The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

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ANNABEL, the Sapphire Witch, Witch of Vision/Doubt

* No Witch may have more than one Honorific, one TRUE NAME, and one Aspect at the same time. However, these may be changed or inherited.

How is the Sapphire Witch both the Witch of Doubt and Witch of Vision?

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How is the Sapphire Witch both the Witch of Doubt and Witch of Vision?

Different times. Stations can change. I'm going to edit with BT in a second.

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Chapter 2, page 8: There was the Great Entry, with its grand stairway and shining tower of green, which was surrounded by a conveyance propelled by neither horse nor steam nor gasoline.

The conveyance referenced runs on electricity!

A kind of weak start, but it's the only groundwork I can initially find. A significance to the name Halax?

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I'd like to take a blow to the SHIN -

from post #73

The Crimson Apprentice slipped through the halls of the Tower, where old souls were bound for many purposes, and took note of her environs.

at least the halls of the Tower is a library with "bound" books as old souls.

Feel am a little behind and missing the objective/stating the apparent. Can extend the metaphors in this paragraph of post #73 much further and with lots of other inanimate objects of a library. at least will get a seat at the table, anyway. great stuff as before WoD/S.

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forgot to use the blue sword
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Announce your target witches :D New rules :D No actual contribution from my side yet

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As PG as a newcomer has yet to be allocated a 'side' , does that mean that Molly's side can now have another go?

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Address my BT to Thalassa.

@Fab: That's how it worked previously. I've got another clarification that I'll post after you.

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Okay so i think it's not my turn, i'd like a shot at a BT, but please ignore it if it means i'm cancelling my whole side, i'll just repost later when i find a proper timing.

Quote from post #57:

"First, she would go upstairs and spy on them from the landing "

To Shin:

The Tower is a specific place/building on Earth, i'll go with a famous and actual place, another option would be an imaginary one (say from literature).

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In different languages there are similar but importantly different sounds,

Attempting phonetic translations will allow mispronounciations to abound,

If you write 'shin' the silly westerners will think they're saying it right,

But if you write 'xin' they know they're not even if they're at it all night.

;P

Okay so i think it's not my turn, i'd like a shot at a BT, but please ignore it if it means i'm cancelling my whole side, i'll just repost later when i find a proper timing.

Quote from post #57:

"First, she would go upstairs and spy on them from the landing "

To Shin:

The Tower is a specific place/building on Earth, i'll go with a famous and actual place, another option would be an imaginary one (say from literature).

I had a different angle. Bah. Someone from the other side (or a newcomer) post, please!

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Going back through the first chapter, there are a lot of questions that we left unanswered. I'm posting those questions here. If you know the answers, please post them. If you find any more mysteries left by the Witch, please add them to this list.

I actually had a long list of these, but I have to try to recreate them from memory.

1. Is Mark Ye the Opal Sorcerer?

2. Margaret Ye (and her son) operate under aliases. Are they Witches? Probably.

3. Who stole the typewriter ribbon? (We totally dropped the ball on this question)

4. Who stole Nat's ring?

5. Which Witch was Nat Foreman?

6. How are Nat and Basheva related? Why are they working together?

7. What was the tile on tile sliding noise heard in the previous chapter?

I have one more, but it pertains to this current duel, so I will ask it using the Blue Truth.

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We really need someone on the other side of the table to post. =P

Updating the table.

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The Crimson Apprentice furrowed her brow with worry and summoned her Animate, Fanshawe of the Shining Eye. Fanshawe was a superb mimic, and could ape the voices of others with ease -- or even their faces, if need demanded.

I'll take an easy one for now.

To the Witch of Secrets: Thalassa has a cell phone.

Incidentally, can we use a blue truth on any of the other witches present?

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Sweet! Thank you, plasmid :D.

There was the Great Entry, with its grand stairway and shining tower of green, which was surrounded by a conveyance propelled by neither horse nor steam nor gasoline. There was the Room of Caged Minds, where mute Animates of great power revealed and dispatched messages of distant lands. Then there was Dudeney's banquet hall, where that old Animate crouched. And everywhere there were the Walls of Souls, where ancient minds awaited summoning. The Cabinets of Miniatures, too, held a great many souls, but these required a conjurer's apparatus to summon.

