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Discussion in 'Debates & Discussions' started by Dragon, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Andrew Lynas

    Andrew Lynas Level 14 (Defender) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    I'm wondering if a Second Core can be added to an already existing Core Building to Enhance it without losing any already gained Experience, Abilities or Effects?
     
  2. Dragon

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    True if one looks solely at how the ancients used it. In common modern usage vikings refer to the scandinavian countries (this is also where the word originates) and their peoples during the viking age (seventh to tenth century), which is what most scandinavians think of their ancestors as well, they were vikings. The term has acquired a different meaning today.
     
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    Dragon Level 15 (Guardian) Exiles Beta Reader Citizen

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    Well that would be interesting to see. It probably would have more requirements so you might temporarily lose access to higher levels and their bonuses. On the other hand you wouldn't really lose anything by starting out early, at worst you would have a bonus for a while before losing it until you can fullfill the increased requirements.
     
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    Race actually means "a group" so Viking is a race. I am not fond how we use it to only mean a pseudo subspecies.
     
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    You dont usually catch skilled raiders by chasing them down, you just go looking for somebody selling the stuff that was stolen and trace that line back to the source by whatever means necessary...
     
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    Would That mean that Pirates are also a Race? After all (agoing a) Vikings mostly ment that at the time. But I do get your point that the meaning of Viking has changed, but they still aren't really a Race or Country.
     
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    I'm confused. How exactly is this related to the center of knowledge/library?
     
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  8. Johan

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    Common tangents. It happens. Now that we have the ability, that can be moved to own thread.
     
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  9. Andrew Lynas

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    Naah, just ignore it and pretend it never happened, no more posting about it.
     
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    Right, thats precisely the reason why its a great idea to go viking, when you are weak, you don't have anything, schematics, blueprints, items etc.. tech!!!
    Otherwise its like starting to research a wheel when another kingdom had flying ship tech/portal tech

    sure you should investigate if the ship could be tracked but doubt it, because its not enchanted with tracking/soul-bounded magic, also if thats the case the ship could be left like 1 day away in the cliffs hidden from target.. then hit the architects & builders guilds get schematics & research and disappear.

    Now tracking magic in the land is interesting , it seems that the magical signature can be left behind, but will dissipate with time.. also you don't have to go back directly to MV just fly in few circles first if your that paranoid. MV -> Lafes crossing -> Yves -> Twins -> electra -> bugbear lands..

    If you seriously lack in tech, books, lore, schematics, blueprints, people, crafters... get them, steal them.
    I'm pretty certain in 872 Norway did not had a big navy did they? I think there were cases when even a single ship with 40
    vikings was raiding English towns like a boss, and how would the English ever find the Viking home? impossible same here.. you need to know what to look for, what magical signature, then tracking it if it flies to another kingdom f.e. from yves to bugbears what would that give to you , best estimate is the vague dissipating direction, and in this case we could fly in circles for a few days lol..
     
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    Norway did have major naval forces compared to what their enemies had, as did Denmark. Landing an army in Norway might not have been impossible, but it would have been difficult and costly. There is a reason Jutland has been invaded so many times in history, it was often the only part of scandinavia our enemies could reach. Our enemies knew where we were, who we were and how we operated. There just wasn't much they could do about it, not before Alfred the Great stopped our invasion of Essex the last of the Anglo-saxon kingdoms. Had he failed England would have been scandinavian today. His descendants retook the rest of England bit by bit and built England into a naval power capable of pushing back :)
     
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    If they are going to Burgle/Raid Law for Tech (or Nobles Households?) then they might want to wait Till after they have a Node connection to it's Dungeon with theirs, I suspect that Magically (or Physically?) Tracking them through Dungeons or the Labyrinth would be incredibly difficult if not impossible. And if they make copies of the Tech before leaving the Bastion then they could leAve the Originals in the Dungeons Vault and use the copies in the Village, even less chance of them being Magically Tracked or Located.
     
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    The Labyrinth is a perfect solution to the tracking issue.

    That leaves us with the issue off: How does Richters men get their grubby little hands on some of the most heavily guarded secrets a nation can have? These aren't blueprints, they are available universally to residents so no need for guilds and Masters to have their own copies.

    Probably still a few copies around, but I imagine they will need to use the spy points option to steal the techs rather than a military force (also its the capital of an empire, there are probably at least a few randy-level heavy hitters around. Its risky to raid them and uncertain how long they would have before the situation becomes untenable and they have to run. Probably only getting one shot at this), after which they can use an adventurer with a node path back to the village to get it home risk-free - assuming they can smuggle it into the elemental dungeon, which shouldn't be that hard.
     
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    I am personally of the opinion that the idea of multi-core buildings was just a wild speculation by a guy with some cache but no actual knowledge of core buildings. I have some trouble with the notion that the cores would work together like that. Not really sure why though.
     
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    For a building to effect The Land on a global scale, I would assume it would need multiple cores. I could figure a multicore building might connect to other libraries. Later it might even be able to record a copy of everything as it is written. The last one I got from the Dresding files, and the girl who knows human knowledge that is written down.
     
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    Yes it seems a core building has a lot of magical power to do certain things within the building, but extra power in the form of additional cores is needed to have a larger area of effect. Even the mausoleum only affected its immediate area.
     
  17. Andrew Lynas

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    Might have a Portable Device created with the Library that if placed near it in a place with Books (or manuals, blueprints, schematics, ect) begins to Copy them down so that they can be recreated at the Core Library.
     
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    One thing I really wish would happen is that the MV powerlevels someone and pays them to put everything into charisma, and then when they need something, the charismatic person sweet-talks the owner into handing it over.
     
  19. Dragon

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    The twins are already doing that, at least for the most part. You can't really invest everything in one stat, though charisma and luck may be exceptions to that rule?
     
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    Well you can but it seems issues crop up in your body when you do. Those murdering rapists dumped everything into strength.
     




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