Alabaster — 88 of 123

John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities

Release 1

Chapter 19 - Emily Short Nov 2

what she does on her walks is a questioning quip. The comment is "'[if immediately]And you just walk around[otherwise]When you go for walks in the woods, you just wander around in the dark[end if]?'".

It mentions Snow White, night, trees.

The response is "There is a pause, almost as though you've confused her[friendly][pathetic]. Then she says, 'Usually. And sometimes speak to the animals. [queue solace-in-desert]What else?'".

It indirectly-follows how she kens her way around the woods.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

whether the animals ever answer is a questioning quip. The comment is "'Do they ever answer you?'".

It mentions creatures.

The response is "[Snow White smiles]. 'No.'[line break]".

It directly-follows what she does on her walks.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

solace-in-desert is an NPC-directed quip. [1]

The response is "'I would expect you would understand this[friendly],' she says. 'You spend your days in the woods, away from the company of others. Is it not because you find solace in being alone?'"

It is restrictive.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

that your reasons do not concern her is a weak informative quip.

it mentions yourself.

Understand "my" and "[maybe]" and "lilith" and "snow white" as that your reasons do not concern her.

The comment is "'My reasons are my own business.'"

The response is "'You see? We are two of a kind.'".

It directly-follows solace-in-desert.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

how she hired servants without the Queen knowing is a questioning quip. The comment is "'How did you hire [if immediately]them[otherwise]servants for your haven[end if] without the Queen noticing?'".

It mentions servants.

The response is "'There are times when she does not watch what I do. Sometimes, when she is most occupied with other affairs, I am free to take messages[pathetic]. Sometimes, I have arranged matters when I was out walking. It is very hard to watch every prisoner closely, and the Queen regards all her subjects as her prisoners.'".

It indirectly-follows who are the servants.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

where such magic originates is a questioning quip. The comment is "'I have never heard of anyone making [if immediately]such a thing[otherwise]any form of magic mirror[end if]. Is it from some distant country, in the far past?'".

It mentions magic mirror, witchcraft.

The response is "'There were a people long ago, who lived away to the southeast. This was when the world was very young and men had not forgotten how to speak to the great powers.' Her voice has gone distant, as though she is telling a story she heard when she was young, or like a grandmother recounting a courtship from her girlhood. 'They suffered from a terrible plague, which came in spring every seventeeth year. So many people died that their skills and crafts were being lost, their knowledge destroyed. So they made a bargain with the demons[magic-involves-demons]: they learned to make vessels that would hold souls at the moment of their passing, and so retain what would otherwise be lost.'".

It indirectly-follows where the Queen got the mirror.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

whether vampires made the mirror is a weak questioning quip. The comment is "'Is the mirror the work of vampires?'".

Understand "if" or "constructed" or "fabricated" or "work" as whether vampires made the mirror.

It mentions vampires, magic mirror.

The response is "'No.'".

It indirectly-follows where the Queen got the mirror.

It quip-supplies Snow White

how she kens about the plague is a weak questioning quip. The comment is "'How do you know [if immediately]all this[otherwise]about the people who suffered the plague[end if]?'".

The true-name is "how she kens about the plague".

The printed name is "how she knows about the plague".

Understand "knows" as how she kens about the plague.

It mentions plague, demons, powers.

The response is "'I suppose I read it somewhere.' [Snow White smiles].[line break]".

It indirectly-follows where such magic originates.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed. [Because maybe she lived through it.]

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

whether the Queen hath such books in her library is a weak questioning quip.

The printed name is "whether the Queen has such books in her library". The true-name is "whether the Queen hath such books in her library".

Understand "has" as whether the Queen hath such books in her library. The comment is "'Does the Queen have such books in her library?'".

It mentions library.

The response is "'When refugees come out of the east with their tattered volumes in trade for food and house, she pays without even looking inside. She has more books than she knows.'".

It directly-follows how she kens about the plague.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

what happened to the people who made the mirror is a questioning quip. The comment is "'What happened to [if immediately]those people[otherwise]the people who made the mirror[end if]?'".

It mentions plague.

The response is "She lifts one shoulder dismissively. 'They could preserve the memories of the past in their mirrors and scrying glasses; but they could not make enough children quickly enough; they could not keep the dying alive. In each generation the plague became more virulent. It killed men more rapidly than women. In the end there were only a few girls left. They lived in long rooms hung with mirror-glass and singing with the voices of the dead, and knew that they were the last of their kind, and that there would be no one to preserve what [italic type]they[roman type] knew. So they wrote their history down in books, and marked off years on a calendar, and waited.'".

It indirectly-follows where such magic originates.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

what became of the history books is a weak questioning quip. The comment is "'What became of [if immediately]their books[otherwise]the books written by the plague sufferers[end if]? Can they still be found?'".

It mentions plague, library.

The response is "'Perhaps a few. No one would now believe what is written.'".

It indirectly-follows what happened to the people who made the mirror.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

Note

[1]. Lilith is supposed in some stories to have been cast out into the desert and found solace there. But this suits Snow White as well.