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At first glance, it looked distressingly mundane. Weren't magic circles supposed to have strange letters and runes that made your eyes hurt when you looked at them? Denizen would even have settled for a standard kind of ambient glow.
This was just... a circle. It wasn't even a proper one—one of the edges was slightly squashed as if it had been drawn freehand. You wouldn't see a sorcerer in a book drawing freehand, Denizen mused, though now that he thought about it, he couldn't imagine one using compasses either. Then again, just because it looked simple didn't mean it wasn't incredibly dangerous. That was the other thing fantasy books said about magic circles—they were supposed to take your hand off if you messed with them.
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