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Chapter 54 : page 11

Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Kern » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:43 am

A scouts led by wolves track her prey to the colony.
She's a legion character, so yes, the legion of sarghress sent to hunt them is coming up.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby fealb1 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:50 am

Impressive wolves, they can track an airship!
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Junglefowl26 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:58 am

Not fast enough Wolf Pack, looks like it their turn to be caught off guard.

I have to admit I am surprised though, I thought the legion wouldn't show up until after going to the Ssu village.

Badass entrance for the Legion in any case.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkgQi2e7-So

fealb1 wrote:Impressive wolves, they can track an airship!

I was just coming to say the same thing!
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Moric » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am

This is not a hill to die on. Get your business in order and move on.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Whizzard » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:44 am

I have a perfect soundtrack for this scene! Here: https://youtu.be/zxjjie1Ohio

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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Pitdragon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:59 am

Legiontime *flexes*
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby SzordrinZaphresz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 am

So the Snad brainwashed are here already?

Wow. Well, it might take a few days or weeks for the rest of the army to show up...

Did... did they blow up Matchike in the background? Considering the rather large number of racial memories the Sarg as a whole have for that place, that has to be a major point of no return for them.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Pitdragon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:16 pm

SzordrinZaphresz wrote:Did... did they blow up Matchike in the background? Considering the rather large number of racial memories the Sarg as a whole have for that place, that has to be a major point of no return for them.


No, that is likely the farmland barracks that Kyo'nne found out about and then reported to Apura.

Likely the Legion is looking for the "missing" Machike group and one part wandered toward Ys to find out if they had been seen there. Smoke from the main building there probably got the scout's attention.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Ardan Styyx » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:40 pm

Pitdragon wrote:Likely the Legion is looking for the "missing" Machike group and one part wandered toward Ys to find out if they had been seen there. Smoke from the main building there probably got the scout's attention.


Looks like Ariel and co. will have to hurry their plan.
I don't know what is the extension of the scouts from the main body of the legion, but our rebels should not loiter too long in the area.

Now, what are their intentions with Ys? Leaving a delaying squad would be suicidal and put the inhabitants uselessly in danger.
Unless the plan is to provoke the Sargs to obliterate the colony? but I don't see the strategical nor political advantage of this, nor Ariel accepting such a perspective.
As for a frontal fight, that sounds also unlikely : they obviously don't have the strength to withstand a siege, not mentioning the danger of being cornered in a potentially hostile colony. Plus, the main advantage of the airship, in addition to firepower is mobility, so harassing the legion while it marches seems more efficient than to use it as a static battery.

So, was it just a hit-supply-run? What was the purpose of mentioning allowing surrendering fighters to leave peacefully if the rebels were not planning to stay, in that case?

And how do they expect to gather more forces if their only mean of action is to act like pirates, jumping from colony to colony while avoiding the big fight against the Alliance?
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Moric » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:39 pm

Ardan Styyx wrote:So, was it just a hit-supply-run? What was the purpose of mentioning allowing surrendering fighters to leave peacefully if the rebels were not planning to stay, in that case?

And how do they expect to gather more forces if their only mean of action is to act like pirates, jumping from colony to colony while avoiding the big fight against the Alliance?

Well, that depends on how they go about things. Raid from the Council members' own wealth, perhaps the tribute coffers, humiliate the Council members themselves, kill those who would actually fight back. Then dash.

Legion marches in with nobody is stupid enough to resist them, so they have to choose whether they leave a garrison behind or they leave it wide open for another attack. As I see it, every army marches on it's stomach. Starve the Legion, and it makes itself worse than the outlaws.

Splitting garrisons over a dozen colonies means splitting up wagon trains or living off the labor of the colonists. The former is begging the Wolfpack to pick off isolated supply caravans, and the latter can make for terrible optics with the populace.

Leaving the colonies undefended and simply following a much quicker prey is also a recipe for disaster, as the colonies will demand protection or reduced tribute payments (yeah right, like that'll happen). The wagon trains are less vulnerable, but still pretty easy pickings in the wilderness surrounded by mist.

Done right, the Legion can be worn down by their own size.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Guilty Carrion » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:26 pm

Fouuuuunnnddd yoooouuuu.

Romakela is an excellent tracker, she can hunt anything. Including flying machines, apparently. Shouldn't have painted it to look like a whale, that made it perfect prey. Rookie mistake. :P
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby El Bandito » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:27 pm

Even the legion will scatter before the mana cannons, though Ariel will probably use some other way to make the threat go away.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Moric » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:07 pm

El Bandito wrote:Even the legion will scatter before the mana cannons, though Ariel will probably use some other way to make the threat go away.


Why? Sure, it's instant kill, but lousy aim and narrow beams. A few demon gates and it's useless.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Guilty Carrion » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:39 pm

Moric wrote:
El Bandito wrote:Even the legion will scatter before the mana cannons, though Ariel will probably use some other way to make the threat go away.


Why? Sure, it's instant kill, but lousy aim and narrow beams. A few demon gates and it's useless.


Plus to say nothing of our primary experience with the ship hasn't been against something the size of a Sargh Legion, which is quite massive from old references made to them during the District War. It's not impossible to believe that an effective column could raise a barrier necessary to protect itself from the slow to fire airship. I doubt that they're just gonna rush after it without taking literally any precautions what so ever against the airship they rather clearly know the enemy has.

...unless numbers is the precaution, which is a fair deployment to deal with slow firing weaponry.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 11

Postby Doom Chinchilla » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:25 pm

Moric wrote:
El Bandito wrote:Even the legion will scatter before the mana cannons, though Ariel will probably use some other way to make the threat go away.


Why? Sure, it's instant kill, but lousy aim and narrow beams. A few demon gates and it's useless.


Maybe that's why Chiri is joining... they need more sealers to protect the ship against demons...
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