[8/22/2013 8:59:45 PM] Felix: So, Kate had just left the Rivers' place.
[8/22/2013 9:00:39 PM] Josie: Josie had! She lets Delphine run a little way back, but not so much she gets worn out totally.
[8/22/2013 9:01:04 PM] Felix: Okay!  It's about... two in the afternoon at this point.
[8/22/2013 9:03:14 PM] Josie: Josie will put Delphine away and brush her mane and groom her up nice, and feed her before she's done.
[8/22/2013 9:03:31 PM] Felix: She's happy with the attention!
[8/22/2013 9:06:03 PM] Josie: Josie also compliments her like crazy. She kind of adores Delphine.
[8/22/2013 9:07:00 PM] Felix: She neighs happily!
[8/22/2013 9:08:12 PM] Josie: You're the sweetest.
[8/22/2013 9:08:21 PM] Josie: Josie cuddles her and then finally heads out to find Eben.
[8/22/2013 9:11:30 PM] Felix: He's in his shop!
[8/22/2013 9:12:16 PM] Josie: Josie waves at him.
[8/22/2013 9:14:47 PM] Josie: Wizard wants to see you t'morrow.
[8/22/2013 9:17:46 PM] Felix: He stops what he was doing!  "Why?  What did I do?"
[8/22/2013 9:17:59 PM] Josie: Got poisoned.
[8/22/2013 9:18:25 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Oh.  Okay.  When?
[8/22/2013 9:19:42 PM] Josie: Noon, for lunch.
[8/22/2013 9:19:54 PM] Josie: ... told him about your situation.
[8/22/2013 9:20:08 PM] Josie: He took off one curse from me an' he found out what Fennick did...
[8/22/2013 9:20:15 PM] Josie: Josie tells him all about Fennick's curse and why it was done.
[8/22/2013 9:21:55 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Are you all right?
[8/22/2013 9:23:30 PM] Josie: Yeah. Kinda glad we found that gun, though can't say I'm happy 'bout Weissman dyin' for it, an' I sure as shootin' ain't happy 'bout the murderers runnin' round.
[8/22/2013 9:25:27 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  And you remember it all, now?
[8/22/2013 9:26:09 PM] Josie: Yeah, I sure do.
[8/22/2013 9:26:20 PM] Josie: Figures a fella like Fennick even does *good* in a bad way.
[8/22/2013 9:26:33 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  What was the wizard like?
[8/22/2013 9:28:02 PM] Josie: Real smart, an' professional. Seemed kind, he said he was apprenticed to somebody to learn how to do it. ... had strange eyes.
[8/22/2013 9:28:28 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Huh.
[8/22/2013 9:29:10 PM] Josie: All white. Ain't sure whether he's blind or just looks it.
[8/22/2013 9:30:32 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, I wasn't sure when you'd be back, so I made you a sandwich.
[8/22/2013 9:30:51 PM] Josie: Josie brightens.
[8/22/2013 9:30:57 PM] Josie: You're so sweet, I sure do 'preciate that.
[8/22/2013 9:31:51 PM] Josie: ((Oh god, now I just remember the Comics Curmudgeon thing about how "sandwich" is code for naughty things.))
[8/22/2013 9:31:58 PM] Felix: ((SANDWICH.))
[8/22/2013 9:33:49 PM] Josie: An' I'm awful hungry, too.
[8/22/2013 9:35:27 PM] Felix: He hands it to you on a plate!
[8/22/2013 9:36:43 PM] Josie: Josie takes it and devours!
[8/22/2013 9:39:12 PM] Josie: You think it's right fer me to be keepin' the gun on me all the time?
[8/22/2013 9:40:04 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Sounds like it's keeping you sane, so yes, I do.
[8/22/2013 9:40:41 PM] Josie: It don't belong to me, though.
[8/22/2013 9:41:15 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Maybe it does.
[8/22/2013 9:41:52 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  This Weissman bloke was convinced that Excalibur had a mind of its own.  Not like you or I, but it definitely chooses who holds on to it.
