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2023.06.01 23:29 Saltiest_Sailor [WTS] Complete BCM+Aero+BRT 5.56 Suppressor Tuned Upper - 11.5" / Aimpoint CompM5 + Unity FAST Mount / Law Tactical Folder Gen 3 / Modlite PLHV2 + Arisaka Mount / Surefire Warcomp 5.56 / Geissele Super 42 H1 Buffer+Spring / OD Green AR Furniture Set Magpul+FCD+Milspec
Timestamp: https://imgur.com/a/V9aNAKM - Payment Methods That I Accept: PayPal Friends and Family, Zelle, or Venmo Friends Payments. - I DO NOT Accept PayPal Goods and Services or Venmo Goods and Services Payments. - If the Payment Provider asks that you put a note, just put food emojis. No firearms/firearms accessories related notes. //////////////////////// ITEM(S): //////////////////////// - Additional Pics of BCM+Aero+BRT 5.56 Suppressed Tuned Upper - 11.5":
Around 100 Rounds of use on the uppebarrel. The BCG has seen around 200 Rounds.
This is the nicest 11.5 upper I have ever shot, very accurate and gassed to perfection. Tip to Butt on the Upper:
Surefire CTN 5.56 Flash Hider, JP Enterprises Double Crush Washer, Black River Tactical Optimum Chrome-Lined 1/7 11.5" Car-Gas Barrel, Black River Tactical 0.073" EZ Tune Gas Tube, Black River Tactical .750 Gas Block (Pinned), BCM MCMR-10 Handguard, Troy M4 Fixed Front Sight, Impact Weapons Components M-Lok Sling Mount, Haley Strategic Picatinny Sling Mount, Aero Precision AR15 Forged Upper Receiver, HM Defense Reinforced Cam Pin Hole AR15 BCG (Nitride), Radian Raptor CH, and Daniel Defense Fixed Rear Sight. Assembly Notes:
Gas block pinning done by Black River Tactical, barrel nut is installed to BCM's torque specs with Aeroshell 33 Anti-Seize Compound. Surefire CTN Flash Hider is neutral timed with Aeroshell 33 Anti-Seize Compound (wipes off with a rag or brush if you don't know what this stuff is... you should, however). Loctite is on the screws of the crossbolts of the handguard, both iron sights, sling mounts, as well as the set screws on the gas block. Gas Tuning Notes:
Even though Black River Tactical sells their 11.5" Optimum gassed barrels claiming they are gassed well for suppressor use, I noticed that they were still overgassed. I worked my way up in BRT sizes up to 0.069" which gave me 100% reliability unsuppressed, then went up 1 size larger to 0.073" for to ensure absolute 100% reliability. I'll take the tiny bit of extra gas to make sure this would work in cold/adverse conditions. Price Breakdown - Prices with strikethrough represent the price if you were to buy the item brand new, following that is what I am asking/Your Price:
Surefire CTN FH
$100 + Barrel with Gas Block Pinned
$280 + EZ Tune Gas Tube
$45 + BCM Handguard
$140 + Troy Front Sight
$40 + IWC M-Lok Sling Mount
$10 + Haley Pic Sling Mount
$22 + Aero Upper Receiver
$50 + HM Defense BCG
$80 + Radian Raptor CH
$65 + DD Rear Sight
$75 If bought new = $1,263 /// Your Total = $907 Shipped - Additional Pics of Aimpoint CompM5 + UNITY Fast Mount with QD Lever:
Great condition, just a touch of salt as seen in pics. Glass in perfect condition. Has seen 200 rounds of use. Optic and Mount Sells for $909 New, QD Lever Sells for $33 New /// Your Total Price is $760 Shipped - Additional Pics of Modlite PLHV2 18650 + Surefire TailCap Switch + Arisaka M-Lok Mount Light Setup:
Good condition, has seen around 200-250 rounds of use on 2 different guns. No carbon buildup on the lens ever. Comes with 1 18650 Battery
Sells for $309 New, Your Price is $210 Shipped
SOLD - Additional Pics of Surefire Warcomp 5.56:
Brand new, no box.
Sells for $140 New, Your Price is $110 Shipped
SOLD - Additional Pics of OD Green AR15 Furniture Kit:
Used, all in good condition.
Not splitting for now. If you buy this New, prices are: MVG $20 + K2 Grip $20 + Safety $17 + FCD Tube $78.00 = $135 Shipped /// Your Total Price is $90 Shipped - Additional Pics of Law Tactical Folder Gen 3-M:
Good condition, around less than 50 rounds of use. Comes with 2 of the installation wrenches and comes with POF Carbine Length Enhanced Receiver Extension and Impact Weapon Components QD Sling Mount Endplate installed. Sells for $250 New, Your Price is $190 Shipped - Additional Pics of Geissele Super 42 H1 Buffer and Spring:
Good condition, less than 100 rounds. For carbine length tubes.
Sells for $72 New, Your Price is $50 Shipped
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2023.06.01 22:58 PragmaticGeriatrics The New-To-Me FRS, and the quest for acceptable
I just picked up a black 2013 single owner FR-S with 75,000 miles for a reasonable price. I live in Madison, took a bus to Chicago to pick it up after having Lemon Squad check it out(fairly disappointed in them). It had been maintained by the owner, but has some smaller issues that I will be taking care of over the coming weeks. I am starting this post to document the issues I fixed, and get the opinion of the forum on some issues that come up.
