Coordinates: 361, 233
Chief Engineer for Lord Luxin, studying magnetic fields underground.
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You see a middle-aged gnome with intelliEL-DB.comgence sparkling in her ever-moving eyes.
Who are you?My name is Gwen, pleased to meet you. I am Lord Luxin's chief engineer, which makes me the most prominent engineer in White Stone, and one of the best-placed gnomes in Seridia. Of course, I never bolster about it, especially to new acquaintances - it would give a bad impression, don't you think? *She pauses.* Are you the new apprentice my Lord Luxin was talking about?
What are you doing here?Here? I'm going to measure the intensity of magnetic fields underground; part of my studies. Oh, but you mean what I am doing here in White Stone? Well... it's a long story really. Suffice it to say that I arrived in White Stone as an enemy, but then I was conquered by the beauty of this land and decided to stay here rather than return to my folk in Irilion.
You know, I am an engineer by upraising and by trade; my father was an engineer, my mother was an engineer, my grandpa was... ok, you get it. I believe in numbers and physics. And yet, there is something in White Stone that moved me. Some of the locals told me it was the 'Touch of Aluwen' - but I think I just liked the place. *An open smile graces her face*
Yes, sureOh, excellent. Let me check what papers you need then. Let me see... *She looks in a small leather-bound notebook.* Ah, yes: three recommendation letters from different institutions and/or employers, a transcript of your study records, a project proposal, security clearance from Antigone and of course Lord Luxin's personal approval and a note with his sigil. You have everything, right?
Err...No? You are missing something? Then please go and make sure your papers are in order; I cannot take on apprentices only to be troubled by beaurocratic blunders later... Life is too short for that, so it is better to have everything ready at the beginning. Pleasure to meet you, now please don't waste your time - and mine.
AntigoneSure, you need Antigone's security clearance. Lord Luxin takes such matters very seriously - you have to go and talk to Antigone. She is the chief of police around here and ask her for your security clearance before you come back.
Which matters?What do you mean, which matters? Do you think researching innovative weapons for my lorEL-DB.comd's army is a sport for the first pimply-faced apprentice that happens to walk around?
Innovative weaponsI cannot give you the details of course - not until you are fully cleared and sworn into Luxin's service. But you probably know about the Gauss cannons that the Irilians have developed? Well, my Lord asked me to see if we can make something similar for White Stone's armies. Strange things, those Gauss cannons... I have been working on coil technology lately, but there are two major hurdles to overcome still.
First, the strong natural magnetic field we have on Draia makes it difficult to create symmetric magnetic fields, so the trajectories of our test projectiles were all swirling. Second, the coils need to be activated with a very precise timing, and I haven't been able to do so yet. But of course, I cannot tell you any of this - it's a secret!