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Challenge #03717-J064: A Simple Sacrifice

Wraithvine meets an Elf who has a strange, and rather bad, haircut. They find out that this individual has been cutting their own hair, and making charm bracelets out of it, to give to any and all children they find, with a stone of blessing. What is the blessing? That the children remain healthy even if exposed to illnesses, and avoid infections even if they get injured. -- Anon Guest

The oldest of magics are very very personal. A heartfelt wish. True love's first kiss. Or a charm made of hair and blood. Some become adulterated into Dark Magic, which requires unwilling 'donors' to perish for their magic ingredients.

But Elf hair and Elf blood take their magic with them all the same, with or without the Elf attached.

Wraithvine knew this, but somehow avoided having hir hair cut short for amazingly long intervals. At an inch a year, Elven hair is phenomenally valuable. As a marker of experience, every inch measures a year in which the Elf growing it had made no mistakes. Which was why ze had such a concern over the other Elf in this particular inn.

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Challenge #02587-G030: Gung Ho

You say "martyr" and I say "I love my family." Sometimes you have to accept that humans make peace with the concept of sacrificing a life for their loved ones (no matter what species). Get on that bike and RIDE, b@tch. -- Ride or Die

This is why Humans are considered insane. Their sense of self-preservation is subservient to the greater good. They can look at an overloaded sled, figure out the importance of the supplies needed at the destination, and

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