First group of "repairs" - driving home I noted a significant, rhythmic vibration that was very notable above 70mph. There is also a burning oil smell that is most notable when going slower, or creeping forward in traffic. On arriving home I found that the front passenger side wheel, and rear drivers side wheel each had only 4 lugnuts on. My fault for not noticing when I picked up the car( I assumed something like this would have been noted on the inspection I paid for), but this gives an idea of the corner cutting the car has been experiencing for the past several years. Breaking free the lugnuts, it was obvious that they were over-torqued, and the studs had never seen anti-seize. I had to repair the threads on one of the studs, but otherwise had no issues switching over to some RPF-1s I had from my WRX, and luckily kept the lugnuts that fit those wheels from before. This got rid of the vibration, but I now notice a creaking/clicking noise from the rear drivers side suspension that I haven't figured out yet. The tires are a few year old hankook V12s, and the car was hilariously tail happy until the glaze wore off.
I also did the H9 conversion for the main beams, and had to replace a turn signal bulb to get rid of the hyper-fast turn signal rate.
the source of the burning oil smell seems to be from a oil leak on the rear of the engine block on the passenger side. a little googling led me to find out this was a cylinder head cover plate that commonly leaks oil. Rather than rely on RTV again, I got an aftermarket billet cover from nameless performance, which I will put on next week. I will also replace the PCV valve and hose, as that has never been replaced, and I suspect that this is part of the issue with the leaking.
Issues that I have found but haven't decided what to do yet.
- loud wind noise from passenger side window, the vertical front window gasket(between the triangle and main window) is very loose and I suspect this is the issue. Im not sure how I plan to fix it, but it will likely involve a heat gun and clamps.
- the black plastic part of the drivers visor that clicks into the hook on the roof cracked off and it bounces everywhere when Im driving. I might just warp that in electric tape, but It might be worth the 50 dollars to just replace the whole piece.
- the buttons next to the dash dont work at all(odo, Kph/Mph/Display). I havent found anyone talking about this issue, the part isnt super expensive, but Im not sure it is the buttons, and not sure how to test where the fault is.
- look into the creaking/clicking sound from the drivers rear suspension
- need a place to put my cell, where do people mount their phones in these cars?
issues my inability to call good enough alone will drive me to do
- Im planning on looking at the throttle body to see if it needs to be cleaned
- I doubt the spark plugs have been replaced, so that will be done this summer as well
- replace the oil and filter
- the owner reported changing the rear diff and tranny fluid in the past 20k miles, will likely replace it in the next several months anyway just to be sure
- brake fluid was done in the last 2 years, and pads look like they are fine. Rotors are surprisingly good(light car I guess). will probably do all of that next year.
- the air intake box is cracked where the tube from the front enters it. I should replace it, but it really only means a bit more hot air is entering the filter. I read that Cold air kits really dont benefit these cars, and I would rather not drop a few hundred on that right now
- the car came with K-Sport coilovers, I will likely put them on or have them put on this summer as well. they likely have less than 20k miles on them. the prior owner took them off for being too stiff for chicago roads. the current springs are pretty harsh, so Im a little hesitant to try the coilovers out.
- the doors do not stay open, I will eventually replace the door stays, but dont want to take the door panels off more than necessary to avoid breaking any tabs. would likely put in some sound deadening material at the same time when I do.
im sure more will come up, and I will document this. Also if anyone is in the madison area and is interested in some 18x7.5 drag wheels with worn out tires on them I would be willing to sell them at a very reasonable price.
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2023.06.01 22:58 Worldly-Ganache4125 Nov/Dec all inclusive recommendations in Europe
We are planning a honeymoon towards the end of the year. Thinking of checking out Italy for a week or so (wine tours and scenery) then going to an all inclusive resort to finish off the trip. Any recommendations where to go? Would prefer someplace not freezing for the resort unless they’re in a hot spring. Cost wise I think we can make most prices work and adjust our earlier trip to accommodate.
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2023.06.01 21:36 No_Tune_7240 Finished! Final questions / Advice for 11th gen Civic owners
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I'm driving a '22 Civic EX-L Hatchback and wanted to add some clear low-end to the mediocre sound system in my ride. I just finished my first install! Thanks to some of you who have been really helpful in answering questions so far.
I installed a Kicker Key 500.1 amp
. Initially I had this Kicker 10" downfiring enclosure
but was running into issues with the impedance (bad internal wiring, per Kicker's tech support). I also thought it was a little too muddy for my taste.
So, I exchanged the Kicker enclosure for this Pioneer TS-D10LB 10" enclosure
. It is closer in RMS to my amp than the Kicker and I like the sound of a sealed box over the passive radiator of the Kicker...and it is basically just as loud, from what I can tell so far.
There were not any good reviews that I could find on the Pioneer TS-D10LB. If anyone is wondering, it hits hard and for someone like me who is not an audiophile, and values trunk space, this is a great setup.
A few questions... I am wondering why my amp seems to be running hot to the touch
after 20 minutes of testing my new sub. I tested my ground (pictured) and it reads ~0ohms. I tested it by removing my amp's fuse, then putting one MM lead on the ground wire and the other on the place it was attached. Should I test it another way? Or check something else that could be making my amp run hot? Maybe the input voltage? How do I check the input voltage properly?
