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Old November 28, 2002, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[Field Study] Arrival of Students and Instructors

How would Arios be able to fulfill the demand due to a sudden surge of population? EASY!!!! Arcanotechnology is the way to go.

With buildings such as, mobile living quarters, floating docks, and so on, Arios can now fit about an extra 100 students, instructors and other staff members.

Why has Arios become so educational all of a sudden? The reason is simple, the Academy of Magical Science from Prime has organized a field study program for the first time. While the AMS is pioneering this program after the aetherfracture, it is also a chance to expand the horizon of arcane studies beyond the scopes of classroom and theoretical studies. This program is also to provide the students with the chances of learning and applying their skills practically and effectively.

The environment

After walking about 500 meters west from the dock to the gathering area (actually, that's where all the mobile living quarters and buildings are). Because today is a clear day and the water is calm, everyone can see the islands that are also floating in a distant. There are flying creatures occasionally passing through... seemingly harmless... until they suddenly dive into the water and...

Trees does surround the whole island. Because from the moment they dock and start to walk towards the gathering area, the whole island seems to be covered by trees. They can feel a strong essence of arcane power on this island. Yet, it feels so comfortable, lively and natural! They feel that their energy seems to be infinite! Isn't this a great place after all?

At the gathering place, there are cabins around. At the edges of the dock, there are fences built, such that no one would accidentally fall into the sea.

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Z'kron was a little perplexed. There was a large floating area near him. For people to live, presumably. And cabins, with fences.
A bizarre spectacle, and something that one would probably not see anywhere else bar Arios. But then, Ariosians were an odd people, given to doing odd things.
So, with a slight surge of interest- perhaps something new was happening here- Z'kron walked towards the gathering place. Cautious, as always when in a new area. Still buoyed up by the energy of Arios, but not allowing himself to be carried away with it. After all, this was odd. Very few people actually lived on Arios, aside from in the village. Why would there be so many more people now?
Thus, he looks around to see if there is some hint as to what is going on. Some person who he could ask for a clue. If he sees such a person, he will inquire as politely as possible, introducing himself as a druid and newcomer to Arios.
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This onsite training area, an annex to Academy of Magic Science, really requires a huge promotion campaign. The major reason for this lack of promotion is due to funding and personnels who can help out (OOC: that would be me, ha ha).

There's potential in this place, mainly due to the unique environment which allows uncanny fast physical and arcanic recovery. Furthermore, doing anything related to magic, including technologies, researches, and so on, would be formidable.

At last, there's a cheerful looking male hobbit, more like a coordinator for this place. Three magical silver spheres constantly rotating around his left hand. The rotating balls, as if having minds of their own, would carefully evade any obstacles and continually rotate about.

"Ah... serale, Z'kron! Nice of you to come here and welcome to Arios! You see, this place is meant for a collaborated arcanic study. We hope that arcane practitioners of different levels, especially those of who are still in academies studying hard, would arrive here and get hands on experience."

"We don't teach here, but we do projects to allow the mages to combine various skills together to make up some useful results. You see, the students have been studying under the same sphere and have minimal access to other spheres due to the traditional concentration of arcanic studies. In here, we hope to break the barriers and allow a hybrid cooperation between different spheres."

"It's all at a testing stage, however, I personally believe that the sum of the parts would be greater than the whole."
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"Collaborated arcanic study? That would indeed be intriguing... I am, however, only an inexperienced druid, having made the transition from sorcerer after the null-magic period when the aethergem shattered."
Hands on experience would indeed be extremely useful to Z'kron, especially in transferring some of his former skills between spheres. In fact, anything that would improve his druidic proficiency would be useful.
If there was anywhere one could actually learn how to manipulate ara better, Arios was probably the place. Anywhere on Arios, that is, except near the black dome.
"How precisely does hybridized sphere magic work? I'm not certain I fully understand the concept..."
Z'kron smiles for an instant, as he glances at the spheres rotating around the hobbit's hand.
"And, if you don't mind me asking, what sphere do you specialise in? "
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Well, hybridized sphere magic... hmm... that can be quite ambiguous in one sense as it may be referred to as hedge mages. However, in terms of this annexed institution, hybridized magic would mean, simply speaking, integrating the spheres to accomplish something. It is like working in a group project. It is difficult to explain it to you right now besides the fact that it is more related to the process of getting the experience and exposing yourself with more magic. Doing it by learning, that's what we offer here. Everything is about getting you the extra bit of experience that you wouldn't normally receive in any academies."

