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Why are armies pledging themselves to Tavore?

#21 User is offline   gulex 

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

Well the point concerning Tavore's uninspiring leadership was raised in this thread and hence it would hardly make sense to post my agreement anywhere else, Abyss Posted Image
Puck: You're right to nitpick - that is afterall the unavoidable essence of discussions featuring motivations of non-existent personalities in fictional universes Posted Image Just to be clear i didn't mean to say that the BH were a part of 9½ books. I meant erh .. Well i shouldn't write that here given that the thread starter hasn't read all the books.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

View Postgulex, on 12 September 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Well the point concerning Tavore's uninspiring leadership was raised in this thread and hence it would hardly make sense to post my agreement anywhere else, Abyss ...


You pointed out that you were commenting on events that take place after TB.
There's this 'Start New Topic' thing available when you have a pressing need to expand a discussion beyond the bookforum it started in.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

View PostAbyss, on 12 September 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

View Postgulex, on 12 September 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Well the point concerning Tavore's uninspiring leadership was raised in this thread and hence it would hardly make sense to post my agreement anywhere else, Abyss ...


You pointed out that you were commenting on events that take place after TB.
There's this 'Start New Topic' thing available when you have a pressing need to expand a discussion beyond the bookforum it started in.

Snide sarcasm from and admin. How mature.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

View Postgulex, on 12 September 2012 - 07:00 PM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 12 September 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

View Postgulex, on 12 September 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Well the point concerning Tavore's uninspiring leadership was raised in this thread and hence it would hardly make sense to post my agreement anywhere else, Abyss ...


You pointed out that you were commenting on events that take place after TB.
There's this 'Start New Topic' thing available when you have a pressing need to expand a discussion beyond the bookforum it started in.

Snide sarcasm from and admin. How mature.


Yep. Want to see what my next trick is or can we move the thread back on topic now?
CHASE: Paw Patrol is ready for action Mr Pust sir!
PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
PUST: What? What is a dude? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?????
-The Malazan Book of the Paw Patrol
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:46 PM

We can downvote posts??
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:03 PM

View Postworrywort, on 12 September 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

We can downvote posts??


Figuratively.


Also rhetorically, emotionally and astrally.


So anyways, about the army's willingness to follow Tavore, it isn't really challenged until the very end of TB (spoiler bcs the OP wasn't there yet)
Spoiler
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At YGhatan she's in command and no one is doubting it. Raraku had been a mess but they hadn't really suffered a loss, so at that point there really isn't a reason for serious dissension in the ranks.

Once Yghatan is done, the Red Blades commander becomes duly resentful, tho other forces are at work to a degree. And Blistig isn't exactly a peach.
CHASE: Paw Patrol is ready for action Mr Pust sir!
PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
PUST: What? What is a dude? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?????
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:26 PM

View PostAbyss, on 12 September 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:


Figuratively.



Ah dang, I was gonna propose an Abyss AMA but nevermind.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:26 PM

View Postworrywort, on 12 September 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

We can downvote posts??


It's like reddit.
How many fucking people do I have to hammer in order to get that across.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

View Postworrywort, on 12 September 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 12 September 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:

Figuratively.



Ah dang, I was gonna propose an Abyss AMA but nevermind.


You already have one, it's the 'Dear Abyss' thread over in the AA subforum.

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View Postworrywort, on 12 September 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

We can downvote posts??


It's like reddit.



Only with less politics and more godzilla bukkake.



Ahem... i mean 'TOPIC'!
CHASE: Paw Patrol is ready for action Mr Pust sir!
PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
PUST: What? What is a dude? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?????
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:03 PM

Who dares speak negatively about one of my favorite characters?
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Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:16 PM

Sorry to usurp an old thread but I've a question in line with the OP. Why did The Perish swear loyalty to Tavore?
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Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:26 PM

IIRC they were following a prophecy.
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Posted 18 July 2016 - 10:50 PM

View PostKanyemander West, on 18 July 2016 - 09:26 PM, said:

IIRC they were following a prophecy.


I remember some vague reference to a prophecy but I don't know if the prophecy was ever stated. It seemed a little too convenient. The book's already long. Maybe Erikson didn't want to spend time having Tavore earn the loyalty of The Perish.
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Posted 18 July 2016 - 10:52 PM

Well there are later books where motives get fleshed out. But as of TBH, that's the reason that has to suffice, I think.
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Posted 19 July 2016 - 12:09 AM

View PostKanyemander West, on 18 July 2016 - 10:52 PM, said:

Well there are later books where motives get fleshed out. But as of TBH, that's the reason that has to suffice, I think.


My problem is by the time they flesh out these motives, I've already forgotten all about them. Like the one in Memories of Ice with the T'Lan Imass that talks about another war. The only reason I remember it now (I forgot it the first time I read Memories of Ice and most likely would've forgotten about it again) is because I stumbled upon a post in this forum stating this is addressed in another book that isn't even part of Erikson's series.
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Posted 19 July 2016 - 12:45 AM

I hear ya. The science of memory is fascinating and mysterious.
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Posted 21 July 2016 - 10:43 AM

View PostVengeance, on 12 September 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

View Postworrywort, on 12 September 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

We can downvote posts??


It's like reddit.


What a terrible thing to say about this forum.
Permaban or bust.

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