Challenge #02440-F250: Special CasesteemCreated with Sketch.

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A: ok, bending spacetime to your will is very dangerous and it can kill you
B: you do it all the time and you just did it right now to grab your coffee mug
A:......... I’m a special case -- Anon Guest

"What exactly makes you so darn special, then?" Arloest demanded.

"Well, for starters, I've been working on this for seven hundred years," said Thalemoor. "Second, I'm actually a Silver Dragon. I'm basically a cousin to one of the oldest gods. You can more or less assume that my kind and I are used to these levels of nonsense."

"Nonsense? Nonsense?" Arloest raved. "These are cosmic secrets of ultimate magic! I need this stuff to defeat the Malevolence of T'kraal." In fact, explaining the entire chain of aggravation that lead to the Malevolence of T'kraal and the rise of truly demonic levels of evil would likely take a day that Arloest didn't have.

Thalemoor, currently appearing to be an older Elf, all in hues of silver and white, raised a perfectly-sculpted eyebrow. "I haven't heard of them... I'm guessing it's bad business for you to come all the way here and seek me out."

"Bad business? This complete crungenut is a worse threat to the world and all the associated planes since the Great Cataclysm. He's breaching the gaps between the planar systems and trying to lock power into his corrupted gemstones. He's draining the life and power from literally everything."

"I've never heard anything of such malevolence described as a crungenut before."

"I swore a sacred vow to never swear. Trust me, this is straining its very fibre of being."

Thalemoor consulted a crystal sphere. "Hm. Yes. Crungenut indeed. I can't convey the knowledge you need in the time needed to deliver it. What I can do is give my knowledge in the form of my assistance. I will join your cause in defeating the Malevolence of T'kraal and reversing the damage he's caused."

Arloest felt like she could finally breathe again.

"However..."

"Oh no..."

"There are others we will need to gather together in order to win."

Fabulous. A fetch-escort quest. "Can it be made to happen quickly?" begged Arloest.

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