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In The Dark
Thanks to lilfluff's signal boost for the recent prompt call, we have a small follow on from Circling the Wagons.

While Tybalt led them around the darkened house, Elvira fumbled in her handbag for her phone. The full moon outside helped a little with the amount of available light but she could only assume that familiarity with the layout of their home was what stopped the Grimolochins bumping into their furniture at every turn. They were in their third room before she managed to get her phone out of her bag and turn it on.

She had three bars of reception, and then it was gone.

“That’s odd,” Elvira spoke slowly, not wanting to believe the implications and not wanting to scare Joe who was, after all, only five going on six.

“What’s odd?” That was Tybalt. “Let me guess. The phone won’t work.”

This is now followed by Who And Why.

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I'm suspecting a less than natural cutting of the phone lines.

That too, but this was her mobile.

That's likely to affect more people and get more attention than cutting the wires to one house.

unless it was done just on the area around the house...given the world has magic, seems doable.

Possibly! But with the assumption (?) of cutting wires to disconnect the electricity and landline, a mundane attack on wireless seemed likely, too.

How magic and tech interact in this world isn't clear to me as yet.

That makes at least two of us!

Taking out the mobile tower will/would attract more attention but it is fairly late at night so there will be fewer people who notice it until morning.

For future reference, you can't take out just *one* tower to disable mobile phone access.

You have to take out *all* the towers within range of the phone (which is several *miles*).

I can go into more detail if you like..

The place I was basing this on may not have multiple towers to provide coverage. Certainly my brother lives somewhere similar and he doesn't have any mobile coverage, even without interference.

Yes, I agree. But wire cutting is easier I suspect.

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