FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Hari Seldon » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:50 am

If there are multiple Hiver players in a SotS 1 game, they use different Gate networks on different "resonances" so in that case there can be more than 1 Gate per system if more than 1 player put a Gate there. Presumably building her own Gate network at a different resonance would be what the rogue Princess (isolating herself from the Queen's pheremones to try to become a Queen herself) Obsidian Crown would have done if she had conquered Earth. Though larger-scale rebellions like with Sword of Blood and Queen Drifting Snow vs. The Mad Queen are different, but I don't know what the Gate priests would do in that case, because The Mad Queen came before the Gate was invented. Except that Gates cannot be undeployed once deployed, so the existing Gate network cannot be split in half during a Rebellion it must choose one side or stay neutral. I think the Hiver Interregnum shows that the Gate Priests of the existing network stay neutral if there is no Queen at all. Not a complete answer but that's as far as I can go.
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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Jarix » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:20 am

I was wondering that the gatenetwork "resonance" might be in alignment with the queen herself, making the royal jewels even more important during any revolution.

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by levi_Will » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:54 pm

Erinys wrote:Yes, there are non-Hivers who are attracted to the Gates. There are many Tarka sects who worship a divine Goddess of creation, and a few humans who have this belief as well.

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Erinys » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:21 pm

Not at all. I gained weight while I was working and going to universities at the same time, but I am still not the size of the universe. :P

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Gwenio » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:18 am

She is not the Goddess being refered to, she is the one who created that Goddess. :thumbsup:

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by COL Tatticky » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:32 am

Quick questions:

When, according to the Hiver and/or Human Calenders, was the gate invented? Who invented it, and where was it first used?
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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by twentypence » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:06 am

I've just spotted something in the new version of the Deacon's Tale.

One of the five clans to declare metz'ekqua against the Humans had the insignia of a "flaming sun".

Chezokin is patriarch of the Burning Sun Clan.

Are these the same Clans?

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Erinys » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:52 pm

No, but they are related. Many Hiver clans have a solar or lunar element to their clan insignia. It is a sign that they are descended from the ancient Queen Iron Tempest, whose symbol was a red sun with three black bolts of lightning.

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Mr.Weasel » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:03 pm

Would the Hivers allow a ship from another race to use their gate network at all? Just wanted to ask because they are so....tied into the idea of the gate, I know they let non-Hivers visit them for ponderings on the universe and creation and the Goddess... but would another ship be allowed to travel through a gate? Think political and or diplomatic mission under very heavy supervision...

Or would the Hivers just give them a ride on a ship of their own construction?

And I wanted to ask, what is going through a gate like... the experience of it and what not I mean. I imagine for the Hivers it is a borderline holy experience.
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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by erdrik » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:00 pm

IIRC, travel through the Gate network requires a "key" held in the engines of Hiver ships.
Ships of other races are not capable of gate travel due to the lack of this "key".

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

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Post by Golden Yak » Wed May 02, 2012 11:54 pm

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Erinys » Thu May 03, 2012 12:57 am

Nice photo. Unfortunately, biologically speaking, it's the equivalent of a still shot from "Man versus Food".

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by Tarrak » Thu May 03, 2012 12:58 am

Awesome find!

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Re: FACTION: HIVER IMPERIUM

Post by vaccum_pony » Thu May 03, 2012 1:11 am

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