The Synthese/V. Bird

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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2013, 07:41:29 pm »
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I doubt Aurang did anything to make her pregnant (I'd suspect the opposite effort, if anything). They hate pregnancy - possibly with whatever fragmentary compassion they have left (as in, making more babies who a damned to eternal torture?)
I agree, I would think that they would seal the womb so to speak.

But out of compassion? Thats an interesting theory.

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« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2013, 01:48:21 pm »
We segued quite a bit, prompting a couple Esmenet threads.

Returning to topic:

Does the mechanism of Synthese use bear a particular similarity to the No-God's ensoulling of the Weapon Races?

What kind of other Synthese might the Mangaecca wield, other than the Spying Bird? Battle-Bots? Shauriatas' floating Ten-Piece?
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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2013, 02:50:46 pm »
Does the mechanism of Synthese use bear a particular similarity to the No-God's ensoulling of the Weapon Races?


I don't think so. The synthase seem to be some kind of vessel to hold Shae's soul. This may somehow be related to the No-God, perhaps it was where they got the idea or something. Trapping souls is important. But as far as ensoulling  the weapon races? Not really sure what you mean by that, but the No-God was able to project his thoughts through the sranc and such, not really bounce his soul around. It seems distinctly different.
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« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2013, 04:34:25 pm »
[That was a riff off some earlier speculation in the thread, btw.]

The Weapon Races (sans Wracu) behave as direct extensions of the No-God's will?

More like Cants of Compulsion, but hey, I was resurrecting a thread.

Synthese: Vessels to hold Souls... not bad.

Synthese is a vessel to hold Aurang's soul* - we've not met Shaeonanra/Shauriatas outside of False Sun or Ch. 1 excerpt.
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2013, 03:37:45 pm »
Oh yeah thats right. My mistake. Though the Inchi's do have their own wings... but I guess that is a bit more conspicuous
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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2013, 01:24:49 pm »
1. Bird Synthese (PON)
2. Ironman Synthese (Speculation)
3. Ten-Piece Sigil (Synthese?) (Ch. 1 Excerpt)
4. Tekne Monster Syntheses (Speculation)
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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2014, 04:10:08 pm »
5. Whatever synthese Kellhus will use! (speculation)

Perhaps TUC will open with the capture of a bashrag that is refitted to bear the soul of the Aspect-Emperor.

Maybe Serwa produced a synthese that simply looks exactly like herself and is sending it to Ishterebinth.

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« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2014, 12:07:16 pm »
Hmm... unless Kellhus can divide his attention a la No-God, I see no reason why he'd need a Synthese... skin-spy synthese :o?
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« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2014, 07:57:38 pm »
Hmm... unless Kellhus can divide his attention a la No-God, I see no reason why he'd need a Synthese... skin-spy synthese :o?

I don't know how synthese work, but if your synthese can withstand any amount of violence without it actually hurting your own soul/body, then Kellhus could use these things with abandon, hoping into a new one whenever the old one wears out.  It would allow him to lead his troops into battle and stay with rear command and if he can handle multiple synthese, just be all over the fucking place.

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« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2014, 11:09:48 am »
Yeah, and No-God analogies abound. But Synthese mute the true power?
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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2014, 12:05:15 pm »
Yeah, and No-God analogies abound. But Synthese mute the true power?

That's awesome, I didn't inference that until you said so!  So to the No-God, every Sranc is just another synthese.  Must have a pretty bad ass intellect...

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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2016, 11:47:42 pm »
i was wondering if Meppa is really nothing more than a synthese for Moenghus?  a retooled skin spy shell would work nice.

also, Kellhus might be trying to work a loophole.  WLW travels north and plunges sword into Kellhus' body.  surprise!  it's a skin-spy/synthese!  Kellhus is back in the palace (Kelmomas finds him, later eats him).  or maybe Kellhus is Ishual.  maybe Kellhus is just about to strike down Mog when he clutches his chest because the WLW just stabbed his real body wherever that is

overall, i'm just curious about the idea that a dunyain could make a synthese that just looks like a normal person