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"I could help... Probably...", Duna trailed off, realizing she probably couldn't if her suspicions about the girl's origin were correct, but hey! Maybe she was just extremely paranoid, and had been overreading the situation,"... Perhaps, maybe..."

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"Perhaps...... " Phio was getting a bit curious. "I would love the help." Phio thought what would happen if she told Duna about the traveling thing. She'd freak out she thought. No body noticed her outfit when she walked in, being different from everyone else. Black jeans, Grafic tee, leather jacket, combat boots. No one was fased. ' suppose everyone just dresses in their own way...'
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"So". Duna asked, glad the girl had accepted her help, "Where did or do you live? It's kind of hard to help if I don't know what place you are looking for?"

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" Subrarban town. Lots of violence...." Phio racked her brain to think of what to say next. "It had a lot of apartments. No public buildings, just parks and stores. It was on a lake too."
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Duna frowned, and racked her brain herself, had one of the villagers told her about a place like that? she thought back... There was Stratos ofcourse, and some rural towns, and while she knew there would be some bigger villages too, she highly doubted there was one she knew of, if any, in Atheos that fit that bill. Aside from the fact that there were only a handful of towns with structures that could even be rated as apartment buildings, It was mostly for the fact that she had called it 'Suburban' part. Stratos was the only settlement left that could be thought of as a city, and it 1) Didn't have anything that could pass for the sub-urb she described, and 2) Didn't have any fringe settlements that could be mistakenly labeled as such. That kind of did it for Duna, either the girl was lying or she was... well... still lying, actually, but about a different thing. Feeling just the slightest bit vindictive after all of this dancing around the topic they did, she casually added:"Any information about the world too, or should I futilely search this one?"

[I really was getting tired of all this avoidance, Bombshell-dropping FTW! ]
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((No problem it's alright))
"Earth..... Yeah earth. In the USA. Illinois." Phio wondered if this would help her get back home. She's being an open book right now. This isn't her world. Something went wrong when she was being summoned to her Fathers side. The circle was wierd. Not the marks she remembered. It hurt a little bit too. Like your mind was about to split. Not like the regular circle, that just felt like the world was a kaleidoscope of colors and feelings.
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Duna resisted the urge to facepalm, just her luck, "Kid", she said cautiously, before going into explanation mode, "I'm sorry, but If there is one thing you need to know about alternate worlds, it is that they all tend to copy each other. Earth is like the baseline of most worlds out there, if not out of the fact that some alternative timelines are allowed to be born from 'the flap of a butterfly's wing', to take a slightly inaccurate outdated example, it is because pretty much all Firstborns, that is Deities of Creation, tend to be horribly uncreative and just take elements from things they like from other universa. You narrowed it down by around 375.000.000.000.000.000 of the near-infinite amount of worlds in existence. Pretty much all others had a 'Illinois, USA, Earth at some point in time.

I can't do much unless you know the official designation a higher species gave you, the name, if not the True Name of the God of your world, or your world's exact coordinates on both the temporal, the spacial, as well as the tempo-spatial scales. The latter which I might be able to find out by reverse engineering a teleportation or summoning spell or ritual, if you can give me a sufficient amount of details, if not the equations behind it"
, she knew it was very unlikely the girl knew any of these. If she was aware of one of the first, she would have answered with that one. Deities of Creation didn't tend out to give out their name freely by the time the USA popped up, if at all, and while it was likely that she probably knew ritual or spell of transportation, -Her mana leakage was far too contained to not have some training in magic of some form-, she wasn't likely to know the mechanics behind it.

In hindsight Duna realized it was a bit stupid and arrogant of her, to assume she could help just like that. On that tangent, this world went out of its way to draw people in, what was to say it would allow them to escape again? She had not tried to teleport herself back to Yggdrasil, the world she knew best, because of the disruptors she had placed around it herself, to prevent that type of spell or technology from taking hold after that disaster 70.000 years ago. She also knew that she wasn't accurate enough with the actual practice of magics of that kind for transportation to any other world to take hold, as she had been lazy, and solely relied on her technology for that. She could have, and probably would have ended up with the multiversal variant of the phenomonen commonly referred to as splinching.

At that thought she paled, "Oh god", Duna felt sick. She had just offered to send the girl back to her world with highly unreliable magic, not remembering about that little fact. What if she had been able to get enough information to send the girl back without realizing that until after the fact, if not never? The possibility, and furthermore likelihood of that option, highly disturbed her.
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Phio looked at the ground, mostly overwhelmed. She didnt know a lot of that stuff... Other worlds? More then these two? She was a little confused.

Phio looked up to talk to Duna,"Transportaition differed from what your were. If you were a demon, you can just poof everywhere. If you were human... Well we all know those ways, but there was walking, cars, scooters and the sort. If you were a Demi, you got the best of both. Got all the human stuff, but got to use demon circles to go to hell and such. Demi, I mean as Demi-demons. I was...."

Phio almosted let it slip. She couldn't say it. What she was. Only because the system of her world was tiered, the humans ruled everything, demons were it's workforce, and Demi-demons were considered.... Like humans with no souls. People that got the good of human life, but on the inside, they just wanted the worst for humans. Stupid, stupid stereotypes. She wanted everything to be equal, not have people stareing at you, think that you were dangerous, to not go to school like everyone else..... Phio just looked back at the ground again. She was getting warm. 'Settle down dont ignite, it's all ok you'll see mom again don't worry.' She kicked a nearby stick to get her frustration out.
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Duna was almost tempted to follow the girl's example, and kick something. She was beyond frustrated even. With herself for that possibly FATAL oversight, with this world for being STUCK here, and with pretty much everyone here for not KNOWING.

