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Dec 11, 2019 4:36 AM
Magical Girl Edie and Emily smite Walta's Nazi Germany
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"We have buses," she muses. "That's...like those."

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"Yeah, buses too. Roads good enough for those to be comfy are kind of few and far-between though."

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"Using legs instead of wheels is just really puzzling on an economic level."

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"...Maybe our roads really are worse, and legs are cheaper on a national level if we don't have to build and maintain them? I am not an economics student."

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"Maybe. Anyway, that's probably a question for after we deal with the Nazis."

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"Yeah. But I'd be a bit surprised if your world doesn't have anything that seems economically absurd to me."

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"Oh, probably. Being an insider I can't immediately guess what, mind..."

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"We'll see sooner or later."

Back to planning, then?

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Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

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She has, in fact, planned criminal enterprises before. Relatively harmless ones, like sneaking food around for people at night to avoid rationing and tariffs, she assures them. The massive scale of planning a coup... Shouldn't be that different. But what she hasn't done is plan with magic on her side. How reliable is this spell? How carefully will that person follow her instructions? How flashy and attention-getting is that other spell? And so on.

 

Does anyone have outright teleportation? And ability to track a person she knows? There's someone relatively trustworthy she knows who might be good at staging a popular coup, and moreover cleaning up afterwards...

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Teleportation: totally a thing! Tracking: probably a thing, but not something they can think of anyone who has it off the top of their heads.

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"Elyse Varcham. I can probably find her anyway, by checking a few old haunts... She's a communist, though not a politically loud one just the kind that donates most of her family's fortune to the poor over the years. She'll know the kind of people who can take advantage of Nazis disappearing for a couple days and lots of damning evidence of their crimes. And she's a good soul, I really do think that."

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"Communists were one of the kinds of people who got sent to the death camps."

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"Yes, but... Those haven't started in earnest yet, and I asked bar for stuff she published earlier and there's an editorial from a month ago. I think she's still okay for now."

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"Yeah, just...having feelings."

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"My feelings are... Yeah, but we are going to make it not have happened in at least one world. If that makes any grammatical sense."

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"Completely."

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"So... Worth trying to bring her in on the plan?"

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"Yes but maybe not this minute, since letting time pass in your world is costly."

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"What she thinks is best will probably change what the final plan looks like, but we can definitely do a lot more organizing first, maybe have a plan that doesn't need her ready in case something happens."

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"And get a teleporter first so fetching her will have a lower opportunity cost."

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"Yeah. I... Might want to take a break from planning and decompress a little more but I'll be back soon enough."

 

She does, and is. Planning continues.

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