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Chapter 54 : page 19

Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Kern » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:52 am

By the time they repel the wolf's attack something much worse is coming over the hill.
The whole wolf engagement is far from perfect. Just in case : the wolf charge and she isn't ready . The blade just goes right in the fur scrapping at it. It took Tirade to pull back and give Eclav a clear stabbing spot into the neck. now , this is a weapon meant to slash things open but then we have to assume this is a strong woman that was trained as templar for many years. She'd probably be able to use a sharp rock(rock is op) to cause some serious damage on that wolf' throath.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Junglefowl26 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:12 am

Let me guess - what they see next is an army.

Let's hope their beastmaster isn't too pissed. ^^;
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Mizu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:22 am

"Uh, er...You mean you don't just randomly walk around with your sword during your midnight strolls?"
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby The14th » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:11 am

God damn you Kern and your weekend cliffhangers!
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby PSadlon » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:20 am

She just put 2 & 2 and it added up to my husband and I are screwed.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Black Knight LeFreux » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:34 am

For f**k sake, the surface is far from being secure, why did you build your house so far from the colony itself ? *doh*

For their life's sake, I really hope the most bloodthirsty of Sarghs stayed in Chel and those troops are open to negociation rather than killing and looting outright.

But given the houndmaster's smile and "we've found our prey", I'm not optimistic.

However, maybe those are just scouts... a large group of scouts, but nothing apocalyptic like the Sargh legion itself. Maybe the Ssu colonists, after defeating that group, will get on the airship and join the defense of Ys or Machike.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Whizzard » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:56 am

Tirade is clearly trying to disguise himself as dawmere, what with the perfectly long face on the last panel. :P
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby El Bandito » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:34 am

Hope Tirade can somehow survive this.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Moric » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:06 pm

Kern wrote:By the time they repel the wolf's attack something much worse is coming over the hill.
The whole wolf engagement is far from perfect. Just in case : the wolf charge and she isn't ready . The blade just goes right in the fur scrapping at it. It took Tirade to pull back and give Eclav a clear stabbing spot into the neck. now , this is a weapon meant to slash things open but then we have to assume this is a strong woman that was trained as templar for many years. She'd probably be able to use a sharp rock(rock is op) to cause some serious damage on that wolf' throath.

All brawn, no brains. She has water affinity and didn't try desiccating the puppy? Drowning/asphyxiating it with it's own saliva?

Junglefowl26 wrote:Let me guess - what they see next is an army.

Let's hope their beastmaster isn't too pissed. ^^;

Isn't one of the Alliance cameos a Ssu-hater too?

Mizu wrote:"Uh, er...You mean you don't just randomly walk around with your sword during your midnight strolls?"

"Of course I do! Wait, don't you? Getting soft already?"

Black Knight LeFreux wrote:For f**k sake, the surface is far from being secure, why did you build your house so far from the colony itself ? *doh*

Um, because nothing happens this far south? It's not like we talk to those corrupted Laths about anything, ever.
Black Knight LeFreux wrote:For their life's sake, I really hope the most bloodthirsty of Sarghs stayed in Chel and those troops are open to negociation rather than killing and looting outright.

Um...Generally an assault legion with the primary mission to utterly wipe a city from existence is going to go heavy on the bloodthirsty lunatics and sadistic killers.
Black Knight LeFreux wrote:But given the houndmaster's smile and "we've found our prey", I'm not optimistic.

Run all you like, you'll just die tired...
Black Knight LeFreux wrote:However, maybe those are just scouts... a large group of scouts, but nothing apocalyptic like the Sargh legion itself. Maybe the Ssu colonists, after defeating that group, will get on the airship and join the defense of Ys or Machike.

Maybe. I'm thinking that Merril'lin has something up her sleeve. Perhaps a giant sound focus for a deafening "uwah!"?

Whizzard wrote:Tirade is clearly trying to disguise himself as dawmere, what with the perfectly long face on the last panel. :P

Silly Tir'ade! No colonial dawmere is ever going to be that thin!

El Bandito wrote:Hope Tirade can somehow survive this.

Probably. Most characters that do die at least get to die with the dignity of wearing their pants. Most.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby SzordrinZaphresz » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:23 pm

Hello Alliance Sarg legion!

@Moric, aside from blood affinity, we don't see water being used too often, maybe it's a really weak affinity, like 'calling water out of the air' weak, or 'pulling water uphill' weak. Even blood affinity doesn't allow you to go all "blood bending" on people.

Why would dehydrating or drowning a wolf in its own saliva work?

Hell, Chiri, the master fire specialist needs an external flame or foci to use her ability well.

The only ability that we've seen use directly on other drow is empathy, or something combined with empathy, and there's major drawbacks to that. Not many empaths remain sane, for starters.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Junglefowl26 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:28 pm

Moric wrote:
Junglefowl26 wrote:Let me guess - what they see next is an army.

Let's hope their beastmaster isn't too pissed. ^^;

Isn't one of the Alliance cameos a Ssu-hater too?

I don't remember any of them being that.

Though my legion cameo is a devout nine glories believer who looks down on Sharess worshipers, so I suppose it works out similarly...though it is less murderous hatred and more condescension.


Black Knight LeFreux wrote:However, maybe those are just scouts... a large group of scouts, but nothing apocalyptic like the Sargh legion itself. Maybe the Ssu colonists, after defeating that group, will get on the airship and join the defense of Ys or Machike.

Though, if a small group does strike first, I could see then disabling the airship while it is still grounded and forcing a surface engagement.

A fair number of the Legion members are Fallen Legion after, including the Fallen Legion commander himself. And we saw what some of them did to golem-zilla.
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Moric » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 pm

SzordrinZaphresz wrote:@Moric, aside from blood affinity, we don't see water being used too often, maybe it's a really weak affinity, like 'calling water out of the air' weak, or 'pulling water uphill' weak. Even blood affinity doesn't allow you to go all "blood bending" on people.

