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    Lights flicker within the creature's lack-of-a-form as it ponders. Wealth? The state of possessing sufficient resources, correct? And the preferred form of those resources is usually in small metal cylinders. Power? Power is easy. Luxury? Does not compute. But it thinks it has a solution. It knows someone who had all those things, and is now gone.
    It reaches out with a fractal tendril of red and blue light and touches Allen in the center of his chest. It passes right into him, neither one of them able to truly touch the other. And then it splinters out into many branches, spreading throughout his body. He'll feel an almost electric feeling as the matter of his body and clothes is rearranged. His senses will sharpen, and new ones will form in his mind, a feeling for the numbers moving behind reality, a predictive skill bordering on precognition. But he'll probably be more preoccupied with the changes to his appearance at first.
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    Allen gasps as the 'hand' touches him. As the feeling spreads throughout his body, so does fur. Claws click on the stone floor. Allen swells as his clothes dance into different vestments. He feels a great power rising within him, rising-
    until it all turns into dead weight. He feels his mouth and nose combine and elongate as his ears point up. In a few moments Allen has taken up the appearance of a dead man - one very heavy wolfen.
    "Wh-what? Why? What'd you doooooo?" Allen demands, voice rising into a howl. His paw-like hands go to his middle, shaking it.
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    I-we altered your geometries to match my-our last agent-priest. The entity's voice is so much clearer now, almost musical. And Allen's altered clothes do look priestly, white, lace-trimmed robes under a mantle that's half red, half blue, split vertically up the middle. On a gold chain around his neck, something cold and heavy hangs between his chest and clothing. It's a large brass key of indeterminate purpose.
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    ”Okay but why did you do that?” Allen demands and he works his hands over the buttons. He pulls his robe aside to get a good look at the large key hanging from his chest - along with his chest itself. At least his coat seems to be well-kept by whoever he’s supposed to match. And as his hands go over his skull he finds an intricately braided goatee beneath his muzzle with a copper wire tie.
    ”Wait you didn’t make me old on top of fat, did you?” he asks, panicking. Being huge and furry is one thing, but if he got turned into some sixty year old guy he’s going to be livid. He needs all the years he can get!
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    At the rear of the fort, second floor

    Cantata and Fayyaad find themselves in a sparsely furnished room - something that may have perhaps once been part of a barracks, or equally a prison cell. Bunk beds line the cramped quarters, thin and worn metal frames hold tattered mattresses that look more uncomfortable to sleep on than the floor. Plenty of cover, but nothing particularly easy to fully conceal oneself behind.

    The voice next door is muffled, but odd words come through. "...Had en-....Bull-"

    Until Cantata puts her ear against the wall, which helps clear it up.

    "We've delivered everything she asked for, and what do we got for it? Not a damn thing!" A voice, male, angry, with a distinct rasp to it.

    "Oi, shut it, Cans. I know what I'm doing." A second voice, male, sharper than the first.

    "Coulda fooled me."

    "You know the deal. Once she's got what we wants, everything else is ours."

    "Buncha crap."

    "Enough, Cans!" There's a thud, as someone is knocked into the wall on the other side. "Crap in our hands, not in hers. Now you keep your damn mouth shut and be bloody patient."

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    "Relax, Fi. Worst case scenario, Calm Reed can just spin around and throw the owlbear or dragonbear or giant cave salamander into the sun," Saint Laz reassures her closest companion, slowing her pace so the two of them can walk closer together. From the tone of her voice, I'd say she was only half-joking, and she genuinely believes that the only thing stopping Calm Reed from throwing bears over the horizon is how silly it might make her look.

    "It would be nice to camp close enough to the exit to see stars in the night sky, instead of just airships, MagCorp satellites, and maybe a few aliens overhead," she adds, echoing Fidelia's own unspoken thoughts on the matter.
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    [Mountain Trip]

    It might reassure St. Laz and Fidelia that there aren't any signs of animals living in the cave. Not large ones, anyway.

    "We can camp out right near the entrance, so we can see the sky before it is time to sleep." It's odd to think that the night sky is such an unusual sight for them. Large, advanced cities like Skyside seem to blot out the sky, both through sheer size of the buildings and some mechanisms she can't entirely understand. "And yes, I do rather doubt there is anything in here we cannot handle." Herself especially. The monk peers into the cave and steps in. It seems to extend a fair bit into the mountain slope, but not very deep. It widens after a few meters and there seems to be a glint of metal around the corner, when a flashlight is shone there.

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    Cantata raises an eyebrow as she listens into the conversation leaking through from the other side of the wall, flinching away briefly when someone thuds into the wall. She looks over towards Fayyaad and signs a couple things to him. They have a leader, probably not one of them. Might be able to exploit their squabbling and distrust if we need to.

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    Fidelia responds with a delighted little exhale as she pictures the outlandish image Saint Laz suggests to her. Between that and Calm Reed's decision on where to set up camp, her spirits certainly seem to rise a little, and her eyebrows raise when she spots the glinting off the flashlight's beam. "Hey, wait a minute - what's that?" Could someone else have taken shelter in here once?
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    Clarify: old? the creature responds. Codebreaker was considered by other corporeal entities to possess excessive resources.
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    "You know. Old? Like...in the later parts of a corporeal entity's lifespan. You know what a lifespan is, right? You know what death is, right?" Allen really hopes that it does or this is going to get really complicated.
    "Wait so...what happened to this guy? Because it sounds like what you're saying that if I'm him...I get his stuff?" It did say 'was.' Maybe he died without any heirs? Would his fortune just be lying around in that case?
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    There's a brief pause, almost like the entity is staring at Allen in confusion. Codebreaker has ceased. His return is improbable. The entity gives an approval. His resources remain unclaimed.
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    Fayyaad nods.

