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Old 01-31-2013, 10:56 AM   #53
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Default Re: Pros and cons of growing your own island nation?

Originally Posted by Rune View Post
Well there is always the good old Create Earth trick....
Create Earth takes 2 energy per cubic yard of earth created. That's going to take a while -- and involve lots of chances for critical failures and demon summonings.

Also, the earth has to be created in contact with the ground, meaning you either stack on range penalties to your castings, or hang out on the sea floor for the entire, long process.

I wonder how much throughput you could get from using Create Gate to make a connection to some elemental plane of magma, or directly to a known volcanic caldera? (Perhaps you curry favor with the United States by siphoning off eruptive potential from Yellowstone?) Alas, I suspect it would still be an undramatically slow process.
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