[TUC Spoilers] Inverse fire

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« on: August 04, 2017, 08:57:24 pm »
So in the glossary the entry for the inverse fire says it's a subparticular intentional field machine, is this just another type of hologram?

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 09:56:06 pm »
So in the glossary the entry for the inverse fire says it's a subparticular intentional field machine, is this just another type of hologram?

If by hologram, you mean "made-up, nonsensical group of words," then yes, it's a hologram.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 10:01:45 pm »
I like to imagine before he was traumatized that Aurax was the Inchoroi version of Scotty from Star Trek.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 10:14:26 pm »
Poor Aurax, didn't even see it coming haha

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 09:55:24 am »
Well, one thing that makes no sense for me is that Kellhus, Cnaiur, even Serwa and Kosoter (if the JE is right) evade damnation becoming ciphrangs or hungers of the Outside or whatever the fuck they become. Why Shae and the senior members of the Consult cannot, they have (at least) the same will of power and resilience than the others to Ascend? Maybe they were convinced of their damnation because they were cheated by the visions of the IF.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 01:27:48 pm »
Kellhus conquers Hell (or perhaps has always ruled Hell).  The others are devoted to things (like HATE) other than just dodging damnation (although Kosoter clearly has that on his mind too).   If its a crapshoot, if the odds are being full of hate is just going to make you prime food in the Outside, then it changes nothing.  Damnation is still the likely result.  There's another option, in that the Inverse Fire could be poor at distinguishing between ruling Hell on a black iron throne and burning in Hell as Ciphrang food.   

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 02:21:08 pm »
Ruling Hell is still Damnation. I think of it that way, there is a room called HELL, The Gods keep throwing people in and closing the door, whatever the people do inside is their business. So, it's not a very good alternative.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 03:01:33 pm »
But if you are a hunger there and not fodder, hell ain't a bad place to be.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 05:10:07 pm »
Kellhus conquers Hell (or perhaps has always ruled Hell).
Does he?

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2017, 05:59:09 pm »
Well, one thing that makes no sense for me is that Kellhus, Cnaiur, even Serwa and Kosoter (if the JE is right) evade damnation becoming ciphrangs or hungers of the Outside or whatever the fuck they become. Why Shae and the senior members of the Consult cannot, they have (at least) the same will of power and resilience than the others to Ascend? Maybe they were convinced of their damnation because they were cheated by the visions of the IF.
I think it's because you need a subconscious hunger to become a Ciphrang. The God hates premeditation. That's why Shae was so damned, because he was very smart and aware being one of the most cunning sorcerers of all time.

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 06:00:24 pm »
What was Serwa's hunger?

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2017, 06:25:21 pm »
But if you are a hunger there and not fodder, hell ain't a bad place to be.
It may be more uncertain. Like you are a newborn hunger for a weak meat, but still a weak meat for a stronger, deeper, ancient hunger. Or there is a problem with maintaining the "you"-part. Cnaiür, Horiötha? Ouch, doesn't matter in the Outside -- it just merges all prominent scylvendi conquerors into one Scyll cyphrang.

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 07:49:16 pm »
Kellhus conquers Hell (or perhaps has always ruled Hell).
Does he?

Until we get scenes taking part in the Outside, we don't know for sure either way.  We don't know for sure that Serwa and Kosoter are Ciphrang and not just really damned.

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 07:59:36 pm »
Yes, it's pure speculation but it's all we have till the next book in a couple of years.
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2017, 08:04:41 pm »
I see no reason to think he conquers hell besides his stated intent to do so. Things didn't go as planned.