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#41 User is offline   The Drum 

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:18 PM

View PostGrief, on Jan 16 2009, 10:00 PM, said:

I've always enjoyed QB because he wasn't a massive power house, he did things by being clever.
I was fairly dissapointed that instead of some sly plan or whatever, to beat ascendants like that, he just fought them straight up, which we'd previously been led to believe he shouldn't have had the power to do...


I think Quick enjoys the tricks he plays more than just blasting things with his power. so if possible he uses those talents to beat opponents, think back to him and his sister's recollections. But faced with three dragons, those 'tricks' wouldn't have helped, maybe against one but no way three. IMO.
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:35 AM

View PostSindriss, on Jan 17 2009, 08:57 AM, said:

Tbh I hated that moment. Cussers killing off or in the case of silchas ruin hurting severely, dragon soletaken ascendents? Dunno, just doesn't fit with my idea of fantasy :)


That "RG should have been called CUSSERS, MOTHER****ING CUSSERS" springs to mind... :p

To be honest, I prefer when QB uses his kooky rituals, i.e. the one he used against the Pannions in MoI. But it's good to know that he can unleash hell when needed...
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:32 AM

View PostAin't_It_Just_, on Jan 17 2009, 07:35 AM, said:

View PostSindriss, on Jan 17 2009, 08:57 AM, said:

Tbh I hated that moment. Cussers killing off or in the case of silchas ruin hurting severely, dragon soletaken ascendents? Dunno, just doesn't fit with my idea of fantasy :)


That "RG should have been called CUSSERS, MOTHER****ING CUSSERS" springs to mind... :harhar:



With ROTCG as the sequel CUSSERS, MOTHER****ING CUSSERS STRIKES BACK..
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:43 PM

View PostUrizen, on Jan 17 2009, 10:32 AM, said:

View PostAin't_It_Just_, on Jan 17 2009, 07:35 AM, said:

View PostSindriss, on Jan 17 2009, 08:57 AM, said:

Tbh I hated that moment. Cussers killing off or in the case of silchas ruin hurting severely, dragon soletaken ascendents? Dunno, just doesn't fit with my idea of fantasy B)


That "RG should have been called CUSSERS, MOTHER****ING CUSSERS" springs to mind... :)



With ROTCG as the sequel CUSSERS, MOTHER****ING CUSSERS STRIKES BACK..



RETURN OF THE MOTHER****ING CUSSERS is in the pipe line
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:07 AM

What about RISE OF THE MOTHER****ING CUSSERS: THE KABOOM WARS?
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 01:59 PM

Or even, I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHER****ING CUSSERS ON THIS MOTHER****ING SKYKEEP!
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:34 PM

enough of this now? i think we should return to the purpose of this thread.
(sorry if i sound like a mod, but i cannot help reminding of it):harhar:
and btw, QB was a massive powerhouse all along, remember what he did to raest and icarium? he just liked being clever more than that and hid his power as far as possible to not gain attention of beings even more powerful.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:45 PM

View PostSeguleh 1st, on Jan 18 2009, 02:34 PM, said:

enough of this now? i think we should return to the purpose of this thread.
(sorry if i sound like a mod, but i cannot help reminding of it) :harhar:
and btw, QB was a massive powerhouse all along, remember what he did to raest and icarium? he just liked being clever more than that and hid his power as far as possible to not gain attention of beings even more powerful.



:Huh!:

Like I said earlier when he was young he played tricks on lots of people and obviously enjoys outsmarting enemies more than just unleashing hell.
I personally think the reason he's kept his head low was due to his friendship with the BridgeBurners and especially Kalem. By staying a squad mage he could keep an eye out for his mates, while now he's a high mage he forced to spend time with the authority figures that he dislikes.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

i think he rather kept his head down for not being found by ST and torn to pieces for his treason. and sorry for repeating you.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 02:57 PM

No problem it's nice to actually agree with some one for a change :harhar:
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:16 AM

Favourite scene for me would be Karsa having a cry when he recognizes his dog. Good stuff
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:33 AM

A very touching scene was when Harllo returned home, and Mew and Hinty rushed up to hug him, and Stonny started crying. Makes you think...
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:47 AM

It is entirely possible that the "stone" that QB put in Menandore's "pocket" had something to do with QB's initial badass assault. I.E: The assault originated from far closer than they figured.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:57 AM

By far my favorite scene, which is also one of my favorite scene of any book ever written, was during the siege of capustan. Chapter sixteen of MOI when Iktovan riding his horse towards the barracks, acompanied by a unit of grey swords. The fighting is so intense. Steve describes piles of bodies, injured tenescowri being pulled back and eaten, and woman raping fallen soldiers. I love that fact that Iktovan is extremely outnumbered and you think his unit is dead, when suddenly they rise up from the bodies, and when Itkovan is about to die, when Brukalan arrives.

doesnt get any better than this....
"Captured pikes were being passed forwards to those peasants nearest him. In moments, those longhandled weapons would begin jabbing in at all sides. Against this , neither Itkovian's nor his horses armour would be sufficient.
Twin tusks I am yours. To this, the last moment.
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Break"
His warhorse was waiting for that command."

I love how his horse is also fighting, trampling and kicking people. Then Karnadas sacrifices himself to save Itkovian. Then you see how disciplined and honorable the grey swords really are when the answer Rath Feners summons. They know they are going to die but they wont disobey when feners reve is invoked. When Brukalins explains what they will do, its so full of martial manliness and glory.
"We are done, my friend. Now, in this manner, we choose the meaning of our deaths"

My favorite character is Icarium. His story is so sad. Even though hes a ruthless mass murderer, I cant help but sympathize with him. Hes also one of the most powerful characters.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:59 AM

The entire Siege of Capustan is pretty fantastic.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:13 AM

I read somewhere in a book review that the siege of Capustan was overdone. I think thats ridicolous. Ithink what made that battle so awesome was the fact that it was overboard.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:20 AM

Overdone? What the hell does that mean?

Scene in BH when Barathol rescued Chaur was very good.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:35 AM

View Postkillhum-makor, on Jan 20 2009, 02:13 AM, said:

I read somewhere in a book review that the siege of Capustan was overdone. I think thats ridicolous. Ithink what made that battle so awesome was the fact that it was overboard.


Nothing in that battle was overdone, considering the circumstances. SE wrote that section beautifully. Was it horrifically bloody? Yes. Was that a result of the conditions that SE himself set on the Pannion's forces & Tennescowri? Yes. Was Gruntle's story line over the top? Well, the creation of a Mortal Sword of Treach would I imagine require intense circumstances, as well as the death of a God's chosen force (the Grey Swords & Fener.)
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:04 AM

This may sound odd, but I don't think Gruntle murdering hundreds (thousands?) of Pannions was realistic. Granted he had support and only had to defend doorways and corridors but I dunno...

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:06 PM

I agree with Aint_it_just on the gruntle part. When I read the gruntle scenes I couldnt get into it, cause it was unrealistic. However it definitely wasnt overdone, think about its a large scale battle were a city was undersiege, of course theres gonna be a lot going on. Thats what I like about Steve's writing of battle, the attention to detail and the epic scope of the battles. I like how you get to see how the characters feel when they have to kill or be killed. He did a good job with the siege, because of his attention to detail. I felt like I was really there. If people complain about gore they shouldnt read a book about war.
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