Genetic Templating in Averum?

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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I honestly didn't think the forums would produce a theory so laughably absurd that it trumps Vahnatai Creationism, but it has. Empire Creationism... you've got to be kidding. VC was not very plausible, and very stupid. EC is several orders of magnitude less plausible, and just as stupid. Forget questions about whether or not Garzahd or whoever could really do all that, complete with changing Motrax's memory (in Exile 2, thanks, not Avernum)... there is one question that destroys everything: WHY? Why in the world would anyone ever do that? There's no conceivable reason.

Jeff doesn't always come up with wonderful answers to "why?" but he does always come up with somewhat plausible answers. That's a lot more than I can say for suggestions like this.

The Nine-Headed Cave Cow is irate.

That said, Kel, I'm surprised and disturbed to hear that you are assuming the Vahnatai were behind the creation of the sliths and nephils. Why in the world does that seem like a likely origin to you?

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Off With Their Heads
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Eh, I take it back about the nephilim. They don't play into the slith homeland story at all, so it doesn't really matter. They evolved, as far as I'm concerned.

As for the sliths, though, there's a very good reason that I want them to have been created by the vahnatai, and the reason is sort of hinted at in Exodus. It will become much more apparent in the third, concluding scenario (if I ever make it).

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Guardian
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Fools. The Giant Intelligent Friendly Talking Spiders made all.

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Law Bringer
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I think we need a Spiderweb Inquisition to stamp out the growing number of heresies before they infect the newbies. I volunteer to tighten the rack.
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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I can provide some iron heifers.

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Warrior
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I've the brandied irons ready.
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Guardian
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All cults revolving around "How did (Insert game here) get to be like that?" should be crushed. Quickly, now, before they prove themselves right using questionable logic and "Can you prove they didn't?" responses.

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May the fires of Undeath burn in your soul, and consume it.
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Agent
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As a Guardian, I'm reading to punish and crush down the heretics. Orders?

EDIT: Wait, who is my commander?

[ Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:55: Message edited by: Guardian Magma ]

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Shaper
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I volunteer for the role of Grand Inquisitor. However, I will require one or more Vice Inquisitors to tell me what the hell is going on and who exactly we are fighting against.

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Law Bringer
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Oh, stop it. These aren't cults, these are cold, hard science. If you want cults you should head down to RWG.

—Alorael, who does not acknowledge the false religions. He spits upon cows, sneers at Dikiyobianism (sorry, Diki!), and coughs nervously at Great Cthulhu. If you weren't mentioned, he holds you in even lower regard.
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Guardian
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-X- volunteers for the position of Chronicler. And, Alorael? You get a "Jada" point for your failure to recognize these cults as the enemy.

-X- has nothing against cults in general, but these must be destroyed!

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Agent
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I vote that we have a crusade against bland, overpriced Pringles. Everything else is secondary to this mission.

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Guardian
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By Alorael:
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Alorael, who does not acknowledge the false religions. He spits upon cows, sneers at Dikiyobianism (sorry, Diki!), and coughs nervously at Great Cthulhu. If you weren't mentioned, he holds you in even lower regard.
You dare mock the mighty Banjo? Prepare to be smote, infidel!

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Agent
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I have converted to Banjoism

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Law Bringer
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The cults are acceptable as long as they are properly registered with the Inquisition. It's the propagation of the new origin theories that must be stopped. Anything that fails to follow the Canon must be stamped out.
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Agent
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I changed my mind and I will join the Inquisition.
Banjo has failed me.

Down with those that we don't agree with!

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Law Bringer
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Resistance is futile, prepare to be assimilated. Ready the comfy chair and the soft cushions.
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Agent
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I was thinking more along the lines of chains and torture devices, but comfy chairs can work too.

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Shaper
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As Grand Inquisitor, I think it is high time we brought an end to the various cults on these boards. There are too many, and we need a pure Spiderweb race if we are to survive and thrive. The time has come to institute the Concluding Resolution.

[ Wednesday, November 15, 2006 20:32: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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Agent
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*shakes head*

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Shaper
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Dikiyoba's cult is fine, and the cult of the Nine-headed cow isn't too concerning. The RW cult, however...

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Shaper
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No, we need to persecute them all. I already ordered the armbands.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Ooh, you people want persecution? Just you wait till your cities are rocked by cowquakes.

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Law Bringer
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Worse would be the cow pies. I shudder to think of the udder destruction.
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Agent
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You deserve a cyber-wedgie. I would administer one but my arm can't fit through the Ethernet cable.

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