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  • Sir_Krackalot

     It’s saved you from a hanging and given you a job and new clothes?

  • Sir_Krackalot

     It’s saved you from a hanging and given you a job and new clothes?

    • ShakeJake

      But the country was the one doing the hanging, and really only because it was cheaper than making more prisons. So it got them out of a situation, that I’d say they were innocent of anyway. I mean, if someone was just really good at reading poker faces, they’d have been accused of magic cheatings too. And he’s not casting unlawful magic, just has a wonky set of peepers. And the cause of of the scuffle and violence was also the accuser. Basically, they were being hanged for some really unproveable suspicions of cheating, and self defense.

      Even for the morals of the time, England’s law enforcement was excessively brutal, and didn’t really take the time to distinguish who was the real perp, and who was just a unforunate victim in the matter. So they basically just got “pardoned” by the people who screwed them over in the first place. England really didn’t do much for most of it’s people, as our literally spook-eyed antihero attest. It wasn’t the worst, by far, but it still sucked to be poor in england.

      But yeah, IMO the new threads makes everything totally square. Makes me wanna see a Hobo-Mal go into Snazzy-Flash Mallery

      • Deviljho

        Don’t tell that to Nicola Barber

      • Ilmari

        Added to which, a “Jack O’Malley” is likely to be an Irishman. Whilst I doubt he’s politically inclined, few Irish ever felt a love or loyalty for their imperial rulers (at least in this era).

  • Marvelous TK

    I didn’t need to be told that Ben there is a classy fellow!

    So, third class. … Third class is like… flying coach, or on a public car in a train, yes? So in wizarding terms, does that put Ben on basically the bottom rung of all things wizardly? Though I guess you could guess that from his accommodations, too.

    • KomiIsDrawing

      It’s lowest next to a simple pass. Without honours, too. Dear oh dear.

    • Sauronbane

      Still above Sydney though, isn’t he? I mean, Syd didn’t even get a degree, right? Not that that’s sayin’ much. He’s just horribly cursed is all ;)

      • KomiIsDrawing

        It’s true, Sid only did three years of a five year degree, so Ben is way ahead of him!

        • svartalf

           Indeed.  However, Sid DID manage do do well enough on his first adventure.  :-D

  • Marvelous TK

    I didn’t need to be told that Ben there is a classy fellow!

    So, third class. … Third class is like… flying coach, or on a public car in a train, yes? So in wizarding terms, does that put Ben on basically the bottom rung of all things wizardly? Though I guess you could guess that from his accommodations, too.

    • It’s lowest next to a simple pass. Without honours, too. Dear oh dear.

    • Sauronbane

      Still above Sydney though, isn’t he? I mean, Syd didn’t even get a degree, right? Not that that’s sayin’ much. He’s just horribly cursed is all ;)

      • It’s true, Sid only did three years of a five year degree, so Ben is way ahead of him!

        • svartalf

           Indeed.  However, Sid DID manage do do well enough on his first adventure.  :-D

  • Nice touch with the dropped whatchamacallit. :) You stage your characters well, Kate, they’re actually moving and doing things while they talk so that we get more than just talking. Keeps the scene plenty engaging.

    • SoItBegins

       It’s a dropped ink bottle. Mr. “Duff-Degree” is NOT going to like this.

      • svartalf

         No, he’s very clearly not going to like it.

  • Nice touch with the dropped whatchamacallit. :) You stage your characters well, Kate, they’re actually moving and doing things while they talk so that we get more than just talking. Keeps the scene plenty engaging.

    • SoItBegins

       It’s a dropped ink bottle. Mr. “Duff-Degree” is NOT going to like this.

      • svartalf

         No, he’s very clearly not going to like it.

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