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The Spirit stood among the graves, and pointed down to One. He advanced towards it trembling. The Phantom was exactly as it had been, but he dreaded that he saw new meaning in its solemn shape.
 
"Before I draw nearer to that stone to which you point," said Elminster, "answer me one question. Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?"
 
Still the Ghost pointed downward to the grave by which it stood.
 
"Character's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Elminster. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!"
 
The Spirit was immovable as ever.
 
Elminster crept towards it, trembling as he went; and following the finger, read upon the stone of the neglected grave his own name, Elminster Scrooge.
 
"Am I that man who lay upon the bed?" he cried, upon his knees.
 
The finger pointed from the grave to him, and back again.
 
"No, Spirit! Oh no, no!"
 
The finger still was there.
 
"Spirit!" he cried, tight clutching at its robe, "hear me! I am not the DMPC I was. I will not be the DMPC I must have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?"
 
For the first time the hand appeared to shake.
 
"Good Spirit," he pursued, as down upon the ground he fell before it: "Your nature intercedes for me, and pities me. Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by an altered life!"
 
The kind hand trembled.
 
"I will honour player agency in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will not show up every other charactr that comes along. I won't exist purely to fluff Ed Greenwood's Ego. I'll... I'll even stop sleeping with every beautiful woman in the realms! Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!"
 
In his agony, he caught the spectral hand. It sought to free itself, but he was strong in his entreaty, and detained it. The Spirit, stronger yet, repulsed him.
 
Holding up his hands in a last prayer to have his fate reversed, he saw an alteration in the Phantom's hood and dress. It shrunk, collapsed, and dwindled down into a bedpost.

 

 

 
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Finally finished this.  The OSL isn't quite as stark in person and the shadows are darker; that's an artifact of the flash from the camera.
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