Oct 17, 2019 5:27 PM
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"Nothing coming immediately to mind. I'll check it out, see if I hear anybody complaining."

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She nods.

She vanishes.
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Cam slips into his pocket dimension. He makes a house, mostly like his current house but without the black hole setup. He talks to his parents, who are flailing with excitement. He has them over and makes them soup and pasta salad and little molten chocolate cakes and gets to hug them for the first time in a hundred and fifty years. He goes back to Hell and flies down to the city below his house and wanders around, listening for gossip. He transits to Fairyland and flies around and looks at the pretty scenery and gets as far as a little village of near-hermit fairies who are aflutter about the changes. He goes back to Hell again and drops by the office of the volunteer postal workers and finds it completely deserted and slightly on fire.

Eventually, he catches another summon.

Promptly he invites the admin to join him.
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The admin appears. There was not room for her chair in the circle, so she is standing. She steps out of the circle and instantiates a comfortable chair and sits in it.

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"EEP!" exclaims the summoner. "How - how are there two - the circle should have - EEP!"

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"It seems I cannot lift the restrictions on your behaviour without altering this person's section affiliation," she says to Cam. "That's inconvenient."

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Cam looks kind of alarmed at the prospect of altering the summoner's affiliation.

The summoner is now EVEN MORE EEPY.

"EEP!"
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"It is mildly irritating that you keep making that sound," she says to the summoner. "Would you like to lift the restrictions on this person's behaviour so I can speak with him?"

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"I - but - loose demon - lose my license - how did you get out why are there two of you -"

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"I am not a demon," she says. "I am the administrator of an afterlife with which you are not acquainted. I am here to offer conveniences to the people of this live world, which I have just done. Perhaps you would like to inspect your new personal domain before continuing to sputter."

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"I - that was - you did that thing?"

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"Yes."

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"And now humans are getting it too? What's the demon for?"

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"This demon suggested several aspects of my reconfiguration of this universe, including the personal domains themselves. I appreciate his suggestions. They are very helpful. It is inconvenient that I cannot speak with him now."

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"And what - you want me to just - loose him completely, he's a demon, this is a planet."

Cam sighs.
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"He is extremely unlikely to vandalize your planet, as far as I can tell. If you do not lift the restrictions, my only other option for lifting them immediately would be to alter your section affiliation, which you might find inconvenient since you would be unable to summon anymore and would not be able to return to this section unless I personally retrieved you."

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"A-are you threatening me?"
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"Not intentionally," she says after a moment's thought.

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Cam sort of snorts and lashes his tail.

"I -" says the summoner. "I could resummon him bound but not gagged?"
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"That would be adequate."

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The summoner... nods, dismisses Cam, and then starts drawing a replacement circle, casting nervous looks in the admin's direction.

Presently Cam is back. "I'm a nice demon, I wouldn't've hurt anything," he tells the summoner. "Anyway. Do you need specific things critiqued for the setup for the live humans?"
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"It does occur to me that presently, humans who alter their section affiliation will be unable to return to the live section afterward. I have not been able to think of a solution that does not invite vandalism," she says. "Do you have any thoughts on the subject?"

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"Could go with the power-suppressing model I suggested before, or maybe inform people of their choice that they're summonable if and once they are?"

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"Hmm. The second solution has the advantage that it does not require direct intervention, since they will be able to communicate through the personal domain information network. I think I prefer it."

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"There you go, anybody who wants to return to the live world once dead should be or become a daeva and then notify their friends. Friends can shoo them if they are problematic without being unusually evil."

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