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=====Stories: Dinosaur Gods=====
//A glimpse into TTU's future -- and its distant past.//


It's just another day at work for a tour guide at New Atlantis' foremost museum -- until one of his guests starts smiling at the 65-million-year-old statue known as the Atacama Dragon. Nobody //smiles// at the Atacama -- adults go silent at its aura of ineffable importance, and kids find it a boring hunk of rock ...


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==Author Comments==
And this is just scratching the surface of the
technologies that a nation full of mages would
develop as a matter of course!
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==Major Characters==
~- CharacterSerebraxus, a tour guide
~- Jim, a security mage
~- Fabrizio, a tourist

==Dates of Story Events==
~- Summer, 2012
~~- **Era:** EraOverTheHorizon
~- **See also:** EraPreHistory

~- LocationMATT, in LocationNewAtlantis

==TTU Events==
~- None

==Significant Cameos and References==
~- Magitech firm GroupRavensHeadTechnologies, where New Atlantis financier Aaron Whitley made his fortune, gets name-dropped.
~- //Life Through The Ages// is a popular TV series -- produced by New Atlantis TV starting in 2008 and rebroadcast on various stations worldwide -- that uses [[MagiTech time windows]] to show "life as it really was" in various cultures and historical eras.
~- LocationAIT -- the [[GroupAIT Atlantean Institute of Thaumology]] -- is the island's magical college (est. 2009), a magnet school that draws in the most talented mages from across the globe.

~- Serebraxus receives a "10-scruple tip." The scruple is the official currency of TTU's New Atlantis -- named in homage to the actual New Atlantis, Leicester Hemingway's [[ short-lived island republic]] in the 1960s. Leicester apparently felt that rich people should have lots of scruples.
~- Yes, volcanic ash [[ turns water acidic]]; and yes, marble has problems with acid! They were lucky that the damage was minimal enough to save the statue at all.
~- After the events of this story, the TAMS squad's distinctive hats quickly caught on -- and the tam o'shanter tradition soon spread out across the island as a visual symbol for mages providing translation services.

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