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Aug 14, 2020 9:25 AM
the classic twin trope strikes again
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"Ah," he pulls his medallion, "it allows a critter like me to change between human and non-human forms. They are irreproducible magic and therefore expensive."

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"I don't want us to wear out our welcome here again, either," he agrees. "We can wait out in Crystalsky." 

He'll go colllect their party. Remi asks them to come get him if any new oportunities show up, and then out they go. Presumably it will take no time at all for the door to open again from their perspective. 

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Out they go, and indeed, it's like the door is closed and then opened immediately. There are three anthropomorphic white lions, a half-fish person, two winged-deer men and two people with no obvious signs of being critters.

"I hope you have a nice stay, let's set you up."

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Interesting assortment.

What kind of accommodations are available, anyway? They said they were stranded on the island, but it's obviously seen a great deal of development since then. 

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The island various forms of edification are internally made out of crystal, the structure is shaped both in the macro and microscopic level to be both lightweight and capable of holding up a lot of mass. Most buildings are two store tall, but they could be easily twenty times taller than that before they would need be careful about making the structure keep standing.

However, the "skin" is made of whichever materials they want, there is a preference for stone, but there is variety. Some buildings appear to be made out of living plants, or plants that have been once alive, either case they are unnaturally shaped to fit whatever was the desired aesthetic. There are a lot of statues, and those are made of literally anything, one looks made out of some kind of constantly dripping ice (it doubles as a fountain). Some buildings clash, but the overall style is pleasant. You get the sense that they could have gone for more opulent with gold and jewels, but figure out something that wasn't so garish.

They have spare rooms and buildings, currently being used for storage or other activities. But for the immediate future they are going to the guest wing of the (rather larger) house where Henries and Gabes reside. It's the one with a large statue of Henry and Gabe in an embrace. It appears to be mid-renovation with two Gabes working to change the style to something red-gray with square patterns to something pearly-white with more vertical lines and curved details.

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Roaja makes an excited sound, but then controls herself. This is the sort of thing Reds are not ever supposed to even look at.

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Kenta needs to be restrained to not run around and look at everything.

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Heri is... vaguely intimidated to be honest.

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!!! 

Tobir doesn't have to be restrained, but that's mostly because he has no idea where to start. At least until he notices the buildings made of plants, at which point he makes a somewhat high-pitched noise of delight and turns to the nearest Henry.

"Can I learn to do that?!"

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Remi, meanwhile, looks around in wonder for a while, before he notices Heri's expression. He places a gentle hand on his shoulder and smiles reassuringly down at him as they head towards the house they'll be staying in.

"Alright, little one?" 

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"It's just... everything is just so nice."

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"Yes, of course. Maybe when you are a bit older, but everyone can learn it."

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"Everything is when I'm older," he mutters, pouting a bit. He's quick to bouce back, though, peering up at the statue of Gabe and Henry curiously, and then over at the Gabes working on the renovations. 

"Do they make most of this stuff?" 

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"It is," Remi agrees with Heri, "And no one will be angry at you for enjoying it," he reminds him. "I know it can be hard to get used to," he adds. "That's okay. We have time." 

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Heri nods. "And they are being great, and I don't know if I can help them back."

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"Gabes like to do most of the artistic work. But everyone who knows will help out and contribute with their talents."

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"You could ask them if they need anything that you can help with," he suggests. He certainly plans to do that. 

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"Huh." He looks over at Kenta, and then quickly away again, remembering that they're not supposed to be letting Roaja know about alts. 

"Do you have not-magical plant stuff to do? I like helping stuff grow." He pauses, looking over at Remi, "Uncle, did you bring my Idili?" 

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Remi nods, lifting the plant out of its little nook in the box for Tobir to see. "Of course," he assures him. It's small, with blue-green leaves, and a pair of large, golden flowers droop gently over the side of its pot. 

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Kenta is touching some decorations shaped like cats, or the Crystalsky version of cats, which look to have horns. Or at least these stone decorations do.

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"Helping stuff grow is always good. We can duplicate the same plant over and over, but it is still better to tend them and make the grow when we can." And to Heri. "You could help out by teaching the other children what you know?"

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Heri nods, somewhat relieved.

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"If you duplicate things you're getting almost the same plant every time... plants are supposed to be different," he frowns, then hums, "But it'd probably be pretty cool to grow things that were duplicated, so you can see how they change after that..."

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The Henry smiles at sort of scientific mentality. "Yes, that is right."

They get inside, the atrium is nice and there are three set of spiral chairs leading to the superior floor. And they are led to their rooms. "I am going to assume you will each want individual rooms? I can't knock down walls but I can create doors to connect them if that's prefered."

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Remi nods, "That seems good to me, at least. We can just use the hall doors if we wish to go in each others rooms, I should think."

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