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Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Gunbird » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:58 pm

There is a theme that is going on in Drowtales that almost everyone who tries to be sneaky get spotted like there carrying a Roman candle with them.

I know there some expansions, but even special forces like the Fallen Legion get caught. Is there life force that notable?

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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Dalvyserran » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:05 pm

Because you need to have training in espionage like Jie'yen ninjas and fallen legion. One guy doesn't mean drow are bad at it, it just means they were outclassed by supernatural means.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby AnoP » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:14 pm

What if the good ones were so good at sneaking you didn't notice them?

At any rate Syphiles sneaking up to this point was good. Jieyen sneaking was good. Kiel managed to get into the beld fortress in chapter 41 . This person was able to get into the Kyorl fortress. Myo was able to get through here.
Also amphibious surprise attack dragon.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Gunbird » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:19 am

Dalvyserran wrote:Because you need to have training in espionage like Jie'yen ninjas and fallen legion. One guy doesn't mean drow are bad at it, it just means they were outclassed by supernatural means.


Like floor dragons?
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby ThatGuyThisGuy » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:33 am

You all seem to have overlooked the most obvious reason the plot demanded it. :P
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Gunbird » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:13 am

ThatGuyThisGuy wrote:You all seem to have overlooked the most obvious reason the plot demanded it. :P


Like what, I plot banana?
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Ganurath » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:04 am

All it takes is a modicum of concentration to perceive auras, otherwise tainted could hide their nature from the Kyorls by concealing their eyes. Tainted are capable of seeing auras through walls, and the trail they leave in their wake, judging by Diva's fight with her daughters. This is ignoring specialized magic that improves awareness like seers and empaths. Drow aren't bad at sneaking; they're stupidly good at catching sneaks with auras.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Junglefowl26 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:02 am

Perhaps they aren't bad at sneaking so much as good at guarding.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby ThatGuyThisGuy » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:30 am

Gunbird wrote:
ThatGuyThisGuy wrote:You all seem to have overlooked the most obvious reason the plot demanded it. :P


Like what, I plot banana?


Because in all of the cases in which said people where caught was because the story the authored planned involved them being caught and as a result they where discovered and the artists probably don't want to have to draw a lengthy sequence where they would have to show the failure of a dedicated stealth attempt which could be very complicated to show if they go into the various things that make it look like they where really trying but ultimately failed and it much simpler to just show them during the vital moments where they where caught, and to just show them being caught not the exact paths and details of their plan and why it failed.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Obyren » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:54 am

You might as well say everything happens in DT due to being written so. But not everybody here views this webcomic as a Doylist.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby AnoP » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:18 am

Obyren wrote:You might as well say everything happens in DT due to being written so. But not everybody here views this webcomic as a Doylist.

I learnt a new word! Thanks Obyren.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Gunbird » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:08 pm

ThatGuyThisGuy wrote:
Because in all of the cases in which said people where caught was because the story the authored planned involved them being caught and as a result they where discovered and the artists probably don't want to have to draw a lengthy sequence where they would have to show the failure of a dedicated stealth attempt which could be very complicated to show if they go into the various things that make it look like they where really trying but ultimately failed and it much simpler to just show them during the vital moments where they where caught, and to just show them being caught not the exact paths and details of their plan and why it failed.


It was only a joke ThaGuy. But you are right. And AnoP said there are pages that show some good sneakiness.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Ganurath » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:24 am

Obyren wrote:You might as well say everything happens in DT due to being written so. But not everybody here views this webcomic as a Doylist.
People think that? I figured the reasoning was fairly Watsonian, save for a few instances where the fourth wall was strained.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby TheJackinati275 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:15 am

Ganurath wrote:All it takes is a modicum of concentration to perceive auras, otherwise tainted could hide their nature from the Kyorls by concealing their eyes. Tainted are capable of seeing auras through walls, and the trail they leave in their wake, judging by Diva's fight with her daughters. This is ignoring specialized magic that improves awareness like seers and empaths. Drow aren't bad at sneaking; they're stupidly good at catching sneaks with auras.


Holy Shit, why don't the Sarghress just go out and steal some embries and train them to be ninja's... then their can be no Aura checking because goblins don't have aura's... then again catching and training those emberies would cost plenty of Ada.
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Re: Why are the Drow bad at sneaking?

Postby Dalvyserran » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:59 pm

Because drow are arrogant. Any clan can make heavy use of goblins for warfare, but even the Sarghress barely do because everyone thinks drow are superior. Only the Nal'sarkoth has been said to use them regularly. But you know... fan clan.
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