Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby Kuildeous » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:03 pm

ZorValachan wrote:The game shows don't have to be cheesy like Running Man or Death Race. And they might have a purpose more than just entertainment. But yes, I see them more as a small part of the realm, not the whole thing.


In my world, techno-demons use the game shows to find reality-rated people and suck the vril out of them, especially with machines that have no effect on ords.

I may have placed a similar machine in a traveling Tharkoldu carnival in my PbP game. Lure Storm Knights into it and then turn on the calliope to start draining Possibilities.
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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby GeniusCodeMonkey » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:34 am

Yoric wrote:
GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:What are the general population except for thralls being docile and waiting to be eaten.


Sorry, I meant thralls with slave collars.

Slavery is a quite low level social thing. Maybe they use it on untransform ords or SKs until they transform.
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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby Yoric » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:36 am

GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:
Yoric wrote:
GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:What are the general population except for thralls being docile and waiting to be eaten.


Sorry, I meant thralls with slave collars.

Slavery is a quite low level social thing. Maybe they use it on untransform ords or SKs until they transform.


...or maybe the slave collars are actually something quite different from what external observers expect. Maybe, they are Psi tools designed to bring about some kind of shared consciousness?

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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby GeniusCodeMonkey » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:58 am

Yoric wrote:
GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:
Yoric wrote:
Sorry, I meant thralls with slave collars.

Slavery is a quite low level social thing. Maybe they use it on untransform ords or SKs until they transform.


...or maybe the slave collars are actually something quite different from what external observers expect. Maybe, they are Psi tools designed to bring about some kind of shared consciousness?


.. or to suppress humans natural Psi abilities as the Demons see Psi as otherworldly and a threat to the natural order of things.
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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby Atama » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:19 pm

ZorValachan wrote:The game shows don't have to be cheesy like Running Man or Death Race. And they might have a purpose more than just entertainment. But yes, I see them more as a small part of the realm, not the whole thing.

I expect the “game shows” to more resemble the Thunder Dome from the Mad Max franchise. Just higher tech.
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Postby ZorValachan » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:56 pm

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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby TorgHacker » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:41 pm

Atama wrote:
ZorValachan wrote:The game shows don't have to be cheesy like Running Man or Death Race. And they might have a purpose more than just entertainment. But yes, I see them more as a small part of the realm, not the whole thing.

I expect the “game shows” to more resemble the Thunder Dome from the Mad Max franchise. Just higher tech.


Huh. Funny you should say that.

<looks at Relics of Power Act 4...which was written by ZorValachan>

Yes, very funny you should say that. :lol:
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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby GeniusCodeMonkey » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:27 am

I'm currently listening to Mindstar Rising by Peter F Hamilton... the world is exactly what I expect Tharkold to be like... except without demons.
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Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Postby Yoric » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:52 pm

GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:I'm currently listening to Mindstar Rising by Peter F Hamilton... the world is exactly what I expect Tharkold to be like... except without demons.


I've read the book and I don't quite see it. Technology is basically contemporary (maybe a bit more fuel-efficient?), there are a few psi-active soldiers, but their role is pretty minor, there's no magic, I don't remember much in the way of slavery, ...

Am I missing something?


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