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On the subject of Chorae posted 11 July 2004 in Author Q & AOn the subject of Chorae by Wil, Head Moderator

This is mostly about Chorae and ranged weapons. Do archers that hold trinkets transfer that power to their projectiles? view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 11 July 2004 in Author Q & AOn the subject of Chorae by The Consult, Candidate

I would have thought there would have to be some actual physical contact between the chorae and magic users for them to have any effect.... view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 11 July 2004 in Author Q & AOn the subject of Chorae by Loof, Peralogue

Thats what i think too. If the Chorae's power could be transmited by another physical object any sorcerer that shook hands with someone that was wearing one wold kick the bucket. I think that would make peace negotiations a bit rough don't you <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 11 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by anor277, Didact

I think it is explicitly stated in the novels that there must be physical contact between the chorae and the flesh for the trinkets to either protect or to kill. So no doubt at the end of a battle various bowmen went out to retrieve their precious trinkets (actually mundane bowmen would have gone out to collect their loosed arrows anyway)

Interestingly, I think that Cnaiuer (excuse spelling I can't find the umlaut) says in TDTCB that the trinket he possessed was actually a gift (generations ago) from the No-God. Maybe the No-God and the Consult were the source of the trinkets. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 11 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Wil, Head Moderator

SPOILER












But in TWP, it talks about Chorae Crossbowman and the Scarlet Spires falling to Chorae holding archers. Why wouldn't the Spires just put up wards against projectiles (I assume that's possible)? view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 11 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Kingslayer, Candidate

<!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> There be spoilers in here! <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->

lol sorry. Just noticed the "In TWP" and stopped reading after that view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 11 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Replay, Auditor

Im sure it says that the Chorae are actually mounted on the arrows, as there's a couple of scenes which show them passing through wards. Most likely the archers carrying them as well to stop themselves being wiped out before firing. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 12 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I would assume that chorae could also penetrate and nullify any magic, including wards. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 12 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Same old problem: me assuming that crucial details will somehow leak through my elliptical descriptions! Chorae bowmen from different nations adopt different strategies, but in each case, what they fire is the Chorae itself fixed to the shaft or bolt. Physical contact with a Chorae grants an individual and their immediate effects immunity - nothing else. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by saintjon, Auditor

Hm, if I were a sorceror I'd try a similar effect to Akka dropping a building on people's heads, maybe make a gale-force wind and try to at least lessen the range. Then again, although Earwa's magic-users are a potent bunch, I have no idea what kind of effort it would take to whip up a wind that strong in response to a volley. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

But remember, though a sorcerous wind would blow mundane shafts away, it would have no effect on bolts fixed with Chorae.

If one the other hand, a Schoolman were to cause a low pressure cell that subsequently unleashed winds... Since sorcery interacts with the real world, it produces real effects that Chorae are useless against. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by saintjon, Auditor

Yeah I was being a bit of an RPG twink even bringing it up lol. Forget what I said! The Schools are dominant enough!!! <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

It's a good thing I didn't give you my 'Chorae +2' explanation! view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Cu'jara Cinmoi&quot;:2sp90qgq
But remember, though a sorcerous wind would blow mundane shafts away, it would have no effect on bolts fixed with Chorae.

If one the other hand, a Schoolman were to cause a low pressure cell that subsequently unleashed winds... Since sorcery interacts with the real world, it produces real effects that Chorae are useless against.[/quote:2sp90qgq]

And all of the sudden, I had this mental image of Bill Hall (sorry, Nashville-area weatherman for those not in the know - you remember him, Scott?) talking about how the local magic-influenced low pressure system might be affecting the fishing and chorae casting <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

And yes, I'm sleep-deprived and need sleep now. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by saintjon, Auditor

LOL!
I moved from being influenced by reading the Warrior-Prophet straight into 8-bit theater. Red Mage is secretly my buddy Eric in disguise, I know it! view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 28 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by tellner, Peralogue

OK, so what are Chorae, really?

Are they manufactured by a technology that no longer exists near the three seas? Are they artifacts or spatterings of some ancient event? view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 29 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Welcome to the board, Tellner!

The Chorae are actually sorcerous artifacts (of something called the 'Aporos'), manufactured prior to the Cuno-Inchoroi Wars (by Quya defectors) as a way for the Inchoroi to counter the sorcery of the Nonmen. The script inscribed across each embodies a contradiction that unravels the semantics of all known Cants - even those of the Aporos! view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 01 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Andrew, Peralogue

So then how did the Quya defectors manage to inscribe them? view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 01 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I'm afraid you've touched world-building bottom with that one, Andrew! view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 01 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by tellner, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Andrew&quot;:yfl5hiev
So then how did the Quya defectors manage to inscribe them?[/quote:yfl5hiev]

TThe Spanish barber wrote Godel's theorem in Old Scylvendir on nuggets of pure unabtanium. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 02 September 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Andrew, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Cu'jara Cinmoi&quot;:2071u98w
I'm afraid you've touched world-building bottom with that one, Andrew![/quote:2071u98w]


What? .. you..mean ..its not real?!?!?! another soft delusion crumples... view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 03 May 2005 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

The logic of magic is analogistic: like affects like. If the arcane spoken is undone by the Chorae, it follows that the arcane speaker be undone as well. That was the original idea anyway. I hope to get into this much deeper as the books progress. view post


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