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Oct 28, 2021 11:30 AM
Riley goes adventuring
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Siobhán has answers sometimes with a bit of a pause as she waits to be given the answer by others watching from afar. In general magics that come from within are denser than those that are directed but draw from an external source, there's also other trends based on what the magic does.

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This may take a while. Eventually, with a look of regret: "I wish to learn much more, but we should not keep Robyn waiting, and there are still other matters to discuss. Let us table this discussion for now. If you have no objection, I will invite Robyn back...?"

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"Nothing else comes to mind. We have our own secrets but nothing that's likely to concern you for now. I'm not privy to most of that anyway."

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"I can understand." 

He has significantly fewer secrets now, but they needed to be known. 

Ozpin sends a message on his scroll. 

 

Moments later, the door clicks open. 

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"About time! I was beginning to worry you'd forgotten me." Robyn strides into the room and stretches. "Never fear, the fun has returned." 

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"Welcome back, the professor and I got distracted talking about magic I'm sorry we left you out for as long as we did."

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There's still a slight frown as Robyn contemplates Ozpin, but it disappears quickly. "All is forgiven. So, what now?" 

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"I believe we were discussing plans to roll out Starlight technology as smoothly as possible. Siobhán?" 

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"Certainly, our first task will be to update your communications network, as I've previously mentioned that should be completed within the week and make everything else easier to coordinate. Our backup technology can also be widely distributed we already have large stockpiles of the necessary devices. It's not clear to me if you have infrastructure to distribute something like that if you don't that's the next priority."

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"Safe transportation is a problem outside the cities. With teleportation, we can significantly reduce the dangers, depending on how far you are willing to distribute that." 

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"It's a similar story for Atlas, but less severe because we can fly devices. The hard part is going to be getting people to use them, and making sure it gets to the Faunus as well. Many people don't trust the Atlas military." 

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"Transposers are a bit too easy to weaponize for us to be comfortable with wide distribution. We do have other teleportation systems but they would all require importing physics or magic your world doesn't currently contain which isn't a decision to be taken lightly. It's also the case that most relevant technology requires fixed teleportation platforms at both ends. Nothing we have is particularly suited to connecting a large number of small villages."

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"I see. And your own form of personal teleportation requires being an array user, and this trait is rare? Even a handful of people with that ability could cover a significant portion of Remnant, with the right early warning systems. Satellite-based communication will go extraordinarily far. And I can mobilize Huntsmen and Huntresses to shift their priorities to protecting designated evacuation zones during an attack." 

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"I don't have personal teleportation magic I'm just sending requests to a centralized facility, similar to the agreement we've reached with Ironwood. We could scale that to some degree and perhaps with time turn such facilities over to local control but it would remain a highly centralized system. I don't recommend it as a mass transit solution but we can allocate the personnel and construct a dedicated facility if that is the best solution. I'm using the operations cluster of transposers and Ironwood is being allowed to use a portion of the rapid evacuation cluster which is typically unused."

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"Emergency access will suffice to save lives in the interim. Long-distance travel in Remnant has a mortality rate akin to Grimm-fighting, and a significant amount of our infrastructure and society is built around that fact. Even occasional access would help tremendously." 

Ozpin has further thoughts on logistics, rollout plans, and diplomacy; Robyn contributes periodically about how Atlas or Mantle might respond. 

 

After some discussion, Ozpin recommends contacting Mistral after talking to the Council in Vale. 

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"Menagerie first." 

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"A good idea, Robyn. An envoy to Kuo Kuana would send an important message that the historically oppressed Faunus will not be ignored by Starlight. Siobhán, what do you think?" 

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"Agreed, we came to Vale because of your wider influence and because of the important matter we were discussing earlier. It's important that we not appear to be reinforcing existing societal inequities. It's more important that we actually don't of course but appearances matter quite a bit."

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"Damn straight." 

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Ozpin smiles and inclines his head in acknowledgement. 

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"Can we keep you?" Robyn asks Siobhán, wryly. "Pretty please?"

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"I'll be assigned here until such time as your people ask that I be reassigned or your people decide to send your own representatives to our legislative bodies."

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"Close enough." Robyn grins. 

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"I expect you would have made a fine Huntress, Siobhán."

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Robyn looks impressed. 

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