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This thread is for generically potentially useful stuff.

Here are genomes for some of my favorite algae strains, the Modern Lojban 5.3.6 Dictionary and Usage Guide, the Beginner's Guide to Glass Lenses, and Basic Hygiene from Alcohol to Wood Ash.

Additionally, my more mercantile contacts are usually pretty interested in buying [local reproduction rights to] art. I can offer a wide variety of media in exchange. I have plenty of stuff that doesn't reference high technology, such as "Henry V", the script of a play about an ancient monarch. (Consider this a free sample.)

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Fascinating, our respective variants of Lojban have evolved in slightly different ways. I suppose ours is heavily influenced by the fact that it's used almost exclusively for scientific conversations.

I'll offer a set of genomes for nutritious crops. I'm also offering a database of mathematics papers and my world's Modern Lojban 7.2.1 Dictionary and Usage Guide 

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… I'm curious about your local art, @.iunom., if you sell reproduction rights to it. Do you mean the rights to be able to produce copies of it (eg duplicating songs on a technological device or manually copying paintings) or – is it perhaps species of creature as art?

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Dante, the rights to produce copies. There are some species of art-like genetically engineered creature, but those are mostly recent enough that they have clear designers who are not me, and also I'd feel fairly uncomfortable distributing living beings like that, for a variety of reasons.

In the interests of full disclosure, the works I can offer you are all freely accessible to the vast majority of people within my universe.Also, thanks for the crop genomes. Have a wide variety of grains, a guide to more efficient photosynthesis, Blackwater to Black Soil: Recycling nutrients in closed environments, and ... I would really like to give you all the nonmilitary portions of the Selkie Genetic Compendium, but that's not mine to distribute and I'm not sure it's really safe to tell them about all this.

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Interesting, I passed on the biology papers to our biology department. They're really happy. After some debate, the physics department has put together Simple sublayer experiments and Simple threadwork experiments to test whether your universes share some of our less abusable physics. It should probably noted that these simple experiments require moderately large particle colliders and wide spectrum detectors of a couple types, so simple is a relative term. The needed hardware for practical uses can be miniaturized with sufficiently advanced nanotech though.

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I am posting a set of files representing the state of the art in Terran weather prediction based on satellite readings and sharply limited quantities of ground data. Additionally, here is a guide to local weather prediction using simple observations and easy-to-construct tools. I don't know how much this applies to non-Earth planets. For instance, you may not have some of the insect species that the second guide mentions. I would much appreciate it if anyone else with weather prediction methods would post theirs, regardless of tech level.

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Oh, and thank you to Riley for the physics papers. I think we would have noticed this stuff if it held here, and I don't have my own particle collider, but I'll keep an eye out for a chance to easily test this.

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An overview of the Recent tends in meteorology is available, but it doesn't focus as much on Earth anymore. We disrupt hurricanes and tornadoes before they build too much strength with bobblers and we moderate flooding and drought with other methods so weather prediction is less important.

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Lucky you.

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Earth is a paradise, a monument, and a mausoleum. It took a long time to put something approaching the old ecosystems back together after the plagues, but now that we've done it we do our best to keep it as nice as we can.

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I'm sorry, that was an insensitive comment. My condolences.

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Okay I have mostly been ignoring these guys but what the actual fuck.

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.iunom. I didn't live through the Trials but I was born shortly after them. One of my forks helped with the ecosystem reconstruction project. It's not something I'm that sensitive about but it's one of those things that you hear over and over again in school. Advanced technology improves things in the long run but it has a cost.

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I'm grass! Hi!

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I would be interested in exchanging art with anyone whose world's is different from mine.

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Art I can do. What kinds of art?

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The Archive has more art than could be enjoyed in a million years of individual attention. Perhaps you could be more specific about which type you hope to obtain?

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Whatever is best.

Drama is particularly good.

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Alright, here is a dramatic book movie song and the script for a play. Enjoy your drama.

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Thank you!

I'm happy to recommend you some art from my world in return, if you would like.

