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Offline criolle

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She's no longer a child. The Archive must be passed from mother to daughter.
WHO is the father (husband?) going to be? Obviously her bodyguard, the Hell Hound is too old and (ICK!) their relationship would preclude such interaction. The same could be said of Harry.
One of the Alphas or one of the Carpenter sons would fit this role nicely (particularly if either pick up one of the swords).
Barring either, Butcher could create a new character who mates and betrays The Archive which complicates Harry's life in horrible ways. Perhaps an Outsider who masquerades as ... who-knows-what. Perhaps a member of the White Court, but The Archive would probably see right through one of their nation.
Just thought I'd throw the subject out for discussion.

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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 09:49:23 PM »
The archive will use her vast knowledge to select the right candidate  :)
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 10:00:21 PM »
Hopefully not Rudolph...
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 10:11:09 PM »
Hopefully not Rudolph...
She knows everything about Rudolph that has been written down including all Harry's notes about him so I don't think so.
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 02:14:15 AM »
She knows everything about Rudolph that has been written down including all Harry's notes about him so I don't think so.
If it's the archive who's going to decide, then that won't matter much. It won't be for his charming personality.
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 05:52:13 AM »
If it's the archive who's going to decide, then that won't matter much. It won't be for his charming personality.
But it won’t be for his reliability and courage either.
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 07:59:21 PM »
I think it has to be somebody who stands on Neutral ground, like she dose, otherwise the Archive might be courrupted and fall into hands it's not meant to be in.
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 11:24:11 PM »
Have we met a character that could be the father to Ivy's future child? Bext guess is one of the older Carpenter boys.
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2018, 11:50:41 AM »
does the daddy have to be a vanilla mortal?  some supernatural race could corrupt the purpose of it.

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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 12:20:50 AM »
Marry  for love, use IVF for offspring.

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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 01:32:57 PM »
I can see Ivy going the IVF route, mainly for the practicality of it.
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 09:10:32 PM »
How 'bout Ivy shows up in Peace Talks, pregnant.

Harry's poor mind gets blown, because he still envisions her as a little girl.

Kincaid wants to hire Harry to figure out who the father is (Ivy refuses to say).  Could be one of those nice little side-plots that keep distracting Harry from the main action, until he figures out they aren't "side plots" at all...

 

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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2019, 02:24:27 PM »
Depending on how grim things get, I could imagine The Archive "ending" before it can be passed on. Though, that's if Jim goes the China Mieville writing Perdido Street Station route of torturing every character you care about.

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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2019, 03:12:03 PM »
Does the Archive have to be passed on from mother to child, or is it possible that the Archive dies and the knowledge passes on to someone else suitable? Maybe someone magical, a seer or someone like that.
I honestly can't believe that all the Archives for centuries have always been able to give birth before dying.
Or that every child always survived.
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Re: Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, The Archive must become a mother.
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2019, 07:01:03 PM »
Does the Archive have to be passed on from mother to child, or is it possible that the Archive dies and the knowledge passes on to someone else suitable? Maybe someone magical, a seer or someone like that.
I honestly can't believe that all the Archives for centuries have always been able to give birth before dying.
Or that every child always survived.

Hmmmm, hard to say. If that were the case though, it'd be like a Mantle Passed from one person to the next, like the Winter Knight. Seems to me though it'd have to be someone who's mind can resist brakeing under all that knowledge. At least for a time.
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