Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Secrets of Cats tARE c6s10a

As Svansglidaren left through the window alcove he felt that a rat tried to push through his ward at the passage where the rats had broke through from the sewers earlier. He also felt that a lemures tried to get through the ward at his burden's domus. He made a push-back against both and then ran to the domus. He wards off the lemures but feel how the rat gnaws at the protection frenetically. He focuses on the other ward and push back the rat for now. Svansglidaren feels the anger from the lemures as it realise that it can't get through and leaves. Since the mother of the sick baby now has crept up to her baby and keeps it warm both Grå and Tryggtass follows Svansglidaren home to the domus just in case they can be of any help.

Svansglidaren who has some ability to feel the supernatural beyond the shiver along the spine or mysterious wind many cats and humans can feel notice that the lemures still hangs around not too far away. There's also something weird magical something inside the domus. It's not a being but a something. Grå and Tryggtass follows his inside to be able to tell the rest of cats in case it should be something dangerous or if something would happen to Svansglidaren. As they jump into the hortus (small garden) on the back side Svansglidaren is quite sure it's free from weird magical stuff and they proceed into the building. It's stronger inside the house but not in the back end and not in the atrium either. In the small hall at the entrance the feeling is strong. It's like a small lightning would have struck Svansglidaren and his hairs rises totally upright and he looks like he've seen one of the humans giant murder dogs they keep as guard dogs. It's somewhere in the middle of the hall. They search for a sacrifice that could sustain a spell. They don't find any and there's not many place if any where it's possible to hide something bigger than very small dust bunnies or some dirt from humans' sandals. They can't feel any smell of blood either. Grå even runs out into the garden and jumps up onto the roof and seeks for a sacrifice anywhere but can't find anything. As they run around and stands up against walls and such Svansglidaren realises that the weird feeling dwindles somewhat when he stands up against a wall and so guesses that the focus of the magic is in the middle of the hall and in or under the floor, a quite new patterned mosaic. As he lies down in the middle and expose his abdomen to the floor he feels the power strongly and jumps up, almost afraid that something were about to come up through the mosaic and eat it's way into his body.

They try to find out if there's any way in under the floor but can't find any. Theoretically the waste hole in the toilet where also kitchen waste is poured could lead into a pipe that goes under the hall but it's not tempting to try that theory. Since they don't find a sacrifice and no way to whatever it is that creates the magic they feel a little off and don't really know what to do. Svansglidaren decides to try to meet up with he newly emerged mentor that learned him about dreamwalking. They hurry there when Svansglidaren suddenly stops and focus somewhere in the distance and then looks satisfied. "A rat tried to get through the ward" again he explains "It didn't get far". They arrive to the area where Svansglidaren's mentor lives, an area with a lot of intellectuals, scribes and such. Probably no accident he chose a burden in this area since he's fascinated by the humans, their culture and their writings. They hang around a while with a few other cats while waiting for the cat. After a while he appears and invites them into the apartment. The whole family is away on some of the humans misunderstood rituals to honour the gods and goddesses. The apartment is filled with papyrus and big palm leaves used to bring home fast food. There's not a piece of raw product but a few leftover pieces of pierogi or pies.

Svansglidaren explains the matters at hand with some information added by Grå and Tryggtass. They discuss what it could be and find that it's not cat magic, more probably human magic. Part of the problem is how someone has found a focus for the magic and got it placed in the hall. One of the things with the human magic is that it needs connections and if the connection is the mosaic the magic would target the one putting the stones in the hall or the artisan creating the stones and the pattern so that doesn't seem plausible. Svansglidaren's leaves half-done suggestions hanging in the air and after a while Svansglidaren asks if he would be interested in coming to the domus and investigate the magic if he would get a fresh mouse every evening for the coming week. The four of them returns quickly to the domus (to the joy of the mentor's neighbours who aren't used to seeing him moving quickly).

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