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Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Kern » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:54 am

Will the secret power of Taldrin's allow him to save the colony?
Yeah no. There were an epilogue planned for Vaelia and Taldrin in the colony but the proofreaders voted to end the chapter on Kel's words instead. So here is a little something about what happened in the colony, yes the legion passed by and rounded up the wolf pack that was there. Taldrin will be with the others in the next chapter.
2 more pages like this before 55 begins.
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Junglefowl26 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:43 am

Ah, the power of shortness!

Sadly, doesn't work on those shorter than you.

There were an epilogue planned for Vaelia and Taldrin in the colony but the proofreaders voted to end the chapter on Kel's words instead. So here is a little something about what happened in the colony, yes the legion passed by and rounded up the wolf pack that was there.

Wonder if that will include Vaelia.

And the slaves who joined the wolfpack's side after the colony takeover.

Who is in charge now anyway? The remains of the council?
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Doom Chinchilla » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:08 pm

The Sarghess could have taken the chance to control a valuable colony, in addition to the priceless aircraft, if they had worked with Ariel... they could even leave ruined Chel behind and move to the surface and start a great empire there... but noooooooooooo! keeping Snadhya happy is more important than that!
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Moric » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 pm

Doom Chinchilla wrote:The Sarghess could have taken the chance to control a valuable colony, in addition to the priceless aircraft, if they had worked with Ariel... they could even leave ruined Chel behind and move to the surface and start a great empire there... but noooooooooooo! keeping Snadhya happy is more important than that!

I think that some of the problem involved a crisis of purpose, and for many, anti-Val revenge was pretty much it. Other than that, there's not much reason to keep the band together.
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Doom Chinchilla » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:18 am

Moric wrote:
Doom Chinchilla wrote:The Sarghess could have taken the chance to control a valuable colony, in addition to the priceless aircraft, if they had worked with Ariel... they could even leave ruined Chel behind and move to the surface and start a great empire there... but noooooooooooo! keeping Snadhya happy is more important than that!

I think that some of the problem involved a crisis of purpose, and for many, anti-Val revenge was pretty much it. Other than that, there's not much reason to keep the band together.


Making the clan a powerful entity again is all they really should need... drow outside a clan have hellish lives... why wouldn't they want to keep alive the clan that protects and feeds them?
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Junglefowl26 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:13 pm

I also think people might be underestimating how hard it is to just pick up and leave a home. The beds they slept in, the streets they know, the relationships they have built....

Speaking of which, the Sarghress have been part of the alliance for three years now - some of them might have started relationships with members of other clans, even had kids with them - is it really so surprising that they would go and turn on their loved ones for the sake of a little girl who claims to lead their clan yet hasn't been seen or heard from in 3 years?
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Doom Chinchilla » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:11 pm

Junglefowl26 wrote:I also think people might be underestimating how hard it is to just pick up and leave a home. The beds they slept in, the streets they know, the relationships they have built....

Speaking of which, the Sarghress have been part of the alliance for three years now - some of them might have started relationships with members of other clans, even had kids with them - is it really so surprising that they would go and turn on their loved ones for the sake of a little girl who claims to lead their clan yet hasn't been seen or heard from in 3 years?


It's not about Ariel. It's about the freaking aircraft, and how they were helping return it to Snadhya rather than keeping it...

They have been fighting against the Sharen since how many decades...? After winning, they have suffered a reversal and are now underdogs... how could they be happy with that? How can they not jump at the chance of grab a weapon that could turn the tables again?

Would they really renounce a chance of victory because they have made some acquaintances among other clans? (I don't think many of them would have lovers and children with members of other clans... the Sarghess are still lowly commoners, why would members of another clans elope with them, rather than do it with each other?).

As for leaving their homes and their beds... The way everybody speaks about Chel, it probably is mostly a demon-infested ruin full of starving drow... People DO leave their homes under these conditions. And the Sarghess, if they moved out of Chel, would largely take their home with them, because they would be taking their clanmates, and most probably their lovers and families with them...
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Moric » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:06 pm

Doom Chinchilla wrote:Making the clan a powerful entity again is all they really should need... drow outside a clan have hellish lives... why wouldn't they want to keep alive the clan that protects and feeds them?

