Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 29

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MistakeNPotatoes
11th Jan 2017, 11:30 AM

Hey guys, model update - the model itself is finished, but now we're working on the pose. I don't want to show you guys the model quite yet because I want to be able to get a quote from 3D printing places in order to find out how much they will cost me, then I can let you guys know the price and see what people think :)

Either way I'm excited, the model is looking pretty great!

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MadJak91
11th Jan 2017, 12:45 PM

Damn son, how does that even work? :O
I mean the Gods are probably all so obscenely powerful that they cannot even harm each other properly... Do they bomb worlds of one another or something?
Sure. One God wants to be above the rest and preferably own all the races but how do you even proceed...

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Sturzkampf
11th Jan 2017, 2:18 PM

You set up a neutral territory (like the prime material plane) to act as game board, and you agree not to intefere there directly (or at least, not much). Then you put your pieces on the board and get them to play against your opponents pieces. Just hope the loser doesn't get angry and knock the board over...

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MadJak91
11th Jan 2017, 5:07 PM

Ya. That is probably the best solution.
I guess when you lose, you lose your generals, agents and other guys and then lose following and worship and move to obscurity as a lesser God.
No idea but that sounds logical to me :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
11th Jan 2017, 3:33 PM

Sturz worded it perfectly :D

When you're all so powerful that you can't effectively harm each other without massive repercussion, you start to let smaller people do the fighting and territory grabbing for you, right?

It's like the Cold War! The Old War? Hmmm :)

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thing 1
11th Jan 2017, 4:30 PM

"In space, all warriors are cold warriors."

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Sturzkampf
11th Jan 2017, 5:05 PM

You've never been posted to Ravnavar...

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MistakeNPotatoes
11th Jan 2017, 5:55 PM

I had to look that up, had no idea where it was from, haha :D

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Sturzkampf
12th Jan 2017, 2:44 AM

The books are well worth reading old boy.

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Jan 2017, 11:12 AM

Aaah but reading takes a long time! Time I could use to make comics! I do listen to audiobooks while I work sometimes though :)

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That Guy Over There
12th Jan 2017, 4:18 AM

Of course. In Lovecraft's universe, there were a number of different factions, and not all of them got along. For example: The Elder Things fought with the Star Spawn of Cthulhu, the Great Race of Yith, and the Mi-Go. The Great Race of Yith hated the Flying Polyps and after defeating them, forced them underground for untold ages before the Polyps broke free and brought their civilization down. The Mi-Go were buddies with Nyarlathotep, but are hated and hunted by Hastur and his followers. Cthulhu and his bros were basically a faction all on their own, and apparently didn't really side with anyone. According to Lovecraft, the world was peppered with all manner of otherworldly entities, so there's no telling who or what may be out to get Jaunt and company. It would be truly ironic if, in the end, Jaunt and his side ended up as the lesser of two evils.

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Jan 2017, 1:20 PM

You've illustrated perfectly exactly how turbulent the situation on Earth is, in terms of things unknown to humans :D

It would indeed be most ironic if it turned out that way - there's any number of directions for the conflict to go, now. It looks like Jaunt is fighting a multi-front battle here, but the humans aren't even participating. They're surrounded at all sides!

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azureXtwilight
12th Jan 2017, 9:49 AM

Whoah, if this turns into a full-scale war, I wonder where the humans stand? XD

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Jan 2017, 1:17 PM

Underfoot? :')

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Bob Mozark
12th Jan 2017, 10:32 AM

I have always thought that the Mythos universe is like the story of six blind man describing an elephant. Nobody has all the details. Even Lovecraft told different aspects of the universe in different stories. The lack of consistency is simply a reflection of the inability of human minds to comprehend fully what they are seeing.

Jaunt has a better comprehension that most, because of his direct involvement. But not even he has a full understanding, though he does recognize this vulnerability.

Nonetheless, he must press forward, just like a general who must commit his troops to battle, even as he decries his lack of actionable intelligence, knowing that no battle plan ever survives its first contact with the enemy.

I do like that Jaunt is willing to educate Hugh, rather than simply tell him that he is to simply do his job and not worry about things above his pay grade.

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Mgnostic
12th Jan 2017, 12:49 PM

My understanding, limited though it is, was that HPL didn't put that much effort into codifying the Mythos from story to story. He invited other to make their own contributions. I think that it was August Derleth who started putting it together into the Mythos. The point of this ramble is to agree with Bob Mozark that there is backdrop that provides lots of room for telling the story

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Jan 2017, 1:28 PM

Yes, and yes - I'm very happy that HPL was okay with collaboration and other people working on his creations. I feel less guilty knowing this, and even less so knowing that outside of the loose framework HPL made there's no real "true canon" to a lot of the events other people have written about.

That's not to say I don't personally subscribe to them or appreciate them, just that if I decide to get a little fast and loose myself it's just my contribution to the mythos :)

I'm glad that Jaunt's recognition of his own lack of knowledge comes through - I really want it to show that he's staying the course because he knows the nature of the Elder God that awakened him. When you know everything that has and will ever happen, it will be a mystery to observers how you can obtain that knowledge. Why do anything if you know everything? I think that's the wrong way to think about it - they know everything because of what they have done, so if they don't take certain actions to learn things, they will never have found out the things that they already know.

Confusing and fun stuff to work with :D

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Bob Mozark
13th Jan 2017, 11:02 AM

So Jaunt was "activated" by an Elder God apparently in service to Yog-Sothoth. And then there is another Elder God who is working at cross-purposes to Jaunt's master.

That is worse than the CIA and the DEA both operating in Vietnam and, later, Central America with conflicting missions.

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MistakeNPotatoes
13th Jan 2017, 11:11 AM

Haha, that's a good way to put it :D

On top of that fact add that Yog itself is very cryptic - there's no possible way for simpler minds to comprehend its motivations and goals.

Jaunt only has the vaguest idea, his purpose driven by the fact that he hasn't been PUNISHED yet, so he must be doing what's needed...

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Taily
20th Jan 2017, 8:25 PM

Yog Put You Here For A Reason, a spiritual self-help book by Jaunt McJaunt

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MistakeNPotatoes
23rd Jan 2017, 11:33 AM

Hah XD It's not that different, really...

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