Author: The Thunder Alchemist PM
The story of a young fire wizard's journey, told through a collection of letters to her family. Takes a look at the darker side of Wizard101. "Wizard City isn't just a part of a battle, it's in a full-out war."Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Horror - OC - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,377 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 06-12-12 - Published: 06-08-12 - id: 8196770
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Dear Mom and Dad,
I really appreciate your attempt to withdraw me from Ravenwood, as futile as it is. The Headmaster called me into his office to discuss your letter a few hours before I wrote this. Apparently, all active wizards of the Ravenwood community, students and alumni, have been called to Wizard City. Nobody, student or adult, is allowed to leave, but he says you can withdraw me after this is all over if you still want to. I'm not sure I want to be a part of a school that has control of anybody who ever attended. For example, if there was another war when I was, say, 40 and living back on Earth with a job and kids, I certainly wouldn't want to abandon my life to come and fight.
In other news, while walking through the shopping district of Wizard City, I came across a deserted Mastery Amulet. I would have put up a notice asking for the owner to come claim one, but I'd probably get some random person since those amulets are so expensive. They're really rare, and cost around 10,000 crowns (I looked up the crowns to USD conversion rate, and that's about $1,000). Today's certainly a lucky day! A Mastery Amulet allows its user to use a second school's spells as if it's the user's main school. For reference, it's more difficult learning a secondary school (and later, a tertiary school) than your primary one. Each amulet only works for a specific school, though. The amulet I found was for the Myth school, and I met with Cyrus Drake to discuss my interest in taking Myth classes. I'm going to join in with the normal myth students starting next week.
Somehow, we got to talking about Ravenwood as a whole, and my lamenting about the war and the lack of work done by the guards. Cyrus was sympathetic, and promised to try to find a way to help me out.
As for the war situation, there are now three clear streets. Unicorn Way and Triton Avenue, which you already heard about, along with Cyclops Lane. Professor Drake summoned trolls and the plural form of cyclops (cyclopses?) to drive the undead out of Cyclops Lane. There are rumors about the myth creatures causing some trouble, but nothing has been confirmed.
A/N I'm moving author notes to the end of chapters, and am changing each of the previous chapters to match. Also, I made a few changes to chapter 3 if you want to take a look.
As for the money conversion rate, here's my explanation. In the games, mastery amulets cost about $10 in crowns. School-themed houses for the same crowns cost can also be bought for 100,000 gold. If Wizard101 was real and the currency exchange rate was the same, then any random wizard could just save up their allowance for two weeks and buy a Mastery Amulet. Also, if 100,000 gold equaled $10, then 1,000 gold (the average cost of mid-level equipment) would be only 10 cents. That's why I made adjustments. To save you the math work, there's a table of conversions below.
10 crowns = 100 gold = 1 dollar.
100 crowns = 1,000 gold = 10 dollars.
1,000 crowns = 10,000 gold = 100 dollars
10,000 crowns = 100,000 gold = 1,000 dollars