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Teja son of Tagila ([personal profile] ostro_goth) wrote in [community profile] milliways_bar2017-07-09 10:52 pm

Metalwork -- 2 characters in 1 post

Not far from the forge, Teja the Ostrogoth and Galen Erso are putting the finishing touches on a -- thing.

It consists of copper pipes and flowerpots and rubber tubes and little windmills and solar panels and clanking gears and slightly glowy tiny crystals arranged in swirly patterns. It looks like a steampunk version of a Rube Goldberg device or Tinguely artwork, with aesthetics via the Star Wars universe, which is probably what it is.

You're quite welcome to take a look, or enquire, or just be baffled by the apparently purpose-free art of it all while the Gothic smith and the ex-Imperial engineer are bringing their cunning artifice up to their exacting standards.



[[OOC: Say in your tag whom you want or get both. tinytag: galen erso]]
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[personal profile] electro_kinetic 2017-07-12 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Noriko cocks her head at the contraption out front of the forge, holding a folded piece of paper as she approaches.

"Yo, uh...you two got a minute?" she asks.
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[personal profile] galen_erso 2017-07-12 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
"Of course we do," says Galen, after taking the spanner from between his teeth and looking up.

Blue hair and gauntlets are anything but extraordinary to him. He used to live on Coruscant, after all, where the diversity of the entire galaxy used to mingle.

"Greetings, Noriko," Teja says, putting down his hammer.
Edited 2017-07-12 06:40 (UTC)
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[personal profile] electro_kinetic 2017-07-12 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Noriko lifts a brow at the dude she's only met once with a wrench in his mouth. Doesn't look to have gotten any less strange.

"Yeah. Hi," she says. "Got a job question. I have a picture, you think you can tell me whether you can make it?"
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[personal profile] electro_kinetic 2017-07-12 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Noriko unfolds the picture to show Teja, and it shows a fan, only slightly larger than utterly normal, but made with metal ribs instead of wood, silk instead of paper.

"I can take care of the fabric, but forging is a bit out of my skillset."
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[personal profile] electro_kinetic 2017-07-12 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"You could make the edges angled and sharp, but I don't strictly need that. Mostly the weight will take care of it being a stunning weapon. And it's already a conductor," she says.
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[personal profile] electro_kinetic 2017-07-12 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sadly, no, but fans aren't a common weapon. Fewer people will know how to defend against them, and I like the idea," she says. "I don't like plain knife holsters."
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[personal profile] electro_kinetic 2017-07-12 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
"Great," she says. "I'll...leave it to you, I guess. What are you working on?"
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[personal profile] galen_erso 2017-07-12 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Irrigation system for my balcony," Galen pipes up. "My design, much of Teja's metalwork."
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[personal profile] electro_kinetic 2017-07-12 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Irrigation system for what?" she asks.

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[personal profile] just_cant_lose 2017-07-15 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Jim had a mind to inspect the forge today, for Reasons. He's never seen anyone around it before - but then, he doesn't go outside much when he's here, and he's not been here often lately.

Copper pipes, though. Rubber tubes? Flowerpots. Jim tilts his head at the thing and, by implication, the two men working on it.
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[personal profile] just_cant_lose 2017-07-15 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
'Hello.'

He has a vague recollection of meeting Teja as a teenager - Galen too, though he remembers him more clearly because there were lightsabers involved.

'Why do you need crystals in it? Hello, Galen.'
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[personal profile] galen_erso 2017-07-15 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Galen looks up from the crystals he has been arranging on something that looks a lot like some futuristic semiconductor wafer. "Hello, Jim," he says. He thinks that Jim looked a lot younger the last time, but perhaps the light is unflattering today, or he had a lot to drink last night. "I'm adding them to control the flow of the water to the pots depending on the well-being of the plant over time. I think I mentioned kyber crystals? These are small specimens."
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[personal profile] just_cant_lose 2017-07-15 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
'I remember you saying you couldn't get me any.'

And yet, here are more.

'Do the crystals care about the plant's wellbeing, or do they just naturally control water flow?'

And yes, Jim looks noticeably older. He's always had a young face, but there can be little doubt he's aged. A couple of inches taller even, with far more muscle.


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[personal profile] galen_erso 2017-07-15 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"These are far too small to power anything more than, well, the water flow to some flower pots," Galen says. "I have by now found that the bar will not give anything bigger than this. Nothing weaponisable -- and that's a good thing, in general. And yes, bizarre as it sounds, they care about the plants' wellbeing. Or rather, they are attuned to the Force, the sum of all life force in the universe, and if I connect them to the plants, they can feel the moment the plant's life force starts flagging, and can give or take away water, or feed it nutrients."
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[personal profile] just_cant_lose 2017-07-15 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
In general. Not specifically. Jim considers the crystals he's looking at, the ones Bar will apparently give out, and wonders how many it would take to make something fun. At the very least, he could play with them and see what they might do.

'Would they work that way with people? Not to feed them water, obviously. But check their life force, and do something about it.'

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[personal profile] galen_erso 2017-07-15 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"I haven't tried that yet, and I don't know that the Jedi or the Guardians or any other school of thought that worked with the Force and used kyber ever did," Galen says. "I do know the Guardians had healers, but have no idea whether they ever used crystals in that way. It's been a long time since I went to Jedha, and then, I was interested in quite different aspects."
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[personal profile] just_cant_lose 2017-07-15 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Jim comes closer to the contraption, and looks it over again.

'They wouldn't have to heal, though. They could just send a signal, something like that.'

He bends to look at them and the patterns they're arranged in.

'How are they connected to the plants? Do they have to be touching them, or just near them, or what?'
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[personal profile] galen_erso 2017-07-15 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Nano-conductors," Galen says. "Miniaturised wiring on the tubes. And of course they wouldn't be able to heal, just to monitor and alert somebody -- but the only use for that is in healing, isn't it?"

Teja brings a wooden mallet down on the tubes with a loud clang. Truth be told, he doesn't completely like the course of Jim's questions, and thinks Galen is still too trusting.
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[personal profile] just_cant_lose 2017-07-15 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Jim utterly ignores Teja. He may as well not exist.

'Yes, healing. Or a distress signal. A call for back-up.'

He straightens up.

'What can they be connected to? If they sent out a signal, what would transmit it?'

It can't just be an organic thing, not if they're used in lightsabres and Death Stars. They have to be able to interact with metal as well.

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[personal profile] galen_erso 2017-07-15 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Galen ponders, hems and haws. He hasn't actually thought about this aspect and finds the question far more interesting than any possible answers he could come up with right away.

"Would you please hold this end for a moment?" Teja asks of him.

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