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    Allison: Hello! My name is Allison, and this is Roll. *Roll flies around Sapphire before draping herself on Allison's shoulder.* What's your name? Do you need saving? Is Hathlen your friend?
     
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    Allison: You haven't missed too much, I think. Davian and I are arguing about kidnapping. He's wrong and kind of terrible, but I think we're at least keeping things civil.
     
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    Sapphire: My friend? Hathlen is a god!

    Ayana: What does Davian have to say about kidnapping? I get the feeling we won’t like it.
     
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    Davian: Oh? Planning on ganging up on me, are you? Honestly, I seriously doubt anything any of you can say would make me change my mind. First, am I aware that kidnapping is wrong? Of course. But I am a pirate, committing crimes is how I make my living. Further more, I am the captain, it is my responsibility to make sure my crew gets paid, failing to do so would cause a mutiny. So when I come across an opportunity to get the biggest payday we have ever had by ransoming a prince, I will not let it pass me by. I'd be an idiot if I did.

    Kyris: Hello, girls. Welcome back. I think you might remember me being stuck on board a pirate ship and doing my best to hide my real identity? Well, it did not go so well, unfortunately. They found out and now all I can do is wait for Father to pay the sum they demand for my release.
     
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    Allison: You know what? You're right. I don't think I can change your mind, so there's no real point in talking about this, anymore. I am sorry, though. I didn't mean to start a gang.


    Allison: A god? Your gods are still alive? What's it like?
     
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    Davian: To be fair, Allison, it goes both ways. I wouldn't be able to change any of your minds either. At this point, all we can do is agree to disagree and leave it at that.
     
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    Katsumi: *grimaces* That is…not ideal, to say the least. When will your father be paying this sum?

    Sapphire: Well, we don’t actually know what they’re up to at the moment. They watch us from afar, these days, if they exist at all—which most believe they do, but we can’t know for certain. They’re still alive, though, as far as I know, though I suppose we don’t really know what would happen if one of them died.
     
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    Kyris: The negotiations are still going on, so that is a little unclear at the moment.

    Davian: The amount has been decided. It is the location that is causing concern.

    Luekas: To be fair, though, both sides do want the location to be to their advantage. But I don't think it has reached the stage where anyone would say it is dragging on just yet.

    Kyris: You being a princess, Katsumi, have you ever had attempts made to ransom you or maybe even assassinate you? Luckily our world is peaceful enough that situations like that are rather uncommon. They were if you go back a couple of generations or so, however.
     
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    Katsumi shakes her head.

    Katsumi: Never. They are not unheard of, of course, but I have never been the intended victim of one.
     
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    *A very scarred, shirtless man with two swords sheathed on his hips walks up, followed by a cloaked woman with the same honey colored hair and eyes as Allison.*

    Mettle: *To everyone.* Hey, the name's are Mettle and Ellis, and we're-

    Allison: *Shocked at the woman.* Mom!? *A card flies through the air and hits Allison's head. She and Roll fall to the ground, unconcious.*

    Ellis: Wha-

    Matra: *Appearing out of nowhere, he waves his hand and the card on Allison disappears.* I had to mess with her mind for a bit. It should wear off eventually, but you two *To Mettle and Ellis.* can't tell her about that little outburst of hers. When she and her doll wake up, act like she was attacked or something. She seemed to be pretty weak, after all.

    Ellis: Matra, what are you talking about?! Who is this girl, and why did you do that?

    Mettle: All this time and you're still using that evil magic! How low can you possibly go, magician?

    Matra: This is a one-time thing, and it's important! She knows too much about your futures to be allowed to talk about it. *To everyone else.* I'm sorry about that, when Allison wakes up, please act like none of this conversation happened. I know that we aren't supposed to be able to keep our memories once we leave, but I don't think that chance should be taken. As long as my spell is on her, she won't be able to remember anything about the Platinum Hand or the pirate crew that Mettle and Ellis belong to, that being the Corpse Voyage.

    By the way, I'm back and probably here to stay for a while! I hope you've all been well?
     
