Jun 18, 2019 1:35 PM
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"That sounds extremely tedious," she says, but she does it.

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And after a minute, he is back in Hell. He flies back to his house and invites her over.

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She appears.

"Yes," she says almost immediately. "I will be able to allow people who do not currently belong to one of the active types to sort themselves into whichever one they would naturally occupy. In that case... I believe I will restructure my own domain first."

This, apparently, takes a few seconds of thought.
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Cam waits patiently.

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"And now I will attach personal domains to all residents of your four sections, and make it so that future residents will be likewise provided." Maybe half a second. "And offer the choice of becoming an active type to Limboites." Barely an instant. "And install transit systems in the four sections."

That one takes several more seconds. No wonder she thought it would be so tedious to do a thing for a whole minute.
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"You're very efficient."

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"I do not like to do more than necessary or take more time than necessary about it. There. You are provided. Do you have any further requests before I return to my tower? It is unlikely that I will leave my domain again, but I will continue to be able to modify the four sections of your afterlife and all of the personal domains, so if you think of something later rather than now the only thing that will be lost is convenience."

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"You can't give live people the same stuff?"

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"If I were similarly invited there, it would be possible, but I do not know if I would like to interfere directly in a live world. It seems untidy."

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"I'm in this world's mortal part sometimes, so maybe I could invite you there, although it's possible I'd have to wait for a sloppy binding. Even just giving people the pocket dimensions would be big, even if it didn't hook up the extranets or give them daeva powers or let them at the transit system."

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"If I did the one thing I might as well do the rest. But then it would be possible that your live world might cease to generate new aware life."

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"Oh, you couldn't give out the powers without also sterilizing them? That would be - unwelcome."

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She ponders this.



"It seems," she says, "that I can make that aspect of your world's afterlife-types optional."
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"Yep, you sure can. I think I'm going to stay like so for the time being, having no prospective mother for my children."
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"Still. In that case, there seems to be no remaining barrier in principle. I suppose the live world is more vulnerable to vandalism since its inhabitants are more fragile; perhaps I will not give it a transit system of its own, and instead allow only live persons in particular to return to it from their personal domains, and distribute no reversion powers for it."

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"Sounds like a plan. If daeva start reproducing what are the children going to be?"

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"Live, to begin with."

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"Naturally occuring daeva are not going to know how to handle live, destructible infants. Maybe make them like baby Limboites?"
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"Reasonable. I have made the change."

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"Okay. So, next time I get summoned, if I can, I invite you into the live world and you propagate personal dimensions, hurray?"

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"Yes. If I am understanding the rules of this world correctly, it will be possible to invite me as long as the circle in which you appear is large enough to hold us both."

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"They usually are. I will not be able to comment, if it's like a typical circle, though."

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"Once I have appeared, I expect to be able to alter that circumstance."

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"Cool. You are very arbitrarily powerful."

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"Yes," she agrees. "Nothing else, then?"

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