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Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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    I was out of the loop for so long. What better way to comeback there is than to necro?
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  3. GreyViper Arbiter

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    The time is now...

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  4. Kipeci Magister

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    The first letters of the basic stats spell out 'Special'.
     
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  5. lightbane Arcane

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    So, I finished reading this. Quite a fun read all around, although sometimes it was a bit hard to keep track of the plot because of these annoying Chinese names thrown everywhere. Jing is certainly the epitome of "Chaotic Good" alignment. In fact, most of the cast was awesome, with many being larger-than-life characters or outright walking forces of nature. Hell, even the aristocratic bro, in spite of his state as blue-blooded scum was quite sympathetic.

    Still, I found some details that apparently were forgotten/resolves somewhere else. For example: What happened with Cao'er's warning that she could go crazy if she saw someone getting hurt? And where did that little girl with immortal powers appear from?

    Lastly, I wasn't aware that high-level Wuxia battles were so similar to DBZ fights. That, or people in this setting grow stronger the older they get (regardless of their physical and mental state).:M
     
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  6. Nevill Arcane

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    That's 'if she hurt someone'. She never did, though, as far as we are aware. We managed to dodge these situations.

    But yeah, I wonder what that was about. Was it another manifestation of her crazy, or was there something else at works?
     
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  7. Kipeci Magister

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    I've been going through this again, and there are plenty of mysteries that I don't think we ever ended up figuring out. How the bandit at the start knew us to be a dog of the court, who the decrepit secret service guy we snuffed out was precisely working for, what in the world the Boack Dragon Society was up to, that all-seeing astrologer that it seems we were fated not to meet... it's incredible to me that treave could output such a vast body of work and still give the impression of a world that we couldn't hope to experience in full.

    You can't help but wonder what it would have ended up like if we'd tagged along with the fire cult or not gone through with the rollbacks, or any number of other pivotal decisions that altered the course of the whole thing. That doesn't even get into alternate starting characters! This just gets more incredible to look back on over time, and I can't say that about the bulk of what I read.
     
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  8. Nevill Arcane

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    The recommendation letter from Shun with the seal of Imperial Court, plus a lot of money.
    The guy was working for the chief eunuch (who was aligned with Shun's rival, I think?) Though he was pursuing Yunzi to the haunted manor on behalf of Mao Sanjiao, who was behind the Wufushan attack. I have no idea what his connection with Sanjiao was (though we know Mao was a liaison with the secret police) and how it benefitted the eunuch. Maybe the goverment felt threatened by the Fire Cult as well?
    Black Dragon Society plotline I have no clear idea about, though I assume they were mercenaries who were bought off by Nies to develop an ultimate martial drug. It was later used for a false flag operation with Yang Xue and lead to Shun's attempt to persecute the orthodox community, which we thwarted. Ultimately, they were pawns in the schemes of others, and they met an appropriate end.
    Astrologer was supposed to help us if we PRAYED, but we missed him, and treave is being tight-lipped on the potential nature of his help.

    Yeah, the scope of the work is quite astonishing.
     
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    Didn't she throw needles at people occasionally? I guess these didn't count by virtue of being "blunt weapons" or something. Also, her magical eyes were somewhat forgotten as well. I don't remember if she freaked out when she noticed Jing's lack of pressure points, but that would most likely have caused a strong reaction if she did.
     
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  10. Kipeci Magister

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    I thought it was more of a concern if she was up close, Jing got more concerned about the promise when she was about to stab zhang while being held hostage.
     
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  11. treave Arcane Patron

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    It wouldn't matter to her. Jing is Jing.
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Why was Cao'er so obsessed with him, though? I also find it kinda surprising that she didn't skewer Qilin after she got to Jing first.
     
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  13. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Can't wait for the Epic sequel - Jing in the future!

    It was a great pity that we went ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM FUCK against the ol' Spear of Mainlyness, which turned out to have been the secret shortcut to the endgame. The other path was epic as fuck, with corrupted Orthodox schools vs Broschools + Fire Temple vs Spear of Mainlyness, with the Broemperor manipulating things from behind the scenes.

    Pretty sure Qillin and Cao'er were friends already.
     
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  14. Kipeci Magister

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    Not hugging Cao'er down the whole way is one of my personal mistakes here that I greatly regret, same as not dressing Jing up as the bride and attempting to convince you bros not to approach the imposing shirtless guy on the boat. Attempting to convince folks to butcher the Minamotobros was also not my finest hour.
     
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  15. treave Arcane Patron

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    The opportunity for something like a Brown Wedding comes only once in a lifetime. :lol:
     
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  16. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    I didn't vote for Brown Wedding and I regret it now.:negative:
     
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  17. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I voted for it and wanted it so bad. It was almost another Yuhe Finger moment for me... :rpgcodex:
     
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  18. Nevill Arcane

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    No.

    You voted for x1 (laxatives), which is part of the reason why C1 (wedding) failed by not having enough votes on its own. Yes, I still remember. Yes, I am still butthurt. :rpgcodex:
     
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  19. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Laxatives are always fun. If my vote was an x1 vote, then it was also for the wedding. As long as there were laxatives.

    Did the laxatives vote fail? I don't remember.
     
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  20. Nevill Arcane

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    Well, 'also votes' do not work. They add to the more popular option, so your vote went for A1 instead of C1, which caused C option to fail and its voters to flop to B2. Which caused you to not have any laxatives at all because you voted for laxatives.

    Funny how that happens. :P
     
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  21. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I refuse to take responsibility for flip-floppers. Dirty folk them. :rpgcodex:
     
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  22. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Good times, good times.
     
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  23. Nevill Arcane

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    Cao'er best girl.
     
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  24. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    I can't lie, always found Cao'er the best too.
     
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  25. lightbane Arcane

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    Because she was. And she went as far as to acquire immortality to be together with her beloved no matter how long it would take*. Too bad she didn't consider to use that power to rule the world from the shadows or something more ambitious.


    *She never got pregnant, though, right? Also, what happened with not-Mulan's bastard son "acquired" from Jing?
     
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