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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by PeterZ   » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:00 pm

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PeterZ wrote:Yeah, but without a sufficient speed differential, the PT boat would be ineffective. As David stated in his posts, reciprocating steam engines can't sustain such speed without vibrating to pieces. Turbines don't have that problem.
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Well, the 1896s Royal Navy destroyers were able to do 30 knots. The best contemporary French torpedo boats were able to do about 31 knots, but the average was about 25-26 knots (French TB's weren't actually very fast, their main advantages were the size & numbers). But it must be pointed out, that those impressive results were under optimal conditions. In fact, by 1904 Royal Navy dropped the speed of destroyers to 25-26 knots, because it was the one deemed sustainable.

Indeed so. Then again, the RDN operates in Mediterranean conditions. They are far more likely to see optimal conditions than the ICN in the open oceans of their AO. The goal of high speed platforms would be more attractive for coastal defense navies operating in the Gulf of Dohlar.

As I recall the RDN's galleys were also optimized for speed under oars. I doubt the fundamental mindset would change when presented with tech that would allow for greater performance.
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by SilverbladeTE   » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:21 pm

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question:

do high pressure boilers, like iirc, 550 PSI and more is that right?, require technology that's IMPOSSIBLE without electricity?

from what I recall Germans had 750 PSI boilers by 1930s but they had major problems with reliability etc

wondering if the Inner Circle could develop such things?

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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by SilverbladeTE   » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:45 pm

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Charis should really be building long range destroyers as "screens" for their cruisers and escorts for convoys, IMHO
like the British Empire, they absolutely have to make long ranged ships due to the size of their Empire

but, sticking only to cruisers will sooner or later, leave them open to exploitation in battle by attacks from large numbers of torpedo boats or such like.
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Enemies should consider making fast *mine layer* destroyers or cruisers
and if they get airships, aerial mine laying
that would make things more than a wee bit troublesome for Charis! :mrgreen:
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by AClone   » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:37 am

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One thing that I found odd about the Siddarmark situations, is that A. A Charisian agent gave a woman advanced, tailored medical intervention simply so that she could get pregnant, and B. Merlin not only substituted ballistic-resistant attire to various important Charisian figures, he also secretly gave them gave them nanites to keep them healthy--against their knowledge...

...and yet no one thought it was a "good idea" to provide similar protection to multiple Lord Protectors of Siddarmark.

And all it really would have taken was the first one.

As a result, millions are suffering. Plus, Safehold's advance is inevitably going to take longer than it would have. Boggles the mind.
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by SilverbladeTE   » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:51 am

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AClone wrote:One thing that I found odd about the Siddarmark situations, is that A. A Charisian agent gave a woman advanced, tailored medical intervention simply so that she could get pregnant, and B. Merlin not only substituted ballistic-resistant attire to various important Charisian figures, he also secretly gave them gave them nanites to keep them healthy--against their knowledge...

...and yet no one thought it was a "good idea" to provide similar protection to multiple Lord Protectors of Siddarmark.

And all it really would have taken was the first one.

As a result, millions are suffering. Plus, Safehold's advance is inevitably going to take longer than it would have. Boggles the mind.


Very good point! :)
Stohnar was a *friend* as well as an ally they could count on.
So they should have considered that.

thing is I'm against Dilandu's "realpolitik" outlook in fiction and of course in real life, as it ALWAYS degenerates into situations where war and chaos happen.
Strong friendly personal relationships help enormously.
Amity and mutual cooperation are not "weak", all evidence proves "sociopathy" is a bad strategy.
Distrust breeds more distrust.

War and chaos cause much more harm than is realised, if you look at how so many damaged men came back from the insane stupid slaughter of WW1....then the moronic screw ups and atrocities of WW2 etc...
domestic violence, suicide, crime, drug addiction, depression that robs potential...and losing huge numbers of people who'd be great workers, leaders, researchers and just plain decent citizens.

Wars and other major problems set up spirals of ever worsening crap that drags the entire world DOWN.
You can't afford to lose decent folk and decent leaders make colossal differences.
Khrushchev and JFK had their problems and sins, but they had their fill of carnage etc and so worked to avoid a nuclear war...and then...scumbags made sure they lost power...
Now, consider today.
Can you imagine many of the current world leaders actually working with brains and amity to avoid catastrophe, hm?

Garbage like the Vietnam and Iraq wars have shattered stability, trade, societies, made work against OTHER problems near impossible etc.
In Safehold, all the severe hate from such evil as the Inquisition and colossal carnage will cause enormous problems as we see in Siddarmark.

another issue as I've raised before though is:
BOY, aren't all those deaths SOOOOOOOOOOOO coincidental, eh?
Sure, 20 odd years go by and many will die, but...some of 'em are definitely suspicious, like Seamount's.
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by fallsfromtrees   » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 pm

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AClone wrote:One thing that I found odd about the Siddarmark situations, is that A. A Charisian agent gave a woman advanced, tailored medical intervention simply so that she could get pregnant, and B. Merlin not only substituted ballistic-resistant attire to various important Charisian figures, he also secretly gave them gave them nanites to keep them healthy--against their knowledge...

...and yet no one thought it was a "good idea" to provide similar protection to multiple Lord Protectors of Siddarmark.

And all it really would have taken was the first one.

As a result, millions are suffering. Plus, Safehold's advance is inevitably going to take longer than it would have. Boggles the mind.

