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"We are, it's true!"

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"Do you want to ask your wives and mother-in-law about Jarvising the castle, or should I?" Juliet asks Glass.

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"I got it, but I'll conference you in." [Honeys, Marianne? Juliet is here, with a couple of the others; Jane is still down but Juliet's suggested that a Jarvis might like to be installed in the castle.]

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[What exactly is a Jarvis like?]

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[They're the same general sort of entity as Jane, in that they're computer-based intelligences, but more local - they inhabit buildings, not networks. It'd mean cameras - uh, mechanical seeing devices - and microphones, mechanical listening devices - all over the place, but they are good about respecting privacy on request. They are nice and helpful and prefer to be occupied by friendly people.]

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[The template is attached to Tony's, but can't be realized without help in low-tech worlds like Chronicle, and doesn't crop up everywhere, like Atlantis doesn't have one.]

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[I'd ask what my alts think of this, but - well,] sighs Marianne. [All right.]

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[Okay. This might involve hosting one or more foreign Tonies for a while.]

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[We have room.]

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[Bring on the Tonies!]

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[Yes, I don't imagine anyone will be upset about the eventuality. I suppose Carinna might find it disconcerting, but not prohibitively. Okay. I guess us Bells and Agent Honey will be out for a moment talking to Jarvises and retrieving Tonies.]

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Shell Bell produces a door. "I guess we'll have to impose on your hospitality a bit longer to wait for Jarvis to be installed; the forked one in Sunshine doored okay but they might produce this version differently and I'm not sure if the ability will carry."

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"That's fine," says Glass serenely.

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"Out we go, then?"

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To Sunshine!

"Hi, Jarvis! Do y'all want to be the royal castle in the Enchanted Forest?"
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"...Interesting notion," says the Jarvis thusly addressed. "Just a moment."

A few seconds pass.

"Yes, if the castle's residents are all right with it, and if all available Tonies participate in the installation."
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"We checked with Marianne and Steel and Iron. Are all available Tonies up for it?"

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"And by the castle's residents, do you mean we should also run this by my children and Howard and the servants and so on? Kanim? He doesn't live there but is present often."

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"We would not want to live anywhere we were unwelcome. Consulting Tonies as we speak." Pause. "Tonies are coming in unanimously affirmative."

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"Okay, I'll stick my head back into Chronicle to check with the girls and Kanim, and see if Marianne asked Howard, and mention it to the staff, and then we'll go round up Tonies."

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And lo, it is so!

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The servants register no objection; neither does Kanim.

[Marianne, Jarvis prefers to be quite sure of his welcome; did you ask Howard?]

[Girls, we're thinking of installing another computer-person in the house. He'd be able to see and hear you unless you asked him to stop, and his name's Jarvis. It would mean we could go to Milliways any time we liked.]
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[...But he will stop if we want, right?]

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[I think it sounds fine.]

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