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DF Spoilers / Re: Kincaid microfiction "Goodbye"
« on: March 10, 2020, 08:19:22 PM »
Considering that the Gatekeeper said he'd help Harry with the paperwork for the Council to show he's alive, Ivy would certainly know Harry is up and about and probably that he's the Winter Knight.  I'm still really curious how the Merlin reacted to finding out that not is Harry alive and now WK, but Molly is the Winter Lady.  I'm sure it'd make the Anti-Harry faction of the Council dislike him more, claiming, "SEE SEE, he's always been Mab's creature!"

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DF Spoilers / Re: Morgan Micro Fiction
« on: March 01, 2020, 01:51:10 PM »
I don't see any need for her to do it.   I'm sure someone that /looks/ like her does attend and keep up with whatever is needed, but I doubt it's Mab.   That's what minions are for and probably the only time one uses a glamour to look like Mab.

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Very well, I'll present my most WAG for who the Adversary is:

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DF Spoilers / Who is Margaret Le Fay (Dresden nee McCoy) mother?
« on: February 21, 2020, 07:25:24 PM »
So far as I know, it's never been mentioned in the books.   Ever.  Not by Eb, Not by Thomas and not by Harry.  I don't even remember any speculation on it.   And yet reading through the Morgan Microfiction thread, it struck me how many people were waiting for Harry's birth.  How everyone knew he was something "Starborn or Destroyer" etc.  And while it's suspected that Elaine might be one, that hasn't been confirmed.   So a big missing piece of the puzzle is who is Harry's Grandmother?

WAG's.

Mab - we know she had children, at least 2.   And we know Eb warned Harry about Mab, though we don't know what dealings Eb had with her but we KNOW Eb has made 'questionable' decisions in the past.  We know that Winter's long had interest in Harry through Mab and Lea's words.  I don't think this is likely but given how Mab treated her other children, it's not inconceivable.  Just a really out there WAG.

Lea - Yes, she is Harry's Fairy Godmother....but at times she seems to have an interest beyond that.   If she was Margaret's mother, it makes sense to why she was chosen to be Harry's Godmother as well, to actually bind her to him.   Lea isn't as likely to have much interest otherwise I would think, given Fae relations with mortal offspring.  And we know Eb and Lea know each other well enough to plot to get the Grey Council to Mexico on Harry's behalf.   There's lots of untold story about Eb's dealings with the Fae.  He knows many of them, which doesn't seem to be /that/ common among wizards.

Loki - Given that Loki is supposedly the mother of Odin's horse Sleipnir and the father of Fenrir the wolf among others.  It's entirely possible given Odin is running around that Loki might be as well.  (Naughty Naughty Eb.)


But the question of who Harry's Grandmother is an important one I think, one that will have an influence over what happens.  Somehow Jim has managed to avoid much questioning on this point however.

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DF Spoilers / Re: Christmas Eve story - Huge question
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:14:04 AM »
If Mab knows what Harry's thinking and doing, why didn't she know what Lloyd Slate was up to?   By that logic she should have known he was the one that killed the Summer Knight.   I suspect Mab has to find Harry through other means.   

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DF Spoilers / Re: Christmas Eve story - Huge question
« on: January 16, 2020, 04:17:00 AM »
We are veering way off topic here.  Does Mother Winter owe Harry a gift?   And if Eb falls during Peace Talks, before passing the staff, does it return to Mother Winter?   That's how I can see Harry getting it.  But I really think based on the laws of three and the fact he has duties and obligations of varying kinds to each Queen, if two of them owe him a gift for Christmas, then Mother Winter must as well.  From the description in Changes, Harry could very well of asked Mab "Is it going to try to eat me?" because the Black staff already tried to?

And yes, it'd be great if someone manages to ask Herr Butcher about this at some point, because I'd really like to know.

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DF Spoilers / Re: Christmas Eve story - Huge question
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:43:14 AM »
Man outright says "I have brought your gift."  And "I have an obligation to my vassals ."  So she IS gifting Harry.  It's only indirectly for Maggie. 

Molly also says her gift is part and parcel to the whole  winter lady gig.

Bob states that the knight has different duties to each queen.   But it just feels off for two out of three.

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DF Spoilers / Christmas Eve story - Huge question
« on: January 02, 2020, 05:41:05 AM »
So I reread Christmas Eve, about Mab and Molly giving Harry a gift out of Obligation to a vassal and I suddenly wondered, "If Mab and Molly are obligated to give Harry a gift, isn't Mother Winter also?   It doesn't make alot of sense that 2 out of 3 queens of winter are required to give him a gift, especially with the Faerie fascination with 3's.   It would seem reasonable that Mother Winter must also do so. 

Of course, one wonders if she did in a way.   I wonder, does Harry pick up the Blackstaff in Peace Talks?

I searched the forums but didn't see anything on this come up.   

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DF Spoilers / Re: Denarian Shadows
« on: December 19, 2019, 02:21:09 PM »
I feel confident that Nic could have used his own coin and his wonder shadow to slither in the rocks and get the coin.  If it can make him fly, i'm sure it can manipulate other objects.

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Cinder Spires Spoilers / Re: Social Status of Warriorborn
« on: April 18, 2019, 09:17:51 PM »
I didn't really notice anyone digging into what struck me as the immediate answer to why.  Warriorborn are effectively genetically engineered super soldiers.  Yes they are useful and make excellent guards but the fact they are only partly human.  The Saurons from Pournelle's CoDominium series is a good example of why normals might fear them.

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Cinder Spires Spoilers / Re: Does anyone else picture Folly as...
« on: April 18, 2019, 09:11:54 PM »
Yes!!!!!

Definitely Not.  After about book 3, the Temeraire series got so bad I stopped reading it.  Which is unusual for me as the only other series I've stopped reading is GOT.  Cause I hated everyone and wanted them all to die.  Horribly.  Somewhere away from me.

Anyway, Grimm isn't like Mal or Captain Laurence.  Grimm strikes me as being a Navy version of Sharpe from Sharpe's Rifles.  He's not as much of a ladies man but he gets the job done, however he can, regardless of the cost to himself while trying to preserve his men.

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DF Spoilers / Re: Christmas Eve from JB's Twitter (no news, just fun)
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:37:54 PM »
Unfortunately, Vampires got screwed by being the first game.    Everything that came after was just more and more powerful.   My favorite to play was Mortal+ sorcerers.  Combine Hellfire and Enchanting and you get mages begging you to make them equipment.  Especially after demonstrating Strength enhancing enchantments combined with a Hellblade.  When the Mortal+ guy takes out a Hit Mark, the mages take notice.

But you had to be prepared for it to work well, just like wizards in Dresdenverse.  You really weren't good at doing stuff on the fly.

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It can't be sheer power.  Look at what Hanna Asher is able to do.  She had even less training than Harry, yet her ability to use fire magic is far more focused and powerful in regards to effect, but not in the sheer amount of power Harry can throw.  Hanna only used fire magic, so her affinity with it must be extremely high.  She's sacrificed everything else in order to have that focus.  So Ivy might only have a power pool on the scale of the Senior Council, but in many ways her focus will be sharper than even they can do because she has literally thousands of years of knowledge of HOW to do it.

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