[8/22/2013 9:42:26 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I found quite a few entries in his journal where he talks about purifying himself, making sure he's 'worthy'.
[8/22/2013 9:43:05 PM] Josie: ... well, Weissman mighta been crazy, too.
[8/22/2013 9:43:45 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  He was definitely odd and a little obsessive, but not crazy.
[8/22/2013 9:44:01 PM] Josie: Ain't too sure where that line is.
[8/22/2013 9:49:53 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, this guy thinks that if you're not 'worthy', the gun... well, loses itself.
[8/22/2013 9:53:58 PM] Josie: Dang thing's a snob.
[8/22/2013 9:54:15 PM] Josie: How's that square up with Arthur bein' an arse?
[8/22/2013 9:57:40 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, could be that those that wrote those stories were making him out to be one.  Or that though he was an ass, he was a well meaning ass.
[8/22/2013 10:00:35 PM] Josie: That's true, I guess.
[8/22/2013 10:01:35 PM] Josie: ... that thing's got a *whole* lotta work to be doin' if it wants me king.
[8/22/2013 10:01:48 PM] Josie: How many days left til the full moon, Eben?
[8/22/2013 10:02:50 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, maybe it doesn't want a king.  Maybe it just wants a lawman who's not being driven mad by a murder-curse.
[8/22/2013 10:03:37 PM] Josie: Reckon most folks who ain't criminals want that.
[8/22/2013 10:09:49 PM] Josie: How many days?
[8/22/2013 10:10:10 PM | Edited 10:13:13 PM] Felix: He checks his calendar book!  "Three now."
[8/22/2013 10:11:52 PM] Josie: Can't be right, you said five last I asked.
[8/22/2013 10:13:03 PM] Felix: ((That's my bad, lost track.))
[8/22/2013 10:14:04 PM] Josie: ((Me too!))
[8/22/2013 10:15:54 PM] Felix: Ebenezer sighs.  "Yeah.  Three now."
[8/22/2013 10:16:22 PM] Josie: ... least you won't be alone this time, right?
[8/22/2013 10:16:31 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: ...true.
[8/22/2013 10:18:39 PM] Josie: Just wish it didn't hurt you so, is all.
[8/22/2013 10:21:09 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ... well.  Maybe this wizard can help.  What was his name?
[8/22/2013 10:21:46 PM] Josie: A Mr. Rufus Codex.
[8/22/2013 10:30:08 PM] Josie: ... reminds me, I meant to check on Rupert.
[8/22/2013 10:30:19 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  The boy with the horns?
[8/22/2013 10:31:52 PM] Josie: Yeah. Some boys were wantin' to beat on him durin' the festival.
[8/22/2013 10:33:49 PM] Josie: You know where 'e works?
[8/22/2013 10:34:16 PM] Josie: Seemed too old fer school, he's more'n 15.
[8/22/2013 10:34:58 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Can't say as I do, sorry to say.
[8/22/2013 10:38:01 PM] Josie: Lord. If I keep goin' to the Lamplight people'll think I don't even *know* what.
[8/22/2013 10:40:59 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Thinking of going to Marta?  Hmm.  I think Rupert's mother runs the bookshop.
[8/22/2013 10:44:20 PM] Josie: There's a bookshop in town an' you didn't tell me?
[8/22/2013 10:44:28 PM] Josie: ... I take back everythin' I said 'bout you bein' sweet.
[8/22/2013 10:44:32 PM] Josie: Josie kisses him on the cheek, though.
[8/22/2013 10:44:34 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  .... I figured you knew.
[8/22/2013 10:46:40 PM] Josie: Now how'd I know 'bout a thing like that?
[8/22/2013 10:48:42 PM] Felix: He shrugs!  "I just figure you would have turned that up in your investigation."
[8/22/2013 10:49:17 PM] Josie: If I'd been investigatin' bookshops! What kinda things do they have?
[8/22/2013 10:52:13 PM] Felix: EBenezer:  Well, not a lot.  it's not like they have hidden arcane texts.
[8/22/2013 10:52:53 PM] Josie: Well I wouldn't be able to read 'em anyhow.
