Commit e849204b authored by Craig Maloney's avatar Craig Maloney
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More on Squirrel's End

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**History**:
Pepper was raised in an orphanage at Squirrel's End. At an early age, she showed an aptitude for magic and was enrolled in the Hippiah school of magic. While she excelled at magic, she also excelled at driving her instructors batty with various traps, potions, and other hijinks. When her instructors insisted she make flowers grow, she had a hard time concentrating on her spells to make them grow. For Pepper, it was literally like watching grass grow.
Pepper was raised at the Little Acorns Orphanage in the village of Squirrel's End. At an early age, she showed an aptitude for magic and was enrolled in the Hippiah school of magic. While she excelled at magic, she also excelled at driving her instructors batty with various traps, potions, and other hijinks. When her instructors insisted she make a patch of flowers bloom she found the whole exercise pointless and boring. For Pepper, it was literally like watching grass grow.
In one instance, Pepper was so frustrated with her classmates and teacher making fun of her inability to grow flowers that she let off a blast of Rea in frustration. This drew the attention of the remaining Chaosah witches who were in search of their new heir. Pepper was reluctant to go with the Chaosah Witches, but she realized the Hippiah school was an imperfect fit. Her Hippiah instructors felt they had little choice but to let Pepper go, as Pepper was not performing well as a Hippiah witch. They also did not want the Chaosah Witches around, since the Chaosah witches had a reputation of bringing the ire of Ah with them. Since Pepper had very little money and no living relatives, it only took a little prodding for the villagers to help erect Pepper a house in the forest of Squirrel's End. The alternative, they feared, would be for her to live in the village proper.
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Basilic was the apprentice of Botanic, but had to learn by herself (see Botanic history). She is very brillant, and loves to teach to others (with a little arrogant behaviour: she doesn't hesitate to mock someone if they are very lame). When she became Master of Hippiah, she built accomodations to avoid that her students have to live in the trees (even if they had to know how to survive in a forest).
She took Pepper as a student when she was young ; but after an explosion provoked by Pepper, she accepted to give her to the Chaosah witches, regarding her poor performance with the Hippiah magic.
She hates conflict and war (Hippiah didn't take part of the war), and works for a more peaceful world. She also dislikes the Technologist Union, as they seem not to care about life or environment. Chaosah and Magmah scare her a bit, considering the environment disaster they are able to provok...
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She hates conflict and war (Hippiah didn't take part of the war), and works for a more peaceful world. She also dislikes the Technologist Union, as they seem not to care about life or environment. Chaosah and Magmah scare her a bit, considering the environment disaster they are able to provok...
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The other witches of Chaosah (Thyme, Cumin, and Cayenne) also live in the house with Pepper. They have adorned the house with various books, potions, and even a telescope.
Flora and fauna around Pepper's house tend to exhibit strange behaviors. At one point the ants near her house were able to understand the whole of mathematics as the result of a potion tossed from Pepper's house. Whether they were able to do anything with that knowledge is unclear, although there is evidence of a Space Program.
Pepper's house is the original house of Chaosah. Chicory had the original version of the house built, but over time it has seen many different magical accidents that have required it to be rebuilt. The latest of these magical accidents happened when Pepper tried bringing a Unity tree back from a micro dimension. Other instances include similar experiments that were brought back from micro dimensions (so many that Thyme wrote in bold letters for folks to not bring their back experiments from ANY micro dimension). There are many other instances of Chaosah experiments destroying the house that it has almost become routine for Chaosah witches to disintegrate the house and rebuild it. One might wonder why Chaosah witches don't just create more additions to the house or create another area for school-related activities. Eventually Chaosah did create another school, but that one was lost in a freak accident involving a micro dimension and a Chaosah black hole. Fortunately all of the Chaosah students were quick enough to escape the building and watched in amazement as the building was enveloped in the collapse of the micro dimension and the black hole. Other such buildings met similar ends. It's for this reason that Chaosah only has the original house of Chicory left. This lead to the following wisdom: "A true witch of Chaosah doesn't put all of their Ko into real estate".
