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    A few in game questions

    Ooh, so in other words the recent questions have brought up issues that need to be decided on now? :) How interesting! On one hand I don't want to rush them, but on the other I really want to know. So conflicted.... :(
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    A few in game questions

    Mmm. Nothing from the team yet, even though it's been a while...? I'm guessing the Team is busy lately. Busy getting ready for something big, perhaps?
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    A few in game questions

    Alas, I do believe that some of them were actually called dragons. The name had to come from somewhere. But if you like, you're free to add quotation marks to my original statement in order to add more clarification that that is what they were called, rather than an affirmative that it is what they were. Anyway... Legate. What is recognized as the most dangerous creature that was ever created with Gates magic? And did it meet it's end, and if so how?
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    A few in game questions

    Really, I believe that dragons did exist in real life.* *Non sapient lizards of various types that were hunted to extinction in antiquity due to how dangerous they were. So technically Dragons in setting are just embellished, slightly anthropomorphized versions of a certain type of real life dragon. And made evil. :)
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    A few in game questions

    for 3 I was thinking more along the lines of side effects. But that raises an interesting point. If I created a 10 year supply of food with magic, that had a 10 year duration. If I ate only that food for 10 years, after the duration was up, would I disappear?
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    A few in game questions

    Bonus questions: 1. Does the council of the sky (I forget it's exact name) get involved in incidents where a person uses a powerful illusion to mimic a dangerous thunderstorm over a major city? Or does it have to be a real weather modification? 2. But then again, given how powerful Glamours tend to straddle the line of reality, would it be possible for someone to be hurt from the effects of such a weather illusion? (ignoring the effects of a panicked populous for argument's sake.) 3. What are the effects of using magic to conjure up plain water, to survive in the desert to stave off dehydration? (Assuming stocks of dried foods are available for nutrition) 4. How old are the emergency food reserves in the imperial palace? it's implied that it's old enough that even some preserved food has gone bad, but that could happen normally within a decade. Something tells me that it's much older than that, though. 5. Does the Academagia claim ownership of anything a student makes while at the school, or merely the intellectual property of innovative spells and creations? 6. I'm curious. When the Bans on Gates and Mastery came into effect, was there a call to demolish Kazus and Icanicix halls outright? And if so, why were they saved? Since I know the school has a tendency to just rebuild when something happens to make their buildings..less than ideal... Was there a movement to at least preserve the buildings for history's sake?
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    A few in game questions

    Don't overlook schwarzbart's question!
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    A few in game questions

