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Feb 03, 2023 9:21 PM
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"Well, someday Hell will make us perfect and then we will not have to deal with politics anymore."

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"But then there's the point between when we get there and when we get perfected, and then we have to deal with Hell politics."

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"I think the process of being perfected is generally agreed upon to be too all-consuming for politics. Also not really comprehensible to mortals." Mostly incomprehensibly painful but he is not going to bring that up. 

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"Well, that's another plus."

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"The thing I hate most is the people who-- want not to have to deal with real things. They're Worldwound wizards but they want to sell their souls and retire and make an absurd amount of money doing Teleports and spend the rest of their time going to parties and betraying people and finding loopholes in laws they can exploit."

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"I sympathize with that feeling."

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"There's never quite enough supplies at the Worldwound."

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"... Because people are trying but it's difficult, or...?" He really hopes it's the first thing.

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"Because everyone who writes the laws writes laws that mean that they can appropriate some of the supplies and it's legal, because people who just want power and wealth are always better at getting power than people who actually care about doing things in the real world, because the second group are distracted by trying to, you know, accomplish actual things with concrete outcomes."

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His face is a mixture of horror and resigned anger. "I know the type."

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"Someday we'll be in Hell and it'll be better."

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"And we just keep having to trying to improve things while we're still here."

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"It's so stupid. It's not like the demons are going to care whether you're a duke if they overrun Golarion."

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"I imagine they never expect it to happen to them." (Yes, being rich makes you less likely to be murdered. Doesn't stop it from happening sometimes.)

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"Or, you know, 'how much difference will this one shipment make, really'-- except everyone thinks like that, and anyway you're not supposed to worry about that, you're supposed to do your fucking job."

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"People, it turns out, do need to eat food consistently and find equipment useful for their jobs."

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"And not have to spend their time fucking strategizing about-- okay, which spell components are other people less likely to steal. We're lucky that Fireball needs bat guano and sulfur, nobles don't want to steal those very much. We're always undersupplied for Raise Dead because people keep wanting to wear Raise Dead-grade diamonds to show off how rich they are instead."

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"--you must have dealt with that a lot, working for security."

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"Well, most of the people stealing-- sorry, legally expropriating-- diamonds aren't a Security problem, I just dealt a lot with people who decided that the diamond supply was a good way to get money to gamble with or some security in their old age."

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"--I'm assuming there isn't a cheaper way to resurrect people."

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"Not unless your medicine has something."

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"We're good at keeping people alive, and CPR is a kind of resurrection if you squint, but-- no."

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"This is nice. Getting to talk while you cook. I haven't been able to do something like this for a long time."

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"I'm glad I'm entertaining."

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"There are only four people in this house and all of them are competent."

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