Campus Store.   Posted by Head Witch.Group: 0
Head Witch
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 01:40
Campus Store
"Come in my dearies," the little old lady said when the three of you walked in.
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 02:03
Campus Store
"Good day," said Herta.  "Ah, I'm looking for supplies to craft a pair of spectacles for class, probably some good, heavy wire, and something suitable for making a translucent covering for one eye."
Head Witch
 GM, 367 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 02:29
Campus Store
"Yes, now I just need you to...," the old woman paused and you heard some grunts as the woman brought a huge book from under the counter and placed it on top. "Get me th eitem number."
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 03:42
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Herta's eyes grew large.  Seriously?

"...How is it organized?" she asked.  "By item type?  Alphabetically?"
Head Witch
 GM, 368 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 04:15
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"By item type. You and your friends can have some milk and cookies while you look," the older woman said.
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 04:48
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Well, that was a beginning.  She looked for an index or a table of contents; if those were lacking, she would page through, looking for "Wire" or "Construction Materials," perhaps.
Head Witch
 GM, 369 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 05:03
Campus Store
There was indeed an index. What you were looking for started on page 1086 and went until page 2032.
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 05:09
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Herta groaned inside.  Was there anything on silver wire, to make this easier?  If not, she'd just have to start paging through.  Rapidly.
Head Witch
 GM, 370 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 15:29
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There was not. The old lady put out a plate of gingerbread cookies and glasses of milk.
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 16:29
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Herta took a moment to try willing the book to open to the right page.  And asking it, in a soft voice, "Wire, Silver, Heavy Gauge, please."

It was worth a try, before she started flipping through the pages again.
Head Witch
 GM, 371 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 16:54
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"It starts here and goes for another hundred pages," the old woman said as she flipped to a section for you. "Please, have some refreshments, dearie."
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 17:39
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"Ah, thank you," said Herta.  That helped... she could skim a hundred pages without too much trouble.  Something suitable should be here... when she found a heavy gauge, she made note of it, and the number.

"Could you help me find something along the lines of a small circle of smoked glass?" she asked.
Head Witch
 GM, 372 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 18:04
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"I can, but please, have a cookie," the old woman said.
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 18:53
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"...all right," said Herta.  This was the campus store; it should be fine.  She took a dainty bite of the cookie.
Head Witch
 GM, 373 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 19:17
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It was certainly the best gingerbread you have ever tasted.
Herta von Shwartzwald
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Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 19:21
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"This is very good," said Herta.  "Thank you."