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He has genes, perfectly normal-looking human ones.

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This would be more informative if she had ever looked at a human genome before! Anything on the thaumogenic level?

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Yes! It's a little peculiar compared to what she's used to.

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Promising! How is it peculiar?

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It's sort of off to the side, compared to more reliably genetic magic.

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Huh...she tries to get a grip on it. It doesn't work very well; it just isn't connected to the genome the way she's used to; the strings aren't there to pull. 

She investigates the prospect of making a field trip to Stork to see if that does anything. 

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She can catch a bus there!

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She finds a spot in her schedule that works and catches a bus to Stork. 

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Several bus-hops later, she is released into the Pineapple Islands transit hub, which is full of pineapple-adorned flags and people of all descriptions coming and going. There are arrows and signs and information kiosks everywhere in case she should be lost.

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She wanders around keeping about half an eye on touristy things while the majority of her attention is focused on trying to see if she can wrestle servantmaking onto the embryo-in-progress now.

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There are places selling servants, and overpriced food, and souvenirs, and tickets to shows, and hotel rooms, and bus transfers, and magic items, and adoption services; there's an observation deck up a tower, and a sightseeing boat that leaves every fifteen minutes; there's a Stork history museum in the basement.

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She'll check out the history museum. She pays half an eye of attention to the exhibits while she wrestles with the magic problem. Any joy in the first hour?

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The history museum has a special exhibit of shine art projects over the years. The magic is inclined to be tractable, now that she's here, with a little massaging.

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Oh, excellent. 

Once she's gotten it firmly massaged and oohed over an appropriate selection of artworks she returns to Voa. 

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Her next clients are a green couple, one of whom has a mutation that causes a nerve condition. The nerve condition is not actually troubling her right now, she sees a healer regularly, but magic healing does not actually change your genome.

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That's so legitimate! Elf magic will clear that right up. Do they have any other parameters they'd like to discuss?

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As long as they're here, what can she do about making babies smarter and more talented in various ways? Also here is a grandma who had really great stage presence, is stage presence genetic at all.

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She's not super up on the fine distinctions between kinds of charisma but charisma is in general incompletely but partially genetic. 

What she can do is, she can make sure that the baby is on the high end of the bell curve of possible smartness and talents that her gene sources could theoretically produce. But talents can in some cases trade off against each other; is there anything in particular she should be prioritizing besides raw intelligence? 

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Well, the big booming industry lately is magic, and different kinds want different talents - Materian wizardry correlates well with raw G, especially mental rotations and math type ability, and it's the kind you can most readily just take classes in and start a career with but the underlying stuff will also serve her well if she wants to move to Cube and study z-physics or something.

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