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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 09:38 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (f ~ why yes)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"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."
Edited Date: 2014-09-15 09:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-09-15 09:43 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (g. Think about this more)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"Yeah. I suppose we'll find out. If she's finally figured out how to watch the news by now."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:45 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (i ~ squinting)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"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."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:47 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (h. Absolutely serious)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"Yeah," sighs Adarin. "But, her husband was spared from - icky lack of magic?"

Date: 2014-09-15 09:48 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (g ~ cool)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"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."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:49 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (k. Not the way I'd planned)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
He sighs. "Yeah. Well. There's - not much we can do about it now. Unless Rain and Katydid manage the time machine."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:51 pm (UTC)
dark_light: (e ~ engaged)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"I think they have first dibs on it if they do."

Date: 2014-09-15 09:53 pm (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (d. I see what you did there)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"They do. But why would they be the only ones to have it, they're us, they'd distribute that."

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

Date: 2014-09-17 03:39 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"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."

Date: 2014-09-17 03:42 am (UTC)
dark_light: (g ~ cool)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"What would be a good target? One of the Kystles pre-invasion, I guess?"

Date: 2014-09-17 03:44 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (g. Think about this more)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"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."

Date: 2014-09-17 03:45 am (UTC)
dark_light: (l ~ pensive)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"Yeah... What are we going to do about your Kystle, anyway?"

Date: 2014-09-17 03:47 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (i. Paranoia is necessary for survival)
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"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."
Edited Date: 2014-09-17 03:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-09-17 03:50 am (UTC)
dark_light: (h ~ unimpressed)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"Can we - yoink the Lynn?"

Date: 2014-09-17 03:54 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (g. Think about this more)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"I think," he agrees. "But the problem with that is, according to the - other Lynn, she was really not fit for company at the - time I'd be yoinking her."

Date: 2014-09-17 03:55 am (UTC)
dark_light: (f ~ why yes)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"I don't think we should yoink her and drop her in the middle of San Diego with a hotel voucher and a bottle of water, but there's unoccupied continents on our colony planet, or Cam could make her someplace to be in space somewhere."

Date: 2014-09-17 03:57 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (f. Forgive the confusion)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"Let's - go with the space option. She might not want a daemon."

Date: 2014-09-17 03:59 am (UTC)
dark_light: (g ~ cool)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"Yeah. And presumably we should talk to the one from Prime's world before doing that, but it should go on the to-do list."

Date: 2014-09-17 04:01 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (i. Paranoia is necessary for survival)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"Yeah. Uh. What do we do with her - tragically deceased daughter? I suppose we'll have to ask Prime's."

Date: 2014-09-17 04:02 am (UTC)
dark_light: (h ~ unimpressed)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"Yeah. She's not getting any more tragically deceased. I can wait until her mother's ready for her."

Date: 2014-09-17 04:05 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (e. Good day to you)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
Her husband nods and snuggles his wife. "I love you, have I mentioned?"

Date: 2014-09-17 04:05 am (UTC)
dark_light: (b ~ skyward)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"I love you too."

Date: 2014-09-17 04:09 am (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (d. I see what you did there)
From: [personal profile] prodigal_miser
"Something I am eternally happy about! Want to write up brochures about mages and my world's general history and immigration policies for our space colony, respectively, while cuddling?"

Date: 2014-09-17 04:10 am (UTC)
dark_light: (d ~ fascinated)
From: [personal profile] dark_light
"Yes."

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