[8/22/2013 10:53:17 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Lots of fiction books, lots of non-fiction books... history, nature, that sort of thing.
[8/22/2013 10:54:23 PM] Josie: Josie beams!
[8/22/2013 10:54:32 PM] Josie: Josie is totally nerding out about this, actually.
[8/22/2013 10:54:34 PM] Josie: Where is it?
[8/22/2013 11:01:23 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  WEst side of town, a few doors north of the general store.
[8/22/2013 11:02:33 PM] Josie: Josie grabs Ebenezer and kisses him passionately! *Books.*
[8/22/2013 11:02:55 PM] Felix: He kisses back, surprised!
[8/22/2013 11:04:02 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  What was that for?
[8/22/2013 11:04:12 PM] Josie: Books!
[8/22/2013 11:08:39 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Okay.
[8/22/2013 11:09:01 PM] Felix: Ebenenzer:  You're a strange woman sometimes, Kate.  And I'm a werewolf taxidermist.
[8/22/2013 11:10:50 PM | Edited 11:10:55 PM] Josie: Josie beams.
[8/22/2013 11:11:04 PM] Josie: You're *my* werewolf taxidermist.
[8/22/2013 11:11:10 PM] Josie: Josie kisses him again!
[8/22/2013 11:12:08 PM] Felix: He kisses her back!
[8/22/2013 11:12:51 PM] Josie: ... I better go or I'll never go.
[8/22/2013 11:17:33 PM] Josie: ... an' I'd have to run get the preacher, too.
[8/22/2013 11:19:16 PM] Josie: ((Are you falling asleeeeeeeeep?))
[8/22/2013 11:26:13 PM] Felix: ((Nope, intestinnnnnnes.))
[8/22/2013 11:26:27 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Why do you need the preacher?
[8/22/2013 11:27:18 PM] Josie: ((I say you take 'em out and use 'em as garland!))
[8/22/2013 11:27:34 PM] Josie: ... *I* wouldn't, *we* would. If'n'I don't leave. Which I am.
[8/22/2013 11:27:39 PM] Josie: Josie does not, however, make a move to leave!
[8/22/2013 11:28:27 PM] Felix: Ebenezer grins.  "Go on, now.  I would hate if my devilish charisma kept you from protecting a bullied kid."
[8/22/2013 11:30:16 PM] Josie: Well that's werewolves for ya.
[8/22/2013 11:30:32 PM] Josie: Josie kisses him -- on the cheek this time -- and then heads out.
[8/22/2013 11:30:59 PM] Felix: Okay!
[8/22/2013 11:32:02 PM] Josie: Josie goes to the bookshop!
[8/22/2013 11:34:48 PM] Felix: You find it!  It's pretty small.
[8/22/2013 11:36:13 PM] Josie: Josie beams like a kid in a candy shop, and looks around at the booooooks.
[8/22/2013 11:40:46 PM] Felix: There's a lovely woman who looks to be in her forties beaming at you as you walk in.  "Hello!  Can I help you?"
[8/22/2013 11:42:44 PM] Josie: Hey. I'm Marshal Candlemas, I was lookin' for Rupert?
[8/22/2013 11:47:46 PM] Felix: Lady:  Oh, dear, I hope he's not in trouble?
[8/22/2013 11:48:28 PM] Josie: Oh no, not t'all. Nobody is, I just wanted to check on him.
[8/22/2013 11:51:09 PM] Josie: I met 'im at the dance, see.
[8/22/2013 11:52:23 PM] Felix: She nods, and resumes smiling.  "RUPERT!"
[8/22/2013 11:54:48 PM] Josie: Josie jumps at the shout, just a little bit.
[8/22/2013 11:55:18 PM] Felix: He comes down the stairs.  "Mom, I can hear you just fine, I'm right upstairs.... oh, hello."
[8/22/2013 11:56:25 PM] Josie: Hey, Rupert. You mind comin' to talk with me a minute?
[8/22/2013 11:58:19 PM] Felix: He looks at his mother.  "That okay, mom?  I got most of the shipment invoiced upstairs."
