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* Why was Ian Lightfoot surprised when he saw the pixies coming out from the bikes? When you are born into a fantasy world things like that would be common and normal to you.

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* Why was Ian Lightfoot surprised when he saw the pixies coming out from the bikes? When you are born into a fantasy world things like that would be common and normal to you.you.
** That probably WOULD be common and normal if you lived in the bad side of town, apparently.

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** Elves are fictional creatures, and as such can have whatever attributes the creator wants.


** If Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl (_Monster Musume_) has taught me anything, merpeople could move about in wheelchairs and are amphibious, being able to breathe and as long as their gills are kept moist and returning to the water to sleep.


** He was only using the Gem to complete the botched original spell, not cast a whole new one. Since the spell only brought back Wilden's top half, the bottom half would still have disappeared in the original time limit, so the rules of the magic mean that all of Wilden disappears in that timeframe.

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** He was only using the Gem to complete the botched original spell, not cast a whole new one. Since the spell only brought back Wilden's top half, the bottom half would still have disappeared in the original time limit, so the rules of the magic mean that all of Wilden disappears in that timeframe.timeframe.
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* Why was Ian Lightfoot surprised when he saw the pixies coming out from the bikes? When you are born into a fantasy world things like that would be common and normal to you.

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** The same way cars caused horse-drawn carriages to disappear.

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** The wings were the only parts made of mostly magic; everything else was covered in concrete. That sword might be strong in the magical sense, but it probably wasn't sharp enough to cut through what was essencially rock. Note that Laurel has to find a gap to be able to stab it in the heart and hold the sword there, and Ian had to burst its abdomen open with a spell for an easier target. The wings were probably the only part they ''could'' cut through like that.

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** Also, there's a clear indication that Wilden started researching magic, or trying to gain new knowledge about it, when he felt he was running out of time. He got enough time and resources to gather a magic staff, a gem and the Visitation Spell. Being the gem the most valuable, costly and hard-to-find part of it, he couldn't get spares.

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** King Balor from Hellboy 2 had a beard. How is this in any way an issue?


** Colt Bronco might have had something to do with it, since Corey helped Laurel every step of the way.



** TheLawofConservationofDetail. Basically they have 1 hour and 42 minutes to build a world and tell a story. If they spend too much time on the world building they loose time for the story.

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** TheLawofConservationofDetail.TheLawOfConservationOfDetail. Basically they have 1 hour and 42 minutes to build a world and tell a story. If they spend too much time on the world building they loose time for the story.

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** If I remember right, "if you disguise yourself as someone else you are already lying" is exactly the point. It is pointed out that ''because'' the spell already has to support the big lie of the disguise, it can't bear any more. It still makes it pretty inconvenient for most stealth purposes though.

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** TheLawofConservationofDetail. Basically they have 1 hour and 42 minutes to build a world and tell a story. If they spend too much time on the world building they loose time for the story.


** Thus we can conclude it doesn't work like D&D magic. QED.

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** Thus we can conclude it doesn't work like D&D magic. QED.QED.
** He was only using the Gem to complete the botched original spell, not cast a whole new one. Since the spell only brought back Wilden's top half, the bottom half would still have disappeared in the original time limit, so the rules of the magic mean that all of Wilden disappears in that timeframe.


** Thus we can conslude it doesn't work like D&D magic. QED.

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** Thus we can conslude conclude it doesn't work like D&D magic. QED.


* If Wilden invented the Visitation Spell, couldn't he have forseen that there might have been a risk of it failing? At least have a second crystal in the set in case the first breaks? Or perhaps design the spell to last longer or work more than once?

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** Presumably, any given cities are broadly limited to one species, not in a legally-enforced segregation way but as a practical results of the various species' bodies demanding different accommodation. There are presumably pixie-sized cities where they don't have to go through all that trouble to ''open a door'', which likely have to deal with a small percentage of e.g. elf hoodlums.
* If Wilden invented the Visitation Spell, couldn't he have forseen foreseen that there might have been a risk of it failing? At least have a second crystal in the set in case the first breaks? Or perhaps design the spell to last longer or work more than once?

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