The Little Office
••• Celestial Sidereal Manse
The problems of the Sidereals almost always come back to one duel dilemma: not enough time, too many problems. How to deal with it? Make more time, of course. Through a cunning use of Wyld revocation technology, this unassuming, elegantly simple office has one special room. The office in the middle of the building appears normal, except for the automaton guardian sitting at the desk, a silver snake who knows almost all of the mundane books in Yu-Shan. Entering, one feels a sense of displacement; it’s not until leaving that most people realize that time has passed ten times faster inside the room. Ten hours of paperwork done, one hour of daylight gone. What more could an overworked Sidereal want? He might want to be able to bring people in to work with him. But he can’t, because then the room explodes. It’s a design flaw. One person, one guardian. That’s it.