[8/22/2013 11:58:23 PM] Felix: She nods.  "You go on now."
[8/23/2013 12:00:36 AM] Josie: Josie nods, and heads outside with Rupert.
[8/23/2013 12:01:26 AM] Josie: Y'know, it occurs to me I ain't seen the whole town. Maybe you could show me 'round?
[8/23/2013 12:01:51 AM] Felix: rupert:  Um, sure.  Why me?
[8/23/2013 12:02:16 AM] Josie: Josie shrugs.
[8/23/2013 12:02:27 AM] Josie: Don't know. You know where the bookstore is, though, so reckon you know where all the important things are.
[8/23/2013 12:02:33 AM] Josie: Them bullies bother you anymore?
[8/23/2013 12:06:46 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Nah.  Not since the festival.
[8/23/2013 12:07:41 AM] Josie: Good. Didn't want to ask in front of your ma. Mas don't exactly approve of gettin' into fights, or even nearly so. Least, mine sure don't.
[8/23/2013 12:14:14 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Well, I haven't seen them since the other night.  Maybe they're just waiting for you to leave town?
[8/23/2013 12:16:40 AM] Josie: Be waitin' a long time, then, looks like. 'sides, I can always get Statler to give 'em a talkin' to too. His town, really.
[8/23/2013 12:17:59 AM] Felix: Rupert:  I don't know.  I think that they don't much hate me unless they've had a lot to drink.
[8/23/2013 12:18:35 AM] Josie: Josie nods.
[8/23/2013 12:18:40 AM] Josie: Sometimes interferin' can make it worse, too.
[8/23/2013 12:18:59 AM] Josie: I s'pose they don't come atcha one on one, neither.
[8/23/2013 12:26:17 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Do guys like that ever play fair?
[8/23/2013 12:26:33 AM] Josie: Nah.
[8/23/2013 12:26:45 AM] Josie: That's why you can't either. Who taught you to fight?
[8/23/2013 12:27:53 AM] Felix: Rupert:  No one.
[8/23/2013 12:28:08 AM] Josie: Wanna learn?
[8/23/2013 12:30:34 AM] Felix: Rupert:  But you're a...
[8/23/2013 12:30:45 AM] Josie: Marshal?
[8/23/2013 12:31:59 AM] Josie: ... I know I'm a girl, an' it's pretty easy to see right now, but when I was a kid I was skinny as a weasel an' twice as raggedy. Folks assumed I was a boy, an' I got treated like one mostly.
[8/23/2013 12:32:15 AM] Josie: ... never was one o' those pretty l'il girls with rosy cheeks an' golden curls.
[8/23/2013 12:34:10 AM] Josie: Anyhow, I got in a fair few fights, an' I lost some of 'em an' won some too, but mostly the point was *not* havin' to fight 'em anymore, an' gettin' enough respect from 'em so they'd leave me alone an' let me read or play marbles or climb trees with 'em. Boys is easier'n'girls that way.
[8/23/2013 12:34:43 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Well... all right, then.
[8/23/2013 12:35:54 AM] Josie: Y'all keep your inventory upstairs? Extra books, I mean?
[8/23/2013 12:36:25 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Yeah.  We live up there, too.
[8/23/2013 12:37:25 AM] Josie: Josie nods.
[8/23/2013 12:37:36 AM] Josie: So I reckon you bring a fair amount of stock up an' down them stairs?
[8/23/2013 12:41:05 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Yeah, I lug the boxes upstairs for my mother.
[8/23/2013 12:41:32 AM] Josie: So you already got an advantage. You're stronger than you look.
[8/23/2013 12:41:49 AM] Josie: Josie eyes Rupert critically, from a fighting standpoint! What's he look like, physique-wise?
[8/23/2013 12:42:10 AM] Josie: ((Also, what time is it in the game? Afternoon?))
[8/23/2013 12:42:30 AM] Felix: ((Yeah.))
[8/23/2013 12:42:52 AM] Felix: Rupert is short and stocky.  Not fat, though... he has broad shouders.  He's kinda built like a mountain goat.
