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Old 10-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #31
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Frankly I can't figure out how Merlin could even have found it's way to Homeline. It's a big multiverse out there, and they have nothing that would have let them track their brief visitors.
Merlin used Wizards. If they left so much as fingerprints on a glass or a used kleenex, a wizard could track them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #32
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Merlin used Wizards. If they left so much as fingerprints on a glass or a used kleenex, a wizard could track them.
Really? What's the spell for interdimensional tracking?
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:01 AM   #33
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Really? What's the spell for interdimensional tracking?
There's no one spell for it. But you can't be a wizard without brains, and Merlin's Wizards are also scientists. They'd be up against a challenge, but they'd resolve it.
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Frankly I can't figure out how Merlin could even have found it's way to Homeline. It's a big multiverse out there, and they have nothing that would have let them track their brief visitors.
-- They could have become invisible and hitched a ride, captured a mafia conveyer, interrogated a Patrol team and removed that memory before letting them go, could actually have extradimensional spells developed at Groom Lake to pursue the Seelie or in cooperation with them, and a lot of other possibilities.
-- But there's nothing Homeline has, or has access to, that would really be that amazing to Merlin. They already have almost limitless resources from enchantment and space development and have enough problems with extradimensional entities as it is. Some of the mundane tech would interest them (especially computers I bet, since Merlin seems to have stagnated in that respect). Some anti-magic folks would be more than willing to leave for a No Mana or Low Mana parallel, certainly. But even there they could haul in NEMA reactors to have bubbles of mana and experiment with controlled hellstorms or orbital relays to see if other Low Mana parallels have the same shielding that Merlin did before the Hellstorm stripped it. As an intelligence operation it's probably an elaborate foreign material exploitation (FME) program with their Homeline operatives keeping low and just going to college, downloading every journal article they can, collecting interesting technical manuals, interviewing scientists, and so on. No real need to get close to the programs that might have some arcane protection like classes for how the conveyers function or enrolling in the Patrol.
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