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***Major Spoiler*** The ending scene of Through Fiery Trials

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Re: ***Major Spoiler*** The ending scene of Through Fiery Tr
Post by ssl4000g   » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:12 pm

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Hardcover, pg. 481: During a discussion of the current Siddarmarkian situation;"...Have you had the opportunity to review Owl and Nahrmahn's latest projections Merlin?"

'I'm afraid not," Merlin admitted. "I've been focused on the Republic not North Harchong, I'm afraid."

"I figured." Cayleb's image shrugged. "We can cover a lot more ground now that we have so many people to delegate stuff too, but it does mean none of us can stay on top of everything as we used to."

'Forgive me, Your Majesty," owl said, "but I'm very much afraid that you couldn't 'stay on top of everything' the way you once did under any circumstances. In many ways, the Nahrmahn Plan is much more complex than managing the Jihad was."

Pg. 608, Rock point and Sarmouth discussing North Wind Blowing's brainstorm;

"Like I say, a logical model." Sarmouth shrugged. "personally, I don't think they have a chance in hell of pulling it off, but look at it this way-it plays perfectly into the Nahrman Plan. Just think of how the shipbuilding programs in Germany 'grew' Krupp! Of course, old Alfred couldn't hold a candle to our Ehdwyrd, but that wasn't his fault."

Pg. 618 Cayleb and Delthak discussing the sate of the Siddarmark economy;

"You're right," Delthak acknowledged finally. "That doesn't mean what we're worrying about isn't valid, but it does kind of put things into perspective, doesn't it?"

"Maybe. And maybe I'm just feeling a bit...frazzled at the moment. But the truth is, we're headed into the final stage of the first phase of the Nahrmahn Plan, one way or the other. and I think we'll just have to let the Republic take care of itself. It only has to hold together for another two years and then we're either golder or it doesn't matter for at least another seventy years."

Pg. 673, after Daivyn and Frahcheska's marriage, Cayleb and Sharleyan talking in their chamber suite;

"Ina heartbeat," she told him softly. "In a single heartbeat." The hand stroking his hair touched his cheek, instead. " I won't say you've never pissed me off, because we both know better. But I wouldn't have missed you, or a single second of our lives together, for any imaginable price. And if, at the end of it all, the 'Archangels' come back and the 'Nahrmahn Plan' fails, not even that could make me change my mind. You gave me the chance to do something about all the lies, all the deceit. You and I, Cayleb- we changed the world, and it was worth every single thing it cost. But, even..."

Pg. 700, after the Siddarmark election, a discussion of it's implications, Delthak, Nahrmahn, Cayleb and Sharleyan;

"You're right," Nahrmahn agreed. "And, speaking of archangels that haven't turned up yet, Owl and I would like to show you what we've been working on with Paityr and Nynian to kick off the final phase of the Nahrmahn Plan." His avatar's smile was remarkably broad...and evil. "Somehow, I think the real Schueler's going to be spinning in his grave."

Pg. 715, discussion of the non-return on God's Day;

"So, I suppose it's time to initiate the second stage of the Nahrmahn Plan?" he said out loud. (Nahrmahn)

"You suppose correctly," Cayleb said, and he and Sharleyan both looked at Nahrmahn. "You and Owl are cleared for Operation Androcles."

Immediately following this last quote, we find it is March 916 and we are at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Schueler, City of Brohcamp, Episcopate of Schueler, The Temple Lands.

That is all the direct textev I found where the Nahrmahn Plan is mentioned. I know it's taken a while to get them all in to the forum as i thought it would be a good place to have the direct textev handy, since this was a big part of this post.

Hopefully, it'll help us figure out what RFC is up to.

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Re: ***Major Spoiler*** The ending scene of Through Fiery Tr
Post by isaac_newton   » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:24 am

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ssl4000g wrote:Hardcover, pg. 481: During a discussion of the current Siddarmarkian situation;"...Have you had the opportunity to review Owl and Nahrmahn's latest projections Merlin?"

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Hopefully, it'll help us figure out what RFC is up to.

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thanks for that - helpful thought! :-)
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Re: ***Major Spoiler*** The ending scene of Through Fiery Tr
Post by ssl4000g   » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:54 pm

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isaac_newton wrote:
ssl4000g wrote:Hardcover, pg. 481: During a discussion of the current Siddarmarkian situation;"...Have you had the opportunity to review Owl and Nahrmahn's latest projections Merlin?"

...

Hopefully, it'll help us figure out what RFC is up to.

W


thanks for that - helpful thought! :-)


After grabbing all those quotes really makes it apparent that the Nahrmahn Plan is way more complex than the Jihad. :P Chomping at the bit for the next book.

No SSK in TFT as, someone pointed out, which leads to the question would Nynian do something without the IC knowing? Chapter 1 will be interesting. Now we can speculate more. :geek:

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Re: ***Major Spoiler*** The ending scene of Through Fiery Tr
Post by Castenea   » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:19 pm

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Theemile wrote:This is the reason the British went back to coal fired Dreadnoughts after experimenting with Oil designs, even though they knew the advantages of oil. In the end, It's all about strategic resources.
Shades of Rail advocates claiming that the US is old fashioned because our main line power is almost entirely Diesel, where as European and Japanese trains primarily use electric traction. There are reasons why North American Locomotive power might be behind the times, but that they lug around large diesel gensets is not one of them.

I believe that the difference is due to decisions made in the period shortly after WWII. Basically there were distinct advantages to getting rid of steam, but all of the countries involved were oil importers (the US was an oil exporter at the time).

Coal was readily available in western Europe, and burning it in a new stationary high pressure steam plant was more efficient than burning it on each locomotive as long as transmission distance were not too long, and you could get rid of all the infrastructure for collecting, treating and storing water along with ash pits to safely clean the fireboxes and in many cases the infrastructure for storing coal and fueling the locomotives.

Here the longer transmission distances and relatively cheaper, securely sourced diesel tilted the decision in favor of simply replacing the engines and building a new fueling infrastructure that used liquid fuels won out in most of North America.
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