[8/23/2013 12:44:59 AM] Josie: You already got an advantage on me, you got a lot more muscles, an' prob'ly you're a lot stronger, too.
[8/23/2013 12:45:29 AM] Josie: Bet you've had practice takin' hits, too, which'll stand you in good stead.
[8/23/2013 12:50:04 AM] Felix: Rupert:  A bit, yeah.
[8/23/2013 12:51:28 AM] Josie: That's good, 'cause you're gonna need to rely on your strength an' size more'n'I do, an' you'll prob'ly be slower.
[8/23/2013 12:55:44 AM] Josie: ((AHHH DEAD EYED DOLLS ))
[8/23/2013 12:55:50 AM] Felix: Rupert:  I don't even really wanna hurt anyone.
[8/23/2013 12:56:51 AM] Josie: Well, you'll have to get over that. Guess you'll be startin' with me, though I'll try to get some paddin' together. D'you work in the bookstore?
[8/23/2013 12:57:31 AM] Felix: Rupert:  I do.
[8/23/2013 12:59:12 AM] Josie: What times you got to be there, normally?
[8/23/2013 1:02:34 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Most days, really.  I don't got any set hours or anything.
[8/23/2013 1:04:10 AM] Josie: All right. I'll come find you tomorrow durin' the mornin' sometime, then, at the shop. That all right?
[8/23/2013 1:05:17 AM] Felix: Rupert:  YEah, all right.  THanks, marshal.
[8/23/2013 1:06:42 AM] Josie: Happy t'help. Let's go back to the store. Eben said I should get somethin' from a series called Jack o' Blades, you know if you got any o' those?
[8/23/2013 1:07:59 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Eben?
[8/23/2013 1:08:45 AM] Josie: Oh, Mr. Dingo. He's courtin' me some. S'pose I shouldn't be so informal.
[8/23/2013 1:09:16 AM] Felix: He blushes!  "Oh, no, didn't mean to pry.  None of my business."
[8/23/2013 1:10:17 AM] Josie: Ain't a secret.
[8/23/2013 1:11:04 AM] Josie: Guess I thought "Ebenezer" was too long, an' "Eb" wasn't long enough.
[8/23/2013 1:13:38 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Oh, that makes sense.
[8/23/2013 1:15:40 AM] Josie: Josie heads back to the store with him, and starts looking for those books Eben recommended!
[8/23/2013 1:18:21 AM] Felix: Rupert:  We have a couple of them.  They're not terrible popular here for some reason.
[8/23/2013 1:19:57 AM] Josie: Huh. What *is* popular here?
[8/23/2013 1:21:27 AM] Felix: ((Hmmm, did they read westerns in the old west?  CONUNDRUMMED.))
[8/23/2013 1:24:31 AM] Josie: ((Sure they did, especially in the later years.))
[8/23/2013 1:25:34 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Western stories, mostly.
[8/23/2013 1:25:47 AM] Felix: Rupert:  Adventuresome stuff.
[8/23/2013 1:27:27 AM] Josie: Really? Huh. Well, I like those too.
[8/23/2013 1:27:49 AM] Josie: I'll take one o' the Jacks an' one of the adventuresome ones, you pick.
[8/23/2013 1:29:01 AM] Felix: Rupert finds them!  One Jack of Blades and one of the more popular western books.
[8/23/2013 1:29:16 AM] Felix: Rupert's mom:  That'll be a dollar.
[8/23/2013 1:30:17 AM] Josie: Josie pays for it. "See ya t'morrow, Rupert."
[8/23/2013 1:30:22 AM] Josie: Josie tips her hat to him, and to his mom.
[8/23/2013 1:30:38 AM] Felix: He nods!
[8/23/2013 1:33:00 AM] Josie: Josie heads out!

[8/23/2013 10:09:36 PM] Felix: You were supposed meet Codex at noon for lunch with your warwilf!
[8/23/2013 10:10:15 PM] Josie: Josie does! She saves the afternoon for teaching the kid.
