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Oct 24, 2021 8:24 PM
the gods of velgarth are NOT prepared for demon cam
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"Cool! Usually fairies live in very tall buildings but that's because they can all fly, and the ones here are going to be raising children. I also don't have to build it all at once."

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"Right. Er, want me to walk you over and show you where the field is? Or I could go get a map of Haven and point it out?" 

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Cam displays a map on his computer.

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The Herald points out the field for him! It's about a mile and a half away - outside the Palace inner walls, but still within the city of Haven proper, which is a lot bigger. 

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"Looks good! Anything I should know about the place?"

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"Er, there'll be neighbours. It's near the - hmm, let me see - it's near one of the shop districts. The houses nearby are mostly going to be merchant and shopkeeper families - not poor, not wealthy either. I don't think they should mind you setting up there, especially not if you buy or barter things at their shops." 

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"Sounds good, the fairies will need to buy stuff."

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"I think that's all, then." 

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Cam flies out to install the village as requested.

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And, a while later, Herald Kilchas wanders out to have a curious look at Cam's progress.

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- and riding his Companion, again, this time. 

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"Oh, hello," says Cam, who is filling in some dirt under a house that turned out to be on more rabbit holes than was good for it. "You look, uh, better?"

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"Not sure which of us you're addressing there, but - yes." Kilchas glances around. "Bloody hells, this is a better way of doing construction with magic than ours." 

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"Conjuring the constructed stuff out of nothing would be sort of hard to beat!"

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"Fair enough! Just saying, wish we could get you in all the time - I know you've got more important things to do, but I'd be delighted to never raise another roof again. By the way, Savil and Kellan are all sorted out too. And Vanyel is - doing better, I think. Said he wanted more advice on how to use the new magic to do healing." 

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"I can find him a textbook but you can't really beat training from an angel who themself knows what they're doing."

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"Well, can we get him one? There's lots more kids who need parents." 

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"Sure, I can look up angels who want to adopt just as easily as I can fairies."

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"I think that'd be great." Kilchas tilts his head to one side, thoughtful. "You heard much from Leareth lately, by the way?" 

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"I can check?" Mail?

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He has the rest of the god-schema outline from Leareth! It's about ten pages in normal-sized font. Lots of diagrams. Lots of math notation, but well explained. 

There's also a followup note asking - very politely but also with some plaintiveness that comes through even in text - if Cam would mind giving him a little more on the 'Vanyel lives' update. 

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"Do you know where Vanyel is?" Cam asks Kilchas.

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"One second." Kilchas' eyes go out of focus. "...Ah. He's playing with Jisa. Yfandes - I guess she thought it'd be good for him, and that nothing is urgently on fire right now." 

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"Makes sense! Maybe I'll join them." He fills in the last rabbit hole, makes a diorama and floods it to see if there's anything else he needs to do, pronounces it ready to move into, and flaps off to find Van and Jisa.

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They're on the lawn outside the Healers' living quarters, under an apple tree. Vanyel is leaning against Yfandes' flank and singing something to Jisa. 

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