken up, she could have spelled her pocket into being temporarilly more roomy. As it was, she would still periodically check on him on her way home.

Maybe Kit and her family would have some input on this new scenario.