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Post by Torvallis! on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:13 am

[Sep 26th, noon]

Torvallis! waits patiently in the inn for Master Malva, to finish up the herbology training they had been getting recently.

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Post by Malva on Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:46 am

Malva walks into the inn.

"Hi Torvallis!, do you wanna do some gathering?"
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Post by Torvallis! on Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:55 pm

"Yes! Yes I do! Right now, or were you going to grab some food first?"

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Post by Malva on Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:14 am

"Yes, let's eat first!"

The two eat their lunch and then head up into the woods. Eventually they happen upon an orcthorn.

"Now see here Torvallis!, this is an orcthorn and as the name suggests, it's thorny. You can pick it using gloves or forceps, but if you don't have any of those, you can pick it by holding the flat side of the leaf."
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Post by Torvallis! on Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:11 pm

"Ah! This looks different in the forest than it does in my little herb garden. ((OOC: I have income:orcthorn)) Is this a more matured plant, or what effects the appearance of it?"

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Post by Malva on Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:19 pm

((OOC: I should've remembered that))
"Well in your garden, you've probably been using a pretty decent fertilizer, or at the very least have some very good composted soil from all the kitchenwork you do. Those great growing conditions will make a home-grown orcthorn have much fuller, wider leaves, while a wild orcthorn has these narrow, spindly leaves."
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Post by Torvallis! on Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:26 pm

"Ah, I've only found it before when it's well fertilized then . . . which isn't much of the time in the wild, I'm guessing.

Hm, alright, that's another thing to add to the list, like discolouration from improper water supply"

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Post by Malva on Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:50 am

"Alright, now let's keep looking."

The two wander deeper into the woods. This time they find a dwarfnettle plant.

"This one's a dwarfnettle; it stings to the touch. Most people pick it using gloves or tools, but some people try to build a tolerance to it."
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Post by Torvallis! on Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:19 am

"Eh, it can't possibly sting *that* much, I'll just build a tolerance to it"

Torvallis! moves to pick the dwarfnettle, and then absolutely freezes in place.

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Post by Malva on Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:29 pm

"Ye-you okay there?"
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Post by Torvallis! on Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:41 pm

Torvallis! barely manages to get a whisper out, while crying, " . . .It does sting that much".

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Post by Malva on Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:45 am

"Uh- okay I'll go look for some sorrel."

Malva wanders off for a moment and comes back with a couple of plain, red-veined leaves.

"These need to be chewed up and put on the sting. Can you do that, or should I?"
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Post by Torvallis! on Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:10 pm

Torvallis! shakes their head and takes the sorrel.

After some chewing, they spit it into their effected hand and spread it around the stung area.

Still grimacing, they manage to say: "Move on?"

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Post by Malva on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:12 pm

"Do you think you can? That should've dulled the pain a bit, but you may still need to be medic'd."
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Post by Torvallis! on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:57 pm

Torvallis! shrugs

"This hurts way less than alchemy training did"

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Post by Torvallis! on Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:34 pm

[[oog: boop! Finish this when you have the time?]]

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Post by Malva on Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:49 pm

[Oh! It the thread didn't turn orange last post...]

"Alllright then."

The two move on up the trail. Eventually they find another flora.

"Look here, this one is a moonflower. It's a little past its prime; we'd better collect the seed rather than try to use it as an herb."
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Post by Torvallis! on Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Torvallis! freezes.

They turn to Malva slowly, a look of pain and anguish on their face.

" . . . it has honestly never occurred to me before to collect seed from plants that I realized were unharvestable."

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Post by Malva on Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:31 am

"Yeah; as you can see here it has a seed pod that we can either tie some fabric around and wait for it to drop its seeds, or we can try to cut them out."
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Post by Torvallis! on Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:10 am

" . . . so many passed up seeds . . ."



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Post by Malva on Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:43 am

Malva takes out her scalpel and carefully cuts into the seed pod. She pops out a couple of seeds and puts them in her bag.
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Post by Torvallis! on Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:19 am

Torvallis!, still reeling from the unexpected object-function overfocus in their own thinking, numbly follows behind Malva.

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Post by Malva on Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:35 pm

"Are you doing okay?" Asks Malva.
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Post by Torvallis! on Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:01 pm

"Have you ever . . . like, when you've been looking at a tool for so long, all your life, that you forget that it's just a piece of material with particular geometry, and you forget that it can be used for anything else that needs the same geometry and structure?

And then someone comes along and crumbles up some metal foil, and scrubs a pot with it, and you can't believe all the previous times you haven't ever made the connection that an iron scrubber is just a scrunched up piece of iron foil that was shredded into lines beforehand.

And you just . . . your world is changed because you've never thought about the way things actually are, just about the way you've used the, and the categorical boxes you've put them into so that you can navigate your flimsily built worldview as a method of physical movement through the world.

And it's just . . ."

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Post by Malva on Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:08 pm

"Sounds like you've had a bit of a revelation..."

(Signing off on Herbalism III for that, but you canĀ  keep going if you want)
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