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Your all daft!

It's a healing spell!

Oh yeah. She's healing him. Right in the face.

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Is it just me, or does she look a little insane in that one panel?

I'd say just pretty angry, though she folded him up with great style.

Er . . . add in agonizing pain, fear, desperation, betrayal, the stink of her own burning flesh and the ripping and tearing sensation as a red-hot blade almost slices her in half, the heat of her own blood splattering across her bare skin, the screaming adrenalin surge as she lifts a 200 lb elf over her head and hurls him to the ground.

Yup, at this moment in time, I don't think Sarine is At One With the Force.


Ermmm, can't recall it being stated that Lancea blades are hot, just magical and able to cut through pretty much anything. They're enchanted crystals not lightsabres.


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On the bright side, she'll probably be getting a Lancea blade out of this.


Has it occurred to any of you that Sarine is a Ranger, and has been for thousands of years? She's WORKING FOR THE ELVES. If she had wanted a lancea blade, odds are she could have gotten any number of them at just about any time. Instead, she's weilding a pair of elvish short swords. I'm guessing this means she doesn't want one of the fancy schmancy glowing weapons, or that she already has one somewhere which she chooses not to use anymore.

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Has it occurred to any of you that Sarine is a Ranger, and has been for thousands of years? She's WORKING FOR THE ELVES. If she had wanted a lancea blade, odds are she could have gotten any number of them at just about any time. Instead, she's weilding a pair of elvish short swords. I'm guessing this means she doesn't want one of the fancy schmancy glowing weapons, or that she already has one somewhere which she chooses not to use anymore.

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I had assumed (wrongly?) that Lancea blades were fairly rare among the elves, and that if "what's left of the damn Elven army" didn't get them, ye random Ranger didn't get them either. In retrospect, I guess that given the effect they have on Elves (whatever exactly that is), maybe they're widely available, and they just don't use them much.

Either way, though, Sarine did lose one of her shortswords, and I'd have thought she'd want some kind of replacement. If I'm wrong, and she intentionally avoids using a Lancea blade, I'd think she'd at least take it along with them, so that nobody else would have it...

I wonder if Lancea blades affect half-elves adversely?

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Poe needs to make an Errant Story wiki.

An extensive one.

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A topic title that does not contain the phrase "your head a splode"? I have just lost a bet with my cat.


My exact thoughts. Except replace "cat" with "turtle".

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Poe needs to make an Errant Story wiki.

An extensive one.

Ehehehe... I don't see Poe having much time for the next several years to actually write a wiki. I doubt you have the time either.

You need an assistant in charge of wiki makingness. I nominate Kirima. *grins*


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Imp-Chan wrote:
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On the bright side, she'll probably be getting a Lancea blade out of this.


Has it occurred to any of you that Sarine is a Ranger, and has been for thousands of years? She's WORKING FOR THE ELVES. If she had wanted a lancea blade, odds are she could have gotten any number of them at just about any time. Instead, she's weilding a pair of elvish short swords. I'm guessing this means she doesn't want one of the fancy schmancy glowing weapons, or that she already has one somewhere which she chooses not to use anymore.

^-^'


Since she works in the intelligence and assassination buisness for the Elven race, I don't think Sarine would like to carry around a big glowing blade of "look at me, I am totally stealthy!"

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Imp-Chan wrote:
Lots of people wrote:
On the bright side, she'll probably be getting a Lancea blade out of this.


Has it occurred to any of you that Sarine is a Ranger, and has been for thousands of years? She's WORKING FOR THE ELVES. If she had wanted a lancea blade, odds are she could have gotten any number of them at just about any time. Instead, she's weilding a pair of elvish short swords. I'm guessing this means she doesn't want one of the fancy schmancy glowing weapons, or that she already has one somewhere which she chooses not to use anymore.

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Yes, actually. But then I figured up until now she's been a Ranger. She keeps a low profile, uses human gear (the armor bit really got her this time around), and kills Errants by poking them with pointy metal sticks. Now she's in this wonderful, new paradigm, stealth and anomninity are going to be less and less of viable options and resupply from Elven civilization is going to be problematic- since Elven civilization may end up being a hostile force.

Since she's screwed either way, she'll get to be 'loud'.

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Then Jon's like I remember getting some Elf bootie ! Yay for me !


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Poe needs to make an Errant Story wiki.

An extensive one.

Ehehehe... I don't see Poe having much time for the next several years to actually write a wiki. I doubt you have the time either.

You need an assistant in charge of wiki makingness. I nominate Kirima. *grins*


Eh, as one of the few gainfully employed people here (read: more than full-time not to mention family and other responsibilities), I respectfully decline.