    Old Questions: 1. If a plant or animal (or person) is strongly cultivated from an early stage of development through magic, would there be any lasting signs of that magical influence long after there was no more need of magic? If so, how would these signs manifest? 2. Are there any mental dangers associated with long-term transformation spells? If a person was transformed into a mouse for a year or more, would they have developed any mouse like habits, and if so, would that be of magical, or just circumstantial influence? 3. Regarding the spell Orsi casts on the PC during a story to give them a lot of spellcasting knowledge temporarily, after a spell like that dissapates, what would the target of that spell remember regarding their actions? Would they remember the experience of casting the spells from that temporary knowledge, and would it make casting said spells in the future easier? What is the history behind that spell? 4. Is it possible to permanently repair, say, a broken window, even if it had been broken a very long time ago? Or do such repairs need to be done within a certain timeframe before it becomes quite difficult? 5. Could a student get away with reciting rhymes on Mastery and Gates? Nothing revolving on how to use the magic. More anecdotal stuff. Perhaps something like the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm on steroids...? 6. Has a love potion ever been botched in the following manner? Imagine: Instead of a potion to make a person fall in love with the first person they see, it instead causes everyone who sees the person who consumed it to fall in love with them. 7. Are there any professors at the Academagia who have seen a Dragon first hand? (ignoring any who may be in disguise) and if so, are there any who have survived battle with one? If there aren't any currently, can your tell us about the last one that has been acknowledged to do so? 8. How popular is Rimbal with the girls on campus? It seems like mostly a boy's sport, but I imagine there's nothing keeping a girl from playing apart from desire to do so. 9. Since an islands water eventually replenishes itself, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried bottling up all of the water available on one of the smaller islands to see if it will still replenish itself after it is all locked in with none to escape. I am simply curious if it is known if existing sources are truly infinite or not. 10. So, has anyone taken a few hundred pounds of popcorn and found a way to pop it all in the great hall during lunch? That seems like a good prank that would double as a tasty treat for everyone who has to put up with school lunches! 11. Can you give an example of a place which was completely overrun with mimic trolls to the point where there were no actual people remaining to do actual work? 12. Since dragons are a delicacy, I was wondering if there are any less exotic monsters that are considered edible enough that people would actually hunt them despite the danger that goes with hunting monsters. 13. Can you tell us anything about the flagship of the Imperial fleet? ------------------- New Questions. 1. What is the punishment for counterfeiting Pims in Mineta? Magical or otherwise? 2. How crowded is the Admiratio in peak business hours? Enough that those with the means would rather levitate above the sea of people? (but then how would they land, lol?) 3. Has Vernin ever considered trying to build more towers recently? Or is it safe to say that their reputation and overall skill need some recovering before attempting such again? 4. Who are the best sources of high-quality cheese and dairy products in Mineta? Are their products available to anyone or must one be put on a list first? 5. Has there ever been a case of an undead Dragon? Since Astrology seems to be a major way for everyone else to get that way, I can guess that seeing such a Dragon would be quite rare due to having to use other ways, but... 6. What is the first documented mention of the Spirit of Lake Ardica? 7. What is the worst islandquake in Elumia's history? (Discounting Monteon if that could be considered a mere 'islandquake') 8. Of the surviving wizards of Monteon (whether they were lucky enough to be evacuated during it's collapse or simply weren't there at the time) do any still survive to this day?
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    A few in game questions

    1. Are amethysts considered valuable in setting? In real life they used to be a long time ago, but massive supplies ultimately brought the values down. 2. Can you give an example of a place which was completely overrun with mimic trolls to the point where there were no actual people remaining to do actual work? 3. While consuming purely incanted food is not a good idea for the long term, what would happen if a person had nothing but potatoes to eat and revised them into various foods to eat over the long term? 4. Since dragons are a delicacy, I was wondering if there are any less exotic monsters that are considered edible enough that people would actually hunt them despite the danger that goes with hunting monsters. 5. How powerful of a mage would one have to be to put a glamour on the imperial palace to make the outside look exactly like it was when it was in it's prime.... for 30 seconds. Just long enough to show off. :) 6. You've said that we can retrieve our confiscated items. (even though we still don't know how...) Given the nature as to why chocolate cake is illegal, I have to ask if that is retrievable too, or if it mysteriously disappears? 7. While making old mages young again is difficult-but-doable, I am curious about spells cast to keep a person from aging in the first place? How well do they work? And if they fade after say a century or two, does the aging catch up?
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    A few in game questions

    What is considered the most difficult of the pillars to learn at the Academagia? As in, which colleges focus more on the line of academics than practical study...? And was this always so?
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    A few in game questions

    How miniaturized can clocks be in setting? I know pocket watches exist but they're expensive. Could a working person afford an alarm clock?
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    A few in game questions

    Regarding that game that Gates mages *used* to play, concerning attempting to summon of a trophy and the prevention of the same... Where was that played at the Academagia back when it was legal to do, and do any of the trophies from that game still exist on campus?
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    A few in game questions

    In fact, I'll bet the areas right next to the Academagia's gates are the best customers! Legate...Has a faerie ever attended the Academy? As a student? I'll bet there are some bizarre stories if so...
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    A few in game questions

