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by Warrl
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for July 7, 2021: Eric To The Rescue
Replies: 54
Views: 2024

Re: Comic for July 7, 2021: Eric To The Rescue

There's a difference in between a slave owner , and a slave trader . An owner would know just enough on how to control their own slaves, but a trade might be called on for a variety of duties related to slavery, from the usual trading and breeding of slaves, up to and maybe including going out to c...
by Warrl
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for July 7, 2021: Eric To The Rescue
Replies: 54
Views: 2024

Re: Comic for July 7, 2021: Eric To The Rescue

I have always considered Kat origin to be a bit inconsistent at best. Both in comic and on he Ref sheet it is said she was bought by Eric, and that the only reason he was allowd to buy him was because she is infertile. Yet at the very beginning Eric said he bought him from Roderick and then at the ...
by Warrl
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: TwoKinds [of] data
Replies: 65
Views: 12480

Re: TwoKinds [of] data

One factor in the decline is that new pages of the comic used to be rather more regular and frequent. Without new content we don't have much to talk about, and if nobody's talking about anything then people stop coming to the forum.
by Warrl
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for July 7, 2021: Eric To The Rescue
Replies: 54
Views: 2024

Re: Comic for July 7, 2021: Eric To The Rescue

If Zen and Kat do get together, will Zen find himself on the receiving end of the Protective Brother routine from Eric that he gave to Keith? Natani has been living with Kat for a while, so I doubt he'd have much issue with her, knowing her character as well as he does. But besides that, Zen's alwa...
by Warrl
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: TwoKinds [of] data
Replies: 65
Views: 12480

Re: TwoKinds [of] data

I think there's also a strong dropoff among our older folks because many of us are also smart enough to avoid posting a lot of personal details (if a site - other than government-related stuff and financial institutions I do business with - offers a worthwhile benefit to stating a birth date, I was ...
by Warrl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for June 19, 2021: Kathrin in trouble pt6
Replies: 59
Views: 2639

Re: Comic for June 19, 2021: Kathrin in trouble pt6

According to Nora, magic was "disrupted throughout the island" by the destruction of the tower. And she would know, as she's dependent on it to simply remain functional. This is an adequate (although not necessarily correct) explanation for why the slave collars stopped functioning.
by Warrl
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for June 19, 2021: Kathrin in trouble pt6
Replies: 59
Views: 2639

Re: Comic for June 19, 2021: Kathrin in trouble pt6

It's possible that the shackle would be active if anyone alive (and authorized?) had given Kat any orders for it to enforce... Clovis hasn't had opportunity to give her any orders. So it can't enforce his orders. In fact, since it was put on only Romulus has given her any orders, and he's apparently...
by Warrl
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for June 14, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt5
Replies: 57
Views: 2184

Re: Comic for June 14, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt5

That said, I was basing my preconceptions on old lore which may or may not have been retconned, but either way, the Magi Brothers' reputation has definitely been exaggerated to some extent. It's canon that, prior to the comic, all of their assigned targets died. There was some unpredictability in h...
by Warrl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for June 14, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt5
Replies: 57
Views: 2184

Re: Comic for June 14, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt5

Also wanted to remark on that line of Kat's. More significant that Romulus seems to realise, and he never did explicitly order her not to lie Actually he did ... well before putting the bracelet on her. (And therefore the rest of your point stands in spite of this minor error.) • The slave collar R...
by Warrl
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for June 14, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt5
Replies: 57
Views: 2184

Re: Comic for June 14, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt5

Well, Romulus, you found the one you were looking for... I'm guessing that the bracelet isn't THAT specific, and Zen will be able to order Kat to stay inside the mansion (and have it work). Of course, it doesn't hurt anything that Romulus gave her reason to WANT to stay inside the mansion, so it may...
by Warrl
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Ranting Board
Topic: Rant/Vent/sad thread
Replies: 21963
Views: 850075

Re: Rant/Vent/sad thread

It's becoming more and more apparent that software projects need historians. Starting when? Starting the first time anyone, in any of the meetings discussing requirements, says "that's a bad idea because..." or "we tried that on this other project and..." And note, this is NOT ju...
by Warrl
Sun May 30, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for May 29, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt4
Replies: 29
Views: 2155

Re: Comic for May 29, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt4

He's likely to order her to stay in that room... where the household-items-summoning table is. (He doesn't really know how she got the knife.)

What might she summon?
by Warrl
Thu May 27, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for May 22, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt3
Replies: 55
Views: 2703

Re: Comic for May 22, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt3

Small magic would logically use mana at a lower rate than big magic. Sure, you'd do a lot more of it, but quite possibly using less total energy, and definitely less in any one spell. Rate matters. If I correctly remember the calculations I did, the amount of energy that the atomic bomb released ove...
by Warrl
Tue May 25, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for May 22, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt3
Replies: 55
Views: 2703

Re: Comic for May 22, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt3

If healing magic were something anyone who could use magic could use, you would likely see a LOT of use for it. While throwing a fireball, or casting a teleportation spell is handy, being able to heal wounds, or cure ailments is going to be a MUCH more useful skill to have. I find a general lack of...
by Warrl
Sat May 22, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Comic Discussion
Topic: Comic for May 20, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt2
Replies: 26
Views: 1669

Re: Comic for May 20, 2021: Kathrin in Trouble pt2

Eclipse wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 4:10 am Not sure that Natani would want Keith in his head if given the choice.
I remember reading a story where telepathy was commonplace, and you knew you had met your true lifemate when you LOST the ability to read their mind...