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Death & Magic
Plague & Poison
Dust & Water
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Apprentice Adramal washed the blood from her hands and stood up. The spell fussed around her as it dissipated, white tendrils retreating like mist before the sun. The young farmer she’d just healed stared at his forearm, poking at where the gash from the ploughshare had been.
“A miracle,” he whispered. “Thank you.”
Adramal tutted. “We don’t do miracles here. Only magic.” She dipped a cloth in the water bowl and handed it to him. “Clean yourself, then rest for about a watch.” She gestured to the row of mattresses at the far end of the infirmary, where several of the morning’s patients were recuperating. “After that, you can go home.”