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  1. Theodore gives a solemn nod, being filled with WICK PRIDE WORLDWIDE!
  2. Theodore Napier, not being specifically listed as an invited person, decides to crash the party ANYWAY.
  3. Full Name of the Alderman Candidate: Theodore Napier Age of the Alderman Candidate: 18 Street Address of the Alderman Candidate: Selm Street 9
  4. Theodore Napier rescinds his application, as he will be prioritizing other political ventures.
  5. Full Name of the Mayoral Candidate: Theodore Napier Age of the Mayoral Candidate: 18 Street Address of the Mayoral Candidate: Selm Street 9
  6. T H E O D O R E N A P I E R, O N T H E S U B J E C T O F M A G N E T I S M A N D T H E A P P L I C A T I O N S T H E R E O F P R I N T E D I N H E L E N A B Y T H E E V E R A R D I N E A C A D E M I C P R E S S I N A N N O D O M I N I MDCCXCVII A S E D I T E D BY E D W A R D N A P I ER So sits before me upon a desk nothing short of a miracle. A raw, glistening stone whose geometric shape reflects light in such ways that it presents wonderful colours not found in other minerals taken from the earth. Yet despite this eye-catching appearance, at first glance the material seems mundane in nature. Indeed, the small rock is surprisingly dense. I can’t quite imagine that any form of processing of the material would make a useful weapon. It is too brittle, too inflexible in its structure - most assuredly the opposite of what your average smith would wish for in their metals. So why speak about it? Surely most of the scientific world at this point has forgotten about it. The humble Magnetus, whose role has been delegated to paperweights and slag. Yet in this small rock rests a wonderful secret, a discovery the likes of which still busies my mind. I am a scientist, not by formal education but by trade. I seek to uncover the little secrets, which, despite their lack of apparent value within our immediate world, will help us tap into our understanding of the phenomena that shape the world around us into what is seen today. I have drawn an image of the mineral for your viewing pleasure - I apologize in advance, knowledge is my craft not the arts. MAGNETUS, AN UNDERSTANDING In order to adequately understand the further information contained within this paper we must first understand the physical properties of Magnetus. To begin with (as I have stated in the introduction), it is a dense material. In fact its weight is by far above raw iron of an equivalent volume. The natural formation of the material is actually quite smooth, almost polished even. While further refinement of the material in question is necessary for understanding its more interesting scientific properties, it is unnecessary to polish it should one wish to keep it around for its otherwise interesting appearance. In terms of strength, it is surprisingly brittle. While I still needed a small hammer to break off small bits of the material, the force required was minimal. I have been told that this might be a concern for those who, upon reading this paper, would wish to go and retrieve some for themselves. Ensure that diligence is given its due when one aims to harvest it from the ground, as its weight makes it susceptible to breaking upon hitting the ground. The melting point of Magnetus is on par with that of Iron, which makes sense when we consider the broader context outside of the mundane properties I have so far listed. The physical properties of said material, if I am to be blisteringly honest with you, are quite boring from my perspective. Its outward appearance is a rock, and I am incredibly sure that rocks excite some seekers of knowledge, this one most assuredly cares little for that. MAGNETISM, AN INVISIBLE FORCE What makes Magnetus such an interesting mineral for study is not its outward appearance. Indeed, one could (I suppose) find an innate pleasure in pondering the beauty of the light reflecting off its surface. However what I find quite a bit more interesting is the idea of magnetism, something unique only to this specific material. It is well understood amongst those miners who wish to handle this material that Ferrous metals seem to be attracted to it. For example, if we bring a bit of magnetus towards flakes of ferrum, for example, it will attract them. In the case of large deposits, it has been noted that tooling designed for the removal of bits of the raw stuff will gravitate towards it. When the connection between the ferrum and the magnetus is made, it takes considerable force on the behalf of the artisan to separate the two. This last point is particularly interesting, as it suggests a directionality of the force that’s being given off by the material. The directionality of which is explored further down, however it should be noted that this process, in fact, only gets amplified by processing the material. This is in no doubt due to other bits of rock and other things that lower the purity of the metal, however repetitive beating on the material and shaping by use of brass tooling leads to some interesting results regarding the efficacy of magnetus. For those smiths or those familiar with some of the processes behind smithing, this might make some semblance of sense. If we were to use steel (by nature of being a rather ferrum dense material is therefore magnetic) as an analogy, one cannot simply melt steel and mold it into the shape of a blade in order for it to be effective. In that situation, the metal would be too solid, too unwilling to bend and therefore more likely to shatter. Rather, the material must be tempered, hammered into shape and, provided the sample of steel is of insufficient quality, be folded amongst itself and hammered further to remove impurities. The same applies to magnetus, where in its raw form it merely has all different sorts of forces counterbalancing each other out, resulting in an overall net force that’s relatively weak in comparison. However should magnetus be heated to a malleable form and then slowly shaped by the beating of the hammer to rid it of impurities of other components of rock that made their way into its formation, we result with a small (albeit much more powerful and uniform) bar of it. Smiths have noted this, and there was a point in time in its higher popularity where scabbards were lined with a heavily processed form of the material that would aid in preventing the blade from falling out. It must also be noted that