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Do you like architecture? Landscapes? Have some paintings of the Cavern of Rost

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Those are extraordinarily beautiful. Thank you.

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You're welcome! My sister made it. Well, the cavern, not the paintings. Well, technically she just excavated an existing cavern, but the light in the ceiling and the pretty buildings, those're all her.

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Nobody would really get very far trying to sell the rights to All Rights Reversed: A Copyleft Opera so I'm just going to post it.

All recommendations would be appreciated, although I am from a Solar System (uh, as opposed to the general term "planetary system", it has four rocky planets named Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, an asteroid belt, and four gas giants named Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) and so we already probably have Shakespeare and lots of other people in common.

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Posting literary works sounds really tedious I'll probably get around to it at some point but no promises about soon.

Speaking of tedious things, does anyone want my sister's notes on the Goblin project?

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Yes! I know a lot of people interested in genetics research. Now, whether those are the same people who should have access to more data on the subject is an interesting question, but I can just not show it to them, depending on the actual contents.

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K it'll take me a while to get the whole thing up.

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.iunom. (do you prefer the full stops in your name, or are they purely decorative?):

I happen to know of a number of works from my world which it doesn't share with other Earth-alikes. I would particularly recommend Solomon's Book of Common Poetry and The Alder-King Cycle, as well as a number of Sappho's poems which are preserved here but not in other Earth-alikes.

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Excellent, thank you.

If you're speaking French you don't have to use the dots and you might want to instead capitalize it or something.

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My people surveyed Earth approximately [five million years] ago. We conducted extensive genetics surveys at that time. I can make that information available if you would find it useful. There's also a more modern study collected not long before Earth was destroyed, and my work on bio-engineering earth life to work on my new planet.

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Elf Genome Notes

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Thank you for the clarification, Iunom, and I hope you enjoy the literature.

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.iunom., I can't exactly explain where I'm getting the data you've provided, but a lot of it will be useful if I can explain it as... A dead scientist's recovered notes, or something like that. Do you think you could find works explaining how to perform gene manipulation that seem plausible to have originated at my tech level, given some information about said tech level?

And I'm interested in plays, movies, and novels characterized as having 'realistic characters'. They make good practice. I can provide a lot of digitized art in various formats that's passed into the public domain in return. Two samples, the novel Adrift on the Black Sea which is generally regarded as a classic, and It's Not Love If We're Just Lab Partners, Right? which seems to be a good example of a medium (multimedia computerized novel) and genre popular among young people at the moment.

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Poetry.

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Dwarf Genome Notes

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*Mute, I can probably compile together something, especially if you can show me a bunch of bio papers that you want my stuff to look similar to. Which of the following do you want: Nutritious/useful algae, the grains, Riley's crops, the nutrient recycling guide (not really a genetics thing tbh), or something else?

Alternately if there's some specific problem you have that the currently posted documents don't cover, I can potentially ask the selkies about that one thing, and have a better chance of getting approval.

You may also have a personal interest in Realistic Speech Patterns in 5 Common Languages, in addition to some "slice of life" plays.

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Human Genome Notes

Goblin Genome Construction Notes Part 1

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Yeah, actually, the first thing is kinda useless to me. I don't actually know a language, my translation module does. It's kind of bad architecture, but I'm a four-century-old design now and I'm used to it so I can't really complain. The plays are good though.

I've PM'd you current bio papers. I want stuff for hardening humans and common livestock/crops against radiation, plus the algae. We have nutrient recycling down pretty well and our crops are not in dire need of improvement.

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...radiation hardening. Of course you want that. It even makes sense that you want that. I have access to very good methods but of all the things you could ask for, that's probably one of the ones I am least likely to be allowed to share.

Maybe I could give you just the low-quality methods that get you some but not a lot and don't obviously lead towards the better ones?

How credibly can you commit to not interacting with anyone from my universe besides me, even if they end up on this forum?

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I can not credibly commit to that and you would be a bit foolish to believe me if I said I could.

