Dec 11, 2018 1:56 PM
Cor in Kitaloei
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"Just really different from what I'm used to."

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"Oh? What's your world shaped like?"

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"I am from a sphere surrounded by emptiness. The sun is a ball of fire really really far away."

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"...and outside the emptiness...? Or do you not know?"

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"As far as we are aware, emptiness occasionally punctuated by spheres continues forever."

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She blinks, trying to absorb this concept.

"...I wouldn't know what to do with a world like that," she says. "It sounds so - big."

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"We don't have a way to leave our original sphere yet, except that I've apparently managed."

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"Well. Welcome to Kitaloei. D'you want to look around and see if we can find an answer to how the continents float?"

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"I should probably figure out the evacuation thing. Will you want these clothes back later?"

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"Oh, no, keep 'em. Good luck with the evacuation and all," she says.

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"Thanks."

He leaves the museum before dematerializing; seems politer.

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Armed with his new knowledge of geography, it's pretty easy to locate First City, right where Onnri said it would be; and there is exactly one building in First City that looks like it is definitely the imperial palace. It's very large. Nice architecture.

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He appears at it. He... walks in.

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Looks a bit busy around here. No one accosts him immediately, but none of the people in sight look like they can spare a minute to help a lost traveller; everyone is on their way from somewhere to somewhere else, often while writing something down or reading from a note or hauling a large roll of fabric or something in that vein.

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"Excuse me!" he says loudly. "Who do I go to with a bizarre emergency?"

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"Riale Kazegann," three people answer, not quite simultaneously.

"Not today, you just missed him," someone else calls. "He flew to Dawnbrook this morning to save the world. If it's desperately important try Viralenn Peribeti, but she's busy making funeral arrangements."

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"Where in Dawnbrook would he be?"

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"Search me," says the person who knows he went to Dawnbrook. "Vira might know, if it's important enough to interrupt her. She's in the Rose Room, east wing, fourth floor."

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"It is probably that important." He looks for stairs.

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There are stairs. The palace is pretty easy to navigate.

In the room on the fourth floor of the east wing with carved wooden roses hanging to either side of the door, there are a number of people coming in and out at all times and one very busy woman in the middle of it all holding a clipboard and having three conversations at once.

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...it's important but not on a scale of minutes; he can wait a little bit till he'd be interrupting fewer people.

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One of the three people she's talking to scurries off on an errand, and then another one, and with the space this opens up in her schedule she asks Cor, "Yes, what is it?"

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"I'm from another world which is in the process of ending and I was told one goes to Riale Kazegann with bizarre emergencies, how do I find him, I have very rapid transit powers."

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She blinks.

"...He took the Emperor's swoop and an imperial seal to Dawnbrook. Those are both distinctive things; you might be able to ask around, if you can get there fast enough to catch him before he moves on. I think he mentioned going to Highpoint next, but I don't know how fast or where he's headed after that."

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"Thank you. Other trivia I should know before I get out of your way?"

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