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    Jefrye: Great… More pirates… *glares at Davian and Luekas* As if the two of you weren’t bad enough. *To Mettle and Ellis* Why exactly are you two here? *reaches for his weapon* You better not be after His Highness!

    Davian: If they are, then they can forget it. Many other crews have tried getting between me and my target, but they all had to run with the tails between their legs.

    Kyris: I somehow seriously doubt they are here looking for me… *looks concerned at Allison* Is she going to be okay? Messing with the mind is extremely dangerous. Exactly how much will she remember?

    Davian: I admit it could get annoying if she starts going on how wrong my activities as a pirate is again…

    Luekas: *to Mettle and Ellis* So you two are pirates? What are your positions in the crew? I am First Mate on board the Star Raider, while Davian here is our Captain.
     
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    Ellis: We should consider introducing our selves as something other than "pirates," no matter how accurate the term is... *To Jefrye* Answering your question, we are less the ruthless outlaw type of pirates and more of the "sailors that don't follow the law" type of pirates. Admittedly, we do steal from time to time, but only from the people that can afford it. Such is life when none of your crew has a stable job. No one will even hire us for delivery, anymore.

    Matra: Yeah, that happens when you get on the wrong side of a god. Not that he didn't have it coming, but still.

    Mettle: *To Luekas* I'm the bodyguard for pretty much everyone on the crew. If there's something dangerous going on, I'm ready to step in for the others. Ellis here takes care of pretty much everything related to running a ship, except for navigation, of course.

    Ellis: My Doll Control magic is quite powerful, you see. *She opens her bag and dozens of simple wooden dolls fly out and form into ranks.* I can use these guys to handle the sails, man the cannons, fix leaks and other breaks, steer the ship, and pretty much anything else we'd need to be able to do. They can even attend to their duties while I sleep. I mostly cook and make medicine, though.

    There are only five non-doll members of the Corpse Voyage's crew: myself and Mettle; our navigator and scholar, Soul; one of the most adorable thieves you'll ever find, Echo; and our captain, Sail, who is a self-proclaimed Paladin of the Ocean.

    Mettle: *To Jefrye and Kyris* By the way, you haven't introduced yourself, yet. Kind of rude, considering that the two pirates remembered their manners.


    Matra: Oh, I promise that she will be perfectly fine. It's a simple memory replacement spell, except I replaced the memories with the mental equivalent of being stuck in a thick fog. I've done this exact spell a couple of times already, and they were all completely okay. Although, it has been a while since I've done it... Anyway, she pretty much won't remember anything that will remind her of the Corpse Voyage, or the Platinum Hand. She will also be completely incapable of remembering, at least until I release the spell.
     
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    Kyris: We forgot to introduce ourselves? Oh, I am terribly sorry. What an unforgivable oversight. Then, allow me to rectify that right away. My name is Kyris Harlin Anderz Rohn Cullin Béchalles Gaea, fiftieth prince of Gaea – the third planet of the Helios System. I realize that is way too long to remember this soon, so feel free to address me as Kyris.

    Jefrye: I'm Jefrye Claydel, Admiral of the Interplanetary Alliance and the commanding officer in the effort to quell pirate activities within our system.

    Davian: Regarding your somewhat more non-criminal approach to life, Allison did make that a point when she heard about the things my crew and I do in order to make a living. She truly believed our actions are unfitting for pirates. Now I understand why she does.

    Luekas: So your actual crew is really just five people? Interesting, considering we could also have had a lesser living crew count on Star Raider.

    Davian: Well, androids are way too high maintenance for it to be a good idea. I do see an advantage with a crew like theirs.

    Jefrye: And that is?

    Davian: One I think even you might agree with. *glares at Luekas* No First Mate trying to tell you how to run your ship.

    Luekas: For your information, Captain, I’m not the only one who sees the danger with your plan to ransom Kyris.

    Davian: Star Raider is mine. As long as I am Captain, I call the shots. *his glare intensifies* Understood?

    Luekas: Yes, Captain.