I actually discussed this point with David over dinner at the NASFIC last July. His take at the time was that they had a perfectly good backup for Stonar, and they didn't want to create suspicion about too many long lived people running around, especially since he was not a member of the IC. As far as "ballistic undies" are concerned, definitely not going to happen outside of the IC - if they ever got used, it would raise too many questions - the one time they did actually function, it almost blew the gaff in Corisande. With members of the IC, you will have the cooperation of the individual in creating a "creative explanation" as to the survival of the individual.

The major problem as I see it is that the IC forgot that they were still fighting the Jihad - the actual fighting against the CoGAmay have stopped, but when they decided on the Nahrman plan, then anyone who gets in the way has to be removed. Someone wants to sabotage the Sidermark RR with substandard material - he has a convenient heart attack. The emperor of South Harchong was to block industrialzation - here's a cerebral haemorrhage in the middle of the night. Individual wants to block the saving of the Central Bank equivalent in Siddermark - have a nice funeral. The number of individuals that would have to be removed is minuscule in comparison to the number who dies during the Jihad itself.

As far as Desnair is concerned, the emperor was backing industrialization (albeit in a half-assed fashion), so he survives, because he is doing what needs to be done.

If you are worried about the industrialists in Morrah? running their robber baron tactics, if you really want to shut them down, have a new seijn appear, informing them that Mother Church as adopting the following guidelines for manufactories, and that if a single child is injured or killed, or a worker is killed due to ignoring those guideline, I will personally send you to Langhorne to explain why you felt the need to ignore them. After the first couple of robber barons get to make their explanations, I suspect the rest would clean things up.
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by PeterZ   » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:36 pm

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I can't get over the thought that SOMETHING weird happened.

My thought is that the SSK may just have something to do with this. Assuming Schueler did lasso the SSK into his overarching plan after Khody's death, he might have given them some sorts of over ride for Terran Federation computer systems. If so, then Sandaria Ghatfryd had more than enough time to suborn OWL when she was first confined to Nimue's Cave upon learning of Nimue Alban's mission. That means Sandaria could have compromised OWL's reports regarding anything that involves her activities to further Schueler's plan as Sandaria saw it.

I say Sandaria just because I doubt Nynian is a good enough actress to pull off marrying Merlin and conspiring behind his back. If she did do that, then achieving Schueler's goals are not mutually exclusive of achieving Merlin's and the Inner Circle's goals.

With OWL's help the SSK can easily implement Schueler's Plan or more likely hide their involvement in executing that plan for their patron.
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by phillies   » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:58 pm

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Sandaria didn't seem to have the needed acceptance of technology. Also, suborning OWL requires suborning Nahrman in the AI environment, which seems unlikely.

PeterZ wrote:I can't get over the thought that SOMETHING weird happened.

My thought is that the SSK may just have something to do with this. Assuming Schueler did lasso the SSK into his overarching plan after Khody's death, he might have given them some sorts of over ride for Terran Federation computer systems. If so, then Sandaria Ghatfryd had more than enough time to suborn OWL when she was first confined to Nimue's Cave upon learning of Nimue Alban's mission. That means Sandaria could have compromised OWL's reports regarding anything that involves her activities to further Schueler's plan as Sandaria saw it.

I say Sandaria just because I doubt Nynian is a good enough actress to pull off marrying Merlin and conspiring behind his back. If she did do that, then achieving Schueler's goals are not mutually exclusive of achieving Merlin's and the Inner Circle's goals.

With OWL's help the SSK can easily implement Schueler's Plan or more likely hide their involvement in executing that plan for their patron.
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by PeterZ   » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:31 pm

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phillies wrote:Sandaria didn't seem to have the needed acceptance of technology. Also, suborning OWL requires suborning Nahrman in the AI environment, which seems unlikely.

PeterZ wrote:I can't get over the thought that SOMETHING weird happened.

My thought is that the SSK may just have something to do with this. Assuming Schueler did lasso the SSK into his overarching plan after Khody's death, he might have given them some sorts of over ride for Terran Federation computer systems. If so, then Sandaria Ghatfryd had more than enough time to suborn OWL when she was first confined to Nimue's Cave upon learning of Nimue Alban's mission. That means Sandaria could have compromised OWL's reports regarding anything that involves her activities to further Schueler's plan as Sandaria saw it.

I say Sandaria just because I doubt Nynian is a good enough actress to pull off marrying Merlin and conspiring behind his back. If she did do that, then achieving Schueler's goals are not mutually exclusive of achieving Merlin's and the Inner Circle's goals.

With OWL's help the SSK can easily implement Schueler's Plan or more likely hide their involvement in executing that plan for their patron.

We don't know why Sandaria had problems with the reveal. We only know that she couldn't immediately reconcile what she was told with her beliefs prior to learning the true history. If her understanding involved what was contained in the Testament of Schueler, Merlin's revelations would be shocking.

As for Nahrman, once the over ride was activated, Nahrman's memories might have been altered by OWL. They are quite deeply connected after all.
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Re: Siddarmark Situation
Post by Dilandu   » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:56 pm

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phillies wrote:Sandaria didn't seem to have the needed acceptance of technology. Also, suborning OWL requires suborning Nahrman in the AI environment, which seems unlikely.


This depend on what level is the supposed sub-routines operates. If the original data is compromised on SNARC's - i.e. they are ordered to edit the footage - then Nahrman would not notice anything until he would run into some heavy contradiction.
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