[8/23/2013 10:13:53 PM] Josie: Josie goes to get Eben at his business, though, first!
[8/23/2013 10:14:41 PM] Felix: He's nervous!  "I've never met a wizard before."
[8/23/2013 10:15:26 PM] Josie: This one ain't bad.
[8/23/2013 10:17:46 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  What if I say the wrong thing and he makes me a frog?  I have enough problems with the wolf thign.
[8/23/2013 10:18:06 PM] Josie: You won't say the wrong thing.
[8/23/2013 10:19:51 PM] Josie: You're th'smartest man I know.
[8/23/2013 10:20:45 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  That doesn't translate to social grace!
[8/23/2013 10:23:04 PM] Josie: Eben, *I* survived talkin' to him!
[8/23/2013 10:23:34 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You're a bit more graceful than I am.
[8/23/2013 10:24:06 PM] Josie: ... Eben. You're the one knows which one's the salad fork by *lookin'*.
[8/23/2013 10:29:08 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Alright, all right, I'll stop fretting.
[8/23/2013 10:29:35 PM] Josie: Now gimme yer arm.
[8/23/2013 10:31:01 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  All right.
[8/23/2013 10:31:06 PM] Felix: He gives you his arm!
[8/23/2013 10:31:24 PM] Josie: Josie takes it and heads for the Imperial with him!
[8/23/2013 10:35:21 PM] Felix: Okay!  Rufus is waiting, looking over a menu!
[8/23/2013 10:36:05 PM] Josie: Josie smiles at him, and waves.
[8/23/2013 10:38:09 PM] Felix: He nods at you, and waves you over!
[8/23/2013 10:38:26 PM] Josie: Josie lets Eben take the chair out for her before she sits down! Men do that.
[8/23/2013 10:39:34 PM] Felix: Yep!  He does that!
[8/23/2013 10:40:28 PM] Josie: Josie sits, politely!
[8/23/2013 10:43:15 PM] Felix: Ebenezer holds out his hand to Codex.  "Ebenezer Dingo.  Pleased to make your acquaintance."
[8/23/2013 10:43:41 PM] Felix: Codex stares at his hand ,then back at his menu!  "How is the chicken?"
[8/23/2013 10:44:43 PM] Josie: Real good.
[8/23/2013 10:46:59 PM] Felix: Codex nods.  "I have asked around about you, Mr. Dingo.  You are a taxidermist."
[8/23/2013 10:49:20 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Um. Yes, yes I am.  That... wasn't really a question, was it?
[8/23/2013 10:49:33 PM] Felix: Codex:  And a werewolf.  Though that is less well known.
[8/23/2013 10:50:08 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You... didn't ask around about that,d id you?
[8/23/2013 10:50:36 PM] Josie: I sure hope not.
[8/23/2013 10:52:21 PM] Felix: Codex:  I was careful once I determined that your nature was kept obscured deliberately.
[8/23/2013 10:53:03 PM] Josie: Think most folks' is.
[8/23/2013 10:56:53 PM] Josie: Josie thinks she'll probably just get whatever anybody else gets, foodwise.
[8/23/2013 10:56:57 PM] Josie: Josie likes most things.
[8/23/2013 11:00:29 PM] Felix: Codex:  Yes, quite so.  Very astute observation, marshal.
[8/23/2013 11:01:53 PM] Josie: Josie shrugs.
[8/23/2013 11:01:59 PM] Josie: Ain't too keen on folks knowin' mine either.
[8/23/2013 11:14:08 PM] Felix: ((I'm back!))
[8/23/2013 11:14:18 PM] Felix: ((So weird.))
[8/23/2013 11:14:33 PM] Felix: ((No wind.  Temperate night.))
[8/23/2013 11:15:07 PM] Josie: ((Someone was digging and hit a thingy!))
[8/23/2013 11:15:42 PM] Felix: ((It went out earlier, too, for a few seconds.))
[8/23/2013 11:15:54 PM] Felix: ((Maybe they're working on the lines.
[8/23/2013 11:16:10 PM] Josie: ((Could be.))