How about you, Vass?
Your post count indicates you have a lot of free time. ^^

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How about you, Vass?
Your post count indicates you have a lot of free time. ^^

Heh, that is true, however I feel it needs someone a touch more fannish than I. Plus this thread and any post after this one by me in that thread has indicated that I take too long in writing stuff. Cannot forget to mention the sudden bouts of apathy. Ohshit, have to write another tomorrow.
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Well ther is another reason that Poe can't do it: One of the rules of wiki is that creators can't make entries concernig their creations. This presents an unfortunate problem in situations like this one, because it means that someone else, who undoubltedly lacks some of Poe's knowledge (of the ES world), and who certainly doesn't know what Poe might or might not want published, has to make the entry. I don't really mind not knowing the way things work in this world- that's part of the fun for me. Not that this will stop me from unveiling my geekiness and asking SLRG or Poe some minutiae question, should I ver meet them in public or anything.

I think that Sarine is just pouring unformed magical energy into Melrin's poor dumb ass. Sizzle.

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Well ther is another reason that Poe can't do it: One of the rules of wiki is that creators can't make entries concernig their creations.

That hasn't really stopped Rincey from playing with his midlands wiki...


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Okay... since it keeps coming up...

A brief history of the whole Lancea blade thing,

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First off they were actually called 'Durus Flamma' blades by the elves; 'Lancea' just refers to the spear/halberd/naginata type weapons the majority of the Ensigerum use.

Basically, the elves really like swords. So one day an elf dude says, 'I want to make a sword that's even better at cutting stuff'. After a bit, he creates a crystal that vibrates at an incredible rate when magical energy is channeled through it, then he shaped it into a blade. As he hoped, it worked very, very well at cutting stuff, but it had a couple of problems.

First, while the crystal was nearly unbreakable when it had power being channeled through it, it was rather fragile when it was inactive... so a long, narrow sword blade made out of the stuff would break/shatter/crack/chip very easily when 'off'. This was then fixed by coming up with an enchantment that would cause a blade to condense into a much smaller, and more durable shape when it wasn't being used. As a result, the very early fixed blade type of Durus Flamma swords became extremely valuable and are considered collectors’ items due to how few were made and how even fewer still remain intact.

The second problem was a bit more serious.... When an elf channeled energy into the sword to keep it active, for some reason, it caused the elf's senses to be greatly magnified. They were increased so much, in fact, that it actually became difficult to concentrate on fighting while using one. Imagine trying to swing a sword around while strobe lights are flashing in front of your eyes, air horns are being blasted right in your ears, and electric shocks are going through your skin. However (and I say this only to avoid the inevitable speculation on it), humans and some half elves do not seem to suffer these effects to the same extent.

It is this effect that kept the weapon from ever really being used for any sort of conventional combat by the elves. However, somewhere along the line it started being used as a weapon for duels since the weapon's effect, while still quite detrimental, actually would add an extra level to the fighting. With the weapons, the match was no longer decided just by which person was more skilled with a sword, but also by which had the greater degree of focus and concentration.

Now, as all forms of violence between elves was and is illegal except for officially sanctioned duals, duals were quite popular back in the day... or at least they were thought to be popular. They were popular enough, at any rate, that most elves would have a Durus Flamma sword and know enough about it to at least use it, simply so they could say they could... even if they never actually fought in a duel.

As their popularity grew, the weapons got a lot fancier- artfully crafted decorative hilts, blades that came in different colors besides the crystal’s natural purple, the blade’s condensed form being made to take a specifically designed shape instead of just looking like a rough chunk of uncut crystal, and even matching regular metal swords made to go with the crystal weapons were all common modifications.

Eventually the weapons also managed to pick up a certain sort of revered status, and certain rules were adopted that stated they could only be used for dueling or ceremonial purposes. Eventually all this meant that pretty much every elf was taught how to use one simply because the weapons were thought of as a part of the elven culture just as much as the language or other such things, and finely made Durus Flamma swords were often given as gifts between elves.



Needless to say, Sarine already has one of her own (purposely made to have similar hilt designs to her short swords, no less) and I’ve even drawn her with the thing before.

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Thanks for the Clarification, Poe.

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More then that, thanks for a wonderful amount of information.

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Yes, very good. I've always been a sucker for obscure background fluff.

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Your head a splode!

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The second problem was a bit more serious.... When an elf channeled energy into the sword to keep it active, for some reason, it caused the elf's senses to be greatly magnified.

Including the pain from getting injured?

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