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¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
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¨¨«/=%&@@#                 =% =%= %=                #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##          =%=%%««¨    ¨««=%%=%=           ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# =%  =%  ...  ¨¨  MAGIC  ¨¨   ...  %=  %= #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##           =%=%%««¨    ¨««%%=%=           ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                =% =%= %=                 #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##                                          ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#    MAGIC IS ABOUT BEING UNACCOUNTABLE,   #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## ABOUT  REMOVING THE SOURCE OF THE ACTION ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# FROM YOURSELF. IT WORKS BY EXPLOITING  A #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##       KIND OF GRAVITY, CALLED THE        ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#              ARROW OF TIME.              #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##                                          ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# THINGS IN THIS UNIVERSE ALWAYS  SEEK THE #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## LEAST  ENERGETIC STATE. ALL POTENTIAL IS ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# GRADUALLY  LOST INTO LESSER  FORMS (SUCH #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##                AS HEAT).                 ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##     MAGIC THEN, IS CREATING TUNNELS,     ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# SPECIFIC AND  INTRICATE CANALS, FOR THIS #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## TO HAPPEN  IN A CONTROLLED MANNER. THINK ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# OF IT  AS SETTING AN ELABORATE TRAP  FOR #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##                 ENTROPY.                 ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## AND THEN, WHEN  THE  CIRCUIT CLOSES, THE ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# ARROW  IS FORCED  TO  DO  YOUR  BIDDING! #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##                                          ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#   OF COURSE, YOU'RE ALSO IRREVERSABLY    #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## DRAINING  TIME  FROM  THE UNIVERSE,  BUT ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                  YEAH.                   #@@&%=/«¨¨
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¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##               =%% = = %%=                ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##                                          ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# THE  DANGER IS A RUNAWAY SPELL - IF  THE #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## FILAMENT OF YOUR  CANAL  IS TOO WEAK, OR ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# THE POTENTIAL  IS HIGH ENOUGH TO  ESCAPE #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## ANY  SELF-CLOSING MECHANISMS - A BREACH. ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##      THESE ARE USUALLY CATASTROPHIC.     ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# ALTHOUGH  MANY  ARE   LOCAL,  THEY  STAY #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## ACTIVE  UNTIL  CLOSED   OFF  BY  COUNTER ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# SPELLS (HARD TO  PULL OFF) OR THERE'S NO #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##       MORE ENERGY TO FALL THROUGH.       ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## IN THAT CASE THE OUTCOME  DEPENDS ON THE ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#   SPELL. SMALL-SCALE BREACHES MIGHT NOT  #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## EVEN  BE NOTICEABLE  BY THE UNINITIATED; ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@# BUT A SPELL  MIGHT ALSO VERY WELL  BRING #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## ABOUT THE  HEAT DEATH OF  THE  UNIVERSE. ##@@&%=/«¨
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¨¨«/=%&@@#                    =%=                   #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@##                                          ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#                                          #@@&%=/«¨¨
¨«/=%&@@## WELL.  IT IS WHAT IT  IS. A DYING  ART.. ##@@&%=/«¨
¨¨«/=%&@@#            MAYBE FOR THE BEST.           #@@&%=/«¨¨
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