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@¤*/-,,,,,      ...  ,,  MAGIC  ,,  ...  ¤*  ¤* ,,,,,-/*¤@
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#@@¤¤*/-.,                                          ,.-/*¤¤@@#
#@@¤¤*/-.,    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.              ,.-/*¤¤@@#
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@@¤*/..,,, THINGS IN THIS  UNIVERSE ALWAYS SEEK THE ,,,../*¤@@
@¤*-,,,,,, LEAST ENERGETIC STATE. ALL POTENTIAL  IS ,,,,,,-*¤@
##@¤¤*/-., GRADUALLY  LOST INTO LESSER  FORMS (SUCH ,.-/*¤¤@##
##@¤¤*/-.,                 AS HEAT).                ,.-/*¤¤@##
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#@@¤¤*/-.,     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.                 ,,,.-//¤¤¤
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¤¤¤¤¤*/-., AND THEN, WHEN  THE  CIRCUIT CLOSES, THE ,.-/*¤¤¤¤¤
#@@¤¤*/-., ARROW  IS  FORCED  TO DO  YOUR  BIDDING! ,.-/*¤¤@@#
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¤¤¤¤¤*/-.,    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. ,.-/*¤¤@##
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#@@¤¤*/-.,      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.       ,,,,,..-*¤
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@@¤*--.,,, 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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