Dear students and graduates of Ravenwood. In case you had forgotten, every other month we will be sending the new Arcanum Scholars a simple questionnaire for them to answer. So much is still to be discovered about these curious curiosity centers of The Spiral. The first scholar we interviewed was Zander . . . next up, Baba Yaga!
Name: Baba Yaga
Likes: Scary-looking Sculptures
Drafty houses in remote locations
Snowmen with red scarves
Dislikes: Bread Crumbs
Favorite Spell: Medusa (always nice to see an old friend!)
Favorite Food: Trollblood-basted children legs… I mean CHICKEN legs!
You expect me to tell my life story for some shameless piece of promotion for the Arcanum? Ha! You don’t ask an old woman her age, and you certainly don’t ask an old witch for her secrets! I’ll share this much: I was born a rambling girl, trying to make some magic and see all the Spiral’s worlds. My mother was a laundress down in Avalon. She wound up on the wrong end of a wand. And I was born on the back of a broomstick mount, flying down Abbey Road… or was that just a song? I can’t recall. You know how the memory comes and goes when you get older. Run along now, dearie...
“Beauty is in the Eye of the Cyclops”
My friends describe me as . . . ?
A wise and kindly old woman… if they know what’s good for them.
How I feel about Magic?
Most people think of Magic as a wondrous and delightful power, but that’s because most people are immature and foolish. Magic always comes with a price. Even a simple parlor trick requires some sacrifice, whether it be an old top-hat… or the last vestige of the performer’s self-respect. Hehe.