Dec 03, 2021 3:11 PM
Amentans colonizing places
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Okay, they can set that up no problem!

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Who would administration of the trust devolve to if a will of some sort indicating Dwellin is found? It probably shouldn't be... Just her. But she doesn't know who else and no current polity can really claim to represent global Dwellin interests.

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They could distribute it to every individual Dwellin in proportion.

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Would that end up being a tiny amount that's hardly worth figuring out a confusing new system for if some Dwellin don't interact with Amentans already?

(She won't object to going ahead and starting to sell magic rocks while this is worked out, once she claims a sackful for herself)

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It depends on how long this takes and how big the Dwellin baby boom is? The fund will grow over time as it's conservatively invested. They can make it so it's transferable if one person wants to get all their village to donate theirs to them or something.

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She suspects the pool of all Dwellin including those who are currently dead is much, much bigger than the current population, but dealing with that in any kind of sane way seems unworkable. After some more quibbling over details and share percentages, Stoneheart thinks this is a good plan and can step away from fraught negotiation into more relaxing things. Like building up her magic again, and trying to comprehend tinymachine technology.

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Meanwhile, Amentans with more immediate concerns want things! They want:

- sex tourism
- Dwellin actors in movies
- to record Dwellin storytellers telling what all their stories are
- wildlife catalogues, with native guide assistance/escort
- Dwellin staff for resorts and hotels and similar, for ambience

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Sex tourism works out pretty well, not every Dwellin wants to but the ones who do have a lot of fun with it, making porn and everything. And cataloguing wildlife while escorting Amentans around is almost a dream job for many. Storytellers are happy to tell stories to the clink of coins, busking style. They're less sanguine about serving as hotel staff because being around tall buildings is a bit uncomfortable but ones can be found who will run around fetching towels and drinks and luggage or perform in lobby areas or whatever.

There's lots of applicants for movie actors once word gets out!!

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Cool! This one green wants to do an Authentic Reenactment of a Dwellin legend. This other one wants to do a fictionalized AU about Dwellin/Amentan contact with more excitement thrown in. This one wants child actors, of both species, to do a cute kids' movie about interspecies understanding and cooperation. This one wants to do an action-adventure with Dwellin fighting monsters to get magic rocks, though they plan to do the monsters with special effects rather than wrangle real ones on set.

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The second one sounds lots of fun. Some kids who will cooperate are found for the third. Not having real monsters kind of defeats the point and interest in the last drops off, mostly.

Ooh, what sort of legends are they looking for,  there's lots of options.

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They would like one with a satisfying-to-Amentans plot where good guys win cleverly and then settle down and have kids.

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How about the exodus of Tarn, they were displaced by war and wandered through hostile territory for a long time before meeting the Hucol who were being oppressed by bad conquerors, and then there was a big elaborate political scheming and rebellion and the Tarn joined the Hucol and Tarn himself allegedly had 12 kids.

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That sounds awesome! They would like to hear a lot of extant versions so they can get working on a composite script.

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Different versions vary a lot in the details of course. Did Tarn have 11 kids? 8? 15? Was the rebellion won because the enemy army was demoralized or because of brilliant tactical moves? Was the decisive battle along a cliffy lake or a mountain slope? Was this bit character corrupt mayor simply evil or more complex?

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The scriptwriters synthesize this in a maximally interesting way and present it for checking (by having people read it aloud).

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Seems like a perfectly acceptable telling of the Exodus of Tarn! Well, people are quibbling over details, but everyone disagrees on what's wrong so close enough.

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Cool! They will start holding auditions for all the parts.

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