melting the material down to remove any impurities will subsequently remove magnetic properties from magnetus, now laying before the attempter would be a rather heavy, shiny rock. Unfortunately the material faded into relative obscurity within the confines of the cultural Zeitgeist of mankind, as its process was costly. PROPERTIES OF MAGNETISM AS APPLIED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAGNETUS Magnetus is one of the few living instances of a repeatable way to produce a magnetic force. As such, we will pay special attention in this section to the properties of magnetism as applied in conjunction with physical aspects of the material. To begin with, we will discuss the apparent contradiction between the magnetic force of two sides of the material. After the magnetus has been properly processed, one will notice that the material seems to achieve a state of equilibrium with other types of processed magnetus, though however will otherwise repel magnetus of a similar size or strength to it. Size again, doesn’t necessarily make for how we measure the reported magnetic force, as processing the raw material serves as the best indicator therein. This is a consistent finding and further supports the idea that this is indeed some sort of physical (if not invisible) force acting within the world. A good way to visualize such an interaction would be if I were to hold hands with another, and we both tugged as violently as possible away from each other. Should one of us outstrength the other, the poor victim would be dragged along. However, should our strengths be equal in merit to one another, over time our grip would loosen and we would fall onto the ground. To further illustrate this point, here you will see a very rudimentary scenario in which magnetus interacts with ferric objects, As we can see from the diagram, the powdered ferrum is attracted to the magnetus, and subsequently some force is applied in some capacity for there to be any movement or agitation of the powder. However, this representation is a little bit lacking, as the individual is unable to ascertain the breadth and scope of the magnetic forces being applied. This is simply not enough to understand some of the more intricate spectacle of the marvel of magnetism. For example, this diagram gives no indication of how far the ferric powder is, nor does it state how far away the object must be for these forces to apply. For that to be better understood, we must think of it as though this were a field of force, that is to say there is some area surrounding the magnetus wherein this force interacts. Strong magnetus (more heavily processed) will have a much larger area surrounding it by which that field applies. Here is a crude diagram of the experimentation of such, Here we notice that certain ferric substances, outside of this particular field, will stay inert and unmoving. Naturally the drawing is conceptual on its basis, no experimentation has been done to quantify the shape of said magnetic field. Instead this serves as a very rudimentary diagram of how the field interacts with substances around it. What becomes more interesting then, is what occurs when two forms of magnetus meet one another. As I’ve stated before they will either repel or achieve equilibrium with one another. For the sake of the remainder of this article I will refer to it as the “Net Repulsion Principle”: the idea that fields will fundamentally try to either overpower and push away a much weaker magnetic field, or otherwise remain stagnant with it. Here is another diagram representing this principle done in experimentation, It should be noted that this particular experiment was done with crude magnetus, and therefore the fields were particularly weak. As the two fields of relatively equal strength met, neither was capable of overpowering the other in any major form. If I were to move my hand to force one closer, they would merely reach an equilibrium together, one slowly repelling the other and the other pushing away gently. However, should I have pushed a much cruder form of magnetus to one otherwise more processed, it would repel it violently and have it shoot away. CONCLUSION The properties of magnetus subsequently magnetism are awe inspiring. To think such invisible forces exist that are not yet quantified or noticed ignites my scientific curiosity to such a degree that it occasionally keeps me up at night. This phenomenon seems only apparent within magnetus, but does it occur elsewhere? Too weak for our otherwise strong or heavy bodies to notice? What of other materials? Does slayersteel work in this regard? Can we quantify the strength of these forces? Does the mathematical knowledge of our time limit us to this small document outlining its effects and majesty? Naturally I will inquire further. Mr. Edward Napier encouraged me to write a small treatise first summarizing my rudimentary understanding of the material in question, in the hopes that others might potentially come to my aid and write their own papers outlining their own experiences. The natural sciences in all their forms aim to enlighten us with an understanding of the world that we otherwise would not have, if not for our own ability to reason and inquire. I hope that this has inspired some curiosity from the reader, as there will be plenty more experiments by my hand to come regarding this.
  7. Oskar's bones rattled in their grave.
  8. Theodore Napier appreciates this missive, giving an appreciative nod of respect to the future scientist.
  9. Thomas Wick, better known as High Pontiff Everard V, meets Arminius in the Skies and plays a sick riff on his bass.
  10. Oskar Wick prepares himself to contend with the prosecution, playing metal music and punching a gym bag in a 1980's style montage.
  11. As the woman entered through the gates of the afterlife, her feet landing on the Ethereal plane of the Seven Skies, she would be greeted by a familiar albeit considerably aged face. The man extended a decrepit, tired arm to to rest his hand on her shoulder, gripping it with the firm consolation that only a former lover could. ”You did good, you know. I’ve watched every step of the way and you’ve done very good.” Were the only words the hoarse voice managed out, finally releasing his grasp on the woman. ”Shall we go home now?” He asked, turning his back to her and walking towards the blinding light before them.
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