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Yup.  That's why Dagoth Ur has to mantle him.  Hence why Dagoth Ur is keen on getting the Neverarine to Red Mountain, to replicate the Enantionmorph with the Sharmat, Hortator and Witness.  By mantling Lorkhan, he breaks the Dragon and the Serpent and, in theory, removes the upstart Talos' influence over the world.  Of course, in practice, Talos has achieved CHIM, which kinda screws up all plans of that kind.  Dagoth Ur may have succeeded, since he had achieved a kind of anti-CHIM, if you believe his mad ravings, but the Thalmor certainly wont.

That's the part that got me about Skyrim. I know their plan is to weaken Talos by depriving him of worshipers, but where in the lore is it ever implied that the gods need worship? The Thalmor are pretty quick to jump the gun on their assumptions about reality. Which actually makes a lot of sense, given that they're Nazi analogues.

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What's complicated about a dead, dreaming God using the Heart of a Trickster-God responsible for the creation of reality to power up a fascimile of the principle of negation in order to overthrow three false gods, one of whom has realised the nature of reality through love, in order to break time and allow him to mantle said dead trickster god in order to defeat and break the Empire, who has a metaphysical bodyguard in the form of Talos, the God-Emperor of Mankind, who is the three-in-one Enantionmorph of Tiber Septim, Zurin Arcturus and Wulfharth.

You forgot the part where Talos himself is probably mantling said trickster god to begin with. At least, if there's anything to the Aldmeri Dominion's plot in Skyrim he is.

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You realise this means someone is going to have to explain CHIM.  And the Heart of Lorkhan.  And the 36 Lessons of Vivec.  And, well, Vivec.

Not to mention the clusterfuck that is Numidian (though at least I have a fairly convincing explanation for that).

I'm not gonna lie, I get a headache every time I think about Kirkbride's fluff.

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Oh man, you did not just start an Elder Scrolls lore discussion, did you?

I think I might have done exactly that.  :scared:

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DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVO3lrbyS9w

 :eek:

 :lol: WTF

That's Dagoth Ur, the primary antagonist of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. He's kinda an undead god-king thing... Except he isn't, because the metaphysics of the in-game setting are kinda screwy like that. Technically, he isn't undead so much as he's anti-alive. Even that's a sloppy explanation.
Anyway, he was the player character's bro in a past life and it's the player's job to "kill" him, whatever that even means.

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I saw the title and got approximately this hype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjR7JZbdONs

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Got my first job that isnt a failing fast food joint or a failing factory, or a failing metal foundry. Its at a REAL resturaunt too.

May the invisible hand of the free market bring you great success and prosperity.

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Using Wizardry to get your ex back would be like using a scratch built Thorium reactor to power a nightlight so you can read Cosmopolitan magazine.

Sounds like a wizard to me.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:42:01 am »
Oh well. At least they like my foul-mouthed inquisitor of an NPC. Anyway, I work this week on the day of the session, so I guess I'm off the hook for another 7 days. I'd better get my shit together.

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Before I get to the action adventure stuff, I would prefer to have comprehensive Life Extension first.  Repairing old tissue, reinforcing bones, regulating blood pressurepreventing/reversing dementia-- Stuff like that.  Once my extended survival is taken care of, then you can start adding the bells and whistles, like... bells and whistles.

I am now picturing LMNO, the one-machine cyberband.  :aaa:

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:46:33 am »
Well, it turns out I'm pretty bad at this method. I can't do the steps in order, because if I just concentrate on one thing at a time I get major writer's block. This is the third week in a row after "starting" the campaign that I haven't had anything to present to the players; I was able to hold off the inevitable with a pure-RP "prologue" session, but I know it's going nowhere at this rate. I think I'm gonna have to devise my own way of doing things.

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So, if you're choosing to make a movie about a secret society that's supposed to protect the world from itself... and you set your movie in the country that built a huge empire for white people on the backs of brown folks and is still struggling with the fallout from that imperial era, and some of the ongoing sources of global conflict are a direct result of being dicks to the brown people who lived in one of your colonies... and you cast Samuel L Jackson as your villain... maybe you might want to cast at least one black kid as someone training for that secret society? Maybe?

What movie is this?

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    I'm experiencing some mahor cognitive dissonance, and since I know that it's happening, I'm having fun seeing my brain jump around and act all twitchy.

    Basically, the sports team I've given my tribal allegience to has been accused of cheating, and there appears to be evidence to back it up.  Because I give weight to the concept of fairness, my morals are in conflict with my tribe.  It's really fascinating to see what's my mind's been doing.

    • Deny that it even happened. "There's no way they could have had the opportunity."
    • Even if it did happen, it's not cheating because it wasn't utilized. "The game was won on the ground, and Brady had one of his worst passing games all season."
    • We didn't win by cheating, the other team lost by poor play. "Their defense sucked, and their offensive line was non-existent."

    And in a very clever turnaround, pretending to appeal to fairness itself. "Did the officials check the other team's equipment too, or just ours?"

    The thing is, I know how this works, and in all likelyhood even if they are found guilty of cheating, the emotional tribal affiliation will beat out the intellectual morality, and I'll go on being a fan.  Brains are weird.

At the end of the day, it's just a bunch of dudes in plastic armor running on a field.

This is where I fall on this issue too.

I JUST FEEL LIKE WHEN WE'RE ALL HURTLING TOWARD OBLVION BOTH INDIVIDUALLY AND, FURTHER ALONG, AS A SPECIES, WHY DO WE BOTHER DOING ANYTHING AT ALL
When you put it that way, why wouldn't we give a shit about football? If anything we care about is a distraction, distraction becomes the single most important thing there is.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: hello
« on: January 20, 2015, 01:01:53 pm »
*squints*

*hand you glasses*

It's some form of humanoid I think sir.

Its behavior is most illogical, Captain. It seems to be happy to be here.

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What's cool is that even if a woman spag like that is one in a million, there are SEVEN THOUSAND of them out there.

newsfeed

It would need to be corrected to reflect the correct math, which would be fourteen thousand if we are expanding the search for EOC's lifemate to men.

I'm not sure how EOC feels about that, though.

I think it's more that the original figure should've been 3,500, but that doesn't roll off the tongue as well.

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