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Jul 27, 2017 8:46 AM
a dreamshaper lands on the terrible planet that needs more space
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Zofin was experimenting with using witchcraft in this state. She can’t. But she believes there might be a way to.
 
But that can be left for later. First, she is rescued and then goes back under to figure out her pocket dimension’s properties. Her dimension comes with an ambient translation effect that only works on writing. Some books have magical properties, like animated pictures, the ability to send messages, only opening to their owners, and so on. It refuses to make any natural spaces larger than a small garden, but Zofin can coax it to create trains and apartments as long as every wall is lined with packed bookshelves.
 
Zofin can’t project a dream-avatar but she has some awareness of the books and can move them around if she is asleep. She is very content with her dimension.

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Ovali goes next. They try to rescue him but instead he rescues himself by flying by Trevor and shouting “too slow!”
 
Ovali got floating islands made of fluffy clouds that can support buildings and even sustain plant life. Coliseums, sports arenas, pools, parks and similar structures stand on top of the islands, they are made of the same light gray marble. Ovali can make lodgings but they’re always attached to something sport related or stand alone as stone cabins.
 
The sky is always clear and it’s never night. More remarkable is that the wind is “helpful". It prevents people and things from falling off the edges, doesn’t blow your papers away, helps you if you try to fly a kite and so on. Ovali can't project a dream-avatar either, but is otherwise happy with his dimension too.

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In that case they can have a kiting competition.

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Migah gets a lush tropical jungle. They find her with green skin and orange-petal hair, braving the overgrowth and muttering about how “Ovali could rescue himself, but she doesn’t have wings and can’t just ignore the annoying vegetation.”
 
The dimension doesn’t come with native animals. The trees are often shaped like women, but are not sentient or animated. The plants have magical properties, often some sort of healing. Artificial structures are quickly overtaken by vines and other plants, but Migah can cheat by magically shaping trees into houses and buildings.
 
She does get a dream-avatar, with the green skin and leafy hair, this pleases her. She spends her days creating food and designing new kinds of plant.

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They talk about Lakini's. "Everything strongly points to her getting a people producing dimension."

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"Yes, but a nice one regardless. You said yourself. If niceness was rated one to ten she would be a twelve."

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"Yeah, but I'm more worried about weird cascade effects."

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"Compounding effects from creating minds that are altered by magic and then go on creating minds that are altered by magic. Like what happened between you and me? Skymagery alters my sense of responsibility. I then go and create you and your dimension produces people with an even more altered sense of responsibility. I'd imagine that a stormguard would make something even stronger in that direction, or maybe a dimension somehow obsessed with their charge. That was why I was so stringent with stormguards that applied. At least for now."

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"Ah, I see what you mean. I wasn't going to mention this, but I think we should pretty much ban Istevi and Kenta from ever getting dreamshaping. ...The former is likely to get a field of babies and maybe a field of babes. Kenta is likely to get something sexual too. At least that is my intuition as the person that created them."

Felix makes a face.

"Anyway, I don't think cascade effects are that much of a concern here."

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Felix thinks. "Alright."

They dreamshard Lakini and go inside her dimension.

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Her dimension looks like a hobbit village on the surface, but it goes much deeper underground and the caverns have magical rocks that produce light. They find her drinking tea with the mayor's family. Her people are short, friendly and can grant temporary protection against specific things (fevers, motion sickness, insect bites, electricity, etc.). They call themselves hillfolk.

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The hillfolk react pretty well to the fact that they're recently created. Some "have" family members that they want Lakini to create. After some quick debate they do that (the mayor's daughter and her wife also get a baby).

The village gets bigger but remains self-sustainable. The population is mostly purple (miners, farmers and etc.) with a sprinkle of the other castes around, but no reds. The vast majority decides to become part of the Dalkaila retinue, but stay in the village. One green, one yellow, five grays and six purples want to go the moon.

 

Felix spends a while dreaming up the space-elevator (they have to buy some equatorial land, but that is easily done).

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They can't ward the entire thing, but they can enchant the shuttles meant to finish the trip to the moon.

In fact, they go a little overboard and while they're structurally sound, the shuttles end up looking like sailing ships. Part of the hull was turned invisible so it looks like there is a deck open to space. They aimed for fantastic, and that is what they got.

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(Trevor appreciates these people sense of style so much.)

And now they can properly go to the moon. Missiles wouldn't even scratch their shuttles. The trip goes smoothly and they can verify how their dimensions react to being on a moon.

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Felix's dimension remains the same. Atmosphere and gravity the same as Amenta (or Earth, one supposes).

Zofin's library feels very strongly about being an arcology with bookshelves in every wall and the same (lack) of atmosphere and gravity of the moon. Lakini's gives a similar result but she can create sealed underground villages if she so pleases.

Trevor and Ovali's dimensions are both composed by floating islands and remain largely unaffected by the moon.

Migah's creates alien-looking plants with blue-gray foliage, but ultimately still plants. The atmosphere is thin enough to be dangerous (her dream-avatar gets along just fine).

They brought along a Calado dreamshaper (a purple, daughter of a blue's maid, and a victim more than anything else). Her dimension's sky lacked moons and when she tries it... just space vacuum.

They set up a pump system to get air and water from pocket dimensions for terraforming purposes.

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