I want to make sure I am following the right steps. I was running a 50hz sine wave signal at 75% volume, with MM leads on my RCAs: negative on the barrel and positive on the tip of one RCA. Is this the right process? I followed the same steps (testing on the +/- terminals) to use an oscilloscope to set my gain, with the formula: sqrt(watts*ohms)
And finally, what are best practices for breaking in a new sub?
For any 11th Gen Civic owners, here is what I learned in my install:
I figured I would share this in case it helps anyone else. First, start here with this post
. I did a few things different, but not much. You can find the wiring schematic and photo of where to punch through the firewall, which is very helpful.
Removing the cover of the head unit was simple with a pry tool. I used a Kicker KISL adapter
and soldering gun to tap into A15-18.
I ran 8 gauge poweground and speaker-level RCA's to my amp. BUT RUNNING RCA's THROUGH THE DASH WAS A PAIN! My solution:
there are two vertical screws in the hood over the speedometer; remove those screws and you can see an opening to the back of the head unit to the right. Run the signal cable to the left and drop it down toward the hood release latch. I figured this out after maybe 2-3 hours of trying to fish wire BEHIND the speedometer...wish I tried it sooner.
Tiny amp! Running at 300w / 2ohms. (Photo rotated after uploading, the poweground is on the bottom) It sounds good closer to the back of the trunk, can't decide if rear-firing or upward is better. I'll probably create an adjustable mechanism to secure it and allow for both positions. Ground - I sanded this spot before attaching.
2023.06.01 21:34 In_Yellow_Clad Huh -- (A One Shot)
Badrapra - a name that would go down in history - is a planet smack dab on the edge of human space, a planet that sat at the junction of several supply lanes and commerce hubs, and was for all intents and purposes, a fortress world as a result. Considering it was the only way through a region of space that was known for lost ships that ventured out into the twin nebulas, from which nothing but space wildlife ever returned, it was as you might think, a damn important planet to hold onto. A planet from which a counter attack could be launched in any direction, a chokepoint that couldn’t be breached without exorbitant cost to resources and manpower. A planet from which a foe could strike at the heart of humanity should they take it.
Which was why Humanity and the Ta’Ex were currently brawling over it. The reasons for the current interstellar conflict aren’t important, what is important is this planet, over and on which the two belligerents have fought each other to a standstill. Upon this planet is a fortress, a fortress garrisoned by some of the most seasoned men and women of the Terran military, and trenches span the entire planet, surrounding cities and industry as protection against invasion.
In orbit it is much the same, sort of. Instead of trenches there are reefs of defense satellites and weapons emplacements, shoals of warships patrol the space around the planet and the lanes that all are forced to use. It was built to be impenetrable, imposing in a way that any foe would cower at the mere mention of it. And yet…
And yet the Ta’Ex had launched a bold assault upon the planet, bringing four of their largest fleets to bear down upon the defenses. It was a brutal fight, losses were heavy on both sides, but neither was willing to back down. It was the same on the ground, the Ta’Ex had made planetfall with relative ease, only to find themselves staring at trench lines that were miles thick and brimming with all manner of terrible weaponry. Since humanity was unwilling to give up their defensive positions and simply let the enemy break themselves against said defenses, things quickly devolved into a game of waiting and patience.
The Ta’Ex had boldly walked right into the fire, thinking they could easily beat such defenses, they were quite wrong about that. In less than four hours they’d lost several thousand troops to coordinated artillery, air and ground fire, while humanity lost not even a percentage of that. So the Ta’Ex decided to emulate humanity instead, building their own counter trenches and emplacements.
And now the course of any engagement was predicated on who was winning in space. Regular supply drops and the rotating of troops off the frontlines became exceedingly difficult at times thanks to the back and forth nature of the spaceborne conflict. So, as is want to happen in such cases, the soldiers grew bored, and in some cases, desperate.
For example, on the day the battle would end. Nobody knew it at the time, but one small event would change the course of the battle in favor of humanity, as the Ta’Ex would get a taste of what humanity was truly like, and it would be a thing that shook them to their core.
A fine morning indeed, or so it appeared. The silence over the trenches was an illusion that could be shattered at any moment by artillery or gunfire, yet none came. And so the Ta’Ex commander watched the birds in the sky instead, sipping on a hot drink that was his species' equivalent of human coffee. It served to give him that extra little jolt that would keep him awake, something he needed these days since the most that ever happened were one side hurling insults at the other and the occasional potshot just to remind the enemy that they still existed.
I, Lord Commander Issal, turned my attention to the device they were building, it was a two fold thing. The first part of it would project a moveable shield which could theoretically withstand an orbital strike and would allow their troops to advance on the enemy trenches without fear of death. The other part, was a directed energy weapon, one capable of leveling entire city blocks if they so wished, or even striking at an orbiting capital ship with reasonably grand results.It would be a good weapon to use when they began to advance, as it could soften targets with ease in a way that artillery wasn’t quite capable of.
At the moment only the cannon was built, and even that wasn’t fully ready for deployment, there were several simulations still needing to be run, but I was confident that soon we could begin a proper assault, once the shield platform was complete. That said, I had a feeling of unease settle over me as a heavy fog rolled in and partially obscured the sky.
