Mana of Mayhem
[17:08] Zero|GM> The cloak of night drifted over Ravensglass without terribly much in the way of unusual disturbance. The sun is up into the sky as Miss Yuki Terumi shows two more students around the campus, then to the dorms, and, to their new roomates. “Knock knock!” The head nurse’s voice calls out from the main area of the doorm “Anyone awake?”
[17:08] * Mellos is now known as Nichole
[17:08] Zero|GM> [Time: 9:00 AM. Weather: Partly cloudy, chance of rain this evening. Free to act: All]
[17:10] * Miyako shows up wearing bathrobe, long black hair tucked underneath a towel. Her horns poke through. “Huh? What.” She’s seven and a half feet tall, bright red, and curvy.
[17:14] Iris> Grumbling can be heard faintly through Iris’s door, but she doesn’t seem ready to show herself just yet.
[17:14] Fiora> “NOT ANYMORE!” Fiora grumbles through her closed door.
[17:15] * Nichole follows the nurse, pulling along rolling luggage, backpack, and garment bag over shoulder. She’s arrived in shorts and a strapped top with sandals on her feet to pull off an exceptionally casual look. This student has dark skin, straightened black hair below her shoulders with a single red streak highlighting one side. She takes a quick look across the entry room, smiling.
[17:15] Zero|GM> Yuki eyes up Fiora’s door, since the comment is down right hilarious given what she asked. “Ah, Miyako, wasn’t it? I have two classmates of yours to introduce… Nichole Marble, and Amanda Halsey.”
[17:18] * Miyako "Oh. " Her tone suggests she’s happy about the revelation. "I’ll get clothes. You get the other two. Oh, don’t touch whatshername’s cat. I’m pretty sure it’s some kind of evil spirit thing. " she momentarily slips back into her room.
[17:18] * Flux is now known as Amanda
[17:20] Zero|GM> The nurse looks singularly uncomfterable a moment. “This is so not my strong suit.” She mutters. “Well, you two, welcome to the Academy. Any questions I might awnser before I forget?”
[17:20] Iris> After another few minutes, Iris emerges. She looks like she’s slept poorly and been awakened early from what sleep she did get.
[17:20] Fiora> Deciding that her half-hearted attempt to get Yuki to leave at this early hour, Fiora emerges from her room with a cup of coffee. It looks like she’s been up for some time now, her blond hair tied back. Today she’s wearing a simple pair of jeans with a t-shirt reading “MORE DAKKA 4 LIFE”.
[17:21] Fiora> Kosciej watches the nurse from atop the fridge, nonchalantly yawning his boredom with the woman and showing his row of sharp teeth in the process.
[17:21] * Amanda is carrying a shoulder bag and a piece of rolling luggage herself, a long haired strawberry blonde with thick glasess and wearing a baggy green t-shirt and bluejeans. “Hm, no, I’m fine thanks.” She’d say quietly to the question.
[17:22] Zero|GM> Yuki looks to Fiora a moment. “The Warhammer group is going to
love you.” She just eyes the feline up in that way only those who are mildly alergic to cats would.
[17:23] Iris> For all that, though, she pulls herself together at the sight of company, making a decent approximation of a smile, and looks to the nurse. “Fellow residents?” she asks.
[17:23] Zero|GM> “Fellow classmates of yours, yes, Iris.”
[17:24] * Nichole looks over the others as they emerge, taking her eyes back toward the nurse. “I’m good.” She then looks to Iris, offering a wave.
[17:24] * Miyako re-emerges wearing shorts and a Dio tour shirt. "Yeah three people would’ve been boring. Hi. Miyako. "
[17:26] Iris> Iris glances to Miyako at that, then nods. “Well, then. Welcome,” she says, smiling again at the newcomers, with slightly more warmth this time.
[17:26] * Amanda would give a hesitant, brief wave, followed by dropping her gaze back down to the floor.
[17:28] Zero|GM> Yuki Terumi somewaht smiles. “Well… I”ll let you all get to know eachother." she pauses to look at Amanada and Nichole. “Your ID cards have a free pizza on them already from C.C.’s downstairs. Enjoy them.” She smiles and heads for the elevator before the cat can get active enough to try climbing all over her.
