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Jul 26, 2017 8:35 PM
a dreamshaper lands on the terrible planet that needs more space
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I will see if I can add some boats tomorrow. There'll probably be something weird about them, my dimension resents it when I try to revise what I'm asking. I will also try for flying boats, while I'm at it. Are they not paying you overtime for all the bodies. Of course they aren't. I'll go yell at them about that.

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Thank you.
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She has a go.

 

All of the boats are flying boats, and are in fact shy around the water; they'll hover a few inches over it but they won't land on it and when waves crest into them they make sad squeaking sounds. Otherwise they are functional. She informs the reds of this.

Sorry. Dreamshaping's weird.

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They like the boats.
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She hassles the people handling logistics-of-conquering-Calado about paying reds overtime. They are very resistant to the idea. Does she want to pay it out of pocket? 

 

(She can afford that. Her family is now very rich.)

 

Reds get paid. Reds can start clearing out some pocket dimensions that were the site of particular catastrophes. Reds can do whatever they want for kids. (Everyone else will have to participate in the credit auction, that being how population control works in nice functional countries.)

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The reds work something out for population control. They learn to gut fish and steam mollusks.
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And there's a train line between them and the Anitami ones. It's literally just a train line - out the windows of the train you can see the creeping not-right edge-of-the-dimension - but it's enough to let them trade food and stuff.

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It's handy! How long does it take to get from here to there?
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Five hours.

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That's not bad at all.
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...does anyone else want Isel to dimension up their reds. This will interfere with giving the Anitami ones enough space but it really kind of seems like she has to do this herself if it's going to happen.

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Lots of places think that sounds great.
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...she'll copy Kantil and be awake for two hours a day and spend the rest of it dreamshaping. Unlike Kantil she doesn't have a dream avatar so this rather extraordinarily crimps her social life but on the other hand someone's got to.

She flies around and makes little red dimensions. They do not want to be all the same; this one's got abundant magic rivers full of magic flying fish, this one's mountainous and has goats grazing, this one's got a palace complete with fancy royal gardens which are not magic and would require dozens of gardeners to maintain, this one categorically refuses to do elevators in favor of elevator shafts with minimal gravity where you can jump arbitrarily high.

You've got housing for everyone, she emails people, and a few magical effects which you should be aware of, listed at the end of this email. When I have space to expand I'll just do consistent fertile farmland, it's only when it's starting new sections that it doesn't like doing the same thing over and over. You have train lines to the following locations:

It's a growing list.

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Red are appreciative. They kind of like their unique magical lands; they are things nobody else gets to have.
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When Isel becomes aware of this the dimensions get more varied! This one has a deep stunning canyon full of waterfalls. The water is nourishing. If you jump into the canyon you float down. This one is all large floating islands, and resents efforts to make anything fly between them, but they all meet up with every other one at least once a day in a systemic little dance. This one's sky has three suns, though the seasons appear to be behaving themselves.

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The reds lovingly map locations and chart island dances and leap into the canyon and name suns and touch EVERYTHING it is ALL THEIRS HAHAHAHAHAHA.
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...awww. Once she's done a bunch of the smaller countries (Tapa's interested, but they'd take too long) she goes home and does train lines between them so they can all trade and stuff.

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Which they do! They are having a lovely time learning to farm and move stuff around efficiently and more of them are learning each other's languages and they are so deliriously happy.
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Isel thinks reds are great.

 

She keeps this to herself.

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You want to try from the moon again? I understand why you might be shy of that for a while.

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They don't relax when things calm down. They privately mourn their dead. There is a ceremony with the original version of the Stormlord eulogy sung by the sky itself. But they return to work immediately after.

(Once they hear that Isel is sleeping twenty-two hours a day, they offer her a magical item. With features of her choice: it can heal her from starvation and lack of exercise; protect her against general harm; protection against magic; it can shapeshift to whatever shape or color, but it's constrained to the same mass; send data of her physical or emotional well-being to another artifact; ping a witch to come help her, etc. They are figuring out communicative telepathy. Kantil can buy a version of this artifact if he wants to.)

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There is a need for better internal organization now that their entourage is a three-digit number (It would've been four without casualties). That keeps them busy too.

I'm not shy about it. I do want to reduce our chances of a second disaster, however unlikely it might be that someone will try something. I was thinking of creating a space elevator, it could be useful even with all the extra space planet-side. We can ward a shuttle too.

Regardless, I want to go to the moon soon. Some of my people haven't decided what they want to do or where to go because their choices dependent on conditions there. And I would like to dreamshard more of our own. If you can't help with vetting, I can just repeat the Dana trick.

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I would be happy to help with vetting.

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Thank you.

They line up candidates. Thanks to Calado they now have a lot more information on how dreamshaping and personality correlate (no one is feeling grateful about that) and can make better guesses. Dana, Tani and Tepam are among the approved, but they decide not to go through at this time.

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When Trevor goes in Zofin’s dimension he finds himself in a large luxurious library. The architecture is elaborate and beautiful, there is enough room for him to fly without colliding with anything. Finding Zofin is pretty easy.

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