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"--Yes although off the top of my head I'm not sure how to explain why in layman's terms. It--involves science?"

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"Well, we're way behind you on science."

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"Yeah."

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"We've barely invented anything. Apart from magic I think we correspond to like... Bronze Age."

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"Huh. Well, glass shaped correctly bends light in ways that make it easier to see things."

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"Cool."

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"Lots of things do, actually, but glass is most convenient much of the time."

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"I don't have to use physical glass to look around corners or at very small or distant things."

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Nod. "Do you have mirrors?"

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"Not glass ones."

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"The seeing-around-corners thing is usually a mirror thing."

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"Huh."

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"I think glass ones work better than metal ones."

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"What do you do to the glass to make it work that way?"

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"Mm--something about silver behind it? So glass and metal together, technically, I suppose..."

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"We have polished metal mirrors... I don't have enough Adamant to squish some metal and attach it to glass, unfortunately."

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"It would probably make sense to look it up to see the details, first, I'm not really a good source on optics."

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"Makes sense. I assume I shouldn't take apart the one in the bathroom."

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"That would probably make the other guests annoyed with you. I can probably get you one to take apart if you want it."

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"Thanks!"

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"They're pretty ubiquitous! And it's not like we don't have money."

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"I appreciate your willingness to deploy it to amuse my mirror-related curiosity."

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"It may or may not lead to significant insights about your magic system!"

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Giggle.

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"You said something about hybrids, as I recall, how do those work?"

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