Maybe intentionally trying to mess with interdimensional portals was a bad idea, Akira thought just before she was pulled in. Well, at least she wasn't bored anymore.
"Some of them could probably double as fireworks or could be used to see how deep the dirt layer goes but otherwise nothing much."
"That would make sense. I do actually have vehicles designed to do excavation though."
"I'm not sure what a bobcat is. What I have is called the Drill Containment Unit. It's a flying vehicle with mining lasers that can convert stuff in their path into a compacted form. It wouldn't work on people or other indestructible stuff but it could work on some other things people have made and it would definitely work on the dirt."
"It's magically compacted. A cubic meter of dirt becomes something you can hold on the palm of your hand and expand at will."
"I wouldn't suggest using the compacted form as a building material. Expanding the dirt into the shape of walls would work a little better than using mud bricks but not by a lot and I don't think it would work that well for roofs. I can just give people the ability to make wood, stone and metal. Those work better as building materials. I could also give out my full ability to build things but that's a bit more abusable since it can make indestructible boxes someone could be trapped in."
"Yeah, what I gave out is the ability to make raw materials that can then be reshaped by mundane means. It's certainly possible to use that to trap people but you don't need magic tools to free them. The way I have to make things like that into indestructible structures anchors them into place even if they're floating in midair."
"It is people back home make some really pretty and exotic things. It's just everyone back home has the ability to remove things so being trapped isn't a risk."
She starts to speak then pauses. "I was about to say I can give out abilities but not the ability to give out abilities, but that particular ability is tied to magic items so I could give people the ability to make those magic items."
"Yeah, it would be. I'm trying to decide if I should setup a self-sustaining system or just hope that a bunch of people with the ability to make pickaxes is sufficient. I don't think I can make something truly infinite but it still might scale better. The disadvantage is I lose some control of what exactly people can make. None of the really dangerous stuff should be available as long as I'm careful but it puts some more constraints on what's safe."
"Yeah they would work like I said the DCU does though less efficiently it would only compact cubes about a third of a meter on each side."
"Yeah, giving people raw materials they can use to make tools that aren't indestructible would hopefully also have done that just slower. I thought about things a little more and as long as I don't give out the ability to make inherently magic metals it shouldn't cause any issues if I give out the ability to make magic tables."