    Kyris: *to Matra* It is a relief that Allison will be okay. Still, messing with people’s memories… But I think you remember my opinion on the matter from your previous visit here. And regarding your question of our wellbeing... Sadly, my attempts to hide my true identity failed and now things are not looking too good.
     
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    Mettle: Interplanetary? What's the Helios System?

    Matra: Ah, right. *Takes Mettle and Ellis to the side. They return after a minute.*

    Ellis: Very interesting. So much new information.

    Matra: Yeah, I've kind of been invisible inside the room for a while. I was too curious to stop myself.

    Ellis: Well, hello, Prince Kyris. It's a pleasure to meet you. And you, as well, Jefrye Claydel. I hope you won't attempt to take us in.


    Ellis: Still more mysteries about this girl... I assume you won't let us learn too much, Matra?

    Matra: Only the important things, like what you may or may not have told her when she knew you. I just don't want anything going wrong with the timeline, you know? Like, maybe this sweet young woman simply ceases to exist if you try and change things about what you learn. If you even manage to keep your memories once you leave. I'm still working on figuring that last part out, though. This place completely defies my current knowledge of magic and how it interacts with alternate dimensions.

    Ellis: Fine, I think I can deal with that. Besides, there's some things I can figure out on my own. I guess I must of known her fairly well, considering her outburst when she saw me, though I can't quite except that she's my daughter. I've never really liked the thought of having a child. Maybe one made out of wood, but not a human being.

    Mettle: Why would she think that pirates doing horrible things is out of the ordinary? That's just a childish worldview.

    Allison: *She just woke up, catching Mettle's last sentence. Roll drifts lazily around her.* My mom told me about pirates. She said that they were basically just sailors that didn't follow the law. They never did anything as terrible as kidnapping. I'm sorry, I don't think we've met. My name is Allison Cruise, and this is Roll. I'm sorry, I'm very tired right now, and I don't really know why.


    Matra: *To Kyris* You just need to get better at lying. When you get to the point that your lies can fool magic that reads your mind, you're pretty much unstoppable.
     
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    Jefrye: Well, Ellis, I’m pretty sure both your world and this place is way outside my jurisdiction. Besides… *nods towards Davian and Luekas* …I already have more than enough to worry about, because of those two.


    Kyris: This place goes against my understanding of science and technology as well. Perhaps it even is impossible to understand everything about it.


    Davian: To be honest, Matra, we didn’t find out who he really is because of something he did or said. Another captain I’m on good terms with reached out to warn me about the increased activities of the armada. He has his own ears inside the imperial palace and had been told there were rumors about one of the members of the imperial family going missing. Considering the Nightingale had been in the area when we came across the shuttle the pieces started falling into place.

    Luekas: *muttering to himself* I still say we should have just killed him the moment he was brought on board.


    Kyris: Allison? Besides being tired, how are you feeling? We were talking when you suddenly just collapsed. *gives Matra a discreet glare.*
     
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    Matra: I'm a bit disappointed to hear that, Kyris. I thought that a scholar would see that there are no limits when it comes to understanding the universe. One day, we could even make this space our own, and use its properties for humanity.


    Allison: I think so. I'm more worried about Roll. *She grabs her doll of out the air.* She can usually stay awake when I fall asleep, so you'd need gold to knock her out. I don't remember feeling any gold near us, though. *She looks around and gets a good look at Mettle.* ... Hey!

    Mettle: Huh? What is it?

    Allison: I have a doll that looks just like you! Roll, would you please go get him? *A concerned look.* I'll be fine, nothing happened while we were asleep, right? *Roll flies off.* I'm sure the rest of you will love him; he's really sweet.

    *To Kyris* By the way, what put me to sleep, anyway? I feel like the rest of you should've been able to see it.

    Matra: Maybe it was magic?

    Allison: *Giggles* Yeah, magic, and I'm a flying cloud monster!
     