"Now, as for your druidism, if you wish to join us, I believe you will really find that this island suits you the best. As you can tell, the trees on this island is just... astounding. Don't you think? What you can do to improve yourself here is just... well, your imagination is the limit."

"As for me, I am a thaumaturgist."
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"Yes, well I've found the arcana on this island quite intriguing. It's much stronger than elsewhere. Considerably stronger than in MYstique, and even than in Natura, where Carmelya's tears strengthen good magic, and especially druidic magic.
How would you suggest that I improve my druidic skills? I've already tested out several of my spells here, and I've noted that they seem to be more effective, especially growth spells."
"As for the field study, I would be delighted to join. The experience would do me a great deal of good."
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"Ah, that is true in fact. However, it's quite interesting to see how the Ariosians managed to hide this place so well. It's as if it physically exists, but nobody would consider its existence as a fact. You get what I mean?"

"No, let's get back to what you came for. So, you are interested in the druidic magic and I suppose you have a particular interest in plant life. Well, I am no expert in your field as you can tell, what is possible for me to help you, however, is to help you understand the possible applications of the arcane power with respect to your field. Yet, this may require more creativity from you as in the end it will be you who will hold this study for yourself. You provide yourself with the topic and I'll provide any possible guidance I can give, that is, under whatever resources we are able to offer."

Time passed shortly and Z'kron would pretty much understand that there wouldn't be much limitations aside from the most obvious ones (e.g. disrupting other people's lives). Everything is pretty much up to the student. What's more important is that, the students and instructors might even work side by side to solve something, that is, if the students are able to come up with an interesting project. Of course, such a project may not be limited to what Z'kron is seeing at this moment.

Now, what can a druid study? Possibly plants? That would be way too dull. However, researching on the regeneration of the plant cells? This would certainly have to do with thaumaturgy as well as druidism. This may even be expanded into an advanced healing spell or whatever. What about communicating the minds of the non-sentient with a more effective way? That would surely be something like mysticism, except that druids are more like the experts. What about the energy manipulation within the plants? Oh, photosynthesis! That's sorcery for sure. Dark arts? Mixing crazy potions? Well, as long as Z'kron works on it in a safe environment. Hmm... what else? The combinations and the possibilities are just endless, isn't it?
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OOC: Guru! I love you! This is the first time I've found a place where Z'kron can actually do arcane research in five years of Allering! : D But what to do... hmm, did I mention Arios rocks!
Well, I suppose I may as well start throwing some ideas around.
IC: Z'kron's mind was reeling. The idea that he would be able to actively research arcana, and arcana effects was astonishingly... well, cool. Concepts as to possible projects floated through his head.
Z'kron had always had a interest in sorcery. After all, he had been a sorcerer before he became a druid. And a relatively strong one, he supposed, though he had been by no means a master. Did he want to specialise in a field which combined his sorcerous knowledge of causality with plants? Something to do with the way plants feed?
The thaumaturge had suggested photosynthesis, and that sounded interesting. The creation of energy for the plant from light and water. And simple sugars, he supposed. The druid paused for a moment, as he thought.
"Well... I have a sample of chloroplast here, produced by the ArchDruid Frederick Summons. It seems to posess intrinsic healing properties... and relies almost entirely on arcane energy to grow. In my home in the Lauryl Gracelands, I have most of the back of my cave filled with chloroplast... I can use it to help injured animals and the like. I would be rather interested in investigating the different ways in which the different plants gain energy...and the interchangeability of this energy. Whether the energy produced by photosynthesis could be used for arcana. If so, it would allow us to create natural, living emitters of arcane energy... even if only tiny amounts per plant. Other small environments could be made as arcana rich as Arios is now."
Z'kron smiles, quite liking this idea. He could also investigate the strange way those trees grew on Arios. He was certain they accessed arcane energy to aid their growth.
"This project would involve druidism, my current field, and sorcery, my previous field. What is your opinion ? Do you think the idea is... pursuable?"
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OOC: Hey, my char also wants to do this. You might as well say that I am abusing my GM power to provide what I always wanted. Ha ha... Anyway, so far, only me and you would truly know that this place called Arios (and probably the only one place) has this kind of studies available. Sad for the rest of the Aelyrians, happy for us.

