The FireWriter 7800 is a popular word processing device in the land of Eden. Developed by Winkie engineers during the first Interregnum, it is powered by the immolated cone of a Hellfire Pine. This innovation enables the FireWriter to create documents which can survive the creation of a new reality by The Seven Voices—a feat that no other writing implement can match.
The most famous document created by a FireWriter 7800 is The Tome, the primary religious text of The Sister’s Regulars—a book which documents all known myths and legends regarding the rebooting of reality, from “The Tragedy of Yesh and Jude” to “The Tale of the Seven Voices” and beyond.
The process by which the FireWriter does its thing is simple: based on user input from the keyboard, the FireWriter burns sap from the pine cone at its core onto paper that’s been exposed to The Waters of the River Without End.
It is only through this combination of magics—paper born of the The River Without End and ink made from Hellfire sap—that the famously durable texts of the FireWriter 7800 can be made real.
Mechanics & Inner Workings
The keyboard, enclosure, and central processing unit are recycled from 1980s Earthling computers which have survived The Calamity. Prized for their nostalgic value by the human engineers who consulted with the Winkies on the initial design, these machines were also durable enough to withstand the end of the world.
The same could not be said for their “highly recyclable” descendants. So, in this sense at least, it finally paid off to have environmentally irresponsible forebears.
Beyond the chassis itself, the other major component required to build the FireWriter is a single cone from a living Hellfire Pine—which must then be lit on fire, of course.
This sounds simple, but students of the Hellfire Pine will know that it is anything but. Every part of that species, though it craves the embrace of flame, is reluctant to accept said embrace. And that means that the Winkie craftspeople who assemble these machines must be patient above all else.