Feb 27, 2020 8:58 PM
Kiri and a Tobirama in Milliways
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You are welcome indefinitely, though many patrons find their stay limited by their budget.

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"Thank you. I might have to get creative with sourcing septims - I don't have a currency set up per se in the Colored Rooms - but I don't anticipate a strong problem, there."

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You may also choose to run a tab.

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"Are there any drawbacks to that that you know of?"

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Some patrons prefer not to for approximately superstitious reasons but I have no confirmatory pattern of evidence to report.

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"I might run a tab briefly, then, but I prefer not staying in debt, generally."

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Many patrons feel the same way.

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She nods. "I might have more questions later, but for now I think my initial curiosity's satisfied."

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"Anything interesting?"

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"I seem to be able to pause and unpause my own Realm and anywhere else I could typically far-view at will, and I can have my Realm unpaused without unpausing the rest of my universe, which certainly has numerous advantages. That has been the main discovery so far."

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"Is that substantially more useful than just having everything paused but you?"

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"Some experiments take time to run, separately from me working on them, or are easier to run in my own Realm, and it allows me to have the inhabitants of my Realm unpaused as well, without necessarily uprooting them."

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"Experiments? What kind of experiments?"

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"I'm mostly investigating the effects of different ways of setting up my Realm, but I'm also investigating some of the finer details of chemistry and physics, especially in interactions with what I would term magic. This is slightly hampered by my home universe having been primarily made by people who think magical power is a good enough patch for not understanding how anything actually works, so I'm also poking at the results of that, to see if anything can be improved, especially if I ever get the chance to direct the creation of a universe proper."

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"Is that the sort of opportunity that comes up more than once?"

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"Very rarely, and only one person involved in our universe had ever directly witnessed the creation of one before, and he was dishonest about many details of the process. There were accordingly mistakes made."

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"Dishonest about... what exactly?"

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"Our world required a significant expenditure of power to make - enough that several of us died or were greatly diminished. I think that some small level of power expenditure is naturally required with our methods, but that it was greatly increased by our inexperience and impatience. Instead of creating a world that would in time develop to be something like what we wanted, we tried to make an exact, grand vision immediately."

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"Where were you from before making the new world?"

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"I came into being in another universe, as a - sort of accidental pattern that emerged from primordial chaos."

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"Are your, uh, co-workers also from there?"

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"Not for the most part, but a few were."

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"Where were the rest from?"

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"Other worlds, I think mostly similar to my own, but many had instead been made deliberately by someone. People's origins weren't a frequent topic of gossip, though."

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"Huh, if I were on a world development project I'd want to know all about where I could be taking inspiration from."

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