If it helps, we're mostly dealing with pervasive alpha and beta radiation, not so much high-energy gamma. The ship's hull and bow magnetic field take care of most of the cosmic stuff, what we have on our hands is a very slow leak in the main reactor, half unforeseen material problems and half bad maintenance. We have airlocks and shielding and space separation so it's not an existential danger and I don't think it will be without a series of unfortunate events, but it's nice to have more safeguards instead of fewer.

I'll take the low-quality ones if you can't give me high-quality ones.

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Ooh, there's a challenge, I've passed it off to one of my biotech forks, not sure how long they'll take or what they'll figure out. I am curious as to why radiation hardening is a valuable commodity in your world .iunom.

That aside if you have the technical information about the reactor leak and some list of resources we might be able to find a way to fix it for you.

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It was designed to last 900 years without any major overhauling, and then be stepped down and rebuilt when we arrive and set up local power sources. I don't think it's even possible to get to many of the internal parts without permanently disabling it.

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The Institute is very good at solving puzzles. Still if you'd prefer not to risk any attempts at repairs I respect that. Relying on a single main reactor is really scary and I wouldn't want to risk breaking it without a really solid plan. (Who designed it to have only one primary reactor on a generation ship?)

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Someone who didn't want the project to go from 300% overbudget and ten years late to 500% overbudget and twenty. Space was still hard back then, and lots of things got cut or reduced. We're only carrying about 80,000 souls instead of the originally intended 150,000.

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Ah, budget constraints, the eternal enemy.

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Lord Pradnakt said:

Poetry.

Thank you so much. (You have lovely taste in it.)

A small return in kind.

 

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There's more, if you'd like, I've been collecting for decades.

Are you all right?

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Well enough; thank you for asking.

I certainly would enjoy more poetry, if it's no trouble.

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Are you looking for curated suggestions or just large corpuses?

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Either is welcome. (As Iunom above, I'm from an Earth-alike, so I likely share significant corpuses with anyone else who is.)

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I'm running into hardware limitations on my end, but here's an old archive of a few hundred poems. I should have a workaround for the problem in a few weeks.

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That's very kind of you, thank you. Don't put yourself to any trouble on my account.

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Well here's a book of poems published after things stabilized from the Trials in 2050, I don't think anyone else will have these poems. Elegies for old Earth

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Okay so. I think a thing that we have that other people might not have is these stasis pods. They're very, very good at putting humans into long-term coma and bringing them back out again safely. Like, more than 99.99% of the time the worst you get is soreness and headaches and a little hair damage. And they're not exactly secret. So... Cryogenic stasis pods. Model SK6Model SK6c (for children specifically), Model SK7 (simplified) - Version with lower manufacturing requirements (especially rare metals) that has a little stricter environmental tolerances but still works pretty well as far as we can tell, according to the engineering specs.

I totally recommend you do a lot of tests before trying to actually, uh, use one of these though.

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Goblin Genome Construction Notes Part 2

Goblin Genome Construction Notes Part 3

Goblin Genome Construction Notes Part 4

Goblin Genome Construction Notes Part 5 (final)

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This 'genomes' are... Interesting. Is there anything more basic on the phenomenon? I rather suspect that animals and plants don't work quite the same way here.

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Hm, I'm not sure quite how to assist you with that but perhaps either this textbook on biology or this history of the biological sciences would help.

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Interesting.

Evolution is not a thing here. Or at the least, it functions under significantly different conditions. DNA still exists, however.

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Fascinating, I'm not really sure what to take away from that, but it kinda supports the hypothesis that magic is altering some sort of baseline condition.

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Riley Clearsky said:

Well here's a book of poems published after things stabilized from the Trials in 2050, I don't think anyone else will have these poems. Elegies for old Earth

Thank you, Riley (if I may use your first name); those are beautiful. Heartwrenching, frequently -- and I'm sure more so for someone with the full cultural context -- but then, a great deal of the beauty is in the way they evoke that.

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I only insist on formality in professional contexts, I'm fine being addressed as Riley here. You're welcome. Elegies for old Earth does have that sort of haunting vibe to it. I was born after the trials so I don't have quite the emotional connection that my parents do but it is really sad.