Honestly, between the fact that most violence is physical, and between other drow, there isn't enough info to really debate what can be done. For all we know, perhaps there's a "save roll" available to aura-bearing creatures? It's not like we've seen Chrys'tel going blood affinity on goblinoids, so it's kind of hard to know.

SzordrinZaphresz wrote:Why would dehydrating or drowning a wolf in its own saliva work?

Rapid extraction of water from the body out the mouth/nose/pores? Sounds painful.
Near nstant mummification and a pool of water next to it? That'd be scary.
Air tight bubble/film preventing air from entering the trachea? A little slower, but lethal.
Extracting enough water from blood to cause the blood solids to cause multiple embolisms? Ick.
Heck, massive increase in the strength of surface tension in the dew on the grass to immobilize? Not as lethal, but still useful.
Water sorcery is not shown that much, however Olin thinks that a handful is enough to kill.

SzordrinZaphresz wrote:Hell, Chiri, the master fire specialist needs an external flame or foci to use her ability well.

A known weakness of fire sorcery, but a verdant surface colony in the midst of a spring thaw sounds like an optimal setting to show off water sorcery. Well, okay, other than actually swimming in a lake that is.

SzordrinZaphresz wrote:The only ability that we've seen use directly on other drow is empathy, or something combined with empathy, and there's major drawbacks to that. Not many empaths remain sane, for starters.

Direct damage via sorcery is possible, but it's not as heavily used as sharpened metal under muscle-power.
Air - direct asphyxiation
Blood - At least in cameo concepts it works
Ice - Frostbite attack
Fire - Yeah, this.
Light - Not great, but blades and blindness work.
Metal - Only works well with armor.
Shadow - Why concentrate on Naal's abilities when Momma is so much scarier?
Sound, Bone, etc. don't have enough info on.

Junglefowl26 wrote:
Moric wrote:
Junglefowl26 wrote:Let me guess - what they see next is an army.

Let's hope their beastmaster isn't too pissed. ^^;

Isn't one of the Alliance cameos a Ssu-hater too?

I don't remember any of them being that.

Though my legion cameo is a devout nine glories believer who looks down on Sharess worshipers, so I suppose it works out similarly...though it is less murderous hatred and more condescension.

According to the wiki: Adira "Boob Window" Vlos'tah is a Drowolath supremacist.

Also, cool Nine Glories retro idea. Were I not tapped out, I'd have submitted a bookish Kyorl that manages to secretly engage in ancient elven sun worship. Either that or a metal-absorbing, semi-intelligent, slavishly-loyal "Hunter" Ver'aku.... (Ariel: Ewww! What am I going to do with a demon!? Fame: At least it's house-trained.)
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Doom Chinchilla » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 am

Moric wrote:According to the wiki: Adira "Boob Window" Vlos'tah is a Drowolath supremacist.

Also, cool Nine Glories retro idea. Were I not tapped out, I'd have submitted a bookish Kyorl that manages to secretly engage in ancient elven sun worship. Either that or a metal-absorbing, semi-intelligent, slavishly-loyal "Hunter" Ver'aku.... (Ariel: Ewww! What am I going to do with a demon!? Fame: At least it's house-trained.)


"Drowolath supremacist... haughty and untrusting individual...Though she restrains it with a sense of focused pragmatism, she has a cruelly sadistic nature, taking great pleasure in inflicting pain and misery on those who give her both cause and opportunity to do so. On such occasions where she is granted both, her natural affinity and fondness for fire sorcery is gleefully unleashed."

Wow.

I hope we can call this one "evil", can't we? Many people make sadistic murderous cameos but dislike it when you say it...
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Basileus_Ioannis » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:22 am

Moric wrote:
SzordrinZaphresz wrote:The only ability that we've seen use directly on other drow is empathy, or something combined with empathy, and there's major drawbacks to that. Not many empaths remain sane, for starters.
Direct damage via sorcery is possible, but it's not as heavily used as sharpened metal under muscle-power.
Metal - Only works well with armor.
Looking at subpanel 2 of that page, we see the attacker's weapon melting, so it works not just on armor but metal weapons as well. I know it was easy to miss, but back in chapter 52 page 15, the utter awesomeness of the Ischa-Akumu combat team in panel 1 shows how Akumu would be sans head today if it wasn't for Ischa turning the metal axehead of the Hermionne into liquid, thus Akumu only gets beaned by the wooden shaft. That's a pretty handy affinity in combat B)
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Re: Chapter 54 : page 19

Postby Moric » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:20 am

Basileus_Ioannis wrote:
Moric wrote:
SzordrinZaphresz wrote:The only ability that we've seen use directly on other drow is empathy, or something combined with empathy, and there's major drawbacks to that. Not many empaths remain sane, for starters.
Direct damage via sorcery is possible, but it's not as heavily used as sharpened metal under muscle-power.
Metal - Only works well with armor.
Looking at subpanel 2 of that page, we see the attacker's weapon melting, so it works not just on armor but metal weapons as well. I know it was easy to miss, but back in chapter 52 page 15, the utter awesomeness of the Ischa-Akumu combat team in panel 1 shows how Akumu would be sans head today if it wasn't for Ischa turning the metal axehead of the Hermionne into liquid, thus Akumu only gets beaned by the wooden shaft. That's a pretty handy affinity in combat B)

It certainly is! Metal affinity is one of the more terrifying ones in war, especially to somebody like Sang. That said, I was looking for instances and methods of direct hit-point damage by affinities. Metal is rather weak in that regard, unless there's metal near the vitals like armor (or surrounded by metal bulkheads).
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