>I know you're always kind of reticient about using magic as a plot
>point in UF, but I think you handled it well here*. You've set up the
>backstory well enough to have the Actual God Powers be a last-resort
>sort of thing, and written the actual escalation of responses and
>subsequent effects of pulling out the trump card to give the feeling
>of "that was epic, but I hope he doesn't have to do that again any
>time soon". Making Corwin a deus machinarum without making it
>into a deus ex machina, if you will. :) Good show!
I can just see it now. Corwin's finally starting to regain some semblance of coherence when his mother shows up carrying/levitating a whole bunch of file boxes.
"Mom? What's all this?"
"It's from Njord. He said something along the lines of, 'You made the mess, you fill out the paperwork for it!'"
(Corwin buries himself back under the covers.)
And now we know why you only break the seal as a last resort :)
[...] in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
-- David Ben Gurion
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