Gregory springs into action next, wielding the awesome power of … magic!
As you can see, he’s worked considerably on his act since we last saw him in action. But did he take his cues from the right book about magic? Some very perceptive people might well get the feeling that he doesn’t have a very good grip on the differences in the concept of magic in a fantasy world vs. our world. >_>
And even within the confines of the more mundane definition, his effort seems to fall a bit short…not because of him, though, but because of a degree of uncooperativeness on the part of the thief. Which is kinda still the magician’s fault, however, since Biff’s reluctance is based on past experiences as Gregory’s assistant that weren’t completely uplifting to her. That incident were she spent half a day sawed in two happened during the timeskip, and didn’t make the flashbacks – and it’s not like either Biff or Gregory would have insisted on its inclusion. There were other incidents, too. Unfortunately for Biff, Gregory’s book on magic insists that the assistant has to be female, and Mopey insists, backed up by threats of force, that she isn’t available for the role.
Anyway, no matter how well-meant, and partially well-executed, Gregory’s attempt was, it didn’t really affect the score, which remains at 1:1 (or 2.5:2.5? Even, in any case). I guess the party simply hasn’t yet reached the range of levels where the power of magic-users begins to eclipse the power of the more physically apt characters. >_>
More on Mon…uh, Thursday.