Jun 04, 2020 1:07 AM
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"We can too talk to more people if they're close enough."

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Nodnod. "Anyway you have it all good. Nice to meet you. Does Zag want to learn too?"

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"...he's a Pokémon. He's pretty smart but that might be a bit much."

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"Is he smart enough I shouldn't try reading his mind though."

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"I don't think so... Hey, how do you speak my language."

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"Milliways has a universal translation effect. I speak English and Latin and Greek and a bit of Igbo, he speaks Quenya, but you'll hear whatever your native language is."

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"Hey Zag, say something."

"Oon."

"Yeah I don't think you need to worry about reading his mind."

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"Okay! Welcome to Milliways!"

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"Who made this place?"

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"We don't know and they are non-interventionist as far as we can tell. There's security which enforces the rules - don't attack people, pretty much - and an infirmary and Bar, who can recommend you food and drinks and books and medium-sized nonmagical stuff but can't explain how the door opens, or who made the bar."

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"I don't have any money."

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"So the daeva I mentioned earlier come in three types. Demons make stuff, angels change stuff, fairies move stuff. I have a brother who died and now he's a demon so we have infinite money, basically, you can just ask Bar to open a tab and then ask my brother Minor for tons of money next time he's around."

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"That would work really well if I knew what he looked like or anything."

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He helpfully bounces her a mental image. "You can also ask Cam and Amriac, they're demons too! Or I can summon a demon, I have been summoning lots of demons for interviews and I know one who likes little kids."

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"What's the catch?"

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He blinks confusedly. 

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" - since demons can make arbitrary stuff it's usually hard to pay them? We've pretty much got that problem solved with all the magic we have around here. Is that the kind of catch you mean?"

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"Sorta. I dunno, it's very weird that I would be looking for the library and find this place, if this were a story there would be something wrong with it."

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"There are lots of things wrong in the multiverse but unless Zag has secret god-killing abilities you haven't mentioned you could kinda pretty much steer clear of them and just roll out summoning in your world. Or ask the Elves to do it for you."

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"She looks like Ambela a bit but little."

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"Huh, yeah, maybe a little."

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Down the stairs comes Cam.

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And Timothy - "oh my god. Oh my god. Thank you, landlords - they're actually listening - do you suppose they then continued to listen because -"

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"Let's maybe not think about that. Hi there!"

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"Hi. You have wings, why do you have those?"

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