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The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Inchoroi souls
« Last post by Khaine on July 03, 2020, 09:17:47 am »
Maybe this has been raised elsewhere, but what happened to the progenitors?

Do we know? Were they riding along in the Ark and died during the fall?

Were they already dead when the mad quest for salvation started?

Is there another thread on this issue? I tried to search the word progenitor but I got no hits.
News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Last post by mostly.harmless on July 03, 2020, 06:24:36 am »
Hi there!
Any reason why the forum would stop working on Tapatalk after the upgrade?
Getting a persistent 'network error' on trying to enter the group via TT.
News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Last post by Madness on July 02, 2020, 08:48:41 pm »
I'm talking with Sovin, and I've handled the minutia for the most part before, but he's driving the bus right now ;).
News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Last post by SmilerLoki on July 02, 2020, 08:09:02 pm »
Can anybody go through the available admin panels and look for the settings that control all that? It's likely that they are there, it sounds like something that should be customizable.
News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Last post by H on July 02, 2020, 04:28:52 pm »
There seems to also be a content limit on posts, much to my dismay...
To clarify, my comment about the No-God wasn't meant as a contradiction. Myself, I saw it more as corroboration, but other interpretations have every right to exist.

Save for some nitpicking, this is pretty much my line of thinking.

One important thing to note is the fact that unarcane ground does, in fact, exist in Earwa, and the No-God famously avoided it.

I think we can actually sort of rectify this with the notion of Ark not working in Arcane situations.  First, I think we just clarify that it is unlikely that Ark completely stopped functioning.  I tend to think of it more as the AI (or, not so A I) that constituted Ark did not work under the Arcane conditions.  That is, the "circuits" did not function.

So, when Ark crashes, many of Ark's various parts still function, there is simply no more intentionality, because the directive element (possibly the No-God apparatus itself) did not function.  So, once "bootstrapped" with the Consult with an Earwa-compatible substitute "circuit" the opposite problem becomes the issue, an aversion to the Anarcane. In other words, it simply cannot function outside the particular circumstance of it's genesis, perhaps.

All that, plus I would say despite the existence of unarcane grounds in Earwa, on balance it is a fully arcane planet, save the odd exception here and there. Whereas all the previous planets visited by the Inchoroi were only partially arcane and the connection to the Outside was not strong enough for the shutting down of the world to work properly. For the same reason, i.e. not coming across a fully arcane planet, the Ark had not malfunctioned earlier.
General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« Last post by Ain't Germain on July 01, 2020, 05:48:51 am »
Hah, in a way the Elder Scrolls games do this (can't remember exactly, there's definitely part of your characters build that involves an element of this). But, I actually think you're spot on in regards to IRL application. I've never thought of it in the RPG context but it totally fits. I definitely could see that part of the (at least western) Zodiac was/is like having a "class" in life of sorts, albeit an entirely optional one lol (of course in the past it was likely to have been taken much more seriously, depending on the individual).

This also makes me think of the Tibetan Lamas, who are alleged to have incredibly complex astrology with individual horoscopes being a massive undertaking. And since everything in Tibetan Buddhism is turned up to 11, they also claim that the zodiacs used by most of the world are all useless, since the skies they're based on are ancient and don't actually correspond with present times. The Tibetans update theirs...which, while interesting, does not actually explain how one can determine with great accuracy when and where someone will be reincarnated lol. (Not to mention the reincarnation itself)

News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Last post by H on June 30, 2020, 04:28:05 pm »
Also, the Chat/Egora thing seems to have some sort of arbitrary entry limit, that I can't quite discern exactly.
News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Last post by H on June 30, 2020, 12:54:00 pm »
EDIT: Hmm, seems there is a sort of odd "bug" with quotation marks (" and ") and some characters like (the u with an umlat, alt+251), for instance, I had to change my signature to remove both.  Also, in the title of this thread:

They show up fine in a preview, but won't let the message be posted.

Let me try a different character.  (Seems none of those would work...)

Also, if you try to edit a post, the "double post protection" stops you, which isn't a big deal, but is a little odd.
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