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DF Spoilers / Re: Twelve months (speculation)
« on: Yesterday at 07:08:28 PM »
Along with other questions like what happened to the first overt response to the hellfire circle (soulfire was the subtle one)

I'd always sort of thought the second card Uriel played was helping Michael survive injuries that should have been fatal.

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 21, 2020, 05:54:55 PM »
What is weird about that is none of the Outsiders we've met so far seem that powerful.  So there
must be a whole lot of constraints on them, more than even archangels.  Because Uriel seems to be a lot more powerful than an Outsider.

We've seen them on page from the perspective of an enemy who's their embodied kryptonite. If it was the Ramirez Files, I'm thinking Walkers would be a 'run away' threat instead of a dangerous but challengeable enemy.

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 21, 2020, 02:21:38 AM »
Amoracchius was effective against Outsiders while Eb was having trouble with them. (PG)

Chopping up foot soldiers is a whole different ball-game from burning out Nemesis without harming the host. It's possible, but Walkers are probably roughly in the same power league as angels ... ensuring the host dies on their way out is probably at least as likely an outcome as curing possession.

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DF Spoilers / Re: [BG spoilers!!] Revisiting the short story "Monsters"
« on: November 21, 2020, 02:16:53 AM »
Namshiel despises humanity as can be seen by his response to Harry's use of soulfire.

See, it's interesting, Namshiel seems to undergo something of a shift from SmF to BG. Not exactly less evil seeming, but a lot less screamingly overt about it.

Might be that his behaviour then was coloured by being angry that a young pup of a wizard crippled a host he'd spent a long time breaking in, thanks to Uriel's cheating. But I think it was being ditched by Tessa and Rosanna, and becoming more of an independent operator instead of a close subordinate of Tessa. I think he's started to wise up that there's an infected Denarian, and he's gone loner until he can identify who it is. Or he is the infected one, but I think Mab blaming him for the Arctis Tor raid might be a misdirect based on her getting wrong intel.

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DF Spoilers / Re: Twelve months (speculation)
« on: November 20, 2020, 04:41:53 AM »
Plus, because of the recent WoJ that mortals can't be locked up indefinitely in Demonreach, the situation with Thomas will come to a head. 

Eventually, I agree. But "not indefinitely" probably isn't going to be so short as sometime in the next year. The whole narrative point of killing off Karrin and putting Thomas on ice is to remove probably the two people closest to Harry in effectively a single blow to him.

As much as the prison can't hold a free-willed being forever, the problems Harry is going to have to solve before pulling him out are not small. They need to figure a way for him to not die as soon as he's brought back up. Harry won't be down with bringing one or more victims out to the island for him to kill, and he might be too deep in self-loathing after the trauma of the binding process to feed anyway. Even Lara's method of transferring energy to him seemed more like buying time than something that could be extended to an actual cure. And then they need the svartalves mollified enough not to go for his head instantly anyway.

Not beyond solving, but I doubt they'll be fast.

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 19, 2020, 09:02:47 PM »
Have any of the knights ever mentioned anything to do with the infections and Nemesis?  I have to wonder if they are even aware of this going on.

No. They might not be. Could be it's either not their purview at all, or the angels managing them are the aware ones and just move the knights around as needed.

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 18, 2020, 08:13:21 PM »
Yes, I don't think Carlos is evil or that he is BC, but he can be a)nemfected (I hope not. I really don't like the "everyone is infected" trope). b)manipulated. I think at some point he will realize that b) is right and something will happen to make him a believer again. Remember, Butters began like that and now is like the stepping stone of the Dresden Church  :)


Nemfection is credible in his case though, or a mind-whammy from the black council.

He's got grounds for some hurt feelings about the Molly incident and the lack of contact from Harry since Changes, but he's not previously been a stupid character. If he thinks two active and one retired KOTC are friendly with a monster and he hasn't been subjected to some sort of influence to cause that, frankly Jim has handed the character the idiot ball.

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DF Spoilers / Re: [BG spoilers!!] Revisiting the short story "Monsters"
« on: November 17, 2020, 03:13:54 AM »
Oh, yeah, weird ... at the time I was wondering if he'd died off screen since Changes, but that ended up being kind of on the nose. Except, apparently, Einherjar can't come back while those who remember them are still alive (*BAT exceptions may apply).

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DF Spoilers / Re: [BG spoilers!!] Revisiting the short story "Monsters"
« on: November 16, 2020, 01:30:54 AM »
Grey is trying to rise, Marcone is falling even further. Namshiel will take care of that, he chose that coin willingly and knowingly.

I'm not really convinced all the Fallen are equally interested in corrupting the souls of their carriers. I think that may be more of a side objective to what the significant players among them are really doing, of varying interest to various Fallen, and the Church has mistaken that for their main purpose.

Now, I'm sure carrying Namshiel for a truly long time would make Marcone even darker. But, realistically, he's already pretty bad. It could take Namshiel decades or centuries to get him to bend on 'no children', if he ever does. I think he's up to something more important than long-gaming a bad man into a worse one, and that something probably takes priority over changing Marcone unless he can get two birds with one stone.

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I believe there was a WOJ that the darkhallow requires some human deaths in the area of effect to work properly.

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 13, 2020, 02:17:25 AM »
Dunno really. If one of basic qualities of Winter Lady a big secret. Is it even... possible for it to be a secret. It's like Maiden, Mother, Crone mythology - any wizard with decent knowledge would get it. If so... that's really weird.

Would he still be carrying as much of a grudge as he seems to be if some of the senior wizards had had the "You tried to WHAT? You can't do that!" talk with him after he got brought back to the Edinburgh hospital?

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 10, 2020, 08:37:10 PM »
It's clear from PT/BG that neither Carlos told Dresden about it, nor Molly tried to dunno apologize for incident.

I'm not sure she can. The short story this happened in had a couple instances of her trying to talk to Carlos about Winter stuff, and being unable to say anything other than pickup lines. Harry asked some things about how she's doing with the job in SG and she said she couldn't tell him, literally, despite him being the Knight.

Any sort of meaningful apology to Carlos would require an explanation of why the mantle forced her to attack him. That seems like a more serious Winter secret than anything she wanted to say earlier and was blocked from, so she probably cannot speak about it.

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DF Spoilers / Re: [BG spoilers!!] A scene I would like to see
« on: November 09, 2020, 01:54:41 AM »
The Fallen can manipulate what the host feels. I don't think they would have the slightest bit of trouble blocking a whampire from clouding their host's thinking. Either block it so they feel nothing instead of distracted with fake pleasure, or substitute a pain signal so they realize they're under attack.

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 06, 2020, 05:08:24 AM »
At this point beyond, Listens to Wind, Rashid, and Eb, I don't think there is anyone that Harry could trust completely.

I'm not even sure he can trust Eb completely. He did say they were past talking in BG.

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DF Spoilers / Re: "Talk To Me..." Had Carlos Already Drank the Kool-Aid?
« on: November 06, 2020, 02:07:15 AM »
Harry's reasons for keeping the relationship between Thomas and himself secret  has been repeatably gone over in the books.

Plus, if Carlos reports that officially, it could screw Ebenezar with other Council members who know Harry is his grandson.

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