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 With respect to job placement in other countries, every organization on Manta Carlos is careful to doctor any records it may need to pass on to someone in Narrow Reality. For example, Starlight Academy has two transcripts for every student: their true transcript and a second, Normie-proofed transcript with every mention of supernatural-related courses either removed or replaced with analogous classes one could find in another school. With respect to job placement in other countries, every organization on Manta Carlos is careful to doctor any records it may need to pass on to someone in Narrow Reality. For example, Starlight Academy has two transcripts for every student: their true transcript and a second, Normie-proofed transcript with every mention of supernatural-related courses either removed or replaced with analogous classes one could find in another school.
  
-==== Glamours ​====+==== Human Shape Charms ​====
  
-By far the most popular ​method of blending in appearance-wise in narrow reality, "​glamour' ​is the colloquial term for the illusion magic available to everyone which allows a humanoid or mostly humanoid individual ​to pass as a humanThe spells ​are frequently attached ​to magic charms which can be worn as jewelry ​or pinned to clothing, then activated with simple magic phrases.+By far the most common ​method of blending in appearance-wise in the narrow reality is the human shape charm. These simple charms twist the form of the creature wearing it into one that is acceptably human, allowing them to pass comfortablySome species opt instead for more simple illusion magic, but the Manta Carlos government has made it very clear that illusions ​are an inferior option, due to the risk of an occupant of hte narrow reality accidentall bumping into an offending horn or appendage.
  
-For longer-term use, as for individuals who choose to live outside the island ​for the rest of their livessome choose to either have the glamour attached to a permanent tattoo or to have a magic charm implanted surgically below their skin. +Some human shape charms are sold explicitly for use off-island, ​and come bundled with an SEP enchantment. SEP, short for Somebody else's problem” (one of the inventors was a big Douglas Adams fan) describes a type of mind-affecting magic that renders certain things ​psychically invisible.” Someone affected by an object'​s SEP field will see the thing, recognize that it's there, and completely fail to remember it for more than a minute or think about it ever again – interesting though it may be, it'​s ​somebody else's problem” at that point. The field attached to off-island versions of human shape charms ​will encapsulate anything nearby which doesn'​t fit within a normie'​s conception of reality, and will only affect those unaware of the supernatural. ​This prevents any accidental mistakes should ​the charm slip off, and allow easier hiding ​of any magical items the wearer might posses.
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-Glamours intended for use outside of the island also typically ​come bundled with SEP magics. SEP, short for "Somebody else's problem" ​(one of the inventors was a big Douglas Adams fan) describes a type of mind-affecting magic that renders certain things ​"psychically invisible." ​Someone affected by an object'​s SEP field will see the thing, recognize that it's there, and completely fail to remember it for more than a minute or think about it ever again -- interesting though it may be, it'​s ​"somebody else's problem" ​at that point. The field attached to most Manta Carlos glamours ​will encapsulate anything nearby which doesn'​t fit within a normie'​s conception of reality, and will only affect those unaware of the supernatural. +
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-Manta Carlos'​s government subsidizes ​the production ​and purchase ​of glamours for anyone intending to travel beyond ​the island; anyone who wants to buy a glamour can do so for much less money than such a useful magic item would normally call for.+
  
 +Manta Carlos'​s government subsidizes the production and purchase of human shape charms for anyone intending to travel beyond the island; anyone who wants to buy a human shape charm can do so for much less money than such a useful magic item would normally call for.
 ==== Getting a Human Body ==== ==== Getting a Human Body ====
  
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