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 bag, and approaches the cupboard of Mephiqoleth. She opens it. Mephiqoleth is
 there.]
 
-Mephiqoleth: I see you are ready, Mageia.
+Mephiqoleth: I SEE YOU ARE READY, MAGEIA.
 
 Selena: yep! Got my traveller's checks, some dollars, my mobile, my passport,
 some water, some snacks. Not sure if they will help with surviving The Amber,
 but I can always hope.
 
-Mephiqoleth: I could have used my conjuring spells to conjure it for you.
+Mephiqoleth: I COULD HAVE USED MY CONJURING SPELLS TO CONJURE IT FOR YOU.
 
 Selena: well, as someone who saw enough of your demons' lot's shenanigans,
 <b>and</b> some episodes of Sabrina, there's no way I will trust such magically
 conjured goods.
 
-Mephiqoleth: you may be right. Magic can be a double-edged sword.
+Mephiqoleth: YOU MAY BE RIGHT. MAGIC CAN BE A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.
 
-+++: but back to business. Are you sure you want me to teleport you to the
-Amber.
++++: BUT BACK TO BUSINESS. ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT ME TO TELEPORT YOU TO THE
+AMBER.
 
 Selena: positive. Do your worst!
 
 
 Selena: which is in?
 
-Mrs. Mendelssohn: Tel Aviv.
+Mrs. Mendelssohn: Tel Aviv?
 
 Selena: Tel Aviv, Israel?
 
 
 Selena: Mr. Mosheh - this is not the time to make such silly jokes.
 
-+++: tell me one thing: why me? <b>wha - hay</b> me? Why was I chosen to be
++++: tell me one thing: why me? <b>wha - hy</b> me? Why was I chosen to be
 <b>The Slayer</b> and then, the… the…
 
 Aharon: the dispeller!
 Mosheh: and don't worry, Selena, some of our most admired and toughest male
 warrior vampires, had cried in lesser conditions than yours.
 
-Selena: [cries some more] OK, I'm the dispeler, now what do we do?
+Selena: [cries some more] OK, I'm the Dispeller, now what do we do?
 
 Mosheh: whatever you want.
 
 
 +++: [she stands up] Couldn't you have given me a written examination?
 
-Aharon: heh, like in Space Quest 5?
+Mosheh: that would not be adequate for us. See, as vampires, we constantly have
+to deal with a lot of emotions and frustrations in our personal and
+professional lives. Dispelling is not always easy, and you are going to
+encounter many obstacles along the way from envious people, who are threatened
+by what you say, or stubborn people, or sycophants, or even people who care
+about what you say or have important ammendements.
 
-Selena: yeah! I guess. Wait, you've played it?
-
-Mosheh: we both did.
-
-Selena: two of the founders of the Jewish religion, and mythical and highly
-admired characters, whom lots of religious people would be exhilarated to talk
-to had nothing better to do with their time than play a silly computerised
-adventure game?
-
-Mosheh: Selena, one of the redeeming quality of vampires is that no matter how
-much they live, they always live in the present.
++++: dispelling is not just fun and games, you know.
 
 Selena: I see. [Selena giggles.]
 
 Mosheh: I should also tell you about the Q continuum.
 
 Selena: yes, I gather it existed, only it seems that the Qs cannot be
-omnipotent.
+omnipotent, because it's a logical impossibility.
 
 Mosheh: they are not. They are regular humanoids, or other aliens, who have
 ascended to be vampires and Qs, and who possess extremely powerful (but not
 Mosheh: you guessed it.
 
 Selena: OK, I’m still mad at you. But since I still find all this fascinating
-(got to be an Archaeologist-wannabe and stuff), I’m going to continue talking
-to you, despite being mad.
+(I have to as an Archaeologist-wannabe and stuff), I’m going to continue
+talking to you, despite being mad.
 
 Mosheh: sure. You may wish to know that the Bajoran scholars considered
 dispelling as the next logical level after slaying.
 the Bible something living and dynamic, and so it was to be encouraged.
 
 +++: As a result, I quickly became notorious for my shows, which also
-captured the attention of the local nobility, the Lords of
+captured the attention of the local nobility, the Lords of Canterson. The
+older brother, who liked me so much, became infatuated with me, courted me, and
+eventually we got married.
+
++++: we led a happy marriage, but it was terminated shortly by the
+Lord, my husband, becoming sick, and then dying. It wasn't my fault, but I was
+devastated from it, and after recovering, told the Lord’s younger brother,
+the now honourble Lord George Canterson, that I was going to relocate to Paris,
+France, for a change of scenery. He agreed.
+
++++: As a result, I, as Milady Canterson arrived at Paris to try my luck in
+finding a new life. I was able to make a small profit teaching English and the
+English bible to many students who were eager to learn, but my social life
+took a turn, to the worse, at first. You see, I kept telling the various people
+at parties and other social events of my previous life as an entertainer and
+also reciting some of my takes on Biblical things with improvisations. Many men
+and women found it amusing and liked me, but a minority of the women started
+spreading rumours that I killed my husband, and was actually glad he died,
+and they were trying to put me down.
+
++++: At one point, I could not take it anymore, and I went to a corner couch,
+sat down, and started crying. I was joined by d’Artagnan, a young (about my
+age), promising guard at the des Essarts' company of guards, who was a big
+fan of me and my stories about what happened in the bible, and he asked me,
+
+d’Artagnan: 
 
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