The Maganecca

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« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2014, 08:56:20 pm »
lmao. Laughing at your computer screen at work raises questions, stop it.

I'm pretty sure they know that the excel spreadsheet is not that funny.
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« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2014, 01:30:07 am »
The Quorum's been bringing out the wit o'Madness ;).

Spreadsheets can be funny.
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2014, 01:55:41 am »
Lame =/= unimportant. Perhaps taking 20 years to properly launch The Ordeal in the first place was lame, but some things need to be done for the sake of victory.
If we assume that the average age of the soldiers is in the ~18ish range, that makes an entire adult generation that have never known a world without the Aspect Emperor in it.

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« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2014, 02:33:02 am »
It was just a random example, I wasn't trying to suggest that it was a bad idea :P, and in truth, I loved how the book actually addressed some major issues with fielding such a massive host.
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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2014, 09:58:54 am »
The archetypal mage-smith chained to his own anvil and forced to churn out magic items really should be lame, in the literal sense. Just saying. ;)
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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2014, 01:47:02 pm »
archetypal mage-smith

Wait hold on, there is an archetypal mage-smith? I thought it was a unique idea  :(
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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2014, 05:46:16 pm »
The archetypal mage-smith chained to his own anvil and forced to churn out magic items really should be lame, in the literal sense. Just saying. ;)

To be clear, I actually don't think the Mihtrulic School or sorcerous objects are lame. Just aporetic mage-smiths ;).
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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2014, 09:26:41 pm »
'Twas a joking reference to Weyland/Vulcan/Hephaestus/Vaul and all the other similar characters in myth and fiction. The 'enslaved crippled magical smith' concept seems to be popular.
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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2014, 09:35:57 pm »
Hm. Very interesting.

Aside, note that my last post (Lol - just like this comment) is a manifestation of my inane obsession with my being communicative clear more than trying to shut down your commentary.

We have Theliopa? Though to the point, I can't think of a reason why there aren't still capable, possibly even, OG Nonmen practioners of the Aporos working for the Consult?
- I realize that they would have had to endure a long period of oppression, hiding, or both between the Cuno-Inchoroi Wars and the breaking of the Glamour Barricades.
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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2014, 12:14:02 am »
Just thinking, the Mandate's monopoly of the Gnosis is so important to them, it seems like the Maganecca should have at least threatened to teach the Gnosis to other schools just to make the Mandate anxious.  Maybe they did.  Maybe we'll get an Atrocity Tale about it later.  I can see the Maganecca failing to go through with the threat because a Gnosis-armed Three Seas would take longer to overwhelm, but if I were Mandate, I would worry about their lust to kill Seswatha's school overcoming all other concerns.

EDIT: Perhaps many of the skirmished for the 1700 years after the first apocalypse had a lot to do with the Mandate wanting to keep the Maganecca from contacting other schools in the south.

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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2014, 07:36:10 pm »
Not sure if the Mangecca would condescend to teach the Three-Seas their gnosis.



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I'm about 90% sure there was more to this post when I originally sent it, but I guess its gone now :P
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« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2014, 05:13:50 am »
Not sure if the Mangecca would condescend to teach the Three-Seas their gnosis.

Yeah, I don't know that they would, but they have to consider the threat of teaching the gnosis as another pressure on the Mandate.

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« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2014, 12:32:55 am »
well the mangaecca and the mandate both have incentives to enforce non-proliferation of the gnosis, neither really has an incentive to proliferate such a weapon, particularly because weapons have a habit of being turned on their donors eventually.

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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2014, 09:39:02 pm »
well the mangaecca and the mandate both have incentives to enforce non-proliferation of the gnosis, neither really has an incentive to proliferate such a weapon, particularly because weapons have a habit of being turned on their donors eventually.

IDK, imagine the Consult emissary showing up in Carythusal making the Scarlet Spires an offer they can't reject.  Whoever wants some sweet-ass gnosis only needs to journey north to have a look at this "inverse fire" thingy.  :)

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« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2014, 01:50:47 pm »
well the mangaecca and the mandate both have incentives to enforce non-proliferation of the gnosis, neither really has an incentive to proliferate such a weapon, particularly because weapons have a habit of being turned on their donors eventually.

IDK, imagine the Consult emissary showing up in Carythusal making the Scarlet Spires an offer they can't reject.  Whoever wants some sweet-ass gnosis only needs to journey north to have a look at this "inverse fire" thingy.  :)

That is a pretty good rebuttal. The Mangecca might not actually have to teach anyone, but just offer it. The Anagogic school would be eager to learn, and it wouldn't take much compelling to get them to come with them, especially if the Inchoroi used skin-spies and such.
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