A Coastview hotel.
Coco: What are you talking about, you sent all your water mages home?!
Weather Control: The drones today demonstrated that they can replace our mages. Unless your girl threw the test?
Coco: Boo, my girl’s incredible efforts are not the same as a field test! You do one of those before you fire all your safety nets!
Control: Look, Ms. Cannelle, you might have endless funding in Ceannis, but Homu has a limited budget. If we can save money by replacing human staffers with a nice cheap AI? We have to.
Coco: “Cheap”? This project has eaten up hundreds of millions in development funds. We even know where RDS got those from?
Control: Why should we care, as long as it isn’t from us?