|Black Mage, the Master of Deceit|
|Date Published||Tuesday August 21st, 2001|
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Two Corneria Guards embark on a quest to find the Black Mage who killed the old man.
|Black Mage||Hm, according to Fighter, the old man who took all our gold was wearing blue. So when I beat the living bajeezus out of that old guy in red, I was assaulting the wrong geezer.
Don't get me wrong. I mean, I'm all about random violence perpetrated against hapless victims...
...but it does complicate matters since he--or perhaps his next of kin--have undoubtedly gone to the authorities by now.
Speaking of authorities...
|Cut to two Corneria Guards, Lenny and Carl.|
|Carl||I don't think this is a good idea.|
|Carl||We're supposed to be hunting down a mage to bring him to justice for beating the daylights out of some old guy, right?|
|Black Mage hides behind the corner while the Corneria Guards are having their conversation.|
|Carl||Well doesn't it follow that said mage, being that we have to hunt him down, is not likely to go quietly?|
|Lenny||Sounds reasonable enough, yeah.|
|Carl||Then doesn't it also follow that he will throw fireballs at us or some such?|
|Black Mage||I think he'd rather cast a translocation spell between your blood and a vat of acid while sustaining just enough of your consciousness in a state of unlife so that you'd be able to experience the impossible pain of it before being driven insane as a fully aware yet dead corpse rotting in the cold ground forever...|
|Pan out showing Black Mage wearing glasses and a fake moustache.|
|Black Mage||...er, but what do I know for mages, eh what?|