[8/23/2013 11:16:55 PM] Felix: ((Well, sorry bout that!))
[8/23/2013 11:17:33 PM] Felix: Codex:  I've been eager to speak to a werewolf, Mr. Dingo.  A trueborn, as they say.
[8/23/2013 11:17:41 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Is that what they say?  I really don't know.
[8/23/2013 11:18:13 PM] Josie: Told you you should write a book.
[8/23/2013 11:19:29 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, yes, but I've never met another werewolf.
[8/23/2013 11:20:31 PM] Josie: That you know of.
[8/23/2013 11:21:48 PM] Felix: EBenezer:  ...true.  But wouldn't me meeting a werewolf pretending to be a human be the same as meeting a human?
[8/23/2013 11:22:41 PM] Josie: Ain't exactly pretendin', neither.
[8/23/2013 11:23:41 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You know what I mean.
[8/23/2013 11:24:10 PM] Josie: I know.
[8/23/2013 11:24:23 PM] Josie: ... I'm just hopin' you can help with the poisonin' issue.
[8/23/2013 11:26:27 PM] Felix: Codex:  Yes, well.  Tell me about the poisoning.
[8/23/2013 11:27:22 PM] Felix: Ebenezer goes through the whole schpiel about him getting stabbed with the sliver, poisoned dagger.
[8/23/2013 11:28:23 PM] Felix: Codex:  Hmm.
[8/23/2013 11:29:40 PM] Josie: You got any idea what it was?
[8/23/2013 11:35:54 PM] Felix: Codex:  Someone who really hated werewolves made a poison and invested it with magic and spite.  Facing that spite and destroying it will release the magic and allow the poison to run its natural course.
[8/23/2013 11:36:00 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ...huh?
[8/23/2013 11:36:18 PM] Josie: The spiteful fella's dead.
[8/23/2013 11:36:36 PM] Felix: Codex:  The magic he made isn't.
[8/23/2013 11:37:26 PM] Josie: How d'we face it, then?
[8/23/2013 11:38:37 PM] Felix: Codex: came out here after getting poisoned.  You seek help with the natives of this land?
[8/23/2013 11:38:42 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ...yes.
[8/23/2013 11:39:16 PM] Felix: Codex:  They will set you on the path.  But I can prepare a potion that will give you more time.
[8/23/2013 11:40:38 PM] Josie: Can you make it stop hurtin'?
[8/23/2013 11:41:57 PM] Felix: Codex:  Yes, I believe so.
[8/23/2013 11:42:09 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ...that would be great, mr. Codex.
[8/23/2013 11:42:35 PM] Felix: Codex:  In return... when you return from your quest, I would like you to write to me and tell me of your experiences.
[8/23/2013 11:42:49 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ... I can do that.  You sure you don't want money?
[8/23/2013 11:42:57 PM] Felix: Codex:  I have very little use for the stuff.
[8/23/2013 11:44:35 PM] Josie: What kinda experiences?
[8/23/2013 11:48:47 PM] Felix: Codex:  The local trueborn tribes won't talk to someone like me.  I'm an outsider.  Mr. Dingo would be an outsider, too, but trueborn.
[8/23/2013 11:50:17 PM] Josie: Makes sense, I reckon.
[8/23/2013 11:53:04 PM] Felix: Codex:  And to a man like me, such knowledge is very valuable.
[8/23/2013 11:54:00 PM] Josie: S'pose they won't talk to me any either. Oh well, I guess they don't need to.
[8/23/2013 11:55:59 PM] Felix: Codex looks back and forth between you and Ebenezer.  "It probably won't be a problem."
[8/23/2013 11:56:45 PM] Josie: Probably?
[8/23/2013 11:59:20 PM] Josie: Why not?
[8/23/2013 11:59:22 PM] Felix: Codex:  Probably.
[8/23/2013 11:59:32 PM] Felix: The waitress comes and brings you your chicken!
[8/24/2013 12:01:11 AM] Josie: Josie devours it. Politely, but unpretentiously.
[8/24/2013 12:02:23 AM] Josie: How long you been studyin' magic?