All of Chel'el'Sussoloth is going down the tubes. Those thousands of tainted souls from the Nidraa'chal War and the District War are turning on a daily basis now. Middle management is at war with itself. Snadhya'rune and Tiny Salad hold some kind of food and trade monopoly over everyone's heads.

When the rations grow old, the danger increases, the pay doesn't afford what it used to, and you don't even have a goal or
purpose other than patrolling one hellscape or another, your CO doesn't care whether you're alive or dead, desertion starts to look better every day.

Yes, unarmed, unskilled clanless are in a bad place, but heavily armed squads of deserters can carve up a city quick.
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Doom Chinchilla » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:53 pm

Moric wrote:
Doom Chinchilla wrote:Making the clan a powerful entity again is all they really should need... drow outside a clan have hellish lives... why wouldn't they want to keep alive the clan that protects and feeds them?

All of Chel'el'Sussoloth is going down the tubes. Those thousands of tainted souls from the Nidraa'chal War and the District War are turning on a daily basis now. Middle management is at war with itself. Snadhya'rune and Tiny Salad hold some kind of food and trade monopoly over everyone's heads.

When the rations grow old, the danger increases, the pay doesn't afford what it used to, and you don't even have a goal or
purpose other than patrolling one hellscape or another, your CO doesn't care whether you're alive or dead, desertion starts to look better every day.

Yes, unarmed, unskilled clanless are in a bad place, but heavily armed squads of deserters can carve up a city quick.


And that's why I mentioned they could have used the airship to conquer the colonies...
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby sunhawk » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:50 am

Moric wrote:
Doom Chinchilla wrote:Making the clan a powerful entity again is all they really should need... drow outside a clan have hellish lives... why wouldn't they want to keep alive the clan that protects and feeds them?

All of Chel'el'Sussoloth is going down the tubes. Those thousands of tainted souls from the Nidraa'chal War and the District War are turning on a daily basis now. Middle management is at war with itself. Snadhya'rune and Tiny Salad hold some kind of food and trade monopoly over everyone's heads.

When the rations grow old, the danger increases, the pay doesn't afford what it used to, and you don't even have a goal or
purpose other than patrolling one hellscape or another, your CO doesn't care whether you're alive or dead, desertion starts to look better every day.

Yes, unarmed, unskilled clanless are in a bad place, but heavily armed squads of deserters can carve up a city quick.


I hope we get some character building with Snad. The current state of affairs cannot be what she wants.

Do we even know if merged drow are really themselves anymore? Could it be that Snad is no longer the master of her domain. That seed is snad is at the controls.
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Re: Chapter 54 : Ys epilogue

Postby Moric » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:20 pm

Doom Chinchilla wrote:And that's why I mentioned they could have used the airship to conquer the colonies...

The airship is awesome. It's powerful. It's a huge force multiplier. It's also impossible to hold onto right now.

Conquer the colonies for whom? Sang's Sarghress are all on the verge of desertion, that is if they aren't trying to promote themselves via assassination. Suppose she won the ship somehow. Is she going captain the blasted thing 24/7? If so, the ground-side Legion can easily turn on her too. If she stays on the ground, whoever she has captain the thing would be killed in a mutiny within a matter of days, and now some motherkilling sky pirate has control of the WMD.

That's not even a worst case scenario. Daxia certainly isn't alone, and should the mutiny be handled by unknown Nidraa'chal agents, a truly pissed off Snadhya'rune would regain her WMD and use it.

sunhawk wrote:I hope we get some character building with Snad. The current state of affairs cannot be what she wants.

Do we even know if merged drow are really themselves anymore? Could it be that Snad is no longer the master of her domain. That seed is snad is at the controls.

I'll politely disagree with your first statement. Snadhya'rune has deliberately: engaged in demonic warfare in the midst of helpless citizens, withheld the technique of perfected tainting for hundreds of students who she had forced to be tainted, plundered and destroyed surface colonies for the sole purpose of starving the Chelians, gave dozens of mentally unstable minions access to the Flower Poison, etc.

As for who is in control, Snad had set herself upon this dark path before she had tainted herself.
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