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What's under the Temple? A new possibility.

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Re: What's under the Temple? A new possibility.
Post by mhicks   » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:31 pm

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Randomiser wrote:
My laptop doesn't have an external aerial either, but that doesn't mean you could put a wi-fi setup inside me! On top of that, we have all sorts ways of establishing Broadband connections in RL. The TF would be the same. The fact that the PICAs have technology which produces certain of the same results as a NEAT doesn't remotely imply they must be using the same kind of technology.

As you point out, the textev is that a NEAT would be detectable by even a cursory examination by a Pasqualate healer. Why hasn't yet been made clear, but RFC says it's so.


So what happened to each of the million Adams' and Eves' bodies? Just one surviving body exhumed would reveal the tech integrated with the brain and host body. I can't recal if saint kody's body was in the mountain with Helms Cleaver and the journal. If it was... :twisted: the truth will be coming out
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Re: What's under the Temple? A new possibility.
Post by Bluesqueak   » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:43 pm

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mhicks wrote:
So what happened to each of the million Adams' and Eves' bodies? Just one surviving body exhumed would reveal the tech integrated with the brain and host body. I can't recal if saint kody's body was in the mountain with Helms Cleaver and the journal. If it was... :twisted: the truth will be coming out


It wouldn't reveal 'tech' because Pascalates wouldn't understand it as 'tech'. The Vicars, Temple Guard etc are surrounded by tech - but have been taught to understand it as miraculous/mystic works by the Archangels. We see that with Cody's diary, when he talks about the holy sickbay. It's not tech, it's mystic.

Similarly, any difference between the bodies of the Adams and Eves and the bodies of people born on Safehold was clearly due to the 'fact' that the Adams and Eves were God's direct creation. Everything high-tech (never getting sick, longer lives) was explained by that.

Several centuries on, any Pascalate knows perfectly well that the Adams and Eves are long dead - and the Archangels have departed in glory. Weird stuff like NEATs in someone who clearly isn't an Adam or an Eve is going to be explained in one of two ways: the work of Shan-Wei, or God's direct work.

Ironically, the only people who could possibly have NEATs (without it being demonic) are the people who don't need them - the seijins.
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Re: What's under the Temple? A new possibility.
Post by n7axw   » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:35 am

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Bluesqueak wrote:
mhicks wrote:
So what happened to each of the million Adams' and Eves' bodies? Just one surviving body exhumed would reveal the tech integrated with the brain and host body. I can't recal if saint kody's body was in the mountain with Helms Cleaver and the journal. If it was... :twisted: the truth will be coming out


It wouldn't reveal 'tech' because Pascalates wouldn't understand it as 'tech'. The Vicars, Temple Guard etc are surrounded by tech - but have been taught to understand it as miraculous/mystic works by the Archangels. We see that with Cody's diary, when he talks about the holy sickbay. It's not tech, it's mystic.

Similarly, any difference between the bodies of the Adams and Eves and the bodies of people born on Safehold was clearly due to the 'fact' that the Adams and Eves were God's direct creation. Everything high-tech (never getting sick, longer lives) was explained by that.

Several centuries on, any Pascalate knows perfectly well that the Adams and Eves are long dead - and the Archangels have departed in glory. Weird stuff like NEATs in someone who clearly isn't an Adam or an Eve is going to be explained in one of two ways: the work of Shan-Wei, or God's direct work.

Ironically, the only people who could possibly have NEATs (without it being demonic) are the people who don't need them - the seijins.


This is true. But it could be that Merlin and Nimue would learn something. Not everything was included in Owl's data base. But I would wonder if enough would be left of the remains to provide useful info.

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Re: What's under the Temple? A new possibility.
Post by Randomiser   » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:43 am

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Given that there are several (many?) 'legitimate' saints with funded Orders who tend their shrines, I expect that the Archangels did something to deal with the problem. Even Khody's shrine and order was 'legitimate' at first so I think that would apply to him too. It may just be as simple as the NEAT tech being biodegradeable once the body containing it is dead. Alternatively, the embalming fluid used to protect the body may have contained nanites to dissolve the NEAT Tech. One can easily see the Archangels insisting that the bodies of saints be honoured by the use of 'the best, special' or even some particularly 'holy' embalming fluid.
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