The base chassis of the pistol is composed of a shaft of polished yew exactly six and one half inches
in length, of square cross-section and width two inches, already prepared with the aforementioned clockwork action and barrel assembly. To the end opposite the barrel is attached by means of Joint Method II(a) a handle crafted from oak or yew to the ergonomics of the proposed wielder of the weapon, this part not being detrimental to the appearance of the salamander
within the finished product.
You know, Morgan, there are some worlds where people use only magic or only technology, not both. Morgan:
Really? How do they break the light barrier?
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
"Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology."
"Your ancestors called it magic...and you call it science. Well, I come from a place where they're one and the same."
Not magic instead
of technology, it's magic used as
That's a quantum field generator, isn't it? Asgardian Doctor:
It's a soul forge. Jane:
Does a "soul forge" transfer molecular energy from one place to another? pause Asgardian Doctor:
Quantum field generator.
: There's a demon in the Internet. Ms. Calendar
: I know. Giles
: You know? Ms. Calendar
: Come on, there've been portents for days. I mean, power surges, online shutdowns... You should see the bones I've been casting. I knew
this would happen sooner or later. I mean, it's probably a mischief demon, y'know, like Kelkor, or... Giles
: It's Moloch. Ms. Calendar
: The Corrupter? Oh, boy. I shoulda remembered, I just don't... Giles
: Uh... You don't seem exactly surprised by... Who are you? Ms. Calendar
: I teach computer science at the local high school. Giles
: A profession that hardly lends itself to the casting of bones. Ms. Calendar
: Wrong and wrong, snobby. You think the realm of the mystical is limited to ancient texts and relics? That bad old science made the magic go away? Mm. The divine exists in cyberspace same as out here. Giles
: Are you a witch? Ms. Calendar
: Mm. I don't have that kinda power. 'Technopagan' is the term. There are more of us than you think.