A few orders later and I was certain that any potential attack could be thwarted during such a phenomenon. What I wasn’t expecting was to see a shape walk out of the mist that was distinctly not a Ta’Ex. See, we Ta’Ex are a very tall species, they sport six limbs, four arms and two legs. The second pair of arms are smaller and widely considered to be vestigial at this point in their evolution. Their bodies covered in a light coating of fur, vaguely avian heads and a long stinger tipped tail. Like some sort of really fucked up hybrid of a bird, scorpion and a dog as the humans would say. That generally didn’t offend the Ta’Ex, they understood that some species were really only able to compare them to somewhat similar creatures on their homeworlds, that was alright.
What walked out of the mist was not Ta’Ex, but human. Smaller than the Ta’Ex by at least four human feet, lacking the extra limbs and fur, plus no tail which was just wrong on so many levels. I expected a human in power armor, which we had discovered to be exceedingly devastating against us, with no real counter beyond sticking a det-pack somewhere where they couldn’t reach and blowing them up. Instead, this human walked casually through our trench in what they call ‘shorts’ and a ‘t-shirt’, their hair messy and the beginnings of something called a ‘beard’ showing along their jaw. Even their boots were untied, loose and flopping around their hideous feet as they walked.
So stunned we all were that nobody moved as the human walked wearily up to the cannon controls - which I know really shouldn’t be out in the open like they were, but the design of the cannon resulted in the controls being outside rather than protected internally- and just stared at them for what felt like ours. I was about to bellow a war cry and charge the human when they finally moved. It felt as though my perception of time slowed as I watched their five fingered hand curl only four digits, what they called an index finger rigid and extended as it rose into the air, and then began a descent towards the control panel. Nobody moved, nobody even dared to breathe, as that finger pushed a button.
Nothing happened, and the human seemed to be confused by this, as they pushed the button several more times before they tried simply holding it down. When even that didn’t work they let out a little huff of annoyance and started pushing other buttons, till one actually did something. He paused when the capacitors began drawing power audibly, quickly too, and finally the first button he’d been pressing lit up as the charging sequence finished.
With a soft shrug and a frown of sorts they pushed the button one more time, before the sky was split in two and darkened considerably as a violet beam of energy lanced forth from the cannon. It lasted for thirty seconds before suddenly shutting down, the cannon barrel smoking and the human looked surprised before they shrugged and uttered a sentence that would haunt me forever.
“Huh… So that’s what that does. Neat.” And they turned around and walked casually back through the trenches. When they reached the perimeter they climbed up and out, sauntering lazily across the open fields between our lines. A flurry of panicked comms chatter reached me finally, and as I listened with a mounting sense of horror and even embarrassment, I learned that this random human who had fired our weapon quite by chance, had also heaped more misfortune upon us.
Our flagship was in flames.
Against all odds, the stars had seemingly aligned for this one human to make an unguided and unintentional attack against the pride of our fleet, using our very own weapon against us, all because he’d let his own curiosity get the better of his judgement, and because I, in my shock, had simply allowed it to happen.
I sat down heavily, and wondered what to do. Two hours later, word had spread far and wide, and we no longer wished to fight these apes, for what new misfortunes could they heap upon us in their pursuit for the cure to boredom? An hour after that, the war was over.
– – – – – –
When Corporal Flynn made it back to his particular stretch of shitty trench, he found the company CO standing there waiting for him, and he did not look impressed.
“Just what the hell were you thinking Corporal!?” Captain Mcgowan practically spat, and the corporal stared blankly at him for approximately two seconds before responding, realization crossing his face before he grinned broadly.
“I was bored, sir.”
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2023.06.01 21:28 Individual99991 Yakuza isn't quite the LGBTQ+ ally people say it is
Disclaimer up front:
I'm not saying the Yakuza games or RGG are hateful or that you should stop playing them. I love these games. But they have... problems.
Kind of springing off this post here
, I wanted to talk about how LGBTQ+ representation is in these games, because I think some people on this sub and elsewhere kind of misrepresent the series - they ether say the games are super progressive and noble, or they claim that queer people aren't really that represented, even though there are loads.
I think the reality is more complicated: the series is pretty pro-LGBTQ+ in general, but at the same time it can't resist painting almost gay, lesbian and trans people as "other", usually by treating them as a bit of a joke.
is the most frequently appearing trans character in the series, and she gets a couple of decent substories in the earlier games, in which she's presented sympathetically. But she's also got a ton of stubble, and her persistent flirting with Kiryu (despite his mild discomfort) is played as a gag.
There are other trans characters who get a similarly confused treatment: Yoko
in Yakuza 5 is portrayed as an ally of Haruka's and a stand-up gal, but it's hard not to assume there's a joke in her makeup and clothing stylist being a trans woman. And when the Department of Commerce guy is revealed to have been a twink drag performer, Haruka acts like it's a really weird thing. Saki
, the trans ex-cop in 4, is another good ally, but her first appearance is played as a "WTF?" moment, and in the chase that follows, Tanimura is able to use the same physical attacks that he can use on male characters.
And then there's the sistebrother duo
in Yakuza 1, although it's not clear whether they're trans, cross dressing or just pulling off a weird con. Kiryu beats up both of them, and beats up the (trans?) woman after he learns that she was born a man. The implication there - and in Tanimura kicking Saki in the chase - is that trans women aren't really
women, and therefore not subject to the "no beating up" rule that Kiryu/the designers apply to cis women.
