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Fantastic magical powers aren't the only things the daeva can provide. In fact, Adana's quite certain that in the grand scheme of things, the fantastic magical powers will be minor in comparison to the technology they can provide. Sure, she and Cam are powerful, but they are two people and they can't be everywhere at once. Technology, though? Technology is easy to scale. Get a few factories up, and over a few decades, the entire world will get access. And it's not like they're on a time-crunch, anymore.

Mind you, the fantastic magical powers aren't bad, either. Even if, as it turns out, it's impossible for Cam to make magic mirrors - they anticlimactically are ordinary mirrors. Similarly, Adana tries to turn a set of mirrors into the magical versions, but gets nowhere. It's probably safe to assume daeva are incapable of making magical items through their inherent abilities. They all find this fact a terrible pity, but it's not like they can complain, considering.

Most of her alts have started bothering her for her technology, and plans to neatly integrate it with their own levels of technology. Prime is the easiest of all of them - he is in a position in charge, has little to no masquerade issues, and Cam can make trips there whenever he likes. Cypress is the most tricky, since neither Cam or Adana can actually go to Chamomile. So Cypress and Ice pick a time to head over to Pantheon when Cam and Adana are free.

Date: 2014-09-15 08:08 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (b ~ skyward)
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"We'll be very very picky about immigrants, maybe get some daeva summoned to see if any of them want to experiment with maybe having daemons and if they don't get them we can have Cam and Adana over to improve our absorption capacity. It should stem the tide that the colonials don't speak any Earthly language..."

Date: 2014-09-15 08:14 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (b. Exactly what I wanted)
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"We already wanted Cam to make us a larger robot army - why not find a way to let them be translators, too? And that would help with absorption capacity."

Date: 2014-09-15 08:15 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)
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"All right. And the robots can walk, so he can just make them in Pantheon and they can march right over here no problem with transport."

Date: 2014-09-15 08:18 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)
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"Yes. And then we throw them at building things to let us absorb more people. For - Earth immigrants, can we have a focus on people that are teachers and scientists and highly educated people, and such? To update the Kystle refugees to Earth standards."

Date: 2014-09-15 08:20 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (Default)
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"Yeah, definitely. Teachers and scientists and doctors and possibly historians. Oh lord we're going to have to set up customs to make sure nobody brings things we don't want into our colony... and have some way for visitation to work, I don't think I want to rule out immigrants who want to have their parents over for lunch or whatever..."

Date: 2014-09-15 08:36 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (g. Think about this more)
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"Oh, that'll be fun. The robots have a network, though, and they recognize people, so - we can take advantage of that? Have them politely ask people to leave after a certain amount of time?"

Date: 2014-09-15 08:37 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (d ~ fascinated)
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"Yes. Politely. My scary high tech armed to the teeth robot soldiers are so polite."

Date: 2014-09-15 08:40 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (d. I see what you did there)
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"You should probably not advertise that they're armed to the teeth," snorts her husband. "Scary high tech armed to the teeth robot soldiers are rather intimidating."
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Date: 2014-09-15 08:42 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (f ~ why yes)
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"Well, it won't be mentioned the first time they go looking for someone who's overstayed their welcome..."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:01 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)
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"Ah, of course. Well, be careful, with using them as threats."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:11 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (Default)
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"Naturally. But they are probably one of the better enforcement options if something needs, you know, enforcing."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:13 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (g. Think about this more)
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"Yeah. I would suggest reinforcing them with magic, if mine weren't at such a high demand lately."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:14 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (h ~ unimpressed)
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"Yeah, considering how easy Cam makes it to replace their chassis and considering that they don't have individual continuities worth fretting about I wouldn't spend any mana on it."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:19 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (i. Paranoia is necessary for survival)
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He nods.

"You know. The - mages that showed up, ages ago. One of them dealt with architecture, didn't she?"

Date: 2014-09-15 09:21 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)
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"I think she said she could apply her skills to it, which isn't exactly like being an architect?"

Date: 2014-09-15 09:21 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)
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"True. Hm. Still - might be useful for building it."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:23 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (f ~ why yes)
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"Maybe. She can stop hiding out in a national park, anyway."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:26 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (b. Exactly what I wanted)
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"Yes, she can stop doing that. She might find that exciting."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:32 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)
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"Do you want to tell her or shall I?"

Date: 2014-09-15 09:33 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (d. I see what you did there)
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"No preference. We can tell her together if you like, it can be a couple bonding exercise."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:34 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (a ~ la la)
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"Sure. Next time we're on Earth we make a press release and then quickly fly away and go let her know."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:34 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (c. What a pleasant surprise)
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"Probably let her know first, I think."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:36 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)
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"The - other mage, too, the quiet apologetic one."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:38 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (f ~ why yes)
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"She's still got her job at the portal hub and she can pass for a witch, which makes her citizenship issue less complicated if she opts to continue to do that, and means no need to make a separate trip to tell her. Although I guess her husband can't pass for a witch, so maybe they want to move to the colony too."
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