[17:29] Fiora> “Fiora, Kosciej,” she points to herself then the cat. “Coffee’s fresh; pot on the left is more like water, the pot on the right is closer to used motor oil.” She smiles as she take a sip from her mug, feeling the caffeine claw its way into her veins. “Mmm, sludge.”
[17:29] * Miyako smiles, leaning against the wall near her door. “I asked everyone else. Was it hereditary, or did you teach yourself?”
[17:30] Amanda> “Uh. Hi. I’m Amanda…” she’d be backing towards a wall, looking to disappear socially. “Huh? I um, don’t know what you mean.”
[17:30] * Nichole nods her head, “Thanks.” She takes a glance back to Yuki, pushing a thumb through a belt loop on her shorts before she walks forward. She just offers a smile, “I’ll be back for the coffee.”
[17:32] Zero|GM> Special K meows his greeting, hopping down from the fridge perch to rub against Fiora’s leg.
[17:33] * Miyako “You’re here because you have some kind of supernatural talent. Uh, right? I don’t know if this place takes normal students.”
[17:33] Fiora> “I think Miya means your freakout.” At the blank stares, she clarifies, “You know, setting things on fire with your mind, or tuning in to radio signals with your molars, or what-have-you.”
[17:34] Amanda> Shifting away, “I… didn’t… have one?” She’d look at them all oddly, “Maybe… yeah maybe I should go put my things in my room. I’ll uh… see you all later. When I’ve moved in. And stuff.”
[17:36] * Miyako “Just take a deep breath, everything’s gonna be fine.” Not that Miyako’s moved to stop her or anything.
[17:36] Amanda> “Sure… right. Okay.” She’d disappear quickly into her bedroom.
[17:36] * Nichole just takes a walk around the main room, picking a door previously unused, opening it, and then leaning her head in to take a look around the room. With this, she pushes her things in past the door and shuts it before walking back and heading for the coffee pots. “Well, I’ve got a magic wand.”
[17:37] Zero|GM> the rooms are fairly spacious suites, including a library/study room, a sitting room, bathroom, and bedroom.
[17:37] Zero|GM> (or at least, they are until people start remodeling!)
[17:38] * Miyako “Yeah, so far as Uncle explained it before I got here, if you didn’t have some kind of magical talent, you wouldn’t be seeing me like I really am. Or something. I wasn’t paying attention.”
[17:41] Iris> Iris blinks in mild surprise; Miyako hadn’t mentioned that before that.
[17:41] * Nichole searches for a cup and pours the “black sludge” coffee for herself. “And you’re sure that’s not a metaphor for finding someone who isn’t skin deep on romance?”
[17:42] * Miyako “Frankly no, Uncle tried to explain a few things about magic to me. It’s all confusion and metaphor.”
[17:43] Iris> Iris blinks again… then giggles. She doesn’t elect to add anything to the discussion, instead deciding to try a cup of sludge for herself.
[17:45] Nichole> “So you’re getting a lot of self discovery.” She steps aside from the pots, looking over the cat with a little more scrutiny.
[17:46] Iris> Iris wanders about looking for a cup for a minute, then makes a faintly disgusted sound. She glances at Nichole’s cup for a moment, then rummages about some more.
[17:46] * Miyako shrugs. “You could say that. What about you?”
[17:47] Zero|GM> Special K takes the scrutiny rather well.
[17:49] Iris> After a moment, she pulls out a mug decorated with a flower motif; violet buds at the bottom of the cup, shading into full crimson blooms towards the top. She scrutinizes it, then nods, heading towards the coffee pot.
[17:49] * Nichole seems to enjoy the extra dose of caffeine. “Self discovery is important to me too. But I’m more into discovering newer things.”
[17:50] Nichole> “It seems like this school pulls in all sorts, even if we have a common thread.”
[17:50] Iris> Iris pours some sludge waits for it to cool a bit, then takes a sip.
[17:51] Iris> Aw, look, isn’t she cute when she’s making sputtering noises like that?
