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Continuing to answer
Thu Jun 1, 2017 10:07

Jozua nodded in understanding as Joe explained the dangers of hysterical people who didn't slow down to think about things before jumping to wrong conclusions. He might not know any muggle mothers who may randomly drop her muggle child off at his house, but sudden onsets of stupidity and false conclusions were not limited to the muggle parent demographic. "Right," he agreed with sympathy.

He was reasonably sure Joe wasn't going to fall victim to the same following Jozua's recitation of his family's, erm, more catastrophic mistakes, but by the look on the older boy's face Jozua wondered if maybe he should have kept those historical footnotes to himself. But Joe just asked for clarification about his grandfather's contribution to the family legacy.

"Um, grandad could tell you more about the exact specifics - this was all before I was born, you know - but as I understood it, he was trying to create a heliopath. I mean, obviously not an actual heliopath creature like in legends, but enchant an bit fire to act like one. It . . . kind of worked a bit too well. So he made this weird little fire fiend sprite thing - not actually sentient, but the next nearest thing - and it ran all over town laughing madly, evading capture, and setting things on fire. They eventually managed to disenchant the thing, but not before it caused a lot of damage. Granddad spent a little time in prison for reckless endangerment, but Inventor's Insurance kept him from going bankrupt paying for all the repairs. His and dad's premiums are both through the roof now, though, which Dad is very bitter about, because he was only an apprentice at the time."

  • Continuing to ask questions.Joe Umland, Wed May 31 16:03
    Jozua’s mother was from the Netherlands*? Well, that was not something he thought one heard every day. Joe knew this was probably not interesting if one was used to it, but he still considered this... more
    • Continuing to answer — Jozua, Thu Jun 1 10:07
      • Contemplating the future.Joe, Thu Jun 1 18:04
        “I see your dad’s point,” said Joe, amused, as Jozua continued into his family’s insurance woes. “I’d be mad if my bills went up because John set something on fire.” Not quite the same thing, of... more
        • Uh-oh, Cleo and Amelia are catching upJozua, Fri Jun 2 08:37
          Jozua laughed, "Well if you're learning your trade from him and he just set the whole town on fire because the spell he was inventing did exactly what it was supposed to do, they might be justified... more
          • Can't allow that to happen.Joe, Fri Jun 2 14:10
            Joe was not as touchy about money and politics as some of his siblings were, but he still wasn’t quite sure what he thought of Jozua’s blunt statement that his mother was rich and that high insurance ... more
            • I think we wonJozua, Fri Jun 9 13:00
              Joe had already been moving up out of the 'acquaintance' circle and into solid 'friend' territory, but learning he had also been disappointed to learn Great Explorer and Knight were no longer viable... more
              • Looks like it. Go us!Joe, Mon Jun 12 10:43
                Joe was not sure he’d ever had anyone ever announce they were friends before, but he could see the advantages of the approach. He nodded. “Very good,” he said. “We failed knights of the world have to ... more
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