    "Let's keep moving upwards. If we find that leader of theirs we might find out more about what they're doing there. And if we take them out the rest might scatter."
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    Allen nods thoughtfully. "That must be what this key is for." he muses, holding it up again before tucking it against his chest and buttoning up his clothes.
    "So like...what I'm asking is if Codebreaker (was that really his name?) had been corporeal long enough for his body functions to begin deteriorating. You know, like us corporeal entities do when we've been around a while but haven't ceased yet."
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    No appreciable degradation was occurring. The being answers Allen. If he gets a good look at his new self, he'll probably be able to confirm that he's not that old-looking. Although it's hard to tell with other species. And there's no mirror in here.
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    "Well. I guess I'll just have to go and find my new place at..." he pulls at the key around his neck and squints at the print on the side.
    "11 Monarch Drive. Thanks uh...whatever your name is!" Allen waves, takes a step forward-
    -and promptly loses his balance, falling over onto the ground.
    "Why are my legs weird..." he groans.
    The spirit may wish to inform Allen that his robes were not simply a disguise...
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    ((That's right.))
    After a heated discussion with the machines, Mia convinces them that the friendly demons are in her custody and that she will take them where they belong.
    "Still around? After all this time?" Spike wonders if they should go there first, or if the bridge really is the better way to find out about that.

    They make it to the bridge without much trouble.

    Once they're there, Mia can see that it's very complicated. Row on row of controls, readouts, sensor panels, computers...and a fair bit of it is broken down.
    Will she try to get some certain information from it now, or focus on making repairs? Or something else?
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    "I don't have much information about their kind, but is it impossible? How long can they live?"

    Mia looks at this in schock. Some people might just look a bit worried at this, but for her it's a bit like watching a massaker. (I think I didn't brought out the machine fact of her world. So it might appear a bit off right now)
    At first she tries what medics do on a battelfield. Seek the wounded and give them a first treatment. Since this has been for quiet some time she doesn't assume any damage that could cause a fatal blow. If there are several broken parts, she will try to gather whatever is still fine. If possible she might build a robot or other machine out of the good parts and this way save some of the data.

    Since she will be up in this work she likly ignores her company or any sign of the enemy.
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    "I don't have much information about their kind, but is it impossible? How long can they live?"

    Mia looks at this in schock. Some people might just look a bit worried at this, but for her it's a bit like watching a massaker. (I think I didn't brought out the machine fact of her world. So it might appear a bit off right now)
    At first she tries what medics do on a battelfield. Seek the wounded and give them a first treatment. Since this has been for quiet some time she doesn't assume any damage that could cause a fatal blow. If there are several broken parts, she will try to gather whatever is still fine. If possible she might build a robot or other machine out of the good parts and this way save some of the data.

    Since she will be up in this work she likly ignores her company or any sign of the enemy.
    "Oh, possible easily. They live far longer than ten years. But...it's been ten years. Expected them to move on." This changes things.

    No one interrupts Mia as she triages the damaged machines and does what she can.
    The bridge is too wrecked to be restored to working order - too many cables cut, memory banks burnt out, and parts simply failing from time.
    But she can get various consoles working. The main engine is, allegedly, charging up now. There are maps of the stars charting the course that they took until it ended with a crash in the Nexus. There are lists of the cargo the vessel carried - including a batch of dangerous aliens for study.

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    "They are completely different," June says, but then claims, "but it really doesn't matter because the important part is seeing how the culture and tradition is reflected in it, I feel."

    Since the smoothies are nearly or already gone, it makes it easier to talk back and forth.

    "Probably is better for them, yes," June says.
    "Thing is, like..."
    June bites the lower lip, and thinks how to explain the thought process behind it. "So...changing the way you think is a sign of it, though, especially if it was involuntary. If you're choosing to change how you think, then that's fine, but...like, y'know. Choosing something is completely different than not choosing it."

    "Yeah. I suppose tails do have other purposes, too. I still like the idea of grabbing things with them." It's just the idea of grabbing things with a tail. Totally different than simply having more hands or whatever.
    "Do you have a favorite musical tradition, then? Really it's any of them?" Mei asks. She doesn't get it, really. Don't all songs come from some sort of culture that affects them?

    "Well, if you're the kind of person who would change how you think, it's really all the same whether you did or not, right? It's not like you're tricking anyone into drinking it."

    The last idea gets her to laugh. "No, if you had just a tail for grabbing, you'd be excited to grab things with your hands, yeah?"

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    Most of these students have more lessons to go to, but Jade probably already passed basic mathematics. And luckily she's not being forced to repeat it.
    Honeysuckle doesn't say anything yet; she seems a bit shaken by the briefly-out-of-control fire.
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    I-we am-are α. α answers simply.

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    "Hey. You alright?" Jade comes up beside Honeysuckle and lays her hand on her shoulder. "You have time for the long story?"
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    "Well, it's nice to meet you, a." Allen growls, butchering the name. But then again, he's only now starting to get the hang of talking out of his muzzle, so can you blame him? Luckily whatever it is, α got the idea.
    Allen will then spend about ten minutes trying to get used to his new legs and center of mass and actually exit the building without falling over, to only mild success.
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