[17:51] * Miyako “Mhm.” she flops onto the couch, ignoring the coffee for the moment. “Yeah, reader’s digest version is normal, normal, normal, museum trip, grandfather trapped in urn, binding ritual cracked, two weeks and like two thousand bucks in food later, discovered by some secret wizard teacher, and here we are.” she glances up. “Huh?”
[17:53] * Nichole takes her eyes off the cat, looking to Iris as the other tries the coffee with a distinctive cup. To Miyako, she comments, “So that’s at least two who have magic in their family.”
[17:54] Iris> Iris manages to get herself under control shortly, but her face is slightly red; she eyes the cup of coffee as if considering the possibility that it might explode if she drinks any more.
[17:54] * Miyako “Uh. Iris?”
[17:55] * Fiora edges toward Iris, ready to catch the cup if she lets it fall- or perhaps to go get the head nurse before she gets too far away.
[17:55] Zero|GM> THe phone in the common sitting area’s default ring is finally heard, as a surprisingly pleasant if electronic voice announces “Incoming Call: Dr. Plott. Incoming Call: Dr. Plott”
[17:56] Iris> Iris smiles tightly at Miyako, waving off her concern. “I’m fine,” she says, leaning against a wall. “I… just wasn’t expecting that. In any case.”
[17:56] Nichole> “Phone.” She says helpfully, finishing her cup.
[17:56] Fiora> Fiora glances between Iris and the phone for a moment, then picks up the phone. “The diabolical Doctor Plott, I presume?”
[17:56] * Miyako suddenly remembers the pizza incident. “That’s not normal coffee, Iris.”
[17:56] Iris> She looks at the phone, raising an eyebrow. “Phones do that, too? Or is this another of your talents?” she asks quietly, glancing to Fiora.
[17:57] Fiora> Her voice is completely deadpan as she answers the phone, although she double-takes as she realizes Iris’ question wasn’t a joke.
[17:57] Iris> “Thank you, Miyako,” Iris says; she sounds amused more than anything, though.
[17:58] Zero|GM> The voice on the other end replies in a deadpan. “Hahahahaha.” He then speaks in a normal, rather amused tone. “I take it you must be the Fiora that Yuki was fuming about. Yes. I’m Dr. Plott, the RA. I wanted to meet you all at some point soon to introduce myself, but unlike Miss Terumi, I try not to show up unannounced if I don’t have to.”
[18:00] Fiora> “Huh, you’re already winning points with me.” Fiora glances around the room, taking in the situation, then nods to herself. “Come on up whenever, we’re just finishing getting introductions out of the way.”
[18:00] Zero|GM> "I see. I will be up in likely about a halfhour. I have to meet a late arrival of a student to bring up there, it seems.
[18:02] Fiora> “Ciao-ciao.” Fiora hangs up the phone, turning to the room at large. “Our RA will be up in thirty with another student. Even had the courtesy to call before showing up.” (“unlike Terumi”, she leaves unsaid)
[18:02] Nichole> “It seemed more that Miss Terumi was acting tourguide.” She shrugs, then looks between Iris and Miyako, “Have either of you been through the Unseelie section?”
[18:03] * Miyako disappears into her room momentarily. She exits with what has to be leftover sesame noodles and a pair of chopsticks. “Unseelie section? I don’t think so. I’ve been off campus, though. City’s not far.”
[18:03] Iris> Iris raises an eyebrow, looking mildly impressed. “Only in passing.”
[18:05] Iris> She accidentally takes another drink of sludge, forgetting what it was in the cup. Her eyes glaze over for a moment before she manages to get it down.
[18:05] Fiora> “Haven’t had a chance yet,” Fiora says with a shake of her head. “Too busy getting things in to make this place a little more livable, and chatting with the sysadmin.” She pauses, remembering. “Someone’ll be by within the week to punch in a few more landlines, just fyi. Should only take an hour or so.”
[18:06] * Nichole nods her head then and moves for a second cup. “Really? It seemed you and your cat had been outside a little. And I imagine you left fairly distinct tracks.”
[18:06] * Miyako peers at Fiora. “Why do you need land lines.” It doesn’t even SOUND like a question, but it is.
