Page 53: The Three Kingdoms of Magic
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Wow, everyone's looking at Nhimor now.


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...uhhh, I mean, I guess I was involved in a lot of the early stuff when it comes to Ozecia first being recognized by the rest of the solar system and all that? But that doesn't make me an AMBASSADOR or anything, does it...?


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User [NHIMOR] is registered to the Syndomera planetary government as a "person of cultural and/or political importance", and has Class A-modified travel and security clearance privileges. You are free to travel to and from anywhere in the capital, and guests may accompany you with proper screening.

  • Disclaimer: this notice does not constitute formal legal advice.

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Wondrous. I knew our patience would soon pay off.


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Hold on, is anyone going to actually tell me what's going on here? Who are you and what's going on in the capital?


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Yes of course, an introduction is in order.

We are representatives of the Eternal Green Empire of Dinhett and the Moncilli people. We seek to continue negotiations with your planet's government, to allow for exchange of information and goods, and for us to conduct limited research expeditions on your planet's surface.


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Moncilli want to study Syndomera? Why? We are so very far away...


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Ah, the explanation for that is simple enough.



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Your planet Syndomera occupies a very significant place in Dinhettian Astrology. The fallen Neraphine civilization of Caelestis is known to our people as one of the Three Kingdoms of Magic - alongside our own Eternal Green Empire, and the Reavers of Griyadin.


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You probably know the latter one as "The Cybers." They are a people based on thievery and falsehood, using only power that was stolen.


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When our progenitor Cyploide ascended the Tree of Life aloft a great comet, it was the very light of Caelestis that eventually guided their excellency to the Zoincailla system. That light had since faded away by the time the comet arrived, but now Cyploide's own light shines atop Alakinec's moon of Dinhett, bringing the power of the myriad elements to a sterile, godless land. We believe there is much to be learned from the 1000 year reign of the Caelestians, to ensure our own Kingdom prospers for even longer.


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Yes, that is quite a... fascinating tale, even hearing it a second time. Metaphysics aside though, even if Nhimor gets you to the capital, do not expect the authorities there to be especially cooperative. Trust me, I have firsthand experience with those old birds.


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If even after all these fruitless deliberations they would continue to deny the Eightfold Crown the pittance we ask of them, then it is THEIR fault that we have been unable to contribute to any environmental restoration efforts!


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Woah, hey, save that for them, not me!