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General Earwa / Re: Cants of Compulsion
« on: April 12, 2019, 05:23:23 pm »
Considering that Cants of Compulsion is one of the most expressive examples about the darkness that comes before... I reckon a second innuteral can upgrade it to some really heavy ordnance. The question is what "direction" the upgrade will unfold?

In case of attack on causality, sorcerer can probably mimic a poor man's white luck. Let's say it is achieved through establishing convenient, conditioned time-loops and "trapping" the world itself into sorcerer's mind until the preferable scenario plays itself out. Essentially, a quicksave-quickload.

In case of accent on human consciousness, it can kinda turn any mind into a rewritable, unlocked text? Imagine if a dunyain is able to work through all the layers of it's own psyche, optimising it, evolving, reshaping — doing in a matter of hours a job that even Ishual was not capable to do in thousand of years. Essentially, a character's skill editor.

General Earwa / Re: Inri Sejenus
« on: April 12, 2019, 04:42:50 pm »
Is it my false memory or Sejenus really ascended alive to the Nail of Heaven?

General Earwa / Re: TSA related art and stuff. (VI)
« on: March 23, 2019, 02:14:14 pm »
Thank you!

The Unholy Consult / Re: "Kellhus is dead, but not done."
« on: February 27, 2019, 01:51:05 pm »
Logistically, that's now a hanging prison attached to a salt statue right at the top of the world's most unassailable fortress and in the hands of the Consult.

Is not that somehow similar to a situation in which the mutilated started? Prisoners of the Consult, neck-deep in the enemy's territory and plans. If Kellhus would hi-jack the body of a random skinspy or even one of the mutilated, that is where his magnificent bastard villain anti-hero hero card will play in it's full strength. The plan A is to crush the inhabitants of the Arc with sheer power of sorceror schools. The plan B is to ruin them from within when they finially considered themselves victors.

The Great Ordeal / Re: Erratics and the Ten Yolk Legion
« on: February 27, 2019, 01:15:05 pm »
So...given what we see of Ishterebinth, and Cleric, and just generally how nutty Nonmen turn out to be, is anyone else really impressed at how well the Ten Yolk Legion plan worked?  Like, the Consult is super lucky that their Nonmen managed to stick with the plan.  Presumably they had Ursranc as Books...

Maybe the explanation is kinda simple? These nonmen had the duty of overseeing the emwama slaves in the back-end of Cunuroi warfare in time of Cuno-Inchoroi wars and before, managing logictics and other important stuff. Thus they are erratic all the time they don't actually push some amorphous mass of barely-sentient creatures to stomp the enemies; the very process is their book.

General Earwa / Re: TSA related art and stuff. (VI)
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:21:01 pm »
made another attempt about inchoroi

Author Q&A / Re: Skin-spies...?
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:57:16 pm »
According to Gaörta, when talking to Kellhus in TWP, they are ancient. While the Mandate believes they are recent Tekne creations, from the past 300 years. Which explanation is correct?

Maybe both? Their simple intelligent sparks could be awaken, conscient and present since the times of the crash or even earlier than that. But their chassis, for the lack of better word, is a later invention.

I won't wonder if they are just a repurposed subsystems of the Arc, which were just hanging from some forgotten wall for millenia until some mangaeccan intern stumbled upon them by chance.

General Q&A / Re: [TGO/TUC Spoilers]The Boy, Crab Hand
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:46:17 pm »
Did it ever outline what his defect was?

My main bet is... it's a biggest, reddest herring in the whole series. Boy have a perfectly normal hand, nothing to worry about. It's just that late duniyain at last got in some positive-feedback mistake because of their advanced body-reading skill and mistreated the impression.

Or -- he is as much advanced duniyain to Koringhus as Koringhus was to Kellhus and thus pragmas were unable to see his superiority, just like with error. They saw him as flawed because he stepped over to somewhere where they will never ever be capable of walking at all.

The Unholy Consult / Re: Another (perhaps) simple question
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:33:17 pm »
Watts for Scifi and Bakker for Fantasy are my current two favorite authors!
This. They are like, I dunno, columns and rows in the table.

General Earwa / Re: TSA related art and stuff. (VI)
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:14:05 pm »
Dunno the author.
But there is something about the Inchoroi approach to evolution.

