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  1. [insert citation/quotation/epigraph from The Annals of the Heechee here] "Accelerated expansion," the alien-god and the alien/god say in unison, "is an effect of continuing dimensionalization." The alien-god is one of the oxygenated glueball creatures from the first-contact boson star system of Aleph Centauri. The alien/god is... very different. "Unknown origins," they told us when they appeared a decade after we ran into the entities forged from gluonium. "Come again?" "The number of dimensions space has, is increasing," the alien-god says. "Over the Plank epoch, for example, it increased from zero to three. Thereafter..." My colleague, Seliase Turime, chimes in. "The kairon field kept changing, so the hylomorphic field did too, didn't it? The Kleinert hypermodel predicts... predicted... anticipated? this kind of change." I've heard of that model, nod agreeably. "The sin theory, though," I add, "says that the deontic field is playing a role in the process, too." ... to be continued-ish? ...
  2. No it's just a riddle I made up haha The answer is
  3. They both exist. The difference mostly comes down to whether free will is restored to the risen body. Now you can't directly get mindless servants from resurrection but most societies include unwritten/written laws to the effect that if someone resurrects you, you owe them some gratitude---and there is a class of "dire resurrectors" who try to take advantage of this.
  4. An example, one country has it where everyone can resurrect one person, once. So the king/queen's guard are sworn off love, since otherwise they might be compromised if it came to their one-off power during an assassination. Also, resurrective current is correlated with things like water and magma, whereas necromantic current is more atmospheric. The Skullstorm is a perpetual weather phenomenon studied by the nunlike Clay Sisterhood using bonekites (kites made with bone frames) for instance.
  5. Take the difference between raising a corpse, and resurrecting a person, and get a magic system out of it haha In this (unnamed for now) setting, the above is the base, with features like: Override: generally, a stronger resurrector can override a necromancer's control over a dead being. This applies even after the dead creature is fully raised. Of course there's a necromancer antagonist so he is strong enough to win a relevant fight of this nature (regarding the remains of dead gods...). Thanatos decay: raised beings will, without sufficient "nutrition", decay from corpses to skeletons to ghosts. I can't remember why I wanted liches and "wraiths" specifically in that sequence, and for now I have liches as the result of using necromancy on oneself while committing suicide. EDIT: I also have magical robotics, possibly as the result of dual current input, here.
  6. This is a great setting idea, but see THE WAKING ENGINE or PALIMPSEST (or Lovecraft's Dream Cycle) for analogues that you can learn from in other ways (e.g. comparison/contrast).
  7. If I held a Shard, well... Unnamed Shard with Wisdom/Ingenuity/survival connotations/denotations would become Reason, and the other five would become whatever it took for me to reason out their Intent
  8. True, I am just being overly defensive of TROS All I can think is the superfleet must've been made using tech mentioned in KOTOR (well more than mentioned) and either the writers assumed the audience would recognize the possibility, forgot that they were referring to KOTOR implicitly, or are trying to help play the long game with the franchise, setting us up for more KOTOR tie-ins (like the Revan reveal). EDIT: Because man did I do an Extended Universe dive today on SW superweapons, and the new trilogy's got nothing on those haha
  9. Maybe Kal is a descendant of Nohadon.
  10. Well, the US started out with the weaker Hiroshima bomb, also had the Nagasaki one, kept building those and then outta nowhere almost they forge the Trident fleet, etc.
  11. A. I didn't mind not having to guess who would live or die, when or why. I'm tired of having to guess that elsewhere. In other words: kind of no point to include a character if they just randomly die as a "surprise" to make the story "edgy" or what. At least, if the story isn't *supposed* to be edge-or-what. And the STAR WARS sagas are more or less the definition of not-necessarily-edgy-or-what, if I'm not mistaken. B. The villain seems random? Why more planetkillers? But original Palpatine and the second Death Star were already examples of those "problems." The Last Jedi brought in the deeper theme, which DOES resonate with Lucas' vision: the arms dealers, and in turn the military-industrial complex, of a superempire. Especially a superempire that emerges from a democracy (*cough* America, nuclear weapons, and the Trident submarines *cough*). Also, with Darth Revan from the games being canonized, and the whole Mandalorian-ness of, well, The Mandalorian, I think the appearance of a huge fleet of planetkilling Star Destroyer ships might end up dovetailing with the Starforge concept in the game that Revan comes from. I mean, right now it's like, "And how did they build that???" but the STAR WARS Cinematic Universe is certainly not over with, so... C. There are a lot of good Nausicaa homages/references. Rey of course already was that. But her talking down the underground worm, healing in general... Then Ren going into the Sith crypt, hella like Nausicaa/the Vai Emperor going into the Crypt of Shuwa (if you've read the graphic novels). D. Besides, the BOOKS have included (I know, not canon, "until now" mwahaha) a cloned Emperor Palpatine, and a Force dyad (although I don't think that was the term) fighting him in the midst of a super-sized Force storm. Granted, that storyline just had one quasi-planetkiller Star Destroyer (IIRC it was called the Eclipse), and the ship was either 1/3rd or 2/3rd the power of the Death Star (the booklet I read about it said it could break the surface of a planet open but not destroy the whole thing) and the Force dyad was Luke and Leia, but so what? /endrant, I'm not mad at anyone about it, but I felt like writing in an aggressive tone
  12. Daybreak is sprenized in Shadesmar---or was, but then the spren of dawn was shattered. The bearers of light or whoever are bringing at least one with them. This goes back to "the Girl Who Looked Up." Disproof: except there were Dawnshards on Ashyn, storm it
  13. Theory of the year. imo...