[18:08] Zero|GM> As if on cue, there’s the ding-dong of the elevator’s camera-and-intercom system. The image on screen is of a young man carrying a toolbox, and a spool of wire.
[18:09] Fiora> “Eh, thinking ahead for a few things I want to try, and landlines are still a bit more ubiquitous than networking is,” she sounds dismissive, then smilesa little too widely. “And the since the school’s footing the bill, all the better.”
[18:10] Fiora> Glancing at the screen, Fiora punches the button to buzz him up.
[18:11] * Miyako crosses her arms. Somehow. “Still waiting for the other shoe to drop.”
[18:11] Zero|GM> A few minutes later the dark haired man is exiting the elevator. “… Let’s see… I have a work order to install… a phone line to each room, plus networking cable, plus a spare line and four network connections out here in the main area?”
[18:11] Iris> “Trying to enjoy yourself before they come for your spleen, I take it?” Iris says lightly, smiling faintly to Fiora.
[18:12] * Miyako just waves to the tech, “Yeah sure whatever.” and goes back to eating.
[18:13] * Nichole sips at her coffee, looking over the tech.
[18:13] Iris> Iris pauses, frowns. “Each room?”
[18:14] Zero|GM> He offers a sheet of paper to whoever will take it, listing out the work to be done, requiring it to be signed when completed by one of the tenants. Noticably there is no cost listed on the work order. He starts in the public area
[18:14] Fiora> “Exactly!” She nods to Iris. “You can start with my room after the commons,” she points to the door she emerged from, then points to Amanda’s door. “And I think one of our roomies is sleeping, so you can just skip over that one for now.”
[18:14] Fiora> Behind the tech’s back, she makes a little shooing motion and waggles her eyebrows at Iris.
[18:15] Iris> Iris looks blank.
[18:16] Zero|GM> The tech simply shrugs and nods, as he goes through his work simply and skillfully.
[18:18] Fiora> Kosciej begins grooming his whiskers.
[18:18] * Miyako "So does anyone have their class lists yet? "
[18:20] Fiora> “Not yet, I’m seeing an advisor later this afternoon,” Fiora says with a shake of her head. “I didn’t know I was coming here a week ago, so I haven’t put much thought into classes yet.”
[18:21] Zero|GM> The tech is just finishing up as the elevator chimes and the doors open. In steps one bald-headed man, wearing glasses, green slacks, and a button up suit under a long white jacket. Behind him stands a young lady. If Iris is reds and purples, this girl is blues and blacks. Midnight blue eyes, jet black hair, and a gothic lolita style dress that is of matching shades. The man speaks first. "Hmm. So you are the Class of 2013 for the
[18:21] Iris> “I have a few classes lined up,” Iris nods. She starts to take another sip of coffee, but this time she remembers in time and doesn’t.
[18:21] Zero|GM> Seelie building. Quite the interesting bunch."
[18:22] * Miyako “They mailed me mine. Like half of my week is gym class, and synonyms for gym class.” she hasn’t noticed Doctor Plott yet.
[18:23] * Nichole sips at what’s left of her coffee. As the elevator chimes, she makes her way from the doorway of her room and back toward the front to see the new pair arriving.
[18:23] Iris> Iris looks faintly amused, but she
has noticed Doctor Plott… and the other girl.
[18:27] Fiora> “Plus one, napping,” Fiora hooks her thumb at the closed door, regarding the new arrivals. Apparently approving, she sticks her hand out to the good Doctor. “Fiora Niles.”
[18:27] Zero|GM> The
other girl, as Iris has noticed her as, whispers softly to herself as she stays near the elevator door, looking almost skittish. “… red skinned protean trickster, the eyes that see the now, the modern maga and her feline familiar, and the light that blinds and controls.”
[18:29] Nichole> At the mention of the light, she takes a glance toward Iris to note before shifting her weight more to one leg.
[18:29] Iris> For a moment—just a moment—there’s a flicker of something in Iris’s eyes at that. The smile doesn’t move.
