Speculation on the future

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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby Bluelantern » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:58 am

MaggieoftheOwls wrote:If the Peal goes public in Cape, the PRT would panic, because they have no chance in hell of containing this shit if it turns out the Peal isn't so benevolent after all. Which they are, of course, but the P in PRT could stand for paranoid and no one would notice.


Now that you say so, there is really no way to keep it secret without convenient timing, destroying the endbringers would be the peal first action and that demands an explanation.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby MaggieoftheOwls » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:03 am

Well, sort of?
If the Peal reveals its existence to no one but Lorica (and whoever she decides to share the info with) and then destroys the Endbringers, everyone is going to want an explanation, but they have no reason to know who to apply to for it. If, say, Aegis were to dramatically stand in front of an attacking Behemoth and wish him out of existence, the PRT could certainly go, "Lorica. Why does this person look like you and how can she destroy Endbringers." but I have a hard time imagining a Bell sacrificing lives for the sake of drama, so she wouldn't do that. If the Endbringers just failed to show up, the PRT would probably panic differently because they wouldn't rule out that this is all some kind of Simurgh Trick, but they wouldn't randomly start grilling Lorica.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby Bluelantern » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:36 am

I meant that the PRT (heck, the people) needs to know that the Endbringers are gone and it is hard to make it believable with only "Some people did that" and a half-explanation wouldn't work and keeping it secret isnt all that likely or advantageous.

What I meant with timing, is that Lorica could be pealed while an Endbringer attack is happening so it dissapearing is at least witnessed by many people and that is technically better than nothing even if the peal decided to provide zero explanation. But without dozens of witness to the Endbringer sudden dissapearing it is hard to sell the idea that it actually happened without an every extensive explanation.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby MaggieoftheOwls » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:49 am

1) Dragon is monitoring the Endbringers. Not perfectly, but Ziz at least she should notice if she suddenly disappeared.
2) Endbringer attacks would stop happening. This is part of what I meant by the PRT panicking differently--if the Endbringers just suddenly stopped doing anything then they might assume they were saving up energy or trying to build hope so they could smash it later or something.
I think what would happen if the Endbringers suddenly vanished is that Dragon would report that Ziz had disappeared and she was no longer getting any readings whatsoever about Behemoth or Leviathan either. The PRT would freak out because they have no idea what is happening. They would assume that the Endbringers would still attack, but now from completely unpredictable directions. The Endbringers would not attack. The Endbringers would continue not attacking. The Peal would deal with all the other S-Class threats. The PRT would observe continuing lack of Endbringer attacks, removal of other S-Class threats, and postulate a correlation. PHO would explode. Cauldron would be very, very confused. Eventually people would get used to living without the threat of death looming constantly overhead.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby Nemo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:47 am

Cauldron tends not to stay very confused for very long very often. In this case, step one: start randomly grilling Lorica. Unless she wants to reveal that she can do stuff a Tinker 5 (or whatever she officially is) can't, Lorica can't easily get away from the lady in the suit. And of course once Cauldron knows, the Chief Director of the PRT might also know.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby Kappa » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:24 am

Actually, I'm not sure Lorica would be the person to start grilling. (All you have to do to avoid being questioned by Cauldron is be someone other than the single most efficient person for Cauldron to question, and the single most efficient person for Cauldron to question is probably somebody with nonzero knowledge of extradimensional happenings and less foreign magic at their disposal. The cast of Cape is going to be pretty large.)

But whether Cauldron starts grilling anybody at all depends on whether or not grilling somebody would facilitate their ultimate goal, and it might not. Their ultimate goal might be best facilitated by sending Lorica a politely worded note indicating that there is a problem left to solve. Or by approaching some other member of the Cape cast with this message - Tower (local Libby) springs to mind.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby MaggieoftheOwls » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:49 am

And this is all assuming that none of the nonlocal magic interferes with Cape precogs.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby DanielH » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:17 pm

*Retrieves thread from the chaos left behind in the Halls of Mandos*

25%: A version of Isabella (from watch your step) will join Two Hells

Edit: High variance on that probability given what’s currently happening in Two Hells, but even if that plotline dead-ends it won’t drop below 10% for a while.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby Alicorn » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:37 pm

We've been avoiding multibelling Hells, but she's a strong candidate if we budge on that.
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Re: Speculation on the future

Postby DanielH » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:55 pm

IIRC, Alex is stuck on Earth.
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