And there's the terrible cross-dresser story from 3, of course. At least that was cut in later re-releases. That game also has Ayaka
, who probably gets the only entirely wholesome trans representation in the series - but she's based on (and voiced by) a real Japanese trans celebrity, Ayana Tsubaki, so that's not surprising.
Oh, and there's Goromi
, but as rad as Majima is, I don't think he's exactly a poster child for the nonbinary/genderfluid community. And it's easy to just write him (and therefore genderfluid/nonbinary people in general) off as crazy or real-life shitposters.
Gay men better, but not perfectly. There's Yoko's friend
in Yakuza 5 - a doctor, I think? - who tells Haruka waaaaay too much about his sex life and is played like a giggling perv. In Yakuza 3, there's (arguably) Rikiya, who... yeah. Mine
gets it a little better, in that his villainy is down to his fucked up childhood abandonment issues rather than his homosexuality, but then as soon as he comes out, he leaps off a building, so that's not GREAT. Nick Ogata
is a total fucking dude and I love him, but even though in the story he's portrayed as a smart and loyal friend, he's described in the character index as "shady", and Ichiban (or maybe one of the others) also describes him as such, which I don't really get from the way he's written, unless they're using that as a synonym for "gay as a window". I wonder strongly if Akiyama would get that treatment, even though he genuinely is
shady as fuck around women.
And the only lesbians I can think of are Rina
, who you can date in Yakuza 1 (and who apparently puts aside her lesbianism to shag Kiryu in Kiwami, as you get one of those FMV clips) after completing her substory), and that air hockey girl in 5, who is kind of predatory and harrassing towards Haruka.
Oh, and there's Haruka
herself, who might be bi, given that she can build heat by staring down her opponents' tops in the air hockey minigame. That latter point might seem positive, except that it kind of plays into the idealised straight dude fantasy of hot bisexual teenage girls.
I guess it's important to remember that these games are largely written by Japanese boomers (or at least older Gen Xers), and by that standard they are genuinely progressive. Most games might ignore trans people and gay men altogether, and it's remarkable that they're so prevalent that they outnumber the hot teenage lesbians.
That said, I think the series still has some way to go in terms of queer representation. RGG has already grown in terms of the ways it depicts women (Saeko in particular is a great character, and Judgment's Saori is brilliant, even if they find an excuse to squeeze her into a tight hostess dress every time), and I hope it can continue that with its LGBTQ+ characters too.
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2023.06.01 21:24 RandomAppalachian468 Don't fly over Barron County Ohio. [Repost]
The whirring blades of my MD-902 throbbed against the warm evening air, and I smiled.
From 5,000 feet, the ground flew by in a carpet of dark forests and kelly-green fields. The sun hung low on the horizon in a picturesque array of dazzling orange and gold, and I could make out the narrow strip of the Ohio River to my left, glistening in the fading daylight. This time of year, the trees would be full of the sweet aroma of fresh blossoms, and the frequent rains kept small pockets of fluffy white mist hanging in the treetops. It was a beautiful view, one that reminded me of why being a helicopter pilot trumped flying in a jumbo jet far above the clouds every day of the week. Fourteen more days, and I’m debt free.
That made me grin even more. I’d been working as a charter pilot ever since I obtained my license at age 19, and after years of keeping my nose to the grindstone, I was closing on the final payment for real-estate in western Pennsylvania. With no debt, a fixer-upper house on 30 rural acres all to myself, and a respectable wage for a 26-year-old pilot, I looked forward to the financial freedom I could now enjoy. Maybe I’d take a vacation, somewhere exotic like Venice Italy, or the Dominican Republic. Or perhaps I’d sock the money back for the day I started a family. “Remember kleineun, a real man looks after his own.”
My elderly ouma’s
voice came back from the depths of my memories, her proud, sun-tanned face rising from the darkness. She and my Rhodesian grandfather had emigrated to the US when they were newlyweds, as the violence against white Boer descendants in South Africa spiraled out of control. My mother and father both died in a car crash when I was six, and it had been my grandparents who raised me. Due to this, I’d grown up with a slight accent that many of my classmates found amusing, and I could speak both English, and Afrikaans, the Boer tongue of our former home.
I shifted in my seat, stretched my back muscles, and glanced at the picture taped to my console. Both my parents flanked a grinning, gap-toothed six-year-old me, at the last Christmas we’d spent together. My mother beamed, her dark hair and Italian features a sharp contrast to my father’s sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. Sometimes, I liked to imagine they were smiling at me with pride at how well I flew the old silver-colored bird my company had assigned to me, and that made the long, lonely flights easier to bear.
A flicker caught my eye, and I broke my gaze away from the photograph.
Perched in its small cradle above the controls, my little black Garmin fuzzed over for a few seconds, its screen shifting from brightly colored maps to a barrage of grey static. Did the power chord come loose?
I checked, ensuring the power-cable for the unit’s battery was plugged into the port on the control panel. It was a brand-new GPS unit, and I’d used it a few times already, so I knew it wasn’t defective. Granted, I could fly and navigate without it, but the Garmin made my time as a pilot so much easier that the thought of going blind was dreadful.
My fuel gauge danced, clicked to empty, then to full, in a bizarre jolt.
More of the gauges began to stutter, the entire panel seeming to develop terrets all at once, and my pulse began to race. Something was wrong, very wrong, and the sludge inside my bowels churned with sour fear.