[18:29] * Miyako “Oh, hi. You’re Doctor Plott I assume.” she finishes leftovers and tries to toss the empty box all the way to the trash can in her room. A tiny crash suggests she didn’t make it. “scuse me one second.” she whips an iphone out and starts tapping buttons.
[18:29] Fiora> “Hear that, K? You’re mine, not the other way around.” Fiora grins toward the cat… who just plops his head down and closes his eyes.
[18:30] Fiora> “Figures.”
[18:31] Zero|GM> The girl shakes her head. “I’m sorry. I… Should have introduced myself first. Marisa Kotomine…”
[18:32] * Miyako is looking down at her phone. “Yeah I don’t think I’m- wait, nevermind. I am protean. Hi. Miyako.”
[18:32] Iris> Then Iris is smiling again. “Iris… Sepperin.” There is the briefest of pauses between the two words, the ‘von’ omitted. She glances towards Nichole, her smile taking on a faintly apologetic tinge as she realizes that she’s not formally introduced herself to her, either.
[18:35] * Nichole offers a small smile to Iris. Then looking to Marisa, she speaks, “Nichole.”
[18:39] Fiora> “Oh, and Kosciej the Deathless,” Fiora adds after a moment, nodding to the cat.
[18:39] Zero|GM> Marisa offers a shy little smile, but still looks like a small animal about ready to bolt.
[18:41] * Miyako “So uh, where are you from?”
[18:41] Iris> Iris looks thoughtful, glancing between Doctor Plott and Marisa. At last, she settles on Marisa, donning a warm smile. “Oh, do come in. We have… I would call it coffee, but I fear that’s an exaggeration. Still, we have some, if you’re thirsty.”
[18:43] Fiora> “Okay, I think we might be crowding around the new arrival a little too much for comfort,” Fiora says after regarding Marisa carefully, then sits down in an armchair. “OJ and milk too,” she adds to Iris’s offer. “I did some shopping earlier.”
[18:43] Zero|GM> “Northern Italy.” She steps a bit further in. Dr. Plott just shakes his head a little. “It seems you all have made yourself at home so far…” He takes a seat on one of the chairs in the sitting area. The girl for her part shakes her head at the offer of something to drink. “I hope I did not unnerve anyone too greatly.”
[18:44] * Nichole heads to an end of the room to have a seat. “Works for me. We can let her sniff around, pick a corner to make a den and then see about luring her out later with treats and not looking her directly in the eye.”
[18:44] Zero|GM> It should be noted that the amount of accent that Marisa shows is very slight.
[18:45] * Miyako waves it off. “Nah, I announce things I shouldn’t know all the time. Iris is a lesbian.”
[18:46] Zero|GM> Dr. Plott, who somewhere along hte way aquired a cup of coffee, , is now fighting to not sputter it all over the furniture.
[18:46] * Fiora laughs at Nichole’s remark- then pauses as Miyako speaks.
[18:46] Iris> Iris was in the middle of taking a sip of coffee after scowling at Nichole at her comment.
[18:47] Iris> “Glurghgmf—” she chokes in the middle of the ENTIRE GULP of ‘coffee’ that she had sucked down in sheer shock at Miyako’s comment.
[18:47] * Nichole doesn’t look anywhere in particular, avoiding eyeing Marisa for the time while the other still seemed uncomfortable.
[18:47] Fiora> “You can tell that but don’t have any special insights into the cat?” Fiora sighs. “I don’t know whether to be less impressed with you or more impressed with K.”
[18:49] Zero|GM> Marisa looks
amused. “Score a point for the trickster.”
[18:50] * Fiora balances her cup on a knee as she digs out her phone, taps at it a few times, then puts it away again.
[18:50] * Miyako just smiles, leaning back on the couch.
[18:51] Iris> “Hngh” Iris manages to get her choking under control, breathes deeply.
[18:52] * Miyako “You okay back there Iris?”
[18:52] Zero|GM> Dr. Plott regains his composure slightly, clearing his throat. “Well. Any thoughts on what you plan to do with your floor of the building so far, ladies and…feline?” He finally asks after he looks around.
