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Private Protecting Your Mind From Demonic Influence 101

Discussion in 'Residential Areas' started by Kait, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Kait
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    It was time for Amber's demonology lesson.

    Usually, they didn't actually do any summoning - and given the risks involved in summoning, Chloe would think herself a horrible parent if she did. Normally she just taught Amber about the demonic hierarchies, who was who, and how things worked down there. She sometimes told Amber stories about the ones she'd personally summoned or talked to.

    Today they would be leaving the books and lectures behind for her first hands-on experiences. When Amber brought Chloe home, she took her to her study. She grabbed a deck of playing cards from her desk.

    "We're going to do something different today, Amber. We're going to play a game." She grinned, and held the deck towards Amber, spread out. "Pick a card. But, don't let me find out what it is. I'll do the same."

    Once they had both picked their cards, Chloe would set the deck back down.

    "Make sure you memorize it."

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    Another day, another lesson in demonology with none other than her mom! Such lessons were always super exciting for Amber not only for her love of learning and curiosity of demonic studies but also because such lessons were fun little moments shared between mother and daughter. In many ways Amber hoped to emulate her mother and hopes that one day, she could grow up to be just like her! Perhaps one day her knowledge will be equal to her mother and teacher but for now her mom was keeping to the basics fundamentals. Things like learning important demonic hierarchies, understanding the different realms of hells. Nothing outside of lecture, at least until today.

    "A game?" squeaked out Amber, setting her pencil down on her notebook for she had anticipated another lecture of sorts for the day. This marked the first time they they were doing to something more hands on which really excited the young spider demon. Then her mom set down a bunch of playing cards which as far as Amber could tell seemed remarkably special.

    "One card? Okey..." quipped Amber, sliding out one card from the deck. As she turned it over, careful to not let her mother see her card, it was revealed to be a 4 of Hearts. Amber then sets her card down.

    "Alright mom, I have my card memorized in my noggin. Now what?" asked Amber, awaiting further instructions while trying to decipher the purpose of this exercise. Maybe her mom was going to teach her a magic trick of some sort? Or was there some sort of hidden analogy that she was suppose to understand relating to their previous lessons?
     
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    "So... the basic idea is, I'm gonna try to read your mind to figure out what card you have. And you're gonna try to stop me. Then you'll get to try doing the same to me. Because if you're going to do any kind of dark magic, but especially summoning, you should know how to defend your mind."

    She smiled, and moved to pull a small felt bag out of a drawer.

    "Of course, I normally can't read your mind, and you normally can't read mine. So, we're going to have to do something a little complicated. And... I put this together for you."

    She gave Amber the bag. Inside was a necklace with a shiny steel locket. The key wasn't included.

    "This is your key to... a place that I'm calling my inner sanctum. That's where all my portals lead to. I would only ever give this to someone who I love, and care about, and trust a lot, and you're about to figure out why."

    "Don't try to open it, by the way," she would mention at some point. "If it opens it'll probably break."
     
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    "Ohhh... " gasped Amber after her mother's explanation what the exercise. She was a bit daunted but undettered by what was expected of her as she as she felt ready. After all, her mom seemed to have faith in her so she should at least have some faith in her own self.

    As her mom passed her the bag, she opened the pouch to find a locket gleaming from inside waiting her her. As she pulled it out, she let the lace dangle from her fingers and admired the piece of jewelry while her mom explained its purpose. Her hands fingered on the locket in search of clasp to open it, at least until her mom warned her not to open it in which her fingers wrapped around it and clutched into a protective fist.

    "Okey mom, I promise to keep it close to me and keep it safe." assured Amber, nodding her head in understand of the amount of faith she was putting onto her. Though... this doesn't explain how this will allow them to be able to read each other's minds. She assumed to be some sort of relationship between today's lesson goals and the inner sanctum.

    "Though... I don't understand how we will be able to read each other's minds. I guess this the complicated part that somehow-" Amber opens up her hands and brings the locket close to her chest, her eyes linger on the necklace before looking back to her mother "- is connected with you inner sanctum?"
     
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    "Yep! We'll be able to read each other's minds in there. Now, let me show you how to use the key."

    Chloe would then lead her to something she had hanging on the wall. It was a piece of canvas, the size of the door they just came in through, with intricate drawings and sigils all over it.

    She was a little nervous. Amber would be the first person to see the inside of this realm, other than Chloe. Even if Chloe understood how this worked, and all the principles at play - it was scary. She was using dark magic with her daughter. That was a good reason to be nervous.

    "This is actually the portal we'll be taking. To open it, you just have to touch the necklace I gave you against it and say the password. For this one, you have to say praesent scientiam."

    When Amber did, this, the surface of the canvas would seem to ripple and become turbulent, like a still pond disturbed by thrown rocks.The black ink changed, and grew looking less like ink and more like a growing reality, with a dimly lit cave on the other side.

    It all happened in less than a second, and the piece of canvas had become a doorway. The dark space beyond it had very little inside of it. What it did have included a bookshelf with various things on it. It had books, of course, and her laptop, and some other things she usually pulled out of her magic purse. But it also had two guns - a revolver and a shotgun - on the top shelf where Amber might barely be able to see them.

    "It worked!" Chloe would grin. "You just opened your first portal to hell."
     
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    "Ah okey." responded Amber as she nods her head in understanding. She follow her mom to the intricately inked canvas hanging on the wall, studying the strange symbols as her mother explained to her that it was portal of sorts.

    "Oh okey!" chripped Amber, not quite sharing her mother's nervousness. If anything she found herself a little bit more excited now as her fingers press upon the necklace.

    "Like this yes? Alright so... ah-hem. Praesent... scientiam!"

    Upon uttering the words, Amber marveled as the portal opened before her. She turned her head to her mom and grinned widely with her shark-like teeth.

    "I did! Oh my gosh it feels like I'm in Harry Potter right now" exclaimed Amber, before turning her head back to peer into the open space that she managed to open up.
     


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