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Worldhorn & Heron Spear posted 03 March 2006 in Author Q & AWorldhorn & Heron Spear by Diem Kaye, Candidate

I think a laser is a bit more original than having it merely be some 'holy weapon'. The only thing I'm torn on is whether I want it to be found again.

Because, on one hand, it does seem pretty obvious that it's going to come back, and if my guess is at all right, Akka will probably be whose possession it ends up in. Now considering that by the time the Aspect Emperor comes around Akka will be almost 70, I don't think it'll stay in his possession for long. I'm looking towards either one of Kellhus's kids or some new character that hasn't been introduced yet.

So although I doubt anyone will be surprised if it does show up, I have a feeling a lot of people would be pissed if Scott gave so much attention to it and then just said, "Actually, it was destroyed the whole time! Ha ha, gotcha, suckers!"

And then, one last question for Scott, who will hopefully be able to answer this (and hopefully I haven't missed this little shred of info somewhere in the glossary) without giving anything away for future storylines.

So here's the question. Why is the Heron Spear called the Heron Spear? Was it because someone thought the light shot out of the spear just like a heron? Or was it just one of those things where you're sitting back late at night and you think, "You know what? That name kicks ass! Heron Spear, it is then!"

Just out of idle curiosity. view post


Worldhorn & Heron Spear posted 03 March 2006 in Author Q & AWorldhorn & Heron Spear by Darlan Laerdon, Commoner

Quote: "Diem Kaye":d1uj1uic
I think a laser is a bit more original than having it merely be some 'holy weapon'. The only thing I'm torn on is whether I want it to be found again.

Because, on one hand, it does seem pretty obvious that it's going to come back, and if my guess is at all right, Akka will probably be whose possession it ends up in. Now considering that by the time the Aspect Emperor comes around Akka will be almost 70, I don't think it'll stay in his possession for long. I'm looking towards either one of Kellhus's kids or some new character that hasn't been introduced yet.

So although I doubt anyone will be surprised if it does show up, I have a feeling a lot of people would be pissed if Scott gave so much attention to it and then just said, "Actually, it was destroyed the whole time! Ha ha, gotcha, suckers!"

And then, one last question for Scott, who will hopefully be able to answer this (and hopefully I haven't missed this little shred of info somewhere in the glossary) without giving anything away for future storylines.

So here's the question. Why is the Heron Spear called the Heron Spear? Was it because someone thought the light shot out of the spear just like a heron? Or was it just one of those things where you're sitting back late at night and you think, "You know what? That name kicks ass! Heron Spear, it is then!"

Just out of idle curiosity.[/quote:d1uj1uic]

As stated in the glossary, the Heron Spear is called so because the weapon itself vaugly resembles a Heron. view post


Worldhorn & Heron Spear posted 03 March 2006 in Author Q & AWorldhorn & Heron Spear by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I thought that the glossary reference was refering to it vaguely looking like a spear <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> But it could be both. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 03 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Conphas, Commoner

I thought that the glossary reference was refering to it vaguely looking like a spear But it could be both.


I took the glossary to mean it looked vaguely like a Heron (the bird). Which gave me the impression of a laser/energy weapon on a tripod.

The tripod gives it the "Heron" part of the name and the "lance" or "spear" of light that it emits gives it the "spear" part of the name.

Those are my musings. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 04 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Mithfânion, Didact

I don't know, that sounds kind of confused to me.

The glossary merely states that it was the Heron Spear, "so named because of it's unique shape".

A heron:

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This sounds silly, but in order for this to be correct, Earwa would need to have herons just like we have in our own world.

I'm thinking the Heron refers to something else. Maybe Scott could give some enlightenment about it's shape? view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 05 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by RedShift, Candidate

I just see it as a laser thingamajig with that heron-neck wiggle in it. Fairly unique shape for a "spear". view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 05 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by unJon, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Mithfânion&quot;:3qmw7327

This sounds silly, but in order for this to be correct, Earwa would need to have herons just like we have in our own world.

I'm thinking the Heron refers to something else. Maybe Scott could give some enlightenment about it's shape?[/quote:3qmw7327]

Why is that silly? Earwa has humans just like we have in our world. They also have dogs that bark, etc. I think a heron is a heron. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 05 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Yea, he wouldn't use the word Heron unless there were herons in Earwa, I like the idea of it having that distinctive "heron neck" s-curve in it, that would make sense. Think of the zat guns in Stargate, they sort of have that curve to them when they are activated. (Not that I am saying that is what the heron spear looks like, it would likely be alot bigger) but it would make sense. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 05 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Seeing as the Inchoroi mothership was beleived to be alive. What are the odds that the Heron Spear is also somehow a living weapon. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 05 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Diem Kaye, Candidate

An interesting idea, Poet, especially since we all know that many of the other Inchoroi light weapons lost their power somewhere over the years. I don't think it would be though, just because I imagine Seswatha would have had something to say about that in his dreams considering how long he had it. Though, on the other hand, it would make a nice surprise, wouldn't it?

I don't know, so far to me, Conphas's idea of a weapon on a tripod sounds the most realistic. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 05 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by unJon, Auditor

I agree. Weapon + tripod + S-curve = most plausible explanation I have heard. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 06 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by arelius19, Commoner

but how would you combine a tripod an s-curve on a weapon?

it would need to be a distance thing to sit on a tripod, but what would the S-curve be? view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 06 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Maybe it is on a tripod, maybe not. But just the desciprtion of the Anaphoxus (or however you spell his name <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> holding it in his hand while in the chariot, and using it while in the chariot somehoe a tripod just doesn't come to mind. It also, to me, doesn't seem to mesh with how Sil, the Inchoroi King during the CI wars was described as fighting with it (not that the techniques was described but you know what I mean). Hmmm this is really incoherent. Basically I'm saying that it's description of the situations in which it was used would lead me to not think of it having a tripod. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 06 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by unJon, Auditor

I feel very wishy-washy now, but I am bowing to EE's argument and now thinking that it is a hand-held weapon. Still like the S-curve bit. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 06 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Im starting to see light sabers and what not all right im exaggerating but why is the Heron Spear referred to as a projectile weapon. Was this mentioned specificly or could it be an actual spear that has "lightsaber" qualites with an S shaped end. I fancy the idea that its not a projectile like weapon. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 06 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Diem Kaye, Candidate

I'm pretty sure people would have had a lot more trouble trying to kill the No-God if they'd actually had to get within melee range to kill him. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 06 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

I know but fun to watch im sure. Plus a spear can be thrown so not real close. view post


Worldhorn &amp; Heron Spear posted 07 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AWorldhorn &amp; Heron Spear by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Just the manner in which the Heron-Spear and the other Inchoroi "weapons of light" are described in the glossary and in passing references makes one infer a projectile "particle beam" weapon of some kind. view post


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