[18:52] Fiora> “Anyway as you can guess, you’re not unnerving anyone any more than we already have (except maybe Plott),” Fiora says with a shake of her head and a smile at Marisa. “You’re in good company.”
[18:54] Iris> “More or less,” Iris says after a moment, leaning against the wall.
[18:54] * Miyako purses her lips, looking around at the common room. “So long as nobody tries to put in that awful uncomfortable art deco furniture I was gonna leave it up to everyone else to decorate the common room.”
[18:54] Fiora> “Quantum physics, right,” Fiora nods to herself. “You’d probably know. How much ‘bigger on the inside’ can we fit in here? Six bedroom house or Superdome?”
[18:55] Zero|GM> Dr. Plott looks at Fiora a moment, then digs a calculator out of a jacket pocket, and begins punching in some numbers. This takes a few minutes.
[18:56] Fiora> “I heard about that thing in Vegas, and figured I should ask first. Better that than end up in shreds. Shame about the pool, though.”
[18:56] Zero|GM> "Well, you could likely fit the field and some of the seats, but you’d run into your upstairs neighbors about two floors up on the dome. You’d also fit most the parking lot.
[18:56] * Nichole sets her empty cup aside, folding her arms under her chest, leaning back in her chair, and stretching out her legs. Her toes bend back to drop her sandals off her feet.
[18:57] Zero|GM> the sitting area currently has sturdy cloth-upholstered chairs and sofas. There’s even a flat screen TV built into the one wall.
[18:59] Fiora> “Keep the z-axis low, got it.” Fiora taps and draws a few lines on her phone then puts it away again, seeming satisfied.
[19:01] Nichole> “I think we’d keep the common room simple, unless we plan on cooperating in our studies. Some games, to start.”
[19:02] Iris> “Mm. I have some thoughts for my quarters,” Iris says.
[19:03] Fiora> “Yeah, not really sure what we’d actually use all that space for, but it’s good to know in advance,” Fiora agrees. “If we get too many more people in our ‘class’, we’ll probably need to add in a seperate wing for bedrooms.”
[19:03] * Miyako “Uh, what do we need all that space for, anyway?”
[19:04] Iris> Iris thinks for a moment, idly passing the coffee cup from hand to hand. “How many more students can we expect, at most?” she asks the RA.
[19:05] Zero|GM> Dr. Plott shrugs. “We’re expecting one more possibly. So I’d say, at most, three more, but that’s only if things get very busy.”
[19:06] Nichole> “We’ll have a lot of attention from the teachers.”
[19:06] Zero|GM> “that’s for this building. Your classes will be made up of combinatinos from other years, and buildings.”
[19:07] Fiora> Fearing the worst for her new roommate, Fiora snatches the cup out of Iris’s hands and dumps the contents down the sink. She grabs a fresh mug from the cabinet above K’s head, pours a fresh cup of the weaker, more normal coffee, and thrusts it into Iris’s hand before sitting down again.
[19:08] Fiora> “You’re going easy on the good stuff until we’re convinced you’re not going to start warping space and time,” Fiora shakes her head as she picks her own cup up again.
[19:08] Zero|GM> Marisa gets up, and digs about, finding a fresh cup of her own it seems, before pouring out of the same container of ‘normal’ coffee. “Good company indeed.” She muses softly.
[19:09] Iris> Iris blinks at the cupchange, but musters a smile to Fiora for her concern. “Then let’s divide the amount of available space by ten; each of us gets a tenth, leftover shares are used for the common room or reapportioned for anyone who arrives later on,”
[19:10] Iris> Iris lifts a hand and makes a lazy gesture; there’s a soft flare of red and gold sparks from the kitchen sink.
[19:11] * Miyako “It’s not that important to me, my room is already like twenty times the size it was at uni of nevada.”
[19:12] * Nichole looks to Miyako, “How long did you go there?”
[19:12] * Miyako is thinking. “Not long. Little less than a year before, ahem. The room was already kinda like a super expensive jail cell when I was five nothing. After this happened I was almost glad to drop out.”
[19:13] Fiora> “Oh yeah, this room itself is bigger than the last four apartments I rented,” Fiora nods, wondering if she shouldn’t have poured the rest of the coffee down the sink after all when the light show begins. “But with all this room, I intend to enjoy it.”