The only real interaction she had had for the past 650 years before coming here was with her own people, each of whom, including the dimmest among them, was a veritable wellspring of knowledge themselves compared to the younger races. This answer, once more, drove the idea home that NO, what she considered basic knowledge was not, not really. Intellectually she knew that, but it was so SKYdamn hard to cope with that ignorance in practice.

Locating the exact location of her world with that information? No chance. The answer she got was so generic, that that was probably dead like the 'designation' route. If the girl had known the arithmetics and dimensional theory behind those 'demon circles' she would probably have realized that was what Duna was talking about and have answered with those.

Sure, the implied fact of a multi-species society, along with the hints of it being a late 20th century/early 21st society was useful. The way that humans seemed to be unable to cast magic, despite having an able race that could teach them was too. 'Hell' and 'Demons' were pretty generic, but the fact that they could interbreed with the local human population could be another clue.

She also filed away the fact that the girl in front of her was probably a demon or a so-called 'Demi', by the fact that she seemed to have at least a little experience with magic, as she had deduced earlier. It was probably the latter species too, due to her reluctance to speak of it. She also had an inkling as to why exactly that was. Younger tended to be quite judgmental. As Narli and Daplan had once aptly worded it: 'Best of both // Yet part of neither'

She knew that information was useless under the circumstances though. While divining her location by deduction had been possible once upon a time, seeing how the Darye were 70.000 years behind the facts in most worlds, despite working feverishly to catch up for the last 7 centuries made that pretty impossible too.

Societies had developed in that time. Worlds had died, timelines withered, as well as the fact that several others had been born. Heck, several Firstborn had been born and had started to create new worlds. All in all 70 millenia had not been all that long on a Darye time scale, but having to multiply it by the sheer number of worlds they had to catch up with, made it seem like the near eternity it would have been shortlived beings.

These straying thoughts [and, oh, how she wished for that to have been the Darye sense of the word], didn't help any though, and she restarted prepping 'Boss Wolf' with renewed vigor. It was already almost completely skinned now. She hadn't said anything to Phio yet, and would leave the girl to her thoughts and frustrations at the moment, at least until at least one of them could get a decent grasp on their emotions.
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Phio sat, knees in front of her face, holding them with her armed crossed. She had no idea of what she could do. She could tell that Duna was figuring things out about her, and that she was catching on. 'Things can go to hell if I say anymore...'

She jumped up, an idea forming in her head. Hell. That's it. Make a circle to hell. Easy enough, yet easily over thought. She started thinking. She needed something to draw it out. A stick, paint. No, it had to be something more useful, something that the circle that if it went wrong, it only effect her. Fire. But what about Duna? The town, the forest? She'll have to find a clearing, that means wings.... But even taking off, can effect what people think of her. "Goddamit."
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Duna twisted her head and gave Phio a dry look, "I was waiting for you to say something, but that wasn't particularly what I was expecting. What's wrong?" Well, A lot was wrong, to be honest, but she couldn't think of anything wrong enough to warrant such a vehement curse out of the blue on the top of her mind.
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"it's good and bad. Is there any clearing not near the town, I can't really be by anyone to do this."

She thought if Duna saw this, it would actually be for the better. She would no everything, maybe able to help her more. Well, she already told her everything else, she must've figured it out by now.
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"Sure, I'll let you there", Duna answered, "Can you wait another 15 minutes though? I've finished skinning this thing, but I still need to bring the pelt to someone who can tan it, and the rest to the local guy that's the best butcher after me. It wouldn't do to leave the meat here, where pretty much every random monster could steal it"

In the end it took about 5 minutes longer than expected. When she finished she led Phio to a medium-sized clearing, about another 15 minutes out. "Would this one work?", she asked, "There's a bigger one about ten minutes to the North if this one isn't large enough."
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"No this one is ok. The circle isn't that big, really." Phio took her jacket and swords off and put in a pile at the edge of the clearing. She went towards the center, and stretched her arms a bit "Only thing I ask is, don't freak out. It's about to get a littttle warm."

Phio closed her eyes and concentrated. She thought of fire, Mom too. She felt pain sprung in her back. A familiar feeling, almost a plesant one. She open her eyes again, to see her leathery black wings in their usual place. "Ah, that wasn't as bad. I thought it would hurt more." She turned to look at Duna, and gave a grin. She was happy, Phio hasn't let her wings out in a while, and it always made her feel happier.
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[Did she change the entire way, or was it just her wings?]
At the warning it was about to get hot Duna decided to use her magic to create a passive defensive bubble. It wouldn't stop any direct attacks, whether intentional or not, but it was both easy to put up, and it was an excellent buffer against conditions like heat and cold. Normally she wouldn't have bothered, but she didn't really want to test her luck, and see what someone that likely frequented Hell would describe as 'A little warm', without any precautions. Ofcourse there was the chance that the Hell of Phio's world wasn't all 'Fire and Brimstone', but that was why it was a PREcaution.
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