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[Show] The best magic show you'll see all year, guaranteed!

Post by Reyn » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:57 am

A makeshift stage stood at the edge of the plaza, made of old crates and soapboxes with a few slabs of plywood layered over the top for a slightly more even surface. The edges were covered in thick purple fabric, embroidered with tiny gold stars that were quickly becoming undone due to years of use. There was a table onstage (or maybe just another soapbox) that was covered in the same fabric and held a few rather strange items: a leather-bound book, a stack of metal cups, a (blunt) dagger, a pack of cards, and a silver coin. It was likely that the 'table' contained a few more items under the purple cloth, but the audience couldn't see that... probably because there wasn't anyone watching yet.

The set-up had been there for just under an hour, and people were largely ignoring it. Nobody had even gone up to steal the items from the table, whicn was very odd. Some people had caught sight of a woman occasionally visiting the stage to check up on things and make a few adjustments, but nobody really had any idea of what it was. Was it a stage, as it seemed to be? Was it some kind of temporary art exhibit? Hell, was it an experimental 'pay-what-you-want' storefront? Nobody knew, and nobody really cared. They had other things to worry about, it seemed.

Then, the woman returned.

Well, I say 'returned' as if she had left the stage and come back, but she had just crawled out from under the table. By the looks of things, she seemed to have been under there a while. After a brief check of all the items on the table, including a very thorough examination of the pack of cards, the woman walked to the front of the stage. She cleared her throat loudly.

"Hello, fine people of Azuria!" Her voice was loud, but not quite at the level of shouting "I welcome you, one and all, to the greatest show this kingdom has ever seen if I do say so myself. My name is the Great and Wonderful Marissa... but you can just call me Marissa to save time, if you wish. After all, my name is synonymous with greatness and wonder, as you're all soom to find out~!".

Oddly, as Marissa spoke, a crowd started to gather. A number of passers-by seemed enchanted, or at least somewhat intrigued by this strange magician, and it wasn't long before a group of them was standing at the foot of the stage. Marissa took note of this, grinning smugly to herself at the ability to capture an audience. Either her show was very interesting already, or she was cheating somehow. Or, you know, people were just curious about the fancy woman who crawled out from under a table.

"Well, then!" Marissa clasped her hands together "Without further ado, let's get on with the show~!".
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Re: [Show] The best magic show you'll see all year, guaranteed!

Post by MayonnaiseSupreme » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:14 am

Between the legs of the crowd, a sparkly and rainbow-glittering white thing squeezed itself to the front, a big green wizard hat sitting on its tiny head.

The size of a cat, it was a little wyrm. A hatchling from anyone who knew the sight, it's wings tucked at its side. Big pearly eyes glared around with a grumpy tone, before it's reptile snout angled up to spy the woman on stage, a loud huff being released from its nose!

"The Ah-ley-oh no remember approve show." The dragon spoke with the voice of a little child. "Huuuu! Greaterful Malisalisa skip the demo-graphic process!"

The crowd of course would ignore the thing, it's voice most likely only audible to the magician due to the sheer proximity of the wyrmling, the critter opening up it's mouth to chomp onto some of the purple fabric, and give it a good chew.

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Re: [Show] The best magic show you'll see all year, guaranteed!

Post by Shinigami » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 am

Kol stands at the back of the crowd, watching the woman with only slight interest. He'd seen magic many a time before; hell, he'd been attacked with it! However, some simple stage magic would be a good change of pace after all his traveling. He keeps the brim of his hat low, shadowing his eyes so as to hide their inhuman color, and crosses his arms. His morningstar mace hangs freely from his hip; a visual ward against pickpockets and muggers.

He had only just arrived in the city an hour ago, and he'd already seen some interesting things and heard quite a number of rumors. With all the crazy things that had happened last night, he was surprised that he had managed to get past the gates. Perhaps they thought he was a mercenary, and figured they could get his help? Oh, if only they knew...

He clears his mind and returns his attention to the stage.
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