[19:15] Zero|GM> “How portable is a… ‘quantum’ suite of rooms?” Marisa asks suddenly.
[19:16] Zero|GM> For once, Dr. Plott looks perplexed, followed by maybe mildly amazed. “… portable rooms… Now there’s an idea.”
[19:17] * Miyako raises her hand. “My Uncle had something he called Daern’s Instant crackhouse.”
[19:18] Iris> Iris looks blank.
[19:18] Zero|GM> Marisa looks equally blank.
[19:19] Fiora> “Well- hm.” Fiora begins tapping at her phone, sketching something out. “I guess the main problem you’d have is recompressing- unless we borrowed the space… wait, no, that would just give you an alternate timeframe to work in…”
[19:19] * Miyako “Yeah, you throw it on the ground and if there’s enough space, wham. House. He kept most of his secret magic junk inside.” she notices the blank stares. “What.”
[19:19] Iris> “I… do not believe I have heard the term. What is a ‘crackhouse’?” Iris asks. She considers for a moment. “Do you know much about these ‘crackhouses’, Miyako?”
[19:20] Nichole> “You could use a space like this, but on wheels. Quantum RV.”
[19:20] * Miyako laughs. “He was using it as slang for a shitty little hovel. A real crackhouse is somewhere a bunch of junkies go to get high. It’s usually in awful condition.”
[19:21] Fiora> “There’s that, but I’m trying to think more without needing the extra room on the… ground… first…” Fiora says as she stifles a laugh at Iris’s question.
[19:23] Iris> Iris frowns. “How… horrid,” she says simply, shaking her head.
[19:23] Zero|GM> Marisa goes over to her luggage, opening it and pulling out a book. She pages through a few pages. “I think I know what you mean.” She offers a page of drawings surrounded by truely arcane formulae to Fiora. It showsa building drawing, then a drawing of something set in the doorway. The third drawing shows an area several times larger then the first, with the first as dotted lines.
[19:26] Iris> Iris blinks, then frowns, then regards Marisa with a level expression; she doesn’t say a thing, though.
[19:27] Fiora> “Yes, that’s it exactly,” Fiora, still smirking, adds a few things to the diagram showing in the book, then sits back to take in the whole picture.
[19:28] * Nichole looks up at the book being produced, giving a look over things while it’s handled.
[19:31] Zero|GM> “The problem is you needed a huge amount of crystal to make such a thing…” Marisia notes. “Somewhere to keep all the ‘stuff’ when it was… not ‘on display’ so to speak?” She smiles a little to Iris’s level expression, then shrugs a little.
[19:33] Fiora> “Not an insurmountable problem,” Fiora decides after some thought. “Worst case you could always grow your own, with a little work and the right facilities.”
[19:33] * Miyako has almost entirely checked out of the conversation. Mentally, at least.
[19:36] Zero|GM> Dr Plott watches the group a moment, smiling.
[19:38] Fiora> “To start with, anyway; I’m guessing the whole thing was intended for ‘flawless’ crystals by 1000 AD’s standards. I’m thinking SSD, or maybe a flash drive if we want to be really portable,” she chews on a lip for a moment, then shrugs. “We can work out compression ratios later.”
[19:39] Iris> Iris’s gaze shifts to Fiora; now she just looks blank.
[19:39] Zero|GM> Marisia has
no idea what Fiora is talking about, but nods anyway, before putting the book away.
[19:40] * Miyako “You know I’m not sure this whole magitech thing is a hundred percent translatable.”
[19:42] Nichole> “Well, if we had crystal spheres instead of computers, we’d probably have a lot more lay terms to help.”
[19:43] Zero|GM> Marisa takes this time to slip away into one of the rooms to unpack. There perhaps is an irony in that she picks the room next to Iris’s without likely knowing it.
[19:53] Zero|GM> Dr Plott smirks. “You know where to call me when you need more details or advice. Your project seems to be coming along well.” He departs via the elevator… and once again the class rules its own halls.
[19:53] Zero|GM> [End Session]