    1. If a plant or animal (or person) is strongly cultivated from an early stage of development through magic, would there be any lasting signs of that magical influence long after there was no more need of magic? If so, how would these signs manifest? 2. Are there any mental dangers associated with long-term transformation spells? If a person was transformed into a mouse for a year or more, would they have developed any mouse like habits, and if so, would that be of magical, or just circumstantial influence? 3. Regarding the spell Orsi casts on the PC during a story to give them a lot of spellcasting knowledge temporarily, after a spell like that dissapates, what would the target of that spell remember regarding their actions? Would they remember the experience of casting the spells from that temporary knowledge, and would it make casting said spells in the future easier? What is the history behind that spell? 4. Is it possible to permanently repair, say, a broken window, even if it had been broken a very long time ago? Or do such repairs need to be done within a certain timeframe before it becomes quite difficult? 5. Could a student get away with reciting rhymes on Mastery and Gates? Nothing revolving on how to use the magic. More anecdotal stuff. Perhaps something like the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm on steroids...? 6. Has a love potion ever been botched in the following manner? Imagine: Instead of a potion to make a person fall in love with the first person they see, it instead causes everyone who sees the person who consumed it to fall in love with them. 7. Are there any professors at the Academagia who have seen a Dragon first hand? (ignoring any who may be in disguise) and if so, are there any who have survived battle with one? If there aren't any currently, can your tell us about the last one that has been acknowledged to do so? 8. How popular is Rimbal with the girls on campus? It seems like mostly a boy's sport, but I imagine there's nothing keeping a girl from playing apart from desire to do so. 9. Since an islands water eventually replenishes itself, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried bottling up all of the water available on one of the smaller islands to see if it will still replenish itself after it is all locked in with none to escape. I am simply curious if it is known if existing sources are truly infinite or not. 10. So, has anyone taken a few hundred pounds of popcorn and found a way to pop it all in the great hall during lunch? That seems like a good prank that would double as a tasty treat for everyone who has to put up with school lunches!
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    Clockwork Youtube channel

    So, as clockwork is going to be a part of Academagia, I thought I'd post this here while killing time. While I was skulking about Youtube, I found a channel that was very wonderful and mesmerizing. A person making an honest to goodness old fashioned mechanical clock. It was so very informative and fun to watch that I think it would be fun to share it. After he finished the clock, he started a series on reproducing the Antikythera mechanism as well. (Although that series is still ongoing, this clock series is finished and wonderful for binge watching. You can thank me later.) :)
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    Similar Games

    Nyaa's back? Nice. Legate, that necessitates a tidbit of Y2 being told to us! :)
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    Best Map of the Academagia

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    Best Map of the Academagia

    There's also the one I pointed out a while back. It has to be for Y2, so i'd say the quality of Y2 must be pretty high.
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    A few in game questions

    It would depend entirely on how public the spell was, and whether it can be covered up. Odds are a first mistake for a student would be pretty lenient as long as the student in question didn''t Gate a Mastered Dragon into the Imperial palace. That would be bad.
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    A few in game questions

    I remember that you once mentioned that there might be a couple of images of phemes put into the games at some point. Is Y2 going to have some?
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    The importer is the last thing to be worked on, because it needs to know exactly how to convert data from Y1, which is only possible when everything in Y2 is already known. Rhialto, you should know that a lot of of Y2's details are being kept secret from us. They don't want to give extra details away. Suffice to say, Y2 is playable. I imagine most of the work remaining on it, is filling out tables, and maybe some touching up of the artwork and UI. I expect editing of the writing continues as well. The text has got to be the easiest part of the game, (though due to the large amount of text calling it easy is surely an understatement) The reason why they refuse to give out the class list is because in Y1 they cut out potions at the last second. They don't want to disappoint us by having to backtrack if that happens again for another class.
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    A few in game questions

    Legate, what is the most controversial of the existing legal Gates items that is public knowledge?
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    A few in game questions

    I thought that name was familiar... A relative of Durand? It is spelled a little differently... Is that a typo or a different name? If it is the same, I guess that would explain why he has knowledge of all sorts of obscure magics, even if he is only so-so at casting. Is this fairly well known in the present day? Would Durand comment on it if he was asked? Another question that probably should be asked, is about how many students at the Academagia have multiple members of their family that attended the school? Would it be easier to list the students who were the first in their family to attend?
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    A few in game questions

    These are 2 questions that got lost in the shuffle last time.
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    A few in game questions

    How effective can you be in getting passwords to wards that way? and are countermeasures available? Say if I had a 2 password system, and if they only knew the first, it would let them in, but not out?
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