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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by runsforcelery   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:23 pm

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All I'll say is that the Inquisition has more than one facility in Zion and that the biggest and most important to them is not in the Temple or attached to the Temple Annex. It isn't even the one they hauled Gwyllym's men off to.

And, yes, whatever else may be true about the snippet, Nimue is definitely arguing for a boom. A great BIG boom delivered air express. Precisely what the nature of the boom may be remaineth classified.


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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by OrlandoNative   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:39 pm

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Randomiser wrote:
Is there any reason she can't mean a small-ish rock from orbit with enough force to take out the said Inquisition headquarters? What would it take to produce say a 100ft crater?

The biggest reason is simply the same one that has kept Merlin from merely marching through the Temple and slaughtering all the Vicars - namely, that what kind and capability of sensors might have been set up when the Temple was built.

It's quite possible that while a Federation-style aircar might be considered "ok"; it's also quite possible that something dropping out of orbit on a targeting trajectory would not. I doubt the Charisian side would want to wake anything sleeping up. Also, there's no telling just what kind of weapons emplacements might have been incorporated into the Temple's design. There might be energy weapons or hypervelocity missles automatically programmed to destroy natural or "man made" meteor strikes.

We don't have precise information as to the orbital array's orbit either. If it's geosynchronous and not over the horizon from the Temple, it might have space based interceptors that could take out a "smallish rock" just as it did Merlin's missiles when he investigated it in the beginning. And we *know* it's sensors are up and running.
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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by pushmar   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:41 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:All I'll say is that the Inquisition has more than one facility in Zion and that the biggest and most important to them is not in the Temple or attached to the Temple Annex. It isn't even the one they hauled Gwyllym's men off to.

And, yes, whatever else may be true about the snippet, Nimue is definitely arguing for a boom. A great BIG boom delivered air express. Precisely what the nature of the boom may be remaineth classified.


You know, David, I think you may have a slight touch of an inquisitor's torturer in you. You want us to beg? Of courseI'll have to buy the book!

Seriously, though, thoroughly enjoying the snippets!
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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by Captain Igloo   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:41 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:All I'll say is that the Inquisition has more than one facility in Zion and that the biggest and most important to them is not in the Temple or attached to the Temple Annex. It isn't even the one they hauled Gwyllym's men off to.

And, yes, whatever else may be true about the snippet, Nimue is definitely arguing for a boom. A great BIG boom delivered air express. Precisely what the nature of the boom may be remaineth classified.


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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by EdThomas   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:45 pm

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I'd expect the OBS system to react to things that might impact it. Owl should be able to send up and launch large solid objects down as kinetic weapons without triggering the OBS.
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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by Rod   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:16 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:All I'll say is that the Inquisition has more than one facility in Zion and that the biggest and most important to them is not in the Temple or attached to the Temple Annex. It isn't even the one they hauled Gwyllym's men off to.

And, yes, whatever else may be true about the snippet, Nimue is definitely arguing for a boom. A great BIG boom delivered air express. Precisely what the nature of the boom may be remaineth classified.


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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by Direwolf18   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:36 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:All I'll say is that the Inquisition has more than one facility in Zion and that the biggest and most important to them is not in the Temple or attached to the Temple Annex. It isn't even the one they hauled Gwyllym's men off to.

And, yes, whatever else may be true about the snippet, Nimue is definitely arguing for a boom. A great BIG boom delivered air express. Precisely what the nature of the boom may be remaineth classified.



I for one am all in favor of said great big booms.
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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by Undercover Fat Kid   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:51 pm

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....and Nimue used to be such a nice young lady.
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Duty is as a mountain
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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by bigrunt   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:11 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:All I'll say is that the Inquisition has more than one facility in Zion and that the biggest and most important to them is not in the Temple or attached to the Temple Annex. It isn't even the one they hauled Gwyllym's men off to.

And, yes, whatever else may be true about the snippet, Nimue is definitely arguing for a boom. A great BIG boom delivered air express. Precisely what the nature of the boom may be remaineth classified.



It is interesting seeing Nimue getting caught up in the emotion of fight. Merlin had resigned himself with the torture/death of Admiral Manthyr, and while he considered taking action he never argued for it.
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Re: Another out of sequence snippet
Post by Thrandir   » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:52 pm

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XofDallas wrote:Can't tell you how long I've waited to see something like this. I just hope it comes to fruition.

And thanks, RFC for another taste of things to come.



YAY I totally concur with this sentiment :D
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