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Jul 27, 2017 4:31 AM
Here ends the Silmarillion; and if it has passed from the high and the beautiful to darkness and ruin, that was of old the fate of Arda Marred
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They fix the demons world first, because she found it and feels responsible for it, but after that they stick to the worlds around Wish. The worlds around Wish are going to be the nicest dimensional neighborhood in the multiverse. She finds a planet in Wish's home dimension that'll make a nice transport hub. People wish portals from each world to the transit hub. And they terraform a few lovely places with edible plants where you can go live if you object to your home planet even once its diseases and mortality and wars and miscellaneous afflictions have been wished away. She pops into the hub sometimes just to watch awed aliens wander off their home world and look around. Adding new portals for new worlds that are all wished up marvelously is the best. 

 

They're very conservative with the wish device. Even being conservative, her hub planet is peppered with portals. They can fix things so fast.

 

This world they're calling Falls because it's almost entirely water and has spectacular waterfalls. It has been wished cures for eight major diseases and a more balanced ecology to prevent a recurring famine problem.  They are going to present a minor dilemma in being hooked up to the hub planet, but perhaps they'll invent (or some of them will decide to wish for) a means to walk on land, and in the meantime they should still get to access it. She finds an ocean in her hub planet and teleports an eager octopus-person over to see it. And then Gem lets the octopus-person wish her world a connection to the hub and then the portal's there, sparkling and beautlful. The octopus-person swims through and away. 

 

"Nine!" she says and gives Gem nine kisses for emphasis.

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But what if Gem wants a tenth kiss?
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Well, then, they had better go and fix a tenth world! "Give me some criteria to hop by!"

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"Hmm - populated's more interesting but so far literally all the worlds are populated - how about 'has magic' and let's land somewhere pretty, the look on your face the last place we dropped was hilarious but I don't need to see it twice."
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"Okay. Pretty, has magic -"

 

Pop.

 

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"Nicely done on the pretty.



Does this look Elfy to you."
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"Yeah. Yeah it does. Very distinctly Elfy - d'you'suppose we found another Arda -"

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"Could be. Edda's next to at least three, we could have two no problem."
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And then Lúthien spins around because her hearing, better than Bella's, catches two riders approaching. "Our intentions are peaceful," she says, and then two identical Elves on horseback weave out of the trees and pull to a halt staring.

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She looks like their sister Arwen, she looks like Lúthien who Arwen supposedly takes after, she is the most stunningly beautiful -

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"Hello?" he ventures.

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"Hello."
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Aaaaaaaaaannnd someone's got to make it awkward and say it, so - "Great-grandma?"

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"If your great-grandma is a Lúthien then this is an alternate universe version of your great-grandma. Uh, disambiguating nickname of Joy."
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"Lúthien?" He says the word like very devout religious people speak the name of their god. 

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"There are, uh," she counts on her fingers, "that we know about, at least five not counting yours here - six? Would you have been born yet in Telperion?" This last question is addressed to Joy.
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"Nope, not yet - if I have great-grandchildren this must be a late-timeline Arda and it's not a blighted hellscape, that's good news - what year is it?"

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"Of the Third Age."

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"...so the Sun's been around for how long?"
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"7000 years?"

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"...wow, okay, new record for oldest Arda."
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"The other Ardas are at different times? Uh, you need to warn the Valar not to pardon Sauron after they stop Morgoth -"

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"...This is the only Arda where 'stop Morgoth' is already past tense by the time somebody shows up. They pardon Sauron, are you fucking kidding me, are they incapable of learning from mistakes."
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"Can't say, never met them." And to Lúthien "can you defeat Sauron again? It's really important."

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