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Well. If that’s the way they’re going to be, you’re just going to bluff and hope they believe it.

“Ah, forgive me, I did not explain! This package has already been blessed, through a special ceremony. No doubt that is why the Master needs it at the temple so quickly.”

They look skeptical, but also worried. Probably because what you said was nonsense, but close enough to the nonsense they’ve been spouting that it’s hard to tell the difference. It takes a minute or so for them to settle their mind enough for a response.

“I have not heard of such a ceremony, but then, the Master does not tell us everything right away,” they finally conclude. “So I will lead you to the temple. But I will ask a priest to confirm what you have said about the blessing.”

“Of course,” you say. Now you really hope this blessing thing is as much of a crock as it sounds like. If there’s anything they can actually check, you’ll be in trouble.

“Ah! Pardon me, however. I have not introduced myself. I am Nuel, and the Master has gracefully bestowed upon me the job of guide. I will gladly show you our fine city.” They pause. “What is your name, by the way?”

You briefly consider giving a fake name, before concluding it doesn’t really matter. At most you might confuse somebody for a moment or two when they check in with the group that sent you here.

“Ash,” you say. You don’t see the need to clarify anything else about who you are, though.

Nuel leads you through the streets, very quickly as it turns out. Seems they’re eager to take you to the temple, however skeptical they might be of your “blessed package”.

Before long, you stop, and Nuel proudly announces that this is the Great Temple.

But there’s something odd about it.

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