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Episode 647
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Blue Herring
Date Published Thursday, January 12, 2006
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Red Mage doesn't have Blue Magic after all.

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  • Open, demolished field


Red Mage's Hadoken fizzles with a "fwee."
Red Mage Oh. Ah.
Black Mage Do you know how I knew he wasn't doing Blue Magic? There have been seven documented attempts at actual Blue Magic.
Black Mage Each one met with failure that culminated in an explosion, including the time they finally started using useless non-fatal spells that don't explode.
Black Mage Magic isn't free. There's always a cost.
Black Mage Of course a legend about unlimited free power would start to circulate.
Black Mage Chemists dreamed of turning lead into gold. Same thing.
Black Mage If there was a way to get magic for free, do you really think I'd have spent so much time sacrificing children to my dark gods?
Black Mage For spells, I mean. Obviously there'd still be sacrifices. A hobby's a hobby.
Thief So whatever he is doing, it's not Blue Magic, right?
Black Mage Right.
Red Mage tries to fire a Hadoken again, only for it to fizzle with a "pftbt."
Fighter But is sure does tickle!
Thief This only raises more questions.
Black Mage And concerns.
Red Mage Like why I can't remember how to cast your Hadoken any more?
Black Mage Idea!