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'''Random''' asks, "I've never heard of Mesobians.  Who are they?"
 
'''Random''' asks, "I've never heard of Mesobians.  Who are they?"
 
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'''Arlo''' picks up a scotch egg and dips it in the Calroban sauce.
'''Arlo''' picks up a scotch egg and dips it in the Calroban sauce. "Its complicated."
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"Its complicated."
 
 
 
The king laughs,"You know its been a hundred years in Amber since anything in my life was uncomplicated.  Dazzle me."
 
The king laughs,"You know its been a hundred years in Amber since anything in my life was uncomplicated.  Dazzle me."
 
 
"'''Mesob''' is a Paradoxian."
 
"'''Mesob''' is a Paradoxian."
 
 
"Like '''Tolknor''' and '''Frankfurter''' and the Rose Addicts?"  
 
"Like '''Tolknor''' and '''Frankfurter''' and the Rose Addicts?"  
 
 
"No.. Well, '''Tolknor''' yes, he's a Mesobian too.  No.  You know I've spoken to '''Tolknor''' maybe 3 times and once was about '''Mesob'''.  He says he has never seen him either.  '''Mesob''' travels shadow, can travel in time, and can travel between marbles. He leaves no trail, can not be tracked, and for the most part people who dealt with him tend to forget him.  But nothing can harm him.  Nothing can trap him.  He can't be photographed and paintings of him tend to have his image fade out. He looks different to everyone.  "
 
"No.. Well, '''Tolknor''' yes, he's a Mesobian too.  No.  You know I've spoken to '''Tolknor''' maybe 3 times and once was about '''Mesob'''.  He says he has never seen him either.  '''Mesob''' travels shadow, can travel in time, and can travel between marbles. He leaves no trail, can not be tracked, and for the most part people who dealt with him tend to forget him.  But nothing can harm him.  Nothing can trap him.  He can't be photographed and paintings of him tend to have his image fade out. He looks different to everyone.  "
 
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"Illusive bugger."
"Illusive bugger, " the king says.
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Arlo agrees with a him and takes another egg.
 
 
Arlo agrees with a him and takes another egg.
 
 
 
 
"He is invariably kind.  Has a sort of aura of calm.  Its infectious.  I tried to transport to him using the pattern of Tirna no'gath, using the added whimsy that pattern has.  I arrived in a world he had recently left.  Recently enough that people still remembered him.  None gave the same description. The world however bore proof of his presence. It was a fairly violent urban world.  I shifted around the area and they all had sort of a 1 in 10 for 30 thing going on.  A person has one in 10 chance of a violent interaction over the course of a month. That's everything from a mugging to being involved in rival gangs having a drive-by, corporations demolishing an apartment building with no notice, up to a nation state turning a city into a raging firestorm.  Luckily for them that world had no atomic weapons. "
 
"He is invariably kind.  Has a sort of aura of calm.  Its infectious.  I tried to transport to him using the pattern of Tirna no'gath, using the added whimsy that pattern has.  I arrived in a world he had recently left.  Recently enough that people still remembered him.  None gave the same description. The world however bore proof of his presence. It was a fairly violent urban world.  I shifted around the area and they all had sort of a 1 in 10 for 30 thing going on.  A person has one in 10 chance of a violent interaction over the course of a month. That's everything from a mugging to being involved in rival gangs having a drive-by, corporations demolishing an apartment building with no notice, up to a nation state turning a city into a raging firestorm.  Luckily for them that world had no atomic weapons. "
  
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"So some super-being of extreme benevolence , leaves magic items scattered around.  What do they do?  That's the part I going to hate, right?""
 
"So some super-being of extreme benevolence , leaves magic items scattered around.  What do they do?  That's the part I going to hate, right?""
  
'''Arlo''' laughs, "Well, yes it is.  Their powers vary wildly.  Not every Mesobian has the same powers to the same degree.  A person picks up a medallion and it melts into them.  They can't be removed. They don't detect as magical.  The powers can't be dispelled.  I don't believe they can be suppressed. Once the medallion melts away the person becomes, racially, a Mesobian though they detect and act as their original race for all practical purposes.  Mesobians can detect each other.  Some powers are in all the medallions.  Shadowwalking, immortality of the Istari style. Improved physical attributes; strength, agility, endurance, eye-hand coordination, balance.  They have no body odder.  They are almost completely impervious to sickness of all kinds. Immunity to poison, which ends up also meaning immunity to hangovers.  It gives them a clean body.  They can get muddy and bloody but in general they don't get oily or grungy.  Their hair tends to stay clean.  Fingernails tend to look good.  Cosmetic stuff. They can remove all their bodily refuse; emptying bladders, digestive systems and stomachs. It causes all pores to empty of retained oils. I got all of those.  Other powers i know of are immunity to magic used by the undead. Immunity to lycanthropy.  Regeneration, though that sort of dovetail into the istari immortality.
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Arlo laughs, "Well, yes it is.  Their powers vary wildly.  Not every Mesobian has the same powers to the same degree.  A person picks up a medallion and it melts into them.  They can't be removed. They don't detect as magical.  The powers can't be dispelled.  I don't believe they can be suppressed. Once the medallion melts away the person becomes, racially, a Mesobian though they detect and act as their original race for all practical purposes.  Mesobians can detect each other.  Some powers are in all the medallions.  Shadowwalking, immortality of the Istari style. Improved physical attributes; strength, agility, endurance, eye-hand coordination, balance.  They have no body odder.  They are almost completely impervious to sickness of all kinds. Immunity to poison, which ends up also meaning immunity to hangovers.  It gives them a clean body.  They can get muddy and bloody but in general they don't get oily or grungy.  Their hair tends to stay clean.  Fingernails tend to look good.  Cosmetic stuff. They can remove all their bodily refuse; emptying bladders, digestive systems and stomachs. It causes all pores to empty of retained oils. I got all of those.  Other powers i know of are immunity to magic used by the undead. Immunity to lycanthropy.  Regeneration, though that sort of dovetail into the istari immortality.
  
 
Some are less common but its hard to say since getting proof is tricky.  Ive spoken to a handful of Mesobians and they mention these.  Some i have.  Reverse Conjuration, a nice trick if you want to get rid of something others conjured.  Some have time travel, though i think that may be a funtion of shadow walking.  Some have some incredible amount of luck.  Luck being quantifiable in some ways across shadow.  Meaning some just have good stuff happen around them."
 
Some are less common but its hard to say since getting proof is tricky.  Ive spoken to a handful of Mesobians and they mention these.  Some i have.  Reverse Conjuration, a nice trick if you want to get rid of something others conjured.  Some have time travel, though i think that may be a funtion of shadow walking.  Some have some incredible amount of luck.  Luck being quantifiable in some ways across shadow.  Meaning some just have good stuff happen around them."
  
"Where do I get one of these thing?" Random asks.
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"Where do I get one of these thing?"
  
"They aren't always helpful.  They give shadowwalking to people usually unschooled in it.  So they shadowwalk randomly.  Often can't get back to places they have been.  Its a peaceful item so it tends to make them shadowwalk away from violent worlds unless the wielder focuses and tells it to not shadowwalk them away.  So they wander into utopian realms and get sort of lost."
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"They aren't all helpful.  They give shadowwalking to people usually unschooled in it.  So they shadowwalk randomly.  Often can't get back to places they have been.  Its a peaceful item so it tends to make them shadowwalk away from violent worlds unless the wielder focuses and tells it to not shadowwalk them away."

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