Nov 28, 2020 9:28 AM
season two: in which the council notices our heroes
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OK. Lemme know when you need me to fly you out.

She... surveys hell. Any interesting features other than the horrible?

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This direction's mostly desert. This direction's mostly mountains. This direction is obscured by ash. This direction is mostly.... lakes of fire with screaming people writhing in them, apparently. 

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We should.... fix that.

Her first line of attack is just attempting to scoop the people out with glowing green fishtanks.

Can you, uh, ask if anything specific would help them? The - only thing I can immediately think of is flying them to earth, don't wanna just set them down in the muck -

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Not getting that much off of them. Earth sounds good.

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There are maybe a thousand people. She creates a whole lot of small fish tanks - has to be able to fly them through the sewers - then flies them to earth and up to ground level. 

Uh - can you ask if the Bureau has space and manpower or whether we should just, I don't even know, fly them to the hospital - honestly if this doesn't break the masquerade then I dunno what will -

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Hey we rescued a thousand people from Hell do you have capacity for them?

            Uh. No, not really - are we talking, like, Hitler, or -

No idea. 

            Do they need medical attention?

- less than you'd think? I guess they have burns.

         - drop them all off at Sierra Army Depot.

 

 

He relays this to Karen. Also I'm gonna say a thing you already thought about probably.

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She flies. 

Yes?

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We shouldn't give this up.

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Yeah, I did think of that.

- Connor isn't even dead, it's not like we can find him somewhere and fly him back.

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I know. 

 

 

 

 

 

Giles, can you ask Rayne whether he could do this again under more controlled conditions?

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You understand that Ethan worships Chaos? Chaos is not generally fond of controlled conditions. Rather the opposite.

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Makes sense.

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I - do understand the temptation, but it isn't a safe source of power.

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Specific worries?

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Chaos is fundamentally untrustworthy. Any attempts you make to use its power in a controlled manner will backfire.

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Buddy, we just scooped a thousand people out of hell. 'it'll go wrong at some point' isn't a reason to stop. 'it always ends up worse than if you'd done nothing, I have five examples' would be.

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If you cast a spell that calls upon Chaos in an attempt to straightforwardly pursue your own goals, rather than simply - destroy systems without regard to how, it will always backfire. Any strategic advantages this spell has momentarily given you are accidental, and you will not succeed at replicating them. - I don't have five particularly detailed examples off the top of my head, I would have to look them up, but I am certain of this.

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Okay. What about - not reversing it, will this predictably go wrong in some way or will we just have a superpowered Karen?

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- that's - harder to predict.

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I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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I expect it to go poorly on general principles. I don't know how. But it's - generally better to assume that powers are better than we are at foreseeing the consequences of their spells, and that the results will be primarily aligned with their goals, not ours. But - there are exceptions, however rare; none of this is definite.

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Nod.

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Back to hell?

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Yep, let's go.

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So she flies.

Any more lakes of fire or similarly obvious problems?

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