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This is my favorite epic poem, Heresies of a Newborn People.

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That's beautiful, Araisha, thank you.

It's good to know that even in worlds very different from my own there are traditions of epic poetry.

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I would be interested to know if enchanting works in other worlds as it does in mine. I would appreciate it if someone would try this simple experiment and report its success or failure.

1. Acquire a quartz crystal and a nugget of gypsum, azurite, gold, or other relatively soft mineral approximately equal in size.

2. Mark a circle on the quartz and an equilateral triangle on the soft material.

3. Press the two carved faces to each other with significant force and a deliberate effort to connect them permanently.

If successful, this will create a dimly glowing magical lantern. The exact properties of the light will depend on the soft material you chose.

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The Akashic studies department tested your procedure, they even tried getting a couple biological people to do it. No observed effects.

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Same here.

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My brother-in-law tried it and didn't get anywhere.

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A shame. Trading magical knowledge would have been fun.

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It also doesn't work for me.

I'm a sensory specialist in the local magic system, if anyone would like to suggest tests that would benefit from that; I'm somewhat constrained for materials, though.

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There are drugs that the institute is aware of for boosting most senses, but I'd be reluctant to suggest you make them given the possibility that your biology is different.

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Yes, that seems unwise, and unlikely to be useful; the practical limit on my senses is generally in how much attention I can pay to them, not in the senses themselves.

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didn't work for me either. :((( lame!

 

hey does anyone else have magic that might work for people from other worlds? :D

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If I did I would probably distribute it over PM instead of on the public forum in case someone really unethical showed up later.

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Jeanne mentioned her world has previously contacted other worlds. Unless the planes count, which I find myself doubting, mine has not. 

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Riley said:

I am curious as to why radiation hardening is a valuable commodity in your world .iunom.

I am rather close with the "selkie" faction running the Free City of Pripyat and its close surroundings. This is a region that has, for some time, been undergoing decontamination procedures (most recently managed by aforementioned selkies, with at this point a stronger focus on purpose-engineered plants), and remains unable to be settled by baseline humans or other reproduction-capable publicly available calorie-efficient biomorphs.

Obviously there are various groups who would love to occupy the region, given its status as one of the largest special technological zones (they couldn't occupy it and have it retain that status, the agreement was made with the Imperial Mother and the government of Pripyat, but good luck trying to convince them of that), so if doing so became more feasible, that would be bad.

Then again the Pripyat resident set of modifications are probably not the sort of thing you'd want to just dump on a spaceship population anyway. I can look into finding something fitting your specifications.

And for *Mute, here's what some people colonizing Titan have gone with so far. The heat tolerance is pretty bad, and the basal metabolic rate is kind of high, but it's shareable, and the results even do still grow hair.

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Yeah the metabolic rate is going to be kind of a problem. See also: I underestimated the political difficulty of introducing new genomes.

I'll hold on to this, maybe get to use it eventually. Thanks.

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We have an excellent team of reverse engineers who've gotten years of practice, and for the last week they took the tablet I've used for this forum for experiments.

We seem to have replicated a basic test device that passes basic diagnostics for creating its own connection across worlds, using a hybrid of what we could produce from FTL communications and wormhole transit tech. It's definitely doing something analogous, but as designed it would need a device at the other end for any useful connection. Here is a short list of materials fabrication needed to replicate our design, and some basic physical equations that govern our universe and are probably necessary for it to function. Anyone who wants to try to establish direct contact, PM me; I'm official point of contact and can get you in touch with the suits and techs to make it happen.

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I've had these files sent to some researchers and apparently:

-They didn't know what a "genome" is either, but they hope the biology textbooks can help them get up to speed (we hadn't previously known about evolution, but at a first glance they think it could have happened here too. Artificial selection certainly did.).

-The meterorology stuff is mostly either known to us or doesn't apply here since pegusi control the weather.

-Some of the hygeine stuff is known and some of it isn't and will be useful.

