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Polgas
Sep 2, 2018


If the problem is an imbalance of will power what if its two people with similar level of wills? Take 2 smith balls and let them work together.

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







Look just develop our Ball Trance powers to the point that we turn Kavodel into a hivemind or at least a gestalt that's blurry at the edges and we can all truly and effectively focus our will on whatever needs willing

Bing bong so simple

malbogio
Jan 19, 2015



Enkidel is having Intent and Will stamped into him by the collective being of Kavodel just like blooded bronze. They think he should be The Best Magistrate Ever and so they transform him into it. Tudiya did us a massive favor in that regard by dropping Enkidu's mantle on our shoulders to give us a kickstart at a young age.

Tudiya is stronger than us simply because he is more idolized from ruling a larger city for longer (and more recently rescuing a few cities singlehandedly). He doesn't lie casually, so it is notable that he lies about killing thousands of demons. I think Tudiya lies because kayfabe actually makes people stronger in Ur. He was also stronger than us back at 50 when he fought the dragon because he already had more people idolizing him than we do today. Danal's development was actually slowed when he was in our shadow because we were sucking up idolization that should have been going to the prince, he's doing much better now that he's out from under us.

Similarly by putting our Mighty Men into positions of recognized authority we reinforce the cycle. Women can't get Mighty typically because their entire society thinks they shouldn't, so instead the buffs they generate are kept on men in a self-reinforcing cycle. The blue stuff is still an element or this would be happening in the donut too. Old blooded probably climb up the mountain so that they stop soaking up all the idolization so that their descendents stop wilting under their shade.

malbogio
Jan 19, 2015



Basically if blooded people are made blooded in a similar way to blooded bronze (it's right there in the name) then maybe the bloodedness of each person isn't based on what they think they should be but what an entire collective unconscious thinks they should be. We can't just convince one person they're Mighty to have them be Mighty, we have to convince other people that the first person is Mighty too.

Skellybones
May 31, 2011






Fun Shoe

Diogines posted:

Adina helped you make it look nicer. After you finished making it.

You've tried with Adina. It felt... wrong.

Having images engraved after the forging seems like a scrub technique, surely the pro smiths use a tiny hammer for months on semi-molten bronze to get the images they want.

Zeroisanumber
Oct 23, 2010



Nap Ghost

Baitel Gang: He's mind controlling those people!

Trio: No, he just wants them to be happy!

Baitel Gang: But he's mind controlling those people!

Trio: No, he just wants them to be happy!

Baitel Gang: But he's mind controlling those people!

Trio: No, he just wants them to be happy!

Baitel Gang: But he's mind controlling those people!

...

Polgas
Sep 2, 2018


If being a blow hard strengthened blooded men the donut would be the most blooded place. It also gives incentive to declare themselves living gods.

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Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Zeroisanumber posted:

You'd think that we'd have figured that out around the time that we met an arrow with an AI in it, but we're an unimaginative bunch.

Nearly FIVE YEARS after letting us in on Blooded Bronze being a thing, FIVE YEARS of , Diog gets to dust off that one particular notebook. And like others have said, this wasn't a new perspective. We've just developed enough experience with making the stuff that when the thoughts popped up again, something clicked for us. That I went really deep on my hypothesis of the notion just gives us more springboards for further topical analysis.

Honestly, it's pretty much a Happy Accident. I just hope Diog has a good stock of Scotch because holy poo poo all the questions and experimental commands and theory crafting this will surely trigger is just .

Right then. So our homework is to make a list of EVERYTHING we have in our possession that has even the slightest possibility of being more than mundane, and stubbornly demanding they give up their secrets. Followed by having a Futon installed in our forge so we can dream stubborn thoughts at our current project during our 1 hour daily nap.

Also: Hey boy, I've got a message for Adina. Tell him to yell at his crafts until they submit to his demands. It'll totes work.

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