“Come on, come on.” I flicked switches, turned dials, punched buttons, but nothing seemed to fix the spasming electronics. Every gauge failed, and without warning, I found myself plunged into inky darkness.
Outside, the sun surrendered to the pull of night, the sky darker than usual. A distant rumble of thunder reverberated above the roar of my helicopter’s engine, and I thought I glimpsed a streak of yellowish lightning on the far horizon to my left. Calm down Chris. We’re still flying, so it must just be a blown fuse. Stay in control and find a place to set her down.
My sweaty palm slid on the cyclic stick, and both feet weighed heavy on the yaw pedals. The collective stuck to my other hand with a nervous vibration, and I squinted against the abyss outside. Beep.
I jumped despite myself, as the little Garmin on my panel flared back to life, the static pulling aside to reveal a twitching display. Each time the screen glitched, it showed the colorful map detailing my flight path over the ground below, but I noticed that some of the lines changed, the names shifting, as if the device couldn’t decide between two different versions of the world.
One name jutted out at me, slate gray like most of the major county names, appearing with ghostly flickers from between two neighboring ones. Barron County.
I stared, confused. I’d flown over this section of southeastern Ohio plenty of times, and I knew the counties by heart. At this point, I should have been over the southern end of Noble County, and maybe dipping lower into Washington. There was no Barron County
Ohio. I was sure of it.
And yet it shown back at me from the digital landscape, a strange, almost cigar-shaped chunk of terrain carved from the surrounding counties like a tumor, sometimes there, sometimes not, as my little Garmin struggled to find the correct map. Rain began to patter against my cockpit window, and the entire aircraft rattled from a strong gust of wind. Thick clouds closed over my field of vision like a sea of gray cotton.
The blood in my veins turned to ice, and I sucked in a nervous breath.
Land. I had to land. There was nothing else to do, my flight controls weren’t responding, and only my Garmin had managed to come back to life. Perhaps I’d been hit by lightning, and the electronics had been fried? Either way, it was too dark to tell, but a storm seemed to be brewing, and if I didn’t get my feet on the ground soon, I could be in real trouble.
“Better safe than sorry.” I pushed down on the collective to start my slow descent and clicked the talking button for my headset. “Any station, this is Douglass Three-One-Four-Foxtrot, over.”
“Any station, this is Douglass Three-One-Four-Foxtrot, requesting emergency assistance, over.”
Still nothing. If the radio’s dead, I’m really up a creek.
With my hand shaking, I clicked on the mic one more time. “Any station, this is—”
Like a curtain pulling back, the fog cleared from around my window, and the words stuck in my throat.
Without my gauges, I couldn’t tell just how far I’d descended, but I was definitely very low. Thick trees poked up from the ground, and the hills rolled into high ridges with flat valley floors, fields and pastures pockmarking them. Rain fell all around in cold, silvery sheets, a normal feature for the mid spring in this part of Ohio.
What wasn’t normal, were the fires.
At first, I thought they were forest fires for the amount of smoke and flames that bellowed from each spot, but as I swooped lower, my eyes widened in horror.
They were houses.
Farms, cottages, little clusters that barely constituted villages, all of them belched orange flames and black pillars of sooty smoke. I couldn’t hear above the helicopter blades, but I could see the flashes on the ground, along the road, in between the trees, and even coming from the burning buildings, little jets of golden light that spat into the darkness with anger. Gunfire. That’s rifle fire, a whole lot of it.
Tiny black figures darted through the shadows, barely discernable from where I sat, several hundred feet up. I couldn’t see much, but some were definitely running away, the streaks of yellow gunfire chasing them. A few dark gray vehicles rumbled down one of the gravel roads, and sprayed fire into the houses as it went. They were fighting, I realized, the people in the trucks and the locals. It was horrific, like something out of war-torn Afghanistan, but worse.
Then, I caught a glimpse of the others
They didn’t move like the rest, who either fled from the dark vehicles, or fired back from behind cover. These skinny figures loped along with haphazard gaits, many running on all fours like animals, swarming from the trees by the dozens. They threw themselves into the gales of bullets without flinching, attacking anyone within range, and something about the way they moved, so fluid, so fearless, made my heart skip a beat. What is that? “Echo Four Actual to unknown caller, please respond, over.”
Choking back a cry of shock, I fumbled at the control panel with clumsy fingers, the man’s voice sharp and stern. I hadn’t realized that I’d let go of the talking button and clicked it down again. “Hello? Hello, this is Douglass Three-One-Four-Foxtrot out of Pittsburgh, over.”
An excruciating moment passed, and I continued to zoom over the trees, the fires falling away behind me as more silent forest took over. “Roger that Douglass Three-One-Four-Foxtrot, we read you loud and clear. Please identify yourself and any passengers or cargo you might be carrying, over.”
Swallowing hard, I eyed the treetops, which looked much closer than they should have been. How far had I descended? “Echo Four Actual, my name is Christopher Dekker, and I am alone. I’m a charter flight from PA, carrying medical equipment for OSU in Columbus. My controls have been damaged, and I am unable to safely carry on due to the storm. Requesting permission to land, over.”
I watched the landscape slide by underneath me, once catching sight of what looked like a little white church
surrounded by smaller huts, dozens of figures in the yard staring up at me as I flew over a towering ridgeline. “Solid copy on that Douglass Three-One-Four-Foxtrot. Be advised, your transponder shows you to be inside a restricted zone. Please cease all radio traffic, reduce your speed, climb to 3,000 feet and proceed north. We’ll talk you in from there. How copy, over?”
