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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Enigma » 2012-10-12 10:13pm

Crayz9000 wrote:... yeah. I'm surprised that nobody caught that sooner. I mean, seriously? Fleur-de-Lys and the first thought is that it's the British?


I've seen them on some British coat of arms and so forth.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Enigma » 2012-10-15 07:04am

HA! I was right!
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby FaxModem1 » 2012-10-20 07:32am

And the Baron plays his hand. Looks like the Knights of Jove are a bit screwed, unless they have an ace in the hole.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2012-10-21 11:34am

The Baron is playing with a loaded deck, I think.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Crayz9000 » 2012-10-22 01:36pm

Using the Heterodyne as a way to winnow the chaff, so to speak? It certainly gives the Baron the ability to grind down the forces of his more uppity subjects by pitting them against those directly opposed to him. In the end, he comes out of it with nigh-unchallenged dominance. Or so that seems to be the plan.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby D.Turtle » 2012-10-23 03:50pm

Nah, I think its part of his plan to undermine/get out of the Other's domination of him.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Ahriman238 » 2012-10-23 03:55pm

He's apparently gathered troops from all the furthest corners of the Empire to this one spot. So they'll all be immediately obliged to swear fealty to Gil when the time comes? Perhaps to break the power of the Empire forever?
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Crayz9000 » 2012-10-24 09:32am

Hmmm. So the Baron has indeed noticed that the Castle is unpowered at the moment. This could go any way now...
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Enigma » 2012-10-25 12:44am

I wonder if the castle is just playing possum right now. Waiting for the right moment to spring its trap. :)
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby FaxModem1 » 2012-10-25 06:55am

No, the castle needs a spark, as in a spark of electricity to jump start it's systems.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Dass.Kapital » 2012-10-25 09:42am

So...what's the bet that Agatha is madly running around putting up things which seem to have no purpose.....The Baron (Or more likely some other numb-nut Spark who also twigs to the Castle's seeming lapse) fires off a tumultuous salvo of fire-power (Leading into a HUGE cliff hanger, of course) only to have Agatha rig things up so as to use the incoming energy to be transferred into the kick-start?

(Along with all sorts of collateral mayhem, too boot) ? :mrgreen:

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby CaptainChewbacca » 2012-10-29 04:16am

I don't know what a Dreen is, but anything that terrifies a Jaeger into panicking and flight can't be good.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby RecklessPrudence » 2012-10-29 06:56am

I had to look them up, too - even though I only recently read Agatha H. and the Airship City. Here's the Girl Genius wiki article. Might be a reason the Baron doesn't want them on Castle Wulfenbach, from the way they seem to scare Slaver Wasps.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Ted C » 2012-10-29 11:42am

Why do I have the feeling that one of the Knights of Jove is about to be brutally slaughtered?
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Dass.Kapital » 2012-10-29 02:01pm

Um...I don't think the creature will stop at just one.

Still, a useful way of showing just how bad these things are.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Enigma » 2012-10-29 09:03pm

Dass.Kapital wrote:Um...I don't think the creature will stop at just one.

Still, a useful way of showing just how bad these things are.


True, seeing that there are two of them.

And yeah, that knight is screwed. Nice of him to help and I definitely like how he went about it. :)

Unless the first Dreen is dead, it will shred that knight into pieces seeing that their fingers can cut through slaver carapace with ease.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Dass.Kapital » 2012-10-30 09:28am

Or...that Knight just falls over dead and every one else is all "Oh...fuuu..."

Still...we shall read. We shall be educated and we shall be entertained.:)
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Ted C » 2012-10-30 09:55am

I wonder if we'll get to see the Dreen without that black suit. The Knight already knocked its hat off.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Bedlam » 2012-10-30 06:43pm

I wonder if the Dreen are scary because of what they can do or if they generate some sort of 'fear field', I think it might be more likely the latter, I wouldn't think the slaver wasps would have the brains to be scared of something because it can kill them.

Would also explain the Jaeger reaction when they normally like fighting more powerful things.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Zixinus » 2012-10-30 08:35pm

Depends. Do we see these sort of fear-fields or similar stuff elsewhere in the series? If not, it is unlikely that the Dreen rely on make-believe fear. Considering that they do seem to just tap their way through the slayer wasps while under attack, I would wager that they have pretty genuine teeth to their bite.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2012-10-30 09:22pm

When did we last see the Dreen? Or was this in the novel?

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Enigma » 2012-10-30 09:50pm

Darmalus wrote:When did we last see the Dreen? Or was this in the novel?


I believe the last time and only time we've seen them was when the slavers were running around Castle Wulfenbach (That main airship) early in the webcomic.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Dass.Kapital » 2012-10-31 08:19am

Ah, in the famous, semi-last words of a wonderful character....

"So that's what it does..."

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Zixinus » 2012-10-31 03:58pm

What did I tell you? That's quite a dramatically well-placed bite too!

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2012-10-31 09:24pm

Obviously Tweedle has no fuckin' clue what these things do, or he'd not have thought he won. Also.. "by the grace of god and will of Europa"? *snort* Tarvek's got the MUSES on his side, and his ever-so-great grandfather's notes on how to replicate them.
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