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Title: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: MG on August 25, 2014, 10:02:08 pm
Does anybody know what the Imperial Saik were doing during the first 2 holy wars?  It would be strange if they were attacked since they serve the Nansur Empire.  The emperor wouldn't want his school destroyed and the shriah would really damage relationships with the emperor, bad since they have to live so close.

But if the Saik helped the holy fight other schools, there's no mention of it.  Maybe they sat on the sidelines?

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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars
Post by: Wilshire on August 26, 2014, 12:13:22 am
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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars
Post by: Crtha on August 26, 2014, 10:41:36 am
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If you aren't talking about that, then perhaps you could specify which wars you mean?  DA's "Compendium of the First Holy War" is throwing me off maybe?
Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars
Post by: MG on August 27, 2014, 10:36:58 am
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If you aren't talking about that, then perhaps you could specify which wars you mean?  DA's "Compendium of the First Holy War" is throwing me off maybe?

This is what I'm thinking about--I guess I just find it confusing that they would be 'holy' wars and therefore 'Shrial.'  The distance between Momen and Sumna might be uncomfortably small in such a situation.  Could the previous holy wars be independent of the shriah?
Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars
Post by: Crtha on August 27, 2014, 11:09:51 am
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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars
Post by: Wilshire on August 28, 2014, 01:18:21 pm
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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars
Post by: Crtha on August 29, 2014, 02:23:03 am
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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: EkyannusIII on September 11, 2014, 02:25:50 pm
Does anybody know what the Imperial Saik were doing during the first 2 holy wars?  It would be strange if they were attacked since they serve the Nansur Empire.  The emperor wouldn't want his school destroyed and the shriah would really damage relationships with the emperor, bad since they have to live so close.

But if the Saik helped the holy fight other schools, there's no mention of it.  Maybe they sat on the sidelines?

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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: MG on December 11, 2014, 02:30:36 pm
Does anybody know what the Imperial Saik were doing during the first 2 holy wars?  It would be strange if they were attacked since they serve the Nansur Empire.  The emperor wouldn't want his school destroyed and the shriah would really damage relationships with the emperor, bad since they have to live so close.

But if the Saik helped the holy fight other schools, there's no mention of it.  Maybe they sat on the sidelines?

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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: geoint on May 10, 2015, 08:04:23 pm
Kind of off topic but did anybody else get confused by the saik?
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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: Wilshire on May 12, 2015, 12:48:04 pm
Geoint, please observe subforum rules.

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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: geoint on May 22, 2015, 07:07:36 am
Sorry, I dont know how to do the Spoiler thing
Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: Wilshire on May 26, 2015, 03:52:13 am
Sorry, I dont know how to do the Spoiler thing

its like a quote, which is [ quote] to open and [/ quote] to close.

Spoilers are [ spoiler] spoiler stuffs [/ spoiler]

Just remove spaces.

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Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: Cynical Cat on August 29, 2016, 10:10:54 am
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This is all background information and spoils not a damn thing but the spoiler rules on the subforum are unclear everyone seems to be spoiler tagging everything so I've followed suit.  Is there any chance we could get a clarification on the spoiler rules?  It's silly if every answer to a Q & A thread is spoilerized.
Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: Wilshire on August 29, 2016, 06:59:04 pm
Cynical Cat:
See this post: http://www.second-apocalypse.com/index.php?topic=1380.msg17485#msg17485

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this is to be new member friendly as much as possible.

Should you, or anyone else, want further clarification, please PM me or respond to the quoted thread.
We often try to seek members opinions on matters of adjudication/rules but rarely, if ever, receive feedback or suggestions.
Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: Cynical Cat on August 30, 2016, 11:52:46 am
Cynical Cat:
See this post: http://www.second-apocalypse.com/index.php?topic=1380.msg17485#msg17485

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this is to be new member friendly as much as possible.

Should you, or anyone else, want further clarification, please PM me or respond to the quoted thread.
We often try to seek members opinions on matters of adjudication/rules but rarely, if ever, receive feedback or suggestions.

I read that and it doesn't address things like history of the setting, which isn't strictly speaking a plot spoiler but some of which doesn't get discussed until the later books.  Obviously talking about the current state of the Nonmen is a plot spoiler, but the details of the Cujo-Inchoroi Wars isn't really laid out until book 3, but it doesn't spoil the plot.  How do we treat that?
Title: Re: Imperial Saik & the first 2 Holy Wars [Q&A]
Post by: Madness on September 01, 2016, 01:34:06 pm
Lol - hopefully, by moving the interesting discussion to another thread in another subforum.

I see how my words can be parsed as you have done, CC. Any content from the books is to be spoiler tagged and some indication made outside the tags as to which book you're drawing your knowledge from.

This subforum isn't really for speculation or discussion. I don't even really remember what it is for - it was requested - other than a place to ask questions that could be answered or not immediately with evidence from the books. And it reflects my obsessive wont not to alienate newcomers to the series.

Thanks, if you have some better suggestions, let me know. I'll think about how to rewrite my rules post. Usually, what has happened is that Wilshire and I try and tackle a certain request or issue, try and source the "crowd," and get little to no input :).

EDIT: Gall, just read another thread in this sub and we have failed so miserably...