Underneath the house are a series of tunnels and catacombs which serve as additional storage for the house above. Many potions, books, and other magical paraphernalia are housed upon the aching shelves.
Flora and fauna around Pepper's house tend to exhibit strange behaviors. At one point the ants near her house were able to understand the whole of mathematics as the result of a potion tossed from Pepper's house. It's unclear how far the ants have taken this temporary burst of knowledge, but the evidence of a space program suggests that ant civilization has at least hit the space age.
Underneath the house are a series of tunnels and catacombs which serve as additional storage for the house above. Many potions, books, and other magical paraphernalia are housed upon the aching shelves. Since this was the original house of Chicory there are no doubt areas that have yet to be explored, or other secret passages that are yet to be uncovered. One curious witch discovered a hidden passageway that lead to one of Chicory's secret laboratories. When this witch returned to show other witches about her amazing discovery of an untouched laboratory of Chicory the laboratory wasn't there. In its place was a hastily scribbled note that simply read "Gone". Underneath that was a harshly worded post-script to quit being so nosy and to mind one's own business. The laboratory hasn't been seen since.
Pepper's house is the original house of Chaosah. Chicory had the original version of the house built, but over time it has seen many different magical accidents that have required it to be rebuilt. The latest of these magical accidents happened when Pepper tried bringing a Unity tree back from a micro dimension. Other instances include similar experiments that were brought back from micro dimensions (so many that Thyme wrote in bold letters for folks to not bring their back experiments from ANY micro dimension). There are many other instances of Chaosah experiments destroying the house that it has almost become routine for Chaosah witches to disintegrate the house and rebuild it. One might wonder why Chaosah witches don't just create more additions to the house or create another area for school-related activities. Eventually Chaosah did create another school, but that one was lost in a freak accident involving a micro dimension and a Chaosah black hole. Fortunately all of the Chaosah students were quick enough to escape the building and watched in amazement as the building was enveloped in the collapse of the micro dimension and the black hole. Other such buildings met similar ends. It's for this reason that Chaosah only has the original house of Chicory left. This lead to the following wisdom: "A true witch of Chaosah doesn't put all of their Ko into real estate".
## Squirrel's End
"Squirrel's End" is a large, mostly poor village. Squirrel's End has a population of around 2,000
villagers. It is part of the lands of King Acren. The villagers primarily work in the fields of Squirrel's End or in the thick and dangerous forest near the village. The folk colors of the village are a red tartan (which Pepper wears on her arms and legs) and white. There is an orphanage in Squirrel's End where Pepper was raised.
Squirrel's End is a village with a population of around 2,000 villagers. The village is a fertile section of the thick and dense forest that was selected by settlers who wanted a quiet area to farm and live. The forest provided ample lumber for building and over time the village grew. The village is not wealthy, but concentrates its labor on being self-sufficient and content with what the land provides them. It is part of the lands of King Acren, though his waning influence means most villagers only know his name from the sporadic taxes that his kingdom collects. The villagers work in the fields of Squirrel's End using diluted forms of Hippiah magic. The village is surrounded by the forest of Squirrel's End, which houses many dangerous creatures. Few villagers head into the forest, preferring to use their trap-making skills to protect them from any creatures that might dare to wander into the village.
The folk colors of the village are a red tartan (which Pepper wears on her arms and legs) and white. Many villagers wear these colors to signify their pride in the hard labor that keeps the village alive and thriving in such adverse conditions.
Pepper was raised at the Little Acorns Orphanage in Squirrel's End. It was here that she was exposed to Hippiah Magic and showed her magical aptitude. At present Pepper is the most famous (or infamous) person to have been raised at Little Acorns. The picture of her winning the first potion contest is displayed in a small case near the entrance of the orphanage.
_Translations: [en] Squirrel's End, [fr] Bout-un-Cureuil, [hu] Mókuslak, [it] Scoiattopoli, [nl] Eikhoornwoud, [sv] Ekorrboda._
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