IC: "Wow, most certainly beyond my field for sure, but by all means go for it." The thaumaturgist then gives a little thought and continues within a split second, "Now, did you say healing? Well, simply speaking and as you might now, recovering from physical injuries is no doubt a process of cell regeneration. In terms of thaumaturgy, we summon forth the power of the light, or more specific, with Goddess Diana's help, the arcane, which is coverted into a thaumaturgical power, would transmute itself with the injured part. This is definitely not physical, as you can see. Yet, I wouldn't see that your theory wouldn't work."

"As for your chloroplast, I am certain that this place will be an ideal place for growing that little plant of yours. As for that energy theories of yours, although I am not too familiar with sorcery, I would say that if we can base arcane as the source for everything that exists, including energy and matter, then I might hypothesize that the interchangeability of the life energy from your plants would most certainly be possible. I won't be able to personally help you, unfortunately. Remember, as I said, if you need any type of resources, I'll do whatever I can to satisfy your needs."

OOC: Just something extra, feel free to bring in whoever you want (including NPC from other areas controlled by GM or other PCs).
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OOC: Would your character be Lachdanan by any chance?
Oh, and I agree. It's very sad for the rest of Aelyria... but it is good that we priveledged few get an arcanically minded GM.
IC: Z'kron was far from displeased with the answer. Having a thaumaturge to help him if his ran into any difficulties would be most useful. That said, Z'kron hoped he wouldn't need the thaumaturge for healing purposes... this project shouldn't be too dangerous. Difficult, time consuming and requring intense focus, maybe. But not too dangerous. He hoped.
The next day, Z'kron had set out what he required. He has some chloroplast, of course. He had water, as always. Being a druid he could always create water when he needed some. Thus the chloroplast had an ample supply of mositure, if it was required. Z'kron had already established it didn't need much soil, or anything similar. It had grown in the back of his cave rather comfortably.
This time, however, Z'kron wanted to try something a little different. He didn't want to create a growth spell. He just wanted to see how this arcanically-based plant would grow, if it was fed a stream of ara. Raw ara this is, as opposed to a growth spell which was targeted towards making its cells split and reproduce. He wanted to see how much of the ara would be absorbed.
And so, the druid concentrated. He reached out for the ara in his clara. He focused. And then he sent a steady stream of the ara at the chloroplast, to see its effects. Would the plant absorb the ara? He wasn't sure. At least, on Arios, the ara stream might be easier to maintain... and he would maintain it for as long as he was able to safely.
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OOC: I never like to reveal who my PC is. Well, you might know already if you checked out the website.

IC: There might be some contradictory with respect to Z'kron's way of growth. Perhaps he has never realized it, but the difference between growing something naturally and artificially can be simply defined by whether or not someone is involved with controlling the process of growth. As for this case, even though Z'kron learns about the arcanomechanics and raw arcane, his power to control is limited. Anyway, on the other hand, he is already controlling the growth process of the chloroplast.

Nevertheless, the raw arcane is extraordinarily abundant in this place. How it is affecting the choloplast is still unknown, except for the fact that it seems to be growing at an amazing rate. The arcane essence is strong within the choloplast due to the forceful input of Z'kron limited arcane power.

