But if you are here, I assume you are here to learn something, and what you should learn, first, is this:
"We begin with the Words, which have shape, form, & sound. We add to them the Gestures and the Diagrams, which have shape in three dimensions. And to those all, we add - not our will, this is important.
"This is important!" he repeated; a few of his students jumped. "If you are going to cast a spell, you merely lay down the circuits for it to flow through.
"The unwavering Will of the Universe provides the rest.
"And that," he added with a grim smile (A smile Toa couldn't help but echo), "is where the Threefold Law has its roots. Heed well. And for homework, read the story of Jan Peck, pages 2-7 in your handout. Read it twice and write me two pages on the dangers of ill-considered spell usage. Dismissed."
This microfic was written in response to last night's poll (since "More about Toa-Potioner" and "spells" tied, I, ah, tied up the answer).
You can find Toa-Potioner here - https://tootplanet.space/@aldersprig/102793798053096282
(I am open to suggestions for a hashtag for these tales, like @Teryl_Pacieco has "TerylsTales" )
(I really like parentheses)
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