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    Kyris: I do understand that there are no limits, and I would love to really study this place and learn all its secrets but magic does not exist in our world thus there is no way for me to fully understand this place no matter how much I try and study it… *He holds out his right hand and an apple appears in his palm* Take this for example. All I have learned tells me this is impossible. Things are not made from nothing. Now if-- *He gets a contemplative look on his face.*

    Jefrye: Kyris?

    Kyris: *He just holds up his left hand at Jefrye. He then takes a lock from his bangs and starts twining it around his index finger.* I wonder…

    Luekas: I’ve seen him do that a few times, but I don’t understand why he does it.

    Jefrye: It’s a habit he has had for as long as I’ve known him. It means he’s thinking really hard about something.

    Kyris: …What if there is no magic at work here? This room could be monitored by a very advanced A.I. that is capable of reading our minds and then sends us the things we think about through a matter teleporter. And… *He smiles.* Yes, if it is done with technology then everything this place can do would make sense!


    Kyris: Well, Allison, your Control does sound like magic to me, so I would not dismiss it. Maybe whoever did it used a Control or something similar? But I am afraid we are unable to give you a detailed description of what put you to sleep. All we saw was a human-shaped blur. It might have been someone using a supernatural ability to make themselves invisible or someone using cloaking technology to make themselves invisible. It is hard to know which since we have no idea who it was. As for you not feeling any gold, I do not know how that actually works but is it possible that it all happened too fast for you to be able to sense it? The blur was just there one second and gone the next. I have no knowledge of what actually made you fall asleep, but I do know of several chemicals that can cause that very effect. Did you feel a slight prick, by any chance?
     
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    Katsumi: I’ve received only the best education, but I cannot even begin to comprehend some of what you’re discussing. Kyris, you speak of…multiple planets? There is only this planet, the Earth we live on.

    Ayana: Planet might have a different meaning in his world. Perhaps it is like kingdom?

    Nithara: He is neither human nor elven, that much is clear, and I have not heard of any other race that resembles his. I wouldn’t be surprised if the rules for planets were different where he is from.
     
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    Kyris: I am not entirely certain that my world does have a different definition of the word planet than yours, but I think it might be easier to show you than tell you. *he taps the rim of his glasses and his holo-computer appears. He types and a holographic image of a sun appears.* Now if you allow me some leeway since I don't know what your world truly looks like. Imagine that this is your sun. *he types and a blue and green planet appears circling the sun.* This would then be your world with all its kingdoms. *He types and the planet disappears, leaving only the sun.* Now we say that this is our sun - Helios, the center of the Helios System. *he types quickly and as he speaks each named planet appears circling the sun, each of them in their own distinct separate orbit.* Then we have Hermes, Aphrodite, my home Gaea, Ares, Zeus, Cronus, Caelus, Poseidon, and Hades. *The holographic images disappear and he deactivates his holo-computer.* Due to our technology we have been able to not only discover the other planets in the system sharing our sun but we have also managed to travel to them and meet their inhabitants.
     
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    Ayana: So you have…multiple planets? That’s…

    Sapphire: Absurd. And you can travel between them? The best ship takes several weeks to cross the sea between Aelion and Vasliyat, and yours can cross the sky?
     
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    Kyris: Absurd? That was an interesting choice of words. But I guess that when that is something you have grown up with it simply is just another fact about the world around you. I think life developing on every planet in a system, like it has in ours, might be unusual though. And I suppose a sun having one single planet could happen as well. The universe is a very, very big place, after all.

    Jefrye: Regarding us being able to travel between the planets... Am I right to assume your world still has only seafaring ships driven by sails? Our technology has allowed us to build ships that travel quite a lot faster than that and also made them able to fly and strong enough to break free of even gravity. It took very long for it to develop to that point, though. Thousands of years even. But now going from planet to planet is as common as getting dressed and eating breakfast in the morning.

    Davian: Still, it does take time to travel for us as well. Going from Hermes, the planet closest to our sun, to Hades, the planet furthest from it, takes two weeks.

    Luekas: Or three weeks, depending on exactly how fast the ship is. Not all ships are the same in that aspect.
     
