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What is Mr. Pate?

Another immortal like Alice and Sedna
A marooned space habitat dweller like Ardent and Gavia
A human collaborator of the Praeses
An ordinary human with a network of spies and assassins that could threaten Alice's village if she resists.
An ordinary human that will be the first man sent to the moon in thousands of years for grossly underestimating who he was dealing with.

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Author Topic: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016  (Read 16776 times)

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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #100 on: 28 Sep 2016, 12:47 »

New Up.

I'm not sure I can see Mr Eyes in the bar scene.  Maybe frame 2. Is he on guard?
OTOH  I can also imagine Sedna in a "only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" scenario...
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #101 on: 28 Sep 2016, 12:51 »

Well at least Ardent got knocked out by non violent means.  Hopefully, he was more interested in hitting on Ellie and didn't say something he shouldn't have. 
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #102 on: 28 Sep 2016, 14:40 »

Gavia may be worried about her brother's drinking habits. However, something tells me that he got off lightly. I think Sedna carried him away just before his attempts to seduce Ellie just got embarrassing.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #103 on: 28 Sep 2016, 14:42 »

I wonder how many it took to drink him under the table

Five'll get you ten Odd Eyes is guarding the wagon.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #104 on: 28 Sep 2016, 15:57 »

I'll be surprised if this attempt to run is successful. Instead, I think we're about to be treated to a demonstration of what Alice calls "our level bad news." Hope there are no fatalities.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #105 on: 28 Sep 2016, 16:06 »

Gavia may be worried about her brother's drinking habits. However, something tells me that he got off lightly. I think Sedna carried him away just before his attempts to seduce Ellie just got embarrassing.

I think she's more concerned that there is someone more powerful than Alice.  Given Ardent's augmentation he probably has a higher tolerance for alcohol than a baseline human and none of the side effects.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #106 on: 28 Sep 2016, 18:56 »

This is definitely not going to end well for Sedna.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #107 on: 28 Sep 2016, 22:39 »

I think she's more concerned that there is someone more powerful than Alice.  Given Ardent's augmentation he probably has a higher tolerance for alcohol than a baseline human and none of the side effects.

He's still small.  As I have learnt from experience, even very small people with a high tolerance succumb before those who are larger.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #108 on: 28 Sep 2016, 22:45 »

This is definitely not going to end well for Sedna.

I hope not.  It's not like Alice has enough to feel guilty about. 
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #109 on: 29 Sep 2016, 02:15 »

I'm a bit surprised that Alice sent Sedna to the sabotage mission and chose to prepare the carriage herself. I guess that
  • Alice and Sedna have worked as a team before and know each others strengths inside out.
  • In particular that Sedna has a Stealth +8 boon (or whatever it is called in roguelike games) that makes her a perfect choice. Even though she would probably also be better adept in preparing the Struthis for the journey as well.
  • May be Alice thinks that the Big Guy knows about her and the threat she poses, but is ignorant about Sedna?
Observe that Sedna does not question Alice's plan at all. This is a military operation for both of them - one leads and the other follows (orders).
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #110 on: 29 Sep 2016, 02:17 »

This is definitely not going to end well for Sedna.

I hope not.  It's not like Alice has enough to feel guilty about. 

It depends; if Alice has to step in to save Sedna and the two of them fight with the Terminator/Whatever who is acting as Pate's muscle, we might as a consequence learn more about them and their origins. Especially if Sedna is seriously injured and Alice needs to explain things to Ardent and Gavia so they can help her heal/repair her.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #111 on: 29 Sep 2016, 03:42 »

I'm a bit surprised that Alice sent Sedna to the sabotage mission and chose to prepare the carriage herself. I guess that
  • Alice and Sedna have worked as a team before and know each others strengths inside out.
  • In particular that Sedna has a Stealth +8 boon (or whatever it is called in roguelike games) that makes her a perfect choice. Even though she would probably also be better adept in preparing the Struthis for the journey as well.
  • May be Alice thinks that the Big Guy knows about her and the threat she poses, but is ignorant about Sedna?
Observe that Sedna does not question Alice's plan at all. This is a military operation for both of them - one leads and the other follows (orders).

Good points, but I think Alice is more knowledgeable of Ardent's ability and knows what to do next.  If it were Alice to have an unfortunate encounter with the big guy then Sedna could still get away with Ardent and Gavia, but if the Praeses have more plans it might not matter if she can't outwit them. 

This is definitely not going to end well for Sedna.

I hope not.  It's not like Alice has enough to feel guilty about. 

It depends; if Alice has to step in to save Sedna and the two of them fight with the Terminator/Whatever who is acting as Pate's muscle, we might as a consequence learn more about them and their origins. Especially if Sedna is seriously injured and Alice needs to explain things to Ardent and Gavia so they can help her heal/repair her.

That would provide some good exposition, but we've already had a situation where a character was knocked out for weeks.  It would seem redundant if they're carting Sedna around for 3 weeks while she recuperates. 
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #112 on: 29 Sep 2016, 06:46 »

It's killing me having to wait a week in between updates on this story arc!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #113 on: 04 Oct 2016, 06:35 »

Hmmm... I wonder if Pate's glasses are depicted as such to vsually represent that he's blinded by his own ambition?

His body guard also has a thing going on with his eyes. Possibly heterochromia, or perhaps he's blind in one eye (or used to be). Either way, more potential symbolism.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - September 2016
« Reply #114 on: 04 Oct 2016, 10:08 »

Hmmm... I wonder if Pate's glasses are depicted as such to vsually represent that he's blinded by his own ambition?

His body guard also has a thing going on with his eyes. Possibly heterochromia, or perhaps he's blind in one eye (or used to be). Either way, more potential symbolism.

Pate's glasses remind me of Dale's



Although they don't have the same glow
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