So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

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So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Unwashed_Pleb » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:48 am

So i met the herald today.. as far as i can tell, he has a fancy ship with a large radio antennae, and basically comes to your doorstep and acts all evangelical christian at you.

Lets just say that the Home(world) security system of fusion missiles gave him good incentive to leave.. (in many bits)

So i ask you, what does he do? reduce morale? does he actually summon something if you let him spout off for the whole round?
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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Adamfostas » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:02 am

He [spoiler]reduces morale by 50[/spoiler].

I'm intrigued by several features of the encounter. The Herald's design is clearly very similar to that of the Zuul, leading me to believe this chap will be the leader of the Zuul who get on board with the Suul'ka in SOTS 2. Secondly, there's sentences like: [spoiler]"I hold the mystery of the seven stars in my right hand"[/spoiler], which is such abuse of English I can only believe the phrase's sheer abstrusity is itself a clue.

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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Drasius » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:19 am

In regards to the seven stars six races in SotS, addition of Suul'ka makes it seven?

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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Adamfostas » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:24 am

Seven stars bearing planets that developed intelligent life? That is an intriguing suggestion. It implies that the Suul'ka had a hand in allowing the conditions for intelligent life to develop, much like country lords breed pheasants in order to shoot them.

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Post by Allattar » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:59 am

Yes I got that random yesterday. Wasn't fast enough to catch up with it.

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Hurrying the production of my own propaganda ships to undo the damage. The general impression from the speel, a nice addition, was we are coming back, this is a threat, your all doomed.
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Post by Adamfostas » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:06 am

Allattar wrote:What was will be again, what is will be no more.

Fixed that for you.

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Post by The Magus » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:13 pm

All I want to know is if he was riding a surf board? Looking forward to this encounter...
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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Caldarian » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:31 pm

When I got this guy calling he spouted Yeats at me. :shock:

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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Mecron » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:35 am

adam what exactly is bad english about the mystery line?...Or have the skeptiks conquered the world while I was asleep and metaphor is now illegal? :lol:

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Post by Erinys » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:58 am

Stacked prepositional phrases cause serious morale loss in Britain.

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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Mecron » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:15 am

lol no wonder the new world frightened so many! :lol:

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Post by Allattar » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:14 am

I could kick myself its been so long since I read that book that I never recognised where
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I hold the mystery of the seven stars in my right hand

Comes from.

Doh

All clear now, i think.
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Post by Adamfostas » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:33 am

Erinys wrote:Stacked prepositional phrases cause serious morale loss in Britain.

--Arinn

Indeed. Before responding to this post I had to put down a rebellion in Manchester.

My scurrilous accusations of bad English (I am tempted to litter this post with spelling errors just so people can have the satisfaction of going, "Ha!" about them) are based on the slight distortion of sentence meaning given by the structure of this version of the phrase. In the 'original', the seven stars were the object held in what I can only assume was an enormous right hand, possibly made of asbestos. In this version it's the mystery that is the object held in the hand. It's a metaphor with a subject that falls outside the correct category for that metaphor - stars fall within that category, but mysteries do not. Perhaps if the sentence went, "I know the mystery of the seven stars held in my right hand" it would work.

It's an incredibly inconsequential thing which I've just wasted a paragraph of my life explaining, but it implied that the mystery itself was something that could be grasped in a literal as well as figurative sense. This would have implications for the development of The Grand Plot, and so I raised it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, the natives of Birmingham are getting restless.

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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Allattar » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:35 am

edit:

aw what the hell, Im one of those restless in brum...
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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Mecron » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:15 pm

get 'im!!! :lol:

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