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    Allison: Amazing... We have space travel, but it's only for very specific people, like astronauts, but we don't even really send people into space, anymore. Apparently, it's too expensive.

    Ellis: I wonder what it would be like to travel to the stars. It would make a very fitting voyage for our crew, wouldn't it?

    Mettle: Yeah, it'd be pretty cool, but we'd have to get the Corpse Voyage to fly, first. I don't think we can make that happen, though.


    Allison: *To Ayana and Sapphire.* Come to think of it, we haven't really introduced ourselves, have we? My name is Allison Cruise, and I'm a Dollmaker! I made Roll, who you just saw leave, and I also made Rush, who should be coming here soon. But, I'm sorry if we have already introduced ourselves. My head's still a little bit fuzzy. *Mettle glares at Matra.*


    Matra: And that's the trick! Recontextualize and reevaluate, and anything can have a solution. Even if the answer we come to isn't the same as whoever made this room, we can use ours to create as close an approximation as possible. Every copy, no matter how errated, has the potential to surpass the original!

    Ellis: I'm not sure some of those words were actual words, Matra...


    Allison: Oh, I'm sorry, I almost didn't answer you. I don't think it was gold. I don't want to sound proud, but it would take more than a quick hit with a little bit of gold to knock me out. I guess it could've happened too fast for me to notice, and as for the prick...

    *Matra, outside of Allison's vision, holds a cards to Allison before it disappears.*

    Allison: ... I think I do feels a bit of pain in my neck... *Her hands glow for a second and she rubs them on her neck.* I don't think I've been injured, and there's no poison of any kind in my body. I think it must've been a Control... I wonder why, though.
     
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    Katsumi: Yes, our ships only travel by sea. You claim that yours fly? By what magic is that possible?

    Sapphire: The folk of your world can travel to the stars as well? Perhaps it is us who are the odd ones out here, then.

    Ayana: You’re right, we ought to introduce herself. I am Ayana Kenes, of the Shanerani of Lethania.

    Nithara: Nithara Shali. Also of the Shanerani.

    Katsumi: I am Princess Katsumi Yoshimura, heir to the throne of Tsakato.

    Sapphire: And I am Sapphire Rathani, of Sylannor. No special title or job. I’m an apothecary. I was a servant at one point, and I think I was Fraulian, but our author changed some stuff around. For the better, really. Can you imagine me as a Fraulian?

    Nithara: (snickers) It’s not a pleasant thought. Though I suppose they would say all citizens of the empire are Fraulians, and thus you still are one.
     
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    Kyris: *to Allison* Space travel was expensive when we started developing it, too. I think it is like that for almost any new invention a society creates.

    Davian: *to Ellis and Mettle* If you find a way, I would highly recommend it. I have always loved being out in space, and after Father disowned me I have never regretted more or less making it my home.

    Kyris: *to Matra* While I want to learn all there is about this place and who made it, I am not sure I want to create a copy. I have no idea what to do with it afterwards, and making something without intent for its continuous use is just a waste of time.

    Kyris: *to Allison* As I have already said, I have no idea who did it or why. And if no more information comes to light about it, I think the mystery might remain unsolved. *glares discreetly at Matra*

    Kyris: *to Katsumi* It is technology, not magic. I am terribly sorry but trying to explain how our ships work is proving to be difficult. I have trouble figuring out what I can possibly use to compare it to. *sighs* Some scholar I am… I guess I still have much left to learn.

    Jefrye: *to Sapphire* If you don’t mind me asking, what is a Fraulian?
     
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    Katsumi: Technology? Like tools? If you can figure out how to explain, please tell me. It sounds fascinating.

    Sapphire: It is someone of the kingdom of Fraulia, as the word implies. They are a human kingdom of Vasliyat, and over the past couple of centuries, they have been slowly expanding. Their empire spans all of Vasliyat today, and in Aelion, they have taken Sylannor and Faelithi--Lethania will likely be next.

    Nithara: That is why Ayana and I were sent to Sylannor, to figure out what their plans were.
     

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