Guns of Infinity

low-fantasy
gender-locked-male

#61246

Isn’t that more the mandate of enabling crazy?
Shouldn’t “good friends” try not to enable crazy whenever possible?


#61247

@Cataphrak, what color scheme does the Clan Havenport have for their tartan? Just curious because I know they have to wear burnt orange when in uniform.


#61248

@Bryce_Kaldwin, a question: What’s exactly the detail of the Battle of the Northern Pillars? I know it was the greatest naval victory for the Royal Navy but what’s the detail in it? Since you’re more senior to me in the group.


#61249

Basically the Antari finally realized that they should unify their fleets and their plan was probably to attempt to sweep away the RTN as a prelude to an invasion. The problem was that their navy was out of date and by that point it was too little too late. The RTN had experienced captains and crews and met them in battle and sunk the vast majority of the remnants of the League of Antar’s Navy and the Takarans stepped in to negotiate peace. That’s at least what I think I read once.

Just imagine a few hundred Church Hussars on the Cunarian plains to some up how bad it could get if the Antar did land.


#61250

So it’s one of the biggest naval engagements similar to the Battle of Trafalgar of our real world up to date since the empire had fallen? Too bad we don’t have the exact details of the engagement, I really hope that we could finally see how does HMS Rendower look like.

They’ll break every bit of our bones.


#61251

I’m not even sure the HMS Rendower participated in it. You have to remember that ships like that don’t have an eternal lifespan. The Constitition and HMS Victory need to be constantly looked after due to the fact that the wood of the boat needs to be replaced which costs money.


#61252

And they’re quite costly indeed, but it worth it.

It’s hard to tell since the Rendower is the crown jewel as well as the flagship of the Royal Navy, all that I kept doing is imagining that Rendower has a figurehead of two gryphons flanking a silver tower of the Rendowers.


#61253

Rendowner might had been in the first war with Antar cause it only happen about thirty years before the second one. Ships like that can last decades before decommissioning if maintains.


#61254

I think thirty plus years is long enough to be worth noting.

Possible, certainly - Victory at Trafalgar - but it would be more than just ordinary maintenance, judging by the same ship.

https://www.hms-victory.com/restoration/timeline


#61255

@Cataphrak, what is the name of the first 1st rate after Rendower? You know, that stuff of the second ship in the ranks after the flagship.


#61256

Even if you’re opposed to a system, you can still use it to your advantage.

If someone calls Khorobirit a hypocrite, with one hand he can just wave it off and say: “I did it to prove my point - the Congress is corrupt”, while with the other hand he gestures for a serf to go fetch an impaling spike.

If he truly wishes to become the White King, he’s going to need to either abolish that system or reduce its power. Otherwise his title will be in name only and his descendants won’t be able to get anything done.


#61257

I think his views might have evolved after he got shafted by the Congress and it enabled Tierra to murder his loved ones.


#61258

Well, it didn’t enable them, exactly. It was Khorobirit who left his family at Januszkovil, and it was the commander of Januszkovil who failed to clear the surrounding forest, which is what helped Lefebvre launch his surprise attack.

Though I can see how he might blame them, and think something like: “If they had given me more support, Kharangia or M’hillanovil never would have fallen” (towns/cities which Khorobirit himself made the decision to leave lightly manned.)

(note: I’m not saying he was wrong to make these decisions. Januszkovil was the safest place for his family, while Kharangia would have held out had Garing not shown up with his new invention, and he sort of had to abandon M’hillanovil if he wanted to retake the city.)


#61259

If the League didn’t deprive him of reinforcements after Blogia he could have swept us into the sea. That’s more of what I meant. The League was more afraid of him taking more influence than winning the war.


#61260

How many reinforcements did he actually request?

Because if I recall correctly, the reason he couldn’t sweep us into the sea because our entire army was stationed in a fortified town that could be supplied via sea, and harvest season was coming up which meant his own men would have other places to be.


#61261

He probably went, “GIVE ME MORE MEN SO I CAN STORM NORINGIA.”

“No.”

“Why?”

“Because they are needed for the harvest.”

“BUT ENDSIEG.”

“Nah.”


#61262

I just like the idea of Khorobirit yelling everything he says in a booming all-caps voice, regardless of circumstance.

At a funeral

“My lord, I offer you my condolences for the loss of your family.”

“THANK YOU.”

goes back to brooding in the corner as he angrily plots revenge.


Also…

“WE HAVEN’T SOLD ANY GRAIN FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS! SHOULDN’T YOU HAVE STOCKPILES?”

“Nope.”

“WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH ALL THAT FOOD?”

“Winters are cold and the Great Forest has been occupied. We need something to burn for warmth.”


#61263

“WHY HAVEN’T YOU USED YOUR SERFS THEN? The sounds they make whilst set on fire is enough to warm me up just thinking about it.”

But this is when we learn that Khorobirit is naturally soft spoken because nobody would dare speak when they see his mouth open.


#61264

“If we burned our serfs then how would we be able to send you more men?”

The more serious part of me hopes that he’s actually some slightly scrawny bookworm, who maybe has to wear glasses in private but somehow has to make do without them in public to avoid looking weak. Or he has some other weakness/disadvantage he needs to cover up. And it turns out people fear him more due to his connections, as well as the fact that he surrounds himself with men like Karol.

The idea that the man every Tierran spent four years being afraid of is actually just some influential ‘nerd’ who happens to possess a bit of cunning and ambition is actually quite interesting.

I wonder if Karol would be able to tell us any stories of his time with Khorobirit.


#61265

King Miguel’s the scrawny bookworm in this equation. Prince Khorobirit actually fits the mould of the traditional high-fantasy hero in this regard: rural, physically fit, good with a sword, loves his family, stands by his friends, and has a very personal grudge against his enemy.

Likewise, Tierra has the “evil wizard” with his cabal of broken, self-interested, and otherwise disunited minions, relying on treachery and cunning instead of an “honest” fight.

This was intentional.