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Crystal Swan was no more and, in its place, was the guild Aurora which was formed by the remaining members of Crystal Swan. Vincent didn't know what to make of it quite yet, but he did know what Aurora needed to be regarded as a legitimate guild in the eyes of the people of Fiore: a grand gesture. Vincent, through his connection with the Magic Council, was given a job of the utmost difficulty, a job classified as a hundred year. This job required him to accompany Bosco "scientists" to a planet code named Constantine. As far as Vincent could gather, these "scientists" were the equivalent of the magical scholars of Fiore and Pergrande, though instead of focusing on the magical causes of phenomenon they studied the material causes. Believing himself to be more or less aligned with these so-called scientists, in spirit at least, Vincent felt more than willing to serve as their bodyguard while they performed their duty of investigating this planet. Not only would he get to learn more about a subject with which he was quite unfamiliar, he would also get to see a strange new world and make a great stride in legitimizing his new guild whose emblem was a unicorn. One might think him foolish or arrogant for believing himself fit enough to take on such a mission, but the benefits to successfully performing this assignment were too great to pass up. Now, the white haired wizard found himself upon the Armstrong, what he was told was called a "space ship-" a piece of technology which allowed one to travel through the vast vacuum of space. All of this advanced technology fascinated Vincent in a way that magic could not due to his knowledge of the subject. As such, he wasted no time in introducing himself to the three scientists Bosco was sending to planet Constantine. Gwen, Robert, and George were the three he was tasked to protect. A brief conversation with each of them allowed Vincent to glean that none of them were particularly experienced in combat and that, in Bosco, those who wanted to become scientists spent little to no time engaging in real danger.
This was a curious idea to Vincent given that, in order to study magic, one had to engage with all creatures of all sorts in order to gain any meaningful information about how they utilized magic or how they came about as a result. Still, he could understand and appreciate the differences in their respective objects of study; material causes would allow one to spend more time studying in controlled environments. The three month space ship ride was a bit of an inconvenience, but Vincent brought the proper materials to create a portal back to Fiore once his mission was done. The scientists wouldn't need him to protect them once they were on the way back from the planet. "One would think that I create objects out of thin air, but that isn't exactly accurate to say. You could probably guess at what I'm doing with your knowledge of material causes." Vincent held his hand up and, after a brief exertion of magic, a beautiful glass cup appeared in his hand before filling with wine which streamed from an unseen faucet located right above the glass. "Hmm. I might guess that you're using the gas in the ship and altering it with magic to form it into glass in the shape of a cup. I'd also guess something similar for the wine." The white haired scholar nodded. "It's something like that. My magic allows me very precise control over inorganic matter in space and the ability to alter such things by either adding energy or removing it. Thankfully your spaceship has more than enough oxygen for such a small scale adjustment. The amount of difficulty and energy it takes to alter substances in this way increases exponentially with respect to scale." Gwen nodded and took the glass from Vincent before taking a small sip before quickly spitting it out.
"Yeah, the details of making drinks actually drinkable with respect to taste still elude me. It's the reason I usually go with making water - it's naturally pretty neutral tasting so there are no additional aspects such as taste I need worry about when creating it" he responded, smiling. "I see.... Well, we don't have such precise control over particles that small, but then again we don't need it to create delicious drinks" she said, handing him the glass and leading him to the kitchen of the ship. Inside was a coffee maker... probably. Vincent had seen basic coffee makers in Fiore, but this one, like all Boscan technology, looked a lot more advanced. He poured the glass out in the sink and set it down for washing later. After a short time, a steaming cup of coffee was produced by the machine and given to Vincent. He took a small sip and his eyes widened - it was delicious. The temperature and the taste were both perfect and the fluid was soon completely gone. "Not too bad, right? This little machine is capable of a analysis of whoever the drink is for and will produce according to the precise tastes and preferences of the consumer. Companies have been working on tweaking these kinds of machines for years; over time they've become better and better at detecting the precise way that different people take their coffee. Sugar content, the ratio of milk to coffee, the presence of caffeine, the type of roast, and many many more are all taken into account." The white haired mage was speechless. Such a machine could really analyze the psychological particularities of whoever used it? Could such a thing be possible? Of course it could, he was seeing it in action with his own eyes. Even so, it was quite amazing. "I see that there are very clear differences with what science concerns itself versus with what the study of magic concerns itself. The benefits of the former, though, seem to be quite a bit more numerous than I would have imagined."