Everything has its limits, after a long day of feeding in, although Z'kron isn't tired at all nor sleepy, the cholorplast begin to change, wither and shatter. Why is that?
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OOC: OK.
IC: Z'kron was a little perplexed. But he thought he understood. Too much energy would damage a plant, just as too much sunlight or heat would. However it was clear that the plant could be used to hold some ara, and could absorb the ara. How much of it would be held was, of course, unknown. What confused Z'kron slightly was where the ara was going if it was not used for growth. Was it being turned into something else? Some sort of sugar substance? Or was it just staying there?
Ah well. Z'kron carefully separated the chloroplast in two, knowing this shouldn't harm it. It was, after all, a fungus. One section he left alone, near water, to crumble or die as it wanted. This would be a control group, of sorts. The other section, he concentrated on more specifically. He wanted to see if the plant was leaking ara in any way.

After checking this, Z'kron attempted to draw the ara out of the non-control group fungi. If the ara was merely being stored, this would be relatively simple. If it had been converted to vis, or somehow incorporated into the plant itself, it would be less so. Through this, Z'kron would hope to be able to discern how much of the ara the chloroplast was storing, and how much it was using.
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Talvarin emerged cautiously from the forest surrounding the buildings, after half a day of watching the activities of its inhabitants. He was cautious on this new Isle, because he had never been here and was unnerved by the sheer enormity of the forest, and the strange natures of the people he had observed living here.

Nevertheless, he had heard part of the conversation of Z'kron and cheerful male Hobbit, and was intrigued. Talvarin had wanted to learn the art of Elementalism from when he was a child growing up in his village. Talvarin stepped forth from the cover of the trees and strode up to Z'kron and the Hobbit, smiled at them both, and raised his right hand, open-palmed in greeting.
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OOC: I'm just totally ignoring this thread as it seems. This technical institute study is just driving me crazy.

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One thing Z'kron knows is that this thing exploded due to overcharge. How much did he overcharge? Most certainly he wouldn't know. After all, he's testing it for the first time, right? One thing he knows for sure is that, feeding with a constant stream of arcane to the chloroplast for one whole day would, of course, explode. Perhaps shorten the time?

If Z'kron has a lot of extra seeds available, perhaps he should consider trying out different periods of time and compare the differences. He should also note about the uncertainties, foreign influences (such as Arios' uncanny high concentration of arcane that would possibly affect the growth process), and so forth. As long as Z'kron can consider as many variables as he can, this experiment should be quite controlled.

Talvarin

Hmm... no real purpose as to why learning Elementalism. He just wants to learn it, as it seems. Unfortunately, if it was to be in a real academy, he will definitely not be qualified.

Now, for his methods of communication, obviously that open-palmed gesture can be easily understood, except for the fact that it lacks "Serale."

The hobbit is, of course, aware of this, but never realized about the mute-state of Talvarin, greets back. "Serale, sir, what can I do for you?"

Perhaps the thaumaturgist hobbit should prepare to ask for a mysticist come by. Most likely the tavern girl would be able to handle him if the professor is not here. Who knows?
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Seeds and spores for the chloroplast were not a problem. Being a druid on Arios, Z'kron could produce them quite easily using a simple growth spell. He also had a cave full of the fungus, if he needed it, back near Mystique.
Thus he decided he should find the time length and intensity of ara-feed that would allow the plant to hold the most ara, most efficently. A whole day simply caused an explosion.

So, how would he establish the time period? Firstly, he resolved he had to keep the flow of ara to the plant stable. Otherwise, it clearly would be a different amount of ara pumped into the plant.
Secondly, he had to make sure the circumstances and size of the fungi were similar. This would be easy. Just have them in similar locations, with similar amounts of lighting and water. Both plants would, of course, be on Arios, which meant the control group would be no different from the tested plant. If Z'kron wanted to use this knowledge out of Arios, some changes might be needed, but he could deal with these at a later date.
Of course, the experimenter would have to be the same. Z'kron would conduct the experiments, and feed the ara.

With these things in mind, Z'kron attempts to test the reactions of the chloroplast with ara being channelled into it over different lengths of time.
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