Crambo and Poetaster

Crambo spoke in careful, measured words; his mind crafting an image from his phrases and triggering those mental mechanisms of magical imbuement that would turn his metaphor into a reality. The pressures of his art bore down upon Crambo with relentless might and tireless vigor. He was well into the third year of his studies at the Academy for Metaphorical Mages, and the time to prove the value of the Academy’s investment had come. The time to display his skills in the art of metaphor and magic under the eyes of his instructors and peers in a glorified ceremony that was nearly as ancient as the venerable Academy itself.

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