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Without him knowing it, Black Mage is basically referencing The Thing (any version of it, although the John Carpenter movie is best). The alien can get you anywhere, even in Antarctica. Nowhere is safe.

Really, though, he's having a bit of a moment here. Let him burn it off and I'm sure he'll be fine.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.