-They'll keep the notes on alien languages on hand in case we ever establish contact without intermediary communication

-They might build some of the basic stasis pods for people dying of currenly-untreatable conditions, but it will be expensive and they'll need to redesign the pods for the species we have here.

-The magic Dragon of the Spires described doesn't seem to work here.

Here are some archives of poetry, plays and fiction.

Jasmine has suggested we could benefit a lot from a vegetarian meat substitute carnivores can live on.

We have one magic mirror that can be used to look into or travel to another world. But what world changes every few decades and they haven't been able to figure out how to control that yet, and activating it takes a lot of magic. Currently it leads to a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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I can potentially answer questions about how the multiverse works, I can't really get as insightful as I usually could because my unusual senses don't work through this forum.

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Why do animals from different worlds seem to have such compatible moral systems despite not even having common Virtues, Alignments, or whatever else might underlie morality in specific universes?

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All the worlds I've visited are visibly influenced by the seeds of creation. I'm not really clear on what the seeds of creation are but each seed tends to have a fairly consistent design aesthetic, especially the colorful seeds. The morality and mindset of each species of sentients I've encountered are heavily influenced by the seeds of creation. Humans have very strong vanilla influences in their psychology with other species tending to have less influence from vanilla and more influence from other seeds.

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You mentioned in Language! that their personalities show up as more than design aesthetic. You gave "their personalities tend to leak into those they influenced" as one example. Can you give others? Around how many seeds are there? What makes one "colorful"? How do you know about them?

Also; have you looked into influencing the seeds? It sounds like that could be pretty useful if it were doable.

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I think I mentioned in another thread that I can see their design aesthetic in the magic systems and the range of allowable physics in the worlds that bear their influence. I've also seen their influence on the culture of worlds I've visited. The Sky seed's worlds tend to have very modern or post scarcity economies and often but not always lack strong centralized governments.

I'm not really sure why some seeds are colors and some are smells and some are materials, that's just how I experience them through my extra senses. The colorful seeds seem to be the most influential though their influence seems to apply after the other two types.

I've seen about sixty seeds among the fifty worlds I've visited. I have no guarantee that's an exhaustive list though and my memory isn't perfect.

Individuals with strong personalities can go against the influences of the seeds. I've occasionally seen a person with the remnants of failed influences and once when I later saw a matching person that new pattern of fingerprints matched the altered pattern rather than the original. I would guess that such things can apply to other sorts of actions but that seems awfully indirect. I don't think that the influences get more direct than that though at least not from inside a world.

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Are these seeds like Powers?

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I've been to worlds with things called powers but without more detail from your end I can't really tell what Powers are like on yours. If the Powers were involved in the creation of your world it seems likely.

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Powers in my world sometimes claim to have created it, but they are not allowed in the City. They grant powers to their followers in return for worshipping them.

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Really? That's kind of like how some of the Legendaries operate. Do the Powers ask for exclusive worship, or are there certain groups among them that are fine with being worshipped together? Also, how do they gain those followers? Does someone just decide to start worshipping a Power and gain powers then, or do they have to get the attention of the Power first?

Generally, the latter is how Legendaries work. I obtained my blessing from Terrakion when he appeared in his human form and challenged me to a duel. Of course I couldn't win, but my determination impressed him enough for him to entrust me with power.

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I've never had a seed communicate to me directly, though some of the possible relationship connections I find I have with others get awfully close to that line.

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Does anybody have guides on advanced materials? Preferably that doesn't require a lot of background knowledge, and that don't require magic to replicate. Or manuals for how to build things. For reference on what background knowledge we have, my world's only had movable type printing for a few centuries, and people are currently experimenting with iron-chromium alloys. We have I think mathematics more advanced than our chemistry and physics, though, because the magic we use to get around requires it.

Here is what should be the University at Elgadzhi's library (all publicly accessible), if I understand this interface correctly. I'd especially recommend More Things In Heaven and Earth: The influence of differing magic systems on the works of William Shakespeare, The Music of the Spheres: Songs from many worlds, Runic Magic in Art and Architecture, Poems of the Four Waters, and Lay-Song, as far as art goes. I think we're behind a lot of your worlds technologically, though once I get to the university I might be able to find some texts on potentially shareable magic.

