have mastered the craft of the Illuminators.
background, Craft (fireworks) 6 ranks, Knowledge (Illuminations) 6 ranks
to Craft (Fireworks) and Knowledge (Illuminations) checks, as well as +1
to Diplomacy checks for guild matters (including arranging for displays
and selling fireworks).
squatted beside her, fascinated. He had seen fireworks twice in his
life... He reached out to touch one of the cylinders. Aludra slapped his
me first, I say! These smallest, they will make a loud bang, but no
more." They were the size of his little finger. "These next,
they make a bang and a bright light. The next, they make the bang, and
the light, and many sparkles. The last"-these were fatter than his
thumb -"make all of those things, but the sparkles, they are many
colors. Almost like a nightflower, but not up in the sky."
must be especially careful of these. You see, the fuse, it is very
long." She saw his blank look, and waggled one of the long, dark
cords at him. "This, this!"
you put the fire," he muttered. "I know that." Thom made
a sound in his throat and stroked his mustaches with a knuckle as if
covering a smile.
grunted. "Where you put the fire. Yes. Do not stay close to any of
them, but these largest, you run away from when you light the fuse. You
comprehend me?" She briskly rolled up the long cloth. "You may
sell these if you wish, or use them. Remember, you must never put this
close to fire. Fire will make them all explode. So many as this at once,
it could destroy a house, maybe." She hesitated over retying the
cords, then added, "And there is one last thing, which you may have
heard. Do not cut open any of these, as some great fools do to see what
is inside. Sometimes when what is inside touches air, it will explode
without the need of fire. You can lose fingers, or even a hand."
heard that," Mat said dryly.
Reborn, Ch. 41 - A Hunter's Oath