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General Misc. / Re: Quick Blade S-rank Killers
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:51:19 am »
Just letting you know I have the current high score.
Is that 23? It gets pretty tough as it slowly dials up the enemies reaction speed over time. Considering some kind of health system for missed clicks and to cap the reaction increase at a certain point and just make it random.
Yup. I see none of the other scrubs can compete, even with 10 attempts.

General Misc. / Re: Quick Blade S-rank Killers
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:02:45 am »
Just letting you know I have the current high score.

Actually it's maybe not so surprising that he wasn't replaced when we later learn that even the king/emperor of High Ainon is a skin spy himself. They're probably quite well dispersed in this nation.
I agree that the murder and mutilation of Geshrunni was probably intentional to sow further seeds of conflict.

The skin spy replacements are for a couple things.

One is to place people high up so the Consult have top level information about everything going on.

Another is to screw with the Mandate. The Mandati have fallen into I'll repute - this is probably not just because the Consult is hidden, but because the skinspies themselves are at top levels and telling everyone to disreguard them. It's a two pronged assault.

Another reason for the skin spies is to replace the spies of the Mandate - all the ones they haven't yet killed. This allows then to feed false or confusing info to the Madate and effectively control every source of data they have. Another dual assault.

In addition, it also let's the Consult spy in turn on the Mandate. The Consult only have the one spy wlinsude the Auorum (I assume), and probably recently (last few years?). They have probably been replacing spies for centuries as a way to figure out what info the Mandate knows. It also allows to discover information, like if the Mandate are suspicious of their replacements, what lies they listen to from the Consult, etc.etc.

With all that in mind, the replacement of Geshrunni was probably for at least several reasons. The-Thing-Called-Geshruni would probably provide a new, useful, source of info to the Consult about the SS and about Akka (and in effect the Mandate).
Geshrunni is not replaced though, since his corpse is later found by the Scarlet Spires (and Elearazas makes a point of his missing face to Achamian) IIRC.

The No-God / Re: The Mutilated: A Census
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:45:38 pm »
Guys the mutilated didn't so much take over the consult, as get promoted to a leadership position. The consult are fanatical about avoiding damnation, and probably recognized that the dunyain had the best minds to lead them.

That only really makes sense in the event that the original Consult are still there ... Which, as it stands, they are all pretty much dead. It seems terribly like the Dunyain killed the original Consult off - as they do with all their pawns once their usefulness ebbs.
But... they are there. Cet'ingira, Aurax, Aurang, all kinds of Nonmen erratics etc. Shae÷nanra is the one missing for reasons that may still be fleshed out.

General Q&A / Re: The Inchoroi and their minds. (Possible Spoilers)
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:36:54 pm »
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Edited: PLaced everything in a spoiler tag and rewrote the thread title. Just in case someone who hasn't discovered this information yet comes across it.
As H said, they might simply be built better for long life spans, but then again, we do see evidence of them losing their memories. I cannot remember which book it is, but in one of them we have Aurang musing over his past and although he can remember having been on previous worlds, he cannot actually remember being there, IIRC.

Edit: Alright, here it is, in the beginning of chapter 13 of The Unholy Consult:
Surfaces vast and gold soared and plunged about the Inchoroi, who appeared sepia for reflected light, like something carved from an apple. He hung out from one arm, clawed feet braced against the Horn's impenetrable skin, so high his lungs ached for the the emptiness of the air. Though he had been Grafted for this world, the frame of his body remembered its distant womb, or at least held fast some portion of it. His soul, however, recalled nothing of his origin, unless solace could be called recollection. he dreamed it on occasion, especially when novelty had commanded his day, as if all those ancient experiences, hidden as they were, remained essential to his understanding. But he could never remember these dreams. He knew only that contentment hummed deep within, hanging thus, stirring him to wonder at worlds with thinner air.

The Bardic Priest is NOT a Consult agent, cease this madness! Also, was it ever confirmed directly by Bakker that the Nonman Kellhus encounters in the prologue is Cet'ingira? I remember there was some confusion about "ridden both against and for the No-God".

MGMT - TSLAMP (time spent looking at my phone)

General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:35:38 pm »
What sort of armies do you guys play?

Right now, I am trying to get back into 40k and am working on my Necrons.  I also have a decent sized Adetptus Ministorum (Sisters) army, but it isn't even really tabletop ready.  I have a bit of Ork stuff, but it's not built and I had some Chaos Marines, but I sold most of them.  I do have a ton of Deamons, but they aren't built and those that are were put on square bases, not round.

I have a ton of fantasy stuff, Dark Elves, Vampires, Skaven, Orks, Choas, Deamons, Tomb Kings, High Elves and some Lizardmen.  Most of it is built, but I have a lot of unbuilt boxes left.  Poor Fantasy though, I never bothered with Age of Sigmar.
Haha yeah. The ironic thing is that fantasy was aesthetically superior to 40k. To me, 40k is a manchild neckbeard, whereas fantasy is a nerdy guy who does have a large and unkempt beard but works out and is decently intelligent. Got any Clan Moulder stuff? They are the most Tleilaxu-ish faction in Fantasy.

General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:38:19 pm »
What sort of armies do you guys play?

The Almanac: TAE Edition / Re: The Slog of All Slogs, A Real Chopper!
« on: April 04, 2018, 04:13:11 pm »
When do we start? I have a couple of hours to kill right now.

Literature / Re: 7 Surprising Books That Will Make Your Life Better
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:25:49 pm »
These books would probably make my life worse.

Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:17:30 pm »
The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton

Wow. This is a great book so far. Strong scifi/space-opera with (probably) overly technical explanations of this and that super tech (which I appreciate), well imagined futuristic space-faring civilization (humans mostly, but some great aliens too), clever technological developments, great pacing with interspersed action and informational sections. Really just great world building and story telling.

The biggest problem with this book is that it feels like there is erotica spliced into it. I mean there's a lot of sex scenes that are highly detailed, and they pop up what seems like every 50ish pages. For a book that's 900+pages ... it starts to add up. Its not as if I skip over it - its done well - its just to a point where I might call it gratuitous.

I know Hamilton has a fair number of books (wiki says 10) and I look forward to getting around to them some day.
Are they better than Bakker's sex scenes?

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2018
« on: March 28, 2018, 05:46:23 am »
My intuition kinda told me not to bother with those books, so I'm happy to see your expert opinion verify that I made the correct decision.

General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: March 28, 2018, 05:41:00 am »
Haha, yeah there's a nice jump scare then, but honestly the whole sequence with the music playing to the shots of Crystal Lake + the ending line ("Then he's still there") actually made me very emotional.

I personally dropped Westworld after the first episode. The whole android/AI thing kinda pisses me off.

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