My heart jumped, and I let out a sigh of relief. “Roger that Echo Four Actual, my altimeter is down, but I’ll do my best to eyeball the altitude, over.”
With that, I pulled the collective upward, and tried my best to gauge how far I was by eyesight in the gathering night, rain still coming down all around me. This had to be some kind of disaster or riot, I decided. After all, the voice over the radio sounded like military, and those vehicles seemed to have heavy weapons. Maybe there was some kind of unrest going on here that I hadn’t heard about yet? Kind of weird for it to happen in rural areas though. Spoiled college kids I get, but never saw farmers get so worked up before. They usually love the military.
Something moved in the corner of my eye, and I turned out of reflex.
My mouth fell open, and I froze, unable to scream.
In the sky beside me, a huge shadow glided along, and its leathery wings effortlessly carved through the gloom, flapping only on occasion to keep it aloft. It was too dark for me to see what color it was, but from the way it moved, I knew it wasn’t another helicopter. No, this thing was alive, easily the size of a small plane, and more than twice the length of my little McDonald Douglass. A long tail trailed behind it, and bore a distinct arrow-shaped snout, with twig-like spines fanned out around the back of its head. Whatever legs it had were drawn up under it like a bird, yet its skin appeared rough and knobby, almost resembling tree bark. Without pause, the gigantic bat-winged entity flew along beside me, as if my presence was on par with an annoying fly buzzing about its head.
Gripping the microphone switch so tight, I thought I’d crack the plastic, I whispered into my headset, forgetting all radio protocol. “T-There’s something up here.”
Static crackled. “Douglas Three-One-Four-Foxtrot, say again your last, you’re coming in weak and unreadable, over.”
“There’s something up here.” I snarled into the headset, still glued to the controls of the helicopter, afraid to deviate even an inch from my course in case the monstrosity decided to turn on me. “A freaking huge thing, right beside me. I swear, it looks like a bat or . . . I don’t know.” “Calm down.”
The man on the other end of the radio broke his rigorous discipline as well, his voice deep, but level. “It won’t attack if you don’t move too fast. Slowly ease away from it and follow that course until you’re out of sight.”
I didn’t have time to think about how wrong that sounded, how the man’s strict tone had changed to one of knowledge, how he hadn’t been the least surprised by what I’d said. Instead, I slowly turned the helicopter away from the huge menace and edged the speed higher in tiny increments.
As soon as I was roughly two football fields away, I let myself relax, and clicked the mic switch. “It’s not following.” “You’re sure?”
Eyeing the huge flapping wings, I nodded, then remembered he couldn’t see me. “Yeah, I’m well clear.” “Good. Thank you, Mr. Dekker.”
Then, the radio went dead.
Something in my chest dropped, a weight that made my stomach roil. This wasn’t right, none of it. Who was that man? Why did he know about the thing I’d just seen? What was I supposed to—
A flash of light exploded from the trees to my right and shot into the air with a long finger of smoke. What the . . .
On instinct, I jerked the cyclic stick to one side, and the helicopter swung to avoid the rocket. Boom.
My world shook, metal screeched, and a dozen alarms began to go off inside the cockpit in a cacophony of beeps and sirens. Orange and red flames lit up the night sky just behind me, and the horizon started to spin wildly outside. Heat gushed from the cockpit door, and I smelled the greasy stench of burning oil. The safety belts dug into my shoulders, and with a final slip, the radio headset ripped free from my scalp. I’m hit.
Desperate, I yanked on the controls, fought the bird even as she spun toward the ground in a wreath of flames, the inky black trees hurtling up to meet me. The helicopter went into full auto-rotation, the sky blurring past outside, and the alarms blared in a screech of doom. Panic slammed through my temples, I screamed at the top of my lungs, and for one brief second, my eyes locked on the little black Garmin still perched atop my control panel.
Its screen stopped twitching and settled on a map of the mysterious Barron County, with a little red arrow at the center of the screen, a few words popping up underneath it. You are here
Trees stabbed up into the sky, the belts crushed at my torso, glass shattered all around me, and the world went dark.
Copper, thick, warm, and tangy.
It filled my mouth, stank metallic in my nose, clogged my throat, choking me. In the murkiness, I fought for a surface, for a way out, blind and numb in the dark. This way, kleineun.
voice echoed from somewhere in the shadows. This way.
Both eyes flew open, and I gagged, spitting out a stream of red.
Pain throbbed in my ribs, and a heavy pressure sent a tingling numbness through my shoulders. Blood roared inside my temples, and stars danced before my eyes with a dizzying array. Humid night air kissed my skin, and something sticky coated my face, neck, and arms that hung straight up toward the ceiling.
Wait. Not up. Down
I blinked at the wrinkled, torn ceiling of the cockpit, the glass all gone, the gray aluminum shredded like tissue paper. Just outside the broken windows, thick Appalachian bluegrass and stemmy underbrush swished in a feeble breeze, backlit by flashes of lightning from the thunderstorm overhead. Green and brown leaves covered everything in a wet carpet of triangles, and somewhere nearby, a cricket chirped.
