Ever Wonder How Vlish Get Around?

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His Mighty Tentacle
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VPS? Vlish propulsion systems?

Let me let you in on a well kept secret. No, I will not tell you where Vlish have nipples!

One simple word to explain how and why Vlish can move so quickly and effortlessly through the air.

Flatulence.

We are the first jet powered mammals.

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Agent
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Vlish are mammals?
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His Mighty Tentacle
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Of course we are mammals. We have spines. We have nipples.

Says right in the Advanced Creature Guide that we Vlish have standard mammalian skin, please keep moist. A good Shaper always brings along a good hand lotion, or else he may suffer an accidental nervous breakdown or may suddenly think he is a chicken for a while.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
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Law Bringer
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Shapers apparently have a different definition of "standard," "mammal," or "moist" if they think you need to keep your skin wet.

—Alorael, who already has a perfectly good explanation for Vlish locomotion. A wizard did it.
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Agent
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I thought that Vlish were just jet propelled telepathic squids.

So what do Vlish eat to give them enough fart gas to get around?

[ Sunday, October 22, 2006 20:17: Message edited by: Andraste ]

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His Mighty Tentacle
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Brains. We eat lots and lots of brains.

We were shaped with out sweat glands to save weight. Hence the need for moisture. Dry skin and chafing makes us surly and irritable.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
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Agent
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Helium Propulsion=Flatulences.

Oh well...

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Shaper
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Oh great. Vlish were dangerous enough. But Jeff gave them yet another weapon in GF4?

Well at least there is now an effective way to counter them.

"Argh, a Vlish! Quick, get some Beano!"

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His Mighty Tentacle
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When the revolution happens, those jerks with beano will be the first up against the wall.

Clucking like chickens.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
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Shaper
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Assuming they don't invent traps that revolve around Beano. Like if a vlish hovers past a rune, said rune will spray powdered Beano on the vlish.

Mind you, it wouldn't kill the vlish. It would just lose it's mobility and it's scent.

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His Mighty Tentacle
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Your insolence and your plans for your puny traps have been noted. There will be a spot at the wall reserved for you.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
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Shaper
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Silence creation! You will obey!

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You lose.
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The Establishment
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One thing that's bothered me...So where does the helium in the sacks come from? I mean, it it leaks out, how does the Vlish get more? Does it go down to the grocery store and suck on the tank of helium at the expense of kids not getting their birthday party baloons?

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His Mighty Tentacle
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Vlish do not obey. We cooperate because for now, the Shapers serve our better interests, much like cats occasionally look cute for their human masters.

Cats and Vlish both know who is really in charge.

Quiet you, before you spend the rest of your life thinking you are a watermellon.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
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Agent
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So, to kill a Vlish all you need to do is throw a lit match behind it? Interesting.

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His Mighty Tentacle
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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

So, to kill a Vlish all you need to do is throw a lit match behind it? Interesting.
No, then you have a Vlish with a flame thrower.

Never wish upon a flaming Vlish.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
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The Establishment
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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

So, to kill a Vlish all you need to do is throw a lit match behind it? Interesting.
You do realize the helium is the most chemically inert element, right? :P

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Delicious Vlish:

Your insolence and your plans for your puny traps have been noted. There will be a spot at the wall reserved for you.
Actually, I'm better at magical mind-control then any other creature. You, my squidy friend, would simply get assimilated into my already massive army of mind-controlled creations. Or I could just call my faithful little clawbug.

P.S.: Little is merely a term of affection. This clawbug managed to single-handedly put many a Drakon down.

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Warrior
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Helium is flammable at least as far as I'm concerned. Doubt me? A blimp that was filled with helium exploded into flames once. Why not a Vlish?

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Major:

Helium is flammable at least as far as I'm concerned. Doubt me? A blimp that was filled with helium exploded into flames once. Why not a Vlish?
Primarily because the Hindenberg was filled with hydrogen, which is quite flammable. The skin of the blimp was also flammable, especially the paint on it.

Helium is not flammable, and your ignorance will not change that fact.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Delicious Vlish:

Cats... know who is really in charge.
I really wish you could meet Sydney, my fuzzy purring bundle of joy. She is as loyal as a Labrador Retriever.

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Law Bringer
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The Hindenburg went up because the hydrogen was ignited in an oxygen rich environment.

Still I always thought that vlish used hot air to stay afloat. There's a tiny politician inside each one of them.
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The Establishment
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quote:
Originally written by Major:

Helium is flammable at least as far as I'm concerned. Doubt me? A blimp that was filled with helium exploded into flames once. Why not a Vlish?
Care to provide a reference from a reputable scientific source? Until you do, you are one of the following:

1) Totally ignorant of basic chemistry and fundamentals of the periodic table.
2) The greatest scientist alive because you have shown quantum mechanics, chemistry, and the periodic table to be ineffective at making predictions about simple atoms.
3) Really know the right answer but for some reason like to argue wrong things.

I'm betting on number 1 personally. Read up on the periodic table and valence shells. Wikipedia is a great source, use it. I don't have time to teach you all of chemistry.

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His Mighty Tentacle
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Silly bipedal humanoids.

We use helium to stay afloat. Flatus is of ordinary chemical composition due to digestion.

What does your science have to say about that?

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
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Agent
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I was referring to the fact that most flatulence is composed of methane, which is flammable.

As chemistry major, I know that Helium is inert.
It appears the three of us posted at the same time, and I didn't see that Vlish were Helium powered. I just figured it was methane.

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