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Adana Emma Sanders ([personal profile] ask_nicely) wrote2014-09-15 02:32 pm

Dissemination

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.
prodigal_miser: (i. Paranoia is necessary for survival)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
He nods.

"You know. The - mages that showed up, ages ago. One of them dealt with architecture, didn't she?"
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think she said she could apply her skills to it, which isn't exactly like being an architect?"
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"True. Hm. Still - might be useful for building it."
dark_light: (f ~ why yes)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
"Maybe. She can stop hiding out in a national park, anyway."
prodigal_miser: (b. Exactly what I wanted)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes, she can stop doing that. She might find that exciting."
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do you want to tell her or shall I?"
prodigal_miser: (d. I see what you did there)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"No preference. We can tell her together if you like, it can be a couple bonding exercise."
dark_light: (a ~ la la)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sure. Next time we're on Earth we make a press release and then quickly fly away and go let her know."
prodigal_miser: (c. What a pleasant surprise)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"Probably let her know first, I think."
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"The - other mage, too, the quiet apologetic one."
dark_light: (f ~ why yes)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"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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prodigal_miser: (g. Think about this more)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah. I suppose we'll find out. If she's finally figured out how to watch the news by now."
dark_light: (i ~ squinting)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"I mostly wish that she had figured out how to watch the news earlier for purely selfish reasons. Could have figured out the glitch in resurrecting mages with her husband, safe at home with all my tools, instead of stranded on another plane and you as the guinea pig."
prodigal_miser: (h. Absolutely serious)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah," sighs Adarin. "But, her husband was spared from - icky lack of magic?"
dark_light: (g ~ cool)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"At your expense. Once I'd found out about the glitch there would be no way we'd have traveled anywhere until I fixed it."
prodigal_miser: (k. Not the way I'd planned)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
He sighs. "Yeah. Well. There's - not much we can do about it now. Unless Rain and Katydid manage the time machine."
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think they have first dibs on it if they do."
prodigal_miser: (d. I see what you did there)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-15 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"They do. But why would they be the only ones to have it, they're us, they'd distribute that."
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-15 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"Maybe if it's used more than once the damage to the timestream increases exponentially and it's a total disaster."
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-17 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
"Mm. In that case - we should probably only use it once, and use it to save as many lives as possible. So Rain and Katydid probably wouldn't get the time machine."
dark_light: (g ~ cool)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-17 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
"What would be a good target? One of the Kystles pre-invasion, I guess?"
prodigal_miser: (g. Think about this more)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-17 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
"Probably. Or, if we find another large-scale - murdery thing, that. Prime's Kystle before mine, I'd say, considering he has the secondary bonus of large-scale genocide to add to the deaths. I would not want to tell him that he would have to start over, though."
dark_light: (l ~ pensive)

[personal profile] dark_light 2014-09-17 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah... What are we going to do about your Kystle, anyway?"
prodigal_miser: (i. Paranoia is necessary for survival)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-09-17 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
"I - am not sure yet. I can't just let it sit, certainly. But I don't think we have the power to politely make the invaders go shoo."
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