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DF Spoilers / Re: Demonreach, Ley lines, and Harry's connection
« on: September 12, 2021, 04:45:34 AM »
Harry and Luccio have a conversation about Ivy's relative power level in SmF, I think.  The White Council puts her around the level of the Summer/Winter Lady, but Harry thinks it's an underestimate.  My impression is that Ivy might not have the sheer power of the Ladies, but much better control.  Not to mention the soft power of that much information.

In the battle of the aquarium, Ivy showed she can make a little go a long way.  Cut off from a good flow, she still kicked butt. And Harry has said he was one of the 20 or 30 strongest, but he does not rate himself near that in battle. Luccio had said she didn't have Harry's power even in her old body (I think they were discussing powering a circle) and Ramirez says outright Harry is stronger than he is, and some say he might be able to take Harry. Hmmm.. how good is a Warden sword against a Soulfire construct? 

DF Spoilers / Re: Demonreach, Ley lines, and Harry's connection
« on: September 12, 2021, 04:40:46 AM »

 The classic Trek "City on the Edge of Tomorrow," was a very good time travel.  They come upon a device that makes time travel possible to observe.  McCoy goes back by accident, saves someone who should have died and the future of mankind is erased, Kirk and Spock go back to restore it, and of course it is very sad..

Sorry, Trekkie nitpick  - "City on the Edge of Forever"

DF Spoilers / Re: Demonreach, Ley lines, and Harry's connection
« on: September 05, 2021, 08:34:46 AM »
You haven't crossed the biggest hurdle for Merlin to put them in there.  What was someone from medieval England doing building demon prisons in Chicago to put Gods and Monsters in?  Even the Norse didn't get that far inland.  And it was a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court not Harry.

Ericsson did not know about Ways. Merlin likely did. And once wizards knew of Ways.. only reasonable some of them would have explored the Ways. Human nature. Merlin wanted somewhere remote. He may have looked for a Genius Loci - I like Arith's idea the prison lifted him above most Loci and gave him intellectus. Maybe like Harry seems to lift Toot. Anyway, there is a Way to the island - when Harry invited the Senior Council, people were gating in on the far side. Plus the Gatekeeper knew one.  If Merlin decided he needed a jail, and could time travel, why not go back and build it in the past, so it can be ready in his own day? If he needed one in 1200, why not go back to 500 and build it, so it is waiting. So a relatively sparsely populated area. An island in the middle of one of the largest lakes in the world. A genius Loci to develop into a jailer.   Just fits.

DF Spoilers / Re: Demonreach, Ley lines, and Harry's connection
« on: September 05, 2021, 08:16:25 AM »
Perhaps, but not advisable because of the danger of the power itself.  Remember in Peace Talks when Harry asked Alfred about his range for collecting Ethniu, he said it was the edge of the lake.  Now possibly if he drew on the ley line power, it would have been much easier, fewer would have died etc., but that didn't happen.  It wasn't even explored by Harry or suggested by Alfred, even though it was vital that Ethniu be locked up and as quickly as possible.  So  that says it either the power cannot be drawn upon by the Warden from anywhere or the consequences of doing that are too heavy.

Harry tapping the power might not have had much effect. Perhaps Alfred can and does use the power, and that was the limiting factor - he barely reaches the shore, at least at that power.  You may lose strength further from your power sources, Lea tells Mouse he is far from his source of power, but Mouse "Lives with a wizard. I cheat" 

DF Spoilers / Re: Who do you think the Vampires took from Eb?
« on: September 05, 2021, 08:10:04 AM »
It almost must be on, or near a mountain.  Didn't Langtry say "go back to your mountain" to him?

Hog Hollow is a valley in Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains, if he's in the Ozarks, he's gotta to be on or close to one.

DF Spoilers / Re: Injun Joe's death curse
« on: August 30, 2021, 07:31:40 AM »
Just like Dracula was real, and a how-to on killing Blamps written by Stoker, the Dresden files are real, and Butcher is documenting real events. But he's behind - Joe got whacked, and COVID is the death curse. All the Fomor are dead. We are just collateral damage of a slightly sloppy spell. 

DF Spoilers / Re: Who do you think the Vampires took from Eb?
« on: August 30, 2021, 07:24:54 AM »
I think there is probably enough intel that the Senior Council might know Thomas is Eb's grandson. He is the ONLY son of the White King, that makes him significant. They'd try to look into him, why is he allowed to live. And his mom likely turns up. Eb may know, but not know Harry and Thomas know.  Eb may even have been unaware, but when Thomas and Harry started to hang out, he looks Thomas up...

Here's a possibility - maybe Maggie is not the LAST person he lost to the Whamps. And she involved herself with them. Hardly totally innocent. Maybe they did take his wife.... and it was not Harry's grandmother. We spoke of his wife, and hear about Harry's grandmother... She died over 200 years ago. Could he have had a SECOND (or more?) wife in that time frame? Maybe even when Maggie left Raith, they came looking for her... went to his farm... and killed an innocent? And that the fresher wound?

DF Spoilers / Re: Anduriel's One Line
« on: August 28, 2021, 05:06:59 AM »
Maybe. I  haven't really worked this out. Groinkick said he only had some of the Biblical story, I was just filling in the specifics.

Hmmmm... it may be a coincidence... but isn't Abraham just about the last major figure where Christianity, Judaism, and Islam essentially (though not entirely) agree on his role? The Twelve Tribes of Israel are from his son Isaac, the Arab tribes from his son Ishmael.... 