[8/24/2013 12:02:52 AM] Felix: Codex:  Since I was a boy.  For thirty years now.
[8/24/2013 12:07:34 AM] Josie: How come?
[8/24/2013 12:08:26 AM] Felix: Codex:  I had a talent and I needed a trade.  How does anyone get apprenticed?
[8/24/2013 12:08:57 AM] Josie: Askin' 'em over an' over again 'til they say yes?
[8/24/2013 12:11:08 AM] Josie: Gettin' in a fistfight with 'em?
[8/24/2013 12:11:24 AM] Felix: Codex:  Pretty much.  Anyone can learn a little magic here and there.  And anyone can be a warlock.  But wizards are born having a bit more of a spark than most folk.
[8/24/2013 12:11:46 AM] Josie: Oh. Well, good thing I already got a job, then.
[8/24/2013 12:12:18 AM] Felix: Codex:  Good thing.  Lawmen are important.
[8/24/2013 12:14:46 AM] Josie: Ordinary folks're important.
[8/24/2013 12:17:34 AM] Josie: Taxidermists are important.
[8/24/2013 12:23:27 AM] Josie: Bookshops're real important.
[8/24/2013 12:25:08 AM] Felix: ((Sorry, got hungry, got some cereal!))
[8/24/2013 12:25:21 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I don't know that taxidermists are that important.
[8/24/2013 12:26:51 AM] Josie: Well they're real important to me.
[8/24/2013 12:27:40 AM] Felix: Ebenezer smiles!
[8/24/2013 12:28:58 AM] Felix: Codex:  ... well. I should be getting back to Walter's place.
[8/24/2013 12:29:04 AM] Josie: Josie nods.
[8/24/2013 12:29:09 AM] Josie: You sure the Indians won't me too much?
[8/24/2013 12:31:24 AM] Felix: Codex:  You two are together, right?
[8/24/2013 12:31:54 AM] Josie: Josie blushes.
[8/24/2013 12:31:57 AM] Josie: He's courtin' me some.
[8/24/2013 12:33:41 AM] Felix: Codex:  ...then they should accept you.
[8/24/2013 12:36:21 AM] Josie: Even though I ain't one?
[8/24/2013 12:38:16 AM] Felix: Codex nods.  "I believe so.  I can't guarantee, of course, as I've never met them myself."
[8/24/2013 12:40:18 AM] Josie: Josie nods.
[8/24/2013 12:40:38 AM] Josie: All right. Thanks, Mr. Codex. I really 'preciate what you've done. An' I hope you keep workin' on my case.
[8/24/2013 12:42:16 AM] Felix: Codex gives the slightest of smiles.  "Of course, marshal."
[8/24/2013 12:43:18 AM] Josie: Josie tips her hat to him when he leaves!
[8/24/2013 12:43:42 AM] Felix: He leaves, after paying the bill!
[8/24/2013 12:43:53 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ... I think he likes you.
[8/24/2013 12:44:06 AM] Josie: How can you tell?
[8/24/2013 12:47:04 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I don't think he expected us to come in together, together, like we did.
[8/24/2013 12:47:20 AM] Josie: Together together?
[8/24/2013 12:50:49 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Yeah.  And he seemed kind of... dismissive toward me.
[8/24/2013 12:52:03 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Maybe I'm just imagnining things.
[8/24/2013 12:53:21 AM] Josie: Wait, are you sayin' *he's* sweet on me too? Well that don't make sense, Eben, there ain't two men that crazy in the world.
[8/24/2013 12:55:52 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I'm not crazy.
[8/24/2013 12:56:44 AM] Josie: Sure you are, yer courtin' me.
[8/24/2013 12:57:15 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Personally, I find that pretty sane.
[8/24/2013 12:59:19 AM] Josie: Well what crazy folks *don't* reckon they're sane?
[8/24/2013 12:59:50 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You got me there, Kate.
[8/24/2013 1:01:58 AM] Josie: Josie smiles at him and takes his hand.
[8/24/2013 1:07:32 AM] Felix: He gives her hand a squeeze!