- Markshire PCs:
Sheâ€™s sitting on a rickety hardwood bench beside the little table she works at when writing her bio. In her lap is a gift Port gave to her, weeks ago. A fine helm, hammered out with great care, from a rare, luminous yellow ore.
Sections of it dyed a deep purple and polished to a high luster, with golden rivets perfectly spaced around its sides and back, running up to the top, securing heavier strips of some unknown exotic metal, giving it great strength.
And with the words, â€œHeadband of Intellectâ€ emblazoned in bold letters across its visor. Truly a work of art! Sheâ€™s looking intently at it and she senses a powerful magic emanating from within and sheâ€™s debating whether or not she should slip it on.
Now why the hel would that conivin’ little gnome be givinâ€™ a thing like this to me? Mayhap beause he likes me? But . . . if I put it on, Iâ€™m thinkinâ€™ its supposed to make me into somethinâ€™ . . . well, different from what I is now. Will he still be likinâ€™ me then?
Oh geez! Or . . . by givinâ€™ this helm to me, is he implyinâ€™ that he donâ€™t like me the way I is and heâ€™d be feelinâ€™ better â€˜bout me if I changed a bit?
Well damn that little twerp! Sittinâ€™ here tryinâ€™ ta figure all oâ€™ this out is givinâ€™ me a headache! I ainâ€™t knowinâ€™ what the hel was in Portâ€™s mind when he give this to me, and I ainâ€™t carinâ€™ anyways! But . . . if I put it on there might be a number or two inside what I could learn about, ya know? Itâ€™d be worth it to try. Iâ€™m always wantinâ€™ to learn somethinâ€™ â€˜bout numbers!
She picks up the helm and places it on her head.
Oh . . . ohhh OH! OHH GEEZZZ!
Boggle, Boggle, Boggle! Alhoon, alhoon, alhoon! Sarcophagus, sarcophagus, sarcophagus! And . . . E=mc2 . . . and . . . a photon is just an electron traveling backward in time!
Huh? OHH GEEZZ!
She quickly removes the helm and tosses it into a far corner of the room.
Eeee! What the hel was that! Well . . . just what I thought! A worthless piece oâ€™ junk he give me! All full oâ€™ gabble cloudinâ€™ up me thinkinâ€™ and it ainâ€™t had even one number in it I could recognize! Its only good fer one thing! Iâ€™ll make a planter outta it! Yup! Gonna get me some dirt and a few seeds and soon Iâ€™ll be growinâ€™ me very own tobacco!