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Re: Errant Road- discussion thread

Postby Alberich » March 22nd, 2013, 9:06 pm

Also, I think the "reactive shield" used by the peregin may be a different kind of thing from the simple "attack blocking" shields used by the Patriarch's guards, the elf army fighting Ianilis, and the PC's in the game. The "reactive shield" was totally invisible, while the Patriarch and Elf shields seem to show up visibly at least a little bit (just as Jargalan's did in my description, though he doesn't keep it at full power all the time, and doesn't use it at all when he's "undercover").

The "reactive shield" actually managed to stun Sara, not just bounce her attacks off, and it didn't stop Jon and the armored guy from walking around close to the peregin. So maybe it's actually a socially acceptable kind of advanced defense...a little like the personal "shields" in Dune...where they don't block anything moving slowly, but sudden moves, like attacks, turn them on. (Remember how knife fighters in Dune developed "shield conditioning" - where they were used to striking slowly so the shields wouldn't block them? I've forgotten nearly everything out of that book but not that.)

(Edited other post to note that the reactive shield was presumably being maintained all the time - the peregin didn't know Sara was coming - implying that that kind of shield, at least, is easy to maintain.)
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Re: Errant Road- discussion thread

Postby Jack Rothwell » March 26th, 2013, 8:48 am

Was that long post ok with everyone? The fight was finishing and I had the twist to reveal so I needed to flit back and forth a few times to make it work. Although I suppose I could've just wrote:

'The amulet made Tamina more powerful, she dodged a couple of shots from the bad man, got past the barrier, injured him fatally, found out it wasn't Aleron, and got mad.'

Would've conveyed all the important info, although lose a little something in the presentation. Or, alternatively:

Aleron: You didn't really think it would be that easy, did you?

Tamina: Ummm... for a sec there, yeah! Kinda.

Aleron: Foolish kobold! Tricks are for Ralkin!

**epic eye zoom**

**Kill Bill stare down music plays**


Maybe that would've fit the tone better, I don't know.
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Re: Errant Road- discussion thread

Postby Alberich » March 26th, 2013, 9:09 am

It's not how long it is, it's...well, you know. Liked it just fine.
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