Riley contemplated the file for her next assignment.
Unexplored World eb21cf077336b000.
Local name: Cthonia
Population: Approximately 6 billion.
Potential interstellar or inter-realm civilization based on linguistic analysis
Unidentified physics is present.
Unidentified magical effects are present.
Analyze local magic.
Assess risk level.
Open diplomatic relations
She took a deep breath and rechecked her equipment, four dodecs, her mage staff, a tent, two changes of clothes, an auxiliary generator, and an auxiliary processing core.
"Well, I guess the reward for good work is more important assignments."
She steeled herself, ran one last internal diagnostic, uploaded one last incremental backup, and activated the transposer.
And then she was somewhere else.