DF Spoilers / Re: Demonreach, Ley lines, and Harry's connection
« on: August 28, 2021, 04:47:59 AM »
That little demo of binding Ethniu and having her dragged away from a distance scared the hell out of them, they think he used the power of the island ley line to do that and could do even more if he took a mind to do it. 

Or even scarier - what if he did it WITHOUT using the line. He jailed a Titan without even using his last power-up.  And now SHE is a weapon. His weapon.

Assume if Mai or LTW know Harry is Eb's grandson.  They at least know he was under eb's observation. That day at Demonreach,  Harry looked massively outgunned, and the best battle mage on the planet, the Blackstaff,  advised not seeking a fight with him, saying he was a fair hand in a fight. Against 5 wardens and two other senior councils?  Can they wonder what they may not know? What Eb may? Maybe LtW assumes Eb would tell him. Doubt Mai would assume he tells her everything. 

For that matter, if Eb falls.. wonder what the Blackstaff could do if IT could tap the Demonreach ley line ?

DF Spoilers / Re: What will Eb do?
« on: August 27, 2021, 05:45:51 AM »
I thought the Blackstaff chose it's own bearer? Heck, Eb wasn't even Senior Council yet. Maybe it takes the best combat mage, or the one with the most combat strength, and even Ramirez admits Harry is stronger. But I doubt Harry wants it. Morgan would have been a good call.

I am not sure Whampire charm will work on Grey. He's only half human.  That skinwalker blood might walk right thru it. And I do think he'd take the deal if offered. He's a pro. He didn't even back down to Nick.  Only to Uriel. backing down to Uriel doesn't prove you are weak, it just proves you are not a total moron. 

Do we know how long House Raith has RUN the White court? Papa could have lost children in the fight for the throne. Or chosen not to have any until he solidified his hold on the throne. Maybe he didn't ascend until c. 1700.

I think a high caliber rifle takes Raith down.  Browning designed the .50 BMG as antimateriel. As in shooting light armored trucks and later planes. Later adapted in Vietnam as a long range sniper.  A head shot takes it off.  Center of mass, hydrostatic shock purees the organs. A pro like Kincaid will center of mass it, no headshot.  Muzzle energy roughly 30X a 9MM pistol.

 I think Eb was convinced to step down. Possibly after learning of Raith's  neutered status. 

DF Spoilers / Re: Mab's word play about the White Court
« on: August 27, 2021, 04:01:21 AM »
I believe that was strictly Harry if I remember correctly, that is why Toot tells him that it just isn't because of the pizza that he and his friends are loyal to him.

 Harry was challenging on the behalf of the Ordo Lebes, the minor human wizards who were below Council level. Granny Malvora was saying they were not signatories, but Harry argued they were in the interests of the Council, and Papa Raith let it go.  Harry having them freed in his name after the fight was just a bonus.

DF Spoilers / Re: True Love's Protection
« on: August 27, 2021, 03:50:52 AM »
If it does have to be consummated for "reasons" then she's counting on Harry, Lara and Molly(I'd say this is part of the arrangements but that is debatable) to work something out.

Full body condom - like the rubber suit Justine wore at Zero, with a sheath extending out..... in extra extra long ......

(Because he's 6'9", remember???)

DF Spoilers / Re: Demonreach, Ley lines, and Harry's connection
« on: August 27, 2021, 03:43:15 AM »
A thought...Harry is able to bind Ethniu in Battleground on the shores of Lake Michigan and he says that's the extent/limit of his reach. Alfred's power interacts with Harry's now giving his shield, energy, whatever a green tint. If the island and it's prisoners are the source of the ley line energy in the world, and Alfred is the island (hmmm...), shouldn't Harry be able to do a binding from anywhere the ley lines are regardless of his proximity to the island?

Could have voltage drop. Maybe Alfred can still have enough power for Ethnieu at the waterfront. Maybe he can cage Mab in Joliet.  Lesser targets further out. Sort of like why your 100' extension cord is thicker than the 25'. Heavier gauge wire. Also why you do things at nexus points - because you want to be close to the point of power. Chichen Itza and Edinburgh are at noted nexuses.

And I think Demonreach is the source of THAT line. I think there are numerous lines.

DF Spoilers / Re: Could Dresden have been wrong about Thorned?
« on: August 27, 2021, 03:19:29 AM »

Namshiel is the magic nerd of the denarians that's part of why he's singled out as the prime suspect even though Rosanna's thing is fire, fire and more fire.

He is, and rightfully so, I am just wondering if you had a more advanced student - like an Ascher - could she have had a coin before Lasciel? Some other warlock? it might not take a TN to coach them up to a lot of power.  kind of like if you had a couple of foreign exchange students at Harvard - the guy who is 5'6" 140, you could bring in Belichick, he isn't likely to make the football team, even Division III. The 6'5" rugby player can likely start at outside linebacker by Saturday with minimal input.   

Nah, Thor wasn't in football. He was pitching for the Mets until he blew out his UCL. Do recall that they liked to throw things at people - not just lightning like Thor. They threw all sorts of things at Balder thinking him invulnerable... until Loki slipped in mistletoe.

(Baseball Thor - Noah Syndergaard, a 6'6" 240 pound pitcher with long blonde hair and a Scandinavian name. One of the hardest throwing starters as well.  Even played a Viking in some sitcom once.)

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