The Crimson Apprentice furrowed her brow with worry and summoned her Animate, Fanshawe of the Shining Eye. Fanshawe was a superb mimic, and could ape the voices of others with ease -- or even their faces, if need demanded.

"The gate's locked." The first demon smiled easily, reflecting on the last set of sacrifices. "Nobody will go back there until the time is right. Disappearances are commonplace here, in any case!"

There is more than one thing that leads me to suspect the "tower" was actually a server tower.

The tower was not a real physical place large enough to house a person.

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Sorry, double post.

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The Tower and the Room of Six Locks are the same thing OR the former contains the latter.

As soon as someone from the other side of the table posts a BT, I'll repost mine.

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Ok...once again I have absolutely no idea what we're doing.

1. What kind of proof do we need?

2. What are the requirements for proofs?

3. Why are we slashing at people?

Honestly, can someone just give me a rough idea of what the game is now?

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@Aaryan: We have to figure out 1. What the Tower is; and 2. What the Light in the Tower is. We do that by posting (with relative evidence from this and other threads) clarifications for what the Tower is or could represent. Using Blue Text, you force the Witch to respond and either confirm or disprove your Blue Text/Truth by using her own Red Text/Truth. We must assume that Red Truth is, in fact, True, otherwise the game falls apart.

The best method for using the Blue Truth, I believe, is short assumptions instead of long theories. If you say "The Tower is actually a Radio Shack in downtown Manhattan that's run by a group of Witches trying to reproduce a lightsaber before the aliens return", he might come back and say "There are no aliens to contend with!" and then we still have no confirmation on Radio Shack, Manhattan, Witches, or Lightsabers...

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The Tower is actually a Radio Shack in downtown Manhattan that's run by a group of Witches trying to reproduce a lightsaber before the aliens return

Well bang goes my theory

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The Tower and the Room of Six Locks are the same thing OR the former contains the latter.

As soon as someone from the other side of the table posts a BT, I'll repost mine.

A study does usually contain a computer nowadays, and I'm sure that'll be even more true in 2021...

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A study does usually contain a computer nowadays, and I'm sure that'll be even more true in 2021...

But I prefer Plainglazed's idea of the library, with the walls of books, computer area and microfiche/viewers

If anybody wants to BT this, feel free, it's nearly my beddytime

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But I prefer Plainglazed's idea of the library, with the walls of books, computer area and microfiche/viewers

If anybody wants to BT this, feel free, it's nearly my beddytime

Unfortunately, I can't... =/

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But I prefer Plainglazed's idea of the library, with the walls of books, computer area and microfiche/viewers

If anybody wants to BT this, feel free, it's nearly my beddytime

I like it a lot, too, but...I can't see how it would explain all the security measures...why would it be so hard to get into a library?

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Ok, just for the fun of it, and since I know Molly is dying to go

To the Witch of Doubt: Time Out is HERMETICUS, the Witch of Sighs

?Crowthers riddle ]laughter

Witch of Sighs.

 The Animate that faces us is such

 That any man with memories of cruel,

 Cold youth may end it swiftly, with a sigh.

 Your Crowther, ANNABEL, is simply...

... laughter.

Sapphire Witch.

 Farewell, dear Crowther, servant true!

 HERMETICUS, this one goes to you;

 You've answered it with great precision.

 Thus speak I, the Witch of Vision!

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ANNABEL, the Sapphire Witch, Witch of Vision/Doubt

But I'm so sure it's not really true that maybe I should have made it a brown truth instead of a blue truth

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Thx, plas. =P

From Chapter 1, Page 1: "My God," said Samuel, the doorman, raising his eyes from a box of vintage 45 records. "I stepped away to shut off the fire alarm! Anyone could've arrived early and opened [the safe]!"

From Chapter 2, Page 6: Getting into the Tower would have proven a challenge had the fortuitous clamor of alarum bells not distracted the ones guarding the gates.

For the Witch of Secrets: These two alarms were, in fact, the same alarm!

I believe Nat to be Faustus.

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The First Safe:

The Hapax Club is a museum of riddles.

The Crimson Apprentice was no ordinary Witch-in-training. She was skeptical, quick-witted, thirteen years old, and, technically, guilty of breaking and entering. She had followed her mother to the Great Tower of Hapax, where she knew a great final ritual was to occur.

To Thalassa: The Tower of Hapax and the Hapax Club are either the same or one contains the other.

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