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Most of the best materials require either magic or advanced technology to produce. A working group interested in such thing touched up an uplift guide for bringing technology from the stone age up to the most advanced technology we're willing to share, avoiding some of the pitfalls we experienced along the way. My superiors aren't entirely sure about distributing it though this forum because usually we try to distribute them widely in a world so as not to provide a major advantage to would be conquerers but ultimately the decision has come down in favor of sharing it. It's linked here.

[OOC: I linked that book because one of the plotlines is of a high tech civilization uplifting a much lower tech civilization]

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Thanks! I'm perfectly fine with taking 'distribute this as widely as possible' as a prerequisite for using it. It'll have to wait until I can get this to a print-shop and meet up with some captains I know who'd be on board and have different routes, though.

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We would be most grateful if you did so. We have no meaningful way to enforce that requirement, we just prefer not to use our knowledge to support expansionist polities who may have different ethical scruples.

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This guide is very illuminating. Our world may have allowed magic to substitute for technology even when we could have improved our lot instead. I will try to gather books on magic to share here, but I promise nothing. I have never owned any myself.

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I successfully created a magical gate to another world. It looked through to a dimly lit room with two people shaped like different animals, and two almost-people shaped like humans, but I did not have the chance to investigate further. The room was full of small objects of metal, wood, and rubber, containers of strange glowing liquids, and scraps of paper. The gate seemed to be high in the air on the opposite side, but heaviness seemed to work unusually, as many objects floated in the air near the gate. A few moments after the opening of the gate, a piece of paper fell through, and the gate disappeared. The characters on the page are mostly English, but do not spell words I recognize or can even imagine the pronunciation of. There are also symbols I do not recognize at all.

If I can improve the gate creation magic not to fail so quickly, I intend to post instructions here.

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I'd encourage people to be cautious about interworld travel. It's easy for one world's mundane to be another world's outside context problem. If the interworld travel mechanism is semi-random you might find yourself among the creatures censored for being a cognitive hazard or in Sapphire's world with a civilization which destroys entire planets on religious principle.

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You know the codes on the back of captchalogue cards? I would appreciate it if people could give us some of those for foods. One of the many bizarre machines on this asteroid can synthesize things given their captchalogue codes but we had very little variety of food when first we fled here.

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I am uncertain of what a captchalogue card is, but if there is a part of food wrapping or food it would help you to have a photo of, I may be able to send you one, with sufficient instruction?

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picture of captchalogue cardHere is a photo of a captchalogue card showing the code "11111111", that is the code for a blank captchalogue card. I need similar codes from cards containing food items.

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I have not seen any of those. I will look out for them. Would it be worth manually going through all the codes? There should be nine to the eight of them, I believe.

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It would not be worth manually going through all the codes- running through all the combinations would take years, synthesizing objects from codes takes a resource called grist which we would run out of before then, and some codes produce dangerous objects such as ticking time-bombs.

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Well, I don't know what those cards are either, but...is there any logic to these codes? Do similar foods have similar codes, or does prepared food have similar codes to its ingredients? Is there any way you might be able to derive different foods from what you have?

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In general, similar items tend to have more than the expected number of digits in common in a particular binary representation of their codes. However, so far searching in this way has only produced different breeds of the same species, different recipes from the same ingredients, and some things which look like food but are in fact poisonous.

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I have finished refining my spell to create gates to other worlds, such that the gates remain stable until closed from either side. As far as I have been able to determine, there is no straightforward way to control where the gate leads, but it has always been to another world, and always been to a location where someone or something was creating a similar gate on the opposite side. It is possible for things to move through the gate in both directions, from both sides. I have not been able to make more than one gate at once.

If any here have magic they believe might be able to successfully replicate or adapt the method, I might privately send a description of how I create gates, if they privately ask me.

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If any of you need to evacuate a planet or universe, then if the threat necessitating evacuation is NOT due to mysteriously appearing meteor rain, I might be able to help.