Sep 24, 2019 5:26 AM
Margaret in Medallion
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"Maybe? Or maybe it would squash the box and the spell would come off, like when your Nemean friend managed to smash a durable ring that one time. It would probably depend on the truck tire and how big the durability spell was."

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"Do you make the boxes, like, really shallow on the outside, so they have plenty of space to put stuff through but you can put them in a bag easy?"

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"Well, I don't actually have any boxes optimized for this yet, but yeah. The opening needs to be big so stuff can get in and out, but the other dimension can be really small. So the ideal proportions would be sort of laptop-shaped."

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"Then they'd fit in a backpack pretty well."

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"Yup, that's the goal! This conversation is making me want to go home and do research and go box shopping, but we should definitely meet up again soon."

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"If it's not a secret you can teleport you could come to our next D&D game."

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"I'm not sure I want to go around being blatant about it, since I'm a bit worried about mayhem if I sell them." Also she doesn't want to draw the attention of any other Avalon governments. "But it would be cool to play DnD again. I'll think about it."

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"What kind of mayhem?"

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"I'm just worried that if I sell invisibility and teleports somebody's going to rob a bank and I'll get blamed for it. Though I haven't heard of any mayhem from just the invisibility, so maybe I'm being paranoid."

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"Well, you're not pricing those at need-to-rob-a-bank, are you."

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"I'm confused, you think people are more likely to use stuff for mayhem if I charge more for it?"

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"No, I mean, people who would want to rob a bank couldn't afford an invisibility thing."

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"I . . . guess? I don't know a lot about bank robbers. And I should really be going home and making a bunch more medallions now that I know they work!"

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"Yeah, that makes sense!" laughs Brenda.

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"I'll see you later, then--maybe at DnD, maybe another time. Goodnight!"

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"Goodnight! Thanks again!"

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She leaves the Avalon on foot just in case someone teleporting out of it would damage the space-warping once she was no longer there to suppress side effects, then pops home and texts Bella.

It worked! There is now one Naga with a functional medallion!

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That is so cool, congratulations!!!!
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Thanks--couldn't've done it without you! I want to start selling a few different species' ones online, so it might be good if you dropped by on a regular schedule and did batches. Do you know how many you're likely to want to do at once and how often?

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I can get you a couple hours every couple days probably? We might get faster over time.
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Awesome, that's about as fast as I can get them ready. The first few batches will be smaller because I'll need to make more diagrams.

Do you think there'd be any problems if critters in general knew I can teleport? I can't think of any.

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I guess any who were annoyed with you might work harder to tell other Avalons to also be annoyed with you. And anyone who was actually scared might escalate faster.
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True. But if I hide it and it eventually comes out, people might be annoyed or scared about that.

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Yeah, I don't think I have special abilities to predict public opinion.
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Yeah, me neither. I expect I'll be too busy with medallions to teleport much of anywhere anytime soon.

Speaking of medallions, I'm planning to sell at roughly middle of the road prices. Do you have thoughts on what your cut should be?

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