High Tech vs. the Orb

Thu Jan 19 11:26:11 PST 2006

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From: <Jon_Lincicum at stream.com>
To: "Jeff G." <Log0n5150 at hotmail.com>
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Subject: Re: High Tech vs. the Orb

> "Jeff G." <Log0n5150 at hotmail.com>
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> Re: High Tech vs. the Orb
> >Maybe they can build a SCIF with stones imported from Elde Island? As
> >always, the keys to victory are sound strategic goals, adaptive tactics,
> and
> >superior logistics. We know that Sethra Lavode keeps these near and dear
> to
> >her heart, but she is not the current Warlord, and is not likely to be in
> >command at first. And that first battle would be decisive. If the Empire
> >responded to an invasion from the East with the scorn we have seen
> before, I
> >would expect the initial engagements to be a slaughter.
> Hmmm. I'd almost forgotten about the Phoenix Stones. (From Greenaere, not
> Elde, but the point is a good one.)
> Yes, this factor would make the odds favor the high-tech side pretty
> dramatically, if Gold and Black Phoenix stones were available to them in
> large quantaties. I'd venture to say this factor would make control of
> Greenaere a critical factor in deciding the outcome of a conflict.
> Do Phoenix stones block Necromancy? Would they interfere with Morrolan's
> Window, for example? If so, is it the Gold ones or the Black ones that do
> it?
> (On a side note, this could be why Morrolan and Aliera didn't simply use
> his window to reach Vlad on Greenaere during /Phoenix/, something I'd
> always kinda wondered about.)
> >Also, did the javelin shooters and arrows in  "Dragon" have metal heads?
> If
> >so, then I can't see sorcery being very effective against
> bullets/artillery
> >besides destroying ammunition before it's fired. But that's when railguns
> >come in handy.
> The "Javelins" that Vlad used did indeed have metal heads (Vlad & co.
> would sharpen them up before the attacks)... And presumably so did the
> "smaller javelins" (Which I always thought was just another name for
> "arrows", since that term doesn't seem to be one that Dragaerans use).
> >- pondering the use of snipers against sorcerers in the battlefield.
> Bullets made of Gold Phoenix Stone, perhaps? ;-)
> Majikjon

Waste of resources. "No matter how subtle the wizard, a .50 caliber slug
through the chest will cramp his style . . . along with the next 3 wizards
or so in line with the shot."


-Now thinking of grinding up Phoenix stone into dust to be dispersed
aerially onto the battlefield.