The Unholy Consult / Re: Identity of the Mutilated
« on: April 29, 2018, 05:01:40 am »
Fair enough. I should have said I don't see the point of the self harm in this case.

Remember how Kellhus surprised an terrified Akka by absorbing cutting-edge knowledge like logic or gnosis and instantly jumping to their advanced, unknown forms? It was mostly possible because he's a brilliant student, but also because Akka is a great teacher capable of conveying difficult concepts with ease.

Now imagine all troubles of studying a tekne from two broken inchoroi relicts, who were not the brightest insects in the swarm even before that velvet duniyain revolution. On the one hand, mistakes would certainly have a place. On the other hand, duniyain are capable of vivisecting themselves if they consider it a shortest path to extracting the scientific knowledge they need.

Mutilated are so Moenghus the Cishaurim.

The Unholy Consult / Re: Another (perhaps) simple question
« on: April 29, 2018, 04:41:17 am »
Quote from: natanaj
Fkin elder things

Wait, is that Blindsight? Amazing book.

It's ctulhu mythos. But yes, Blindsight is excellent. Did you read the sequel?

General Earwa / Re: (Spoilers All) (Srancpost) The Solitary God
« on: April 29, 2018, 04:28:51 am »
It's the Bakkerverse. Wrong as "they took fantazies for facts, screw those idiots" or wrong as "they made just a little mistake but in the most important place, poor-poor people"? These are very distant kinds of wrong — and I dunno in which one the Solitary God is just an uber-ciphrang, who torned himself into a bunch of tinier, less-cruel gods and demons.

The Unholy Consult / Re: Another (perhaps) simple question
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:18:53 pm »
And yet, there are recent forays into the area of animal, and even plant, sentience.

It's all fun and games untill they stand roughly eight feet tall and have the appearance of a huge, oval-shaped barrel with starfish-like appendages at both end. :P

The Unholy Consult / Re: Another (perhaps) simple question
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:53:01 pm »
Simas Polchias, I like it. Can't think of anything that contradicts that explicitly.

Thank you, Wilshire! I've already done that, lol. The weakest link of such theory is book-proofed but still scarce information about topos/tortute relation. All explanation I could imagine is gods are fond of torture in their world and they are attracted by mass torture in the world of living. With a considerable stretch, a place without suffering would be hidden from their attention or the last one in line to check? Maybe, if you die there, you will have Oblivion like nonmen did.

You can apparently create very nearly a tear into the outside with what amounts to sticks and stones (endless millennium of mundane torture).

I. Just. Can. Not. Resist.

Next time I'm making a joke about tyranids running from duniyains, slap me.

Wow, Simas - that is awesome - I dig it, makes sense. Just need to figure out what makes the few the few, would take it no god would allow that genetic variation/mutation to occur, unless it is the string that pulls ( Bakker saying god generated reality could not possibly be perfect, there is some error somewhere ... ).

Thank you! My bet is on exposure to the Outside, you know, like a "fantazy evolution" scenario.

There is theory about human ancestors had a weakening mutation of jaw muscles, which were not unlike gorillas before that. There were other factors constibuting to brain's growth and complication of it's higher function, of course, but powerful muscles spanning from jaws to occiput/crown were clenching the skull and limiting it size in the very beginning. Presumable mutation came from natural radiation like meteorite or african uranium deposits, made a lot of hominids into poor chewers, but gave their long descendants a chance to stack intelligence through different means and processes.

The Ouside is a phenomenon out of time and space, which sounds like a possible evolution frontier for creatures who flow linearly in time, have to navigate the space with primitive appendages/machines, are easily damaged by spatial variations (no air you die, magma around you die, no amynoacids around you die etc).

The guess is — if intelligent creatures, who are still limited by the "natural" world, came in contact with the "supernatural" world, they undergo a process not unlike those irratiated hominids. Something breaks, something appears. The Outside stacks in them and in their progeny to the point when their long-long descendants will be capable to affect natural world with methods highly-unburdened by time, causality etc. With sorcery, I mean.

That may explain the hatred from (some?) gods towards sorcerors. I recon most of people will hate the idea of cultivated or wild plants becoming sentient, it just won't fit into their established image of evolution.

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