Turning my head from side to side, I realized that I hung upside down inside the ruined helicopter, the top half burrowed into the mud. I could hear the hissing and crackling of flames, the pattering of rain falling on the hot aluminum, and the smaller brush fires around the downed aircraft sizzling out in the damp long grass. Charred steel and burning oil tainted the air, almost as strong as the metallic, coppery stench in my aching nose. They shot me down. That military dude shot me out of the sky.
It didn’t make sense. I’d followed their orders, done everything they’d said, and yet the instant I veered safely away from whatever that thing in the sky had been, they’d fired, not at it, but at me.
Looking down (or rather, up) at my chest, I sucked in a gasp, which was harder to do that before.
The navy-blue shirt stuck to my torso with several big splotches of dark, rusty red. Most were clean slashes, but two held bits of glass sticking out of them, one alarmingly bigger than the other. They dripped cherry red blood onto my upturned face, and a wave of nausea hit me. I gotta get down.
I flexed my arms to try and work some feeling back into them, praying nothing was broken. Half-numb from hanging so long, I palmed along my aching body until I felt the buckled for the seat belts.
“Okay.” I hissed between gritted teeth, in an effort to stave off my panic. “You can do this. Just hold on tight. Nice and tight. Here we go . . .” Click.
Everything seemed to lurch, and I slid off the seat to plummet towards the muck-filled hole in the cockpit ceiling. My fingers were slick with blood and slipped over the smooth faux-leather pilot’s seat with ease. The shoulder belt snagged on the bits of glass that lay just under the left lowest rib, and a flare of white-hot pain ripped through me. Wham.
I screamed, my right knee caught the edge of the aluminum ceiling, and both hands dove into a mound of leaf-covered glass shards on the opposite side of the hole. My head swam, being right-side-up again enough to make shadows gnaw at the corner of my eyes.
Forcing myself to breath slowly, I fought the urge to faint and slid back to sit on the smooth ceiling. I turned my hands over to see half a dozen bits of clear glass burrowed into my skin like greedy parasites, red blood weeping around the new cuts.
“Screw you.” I spat at the rubbish with angry tears in my eyes. “Screw you, screw you, screw you.”
The shards came out easy enough, and the cuts weren’t that deep, but that wasn’t what worried me. On my chest, the single piece of cockpit glass that remined was almost as big as my palm, and it really
hurt. Just touching it felt like self-inflicted torture, but I knew it had to come out sooner or later. Please don’t nick a vein.
Wiping my hands dry on my jeans, I gripped the shard with both hands, and jerked.
Fire roared over my ribs, and hot blood tickled my already grimy pale skin. I clapped a hand over the wound, pressing down hard, and grunted out a string of hateful expletives that my ouma
would have slapped me for.
Lying on my back, I stared around me at the messy cargo compartment of the MD-902. Most of the medical supplies had been in cardboard boxes strapped down with heavy nylon tow-straps, but several cases had ruptured with the force of the impact, spraying bandages, syringes, and pill bottles all over the cluttered interior. Orange flames chewed at the crate furthest to the rear, the tail section long gone, but the foremost part of the hold was intact. Easily a million-dollar mess, it would have made me faint on any other trip, but today it was a godsend.
Half-blind in the darkness, I crawled along with only the firelight and lightning bolts to guide me, my right knee aching. Like a crippled raccoon, I collected things as I went, conscious of the two pallets of intact supplies weighing right over my head. I’d taken several different first-aid courses with some hunting buddies of mine, and the mental reflexes kicked in to help soothe my frazzled mind. Check for bleeds, stop the worst, then move on.
Aside from my battered chest and stomach, the rest of me remained mostly unharmed. I had nasty bruises from the seatbelts, my right knee swelled, my nose slightly crooked and crusted in blood, but otherwise I was intact. Dowsing every scratch and cut with a bottle of isopropyl alcohol I found, I used butterfly closures on the smaller lacerations that peppered my skin. I wrapped soft white gauze over my abused palms and probed at the big cut where the last shard had been, only stopping when I was sure there were no pieces of glass wedged inside my flesh.
“Not too bad.” I grunted to myself, trying to sound impassive like a doctor might. “Rib must have stopped it. Gonna need stitches though. That’ll be fun.
Pawing through the broken cases, I couldn’t find any suture chord, but just as I was about to give up, I noticed a small box that read ‘medical skin stapler’. Bingo.
I tore the small white plastic stapler free from its packaging and eyeballed the device. I’d never done this before, only seen it in movies, and even though the cut in my skin hurt, I wondered if this wouldn’t be worse. You’ve gotta do it. That bleeding needs to stop. Besides, no one’s coming to rescue you, not with those rocket-launching psychos out there.
Taking a deep breath, I pinched the skin around the gash together, and pressed the mouth of the stapler to it. Click.
A sharp sting, like that of a needle bit at the skin, but it didn’t hurt nearly as bad as the cut itself. I worked my way across the two-inch laceration and gave out a sigh of relief when it was done.
“Not going to bleed to death today.” I daubed ointment around the staples before winding more bandages over the wound.
Popping a few low-grade painkillers that tumbled from the cargo, I crawled wriggled through the nearest shattered window into the wet grass.
Raindrops kissed my face, clean and cool on my sweaty skin. Despite the thick cloud cover, there was enough constant lightning strikes within the storm to let me get glimpses of the world around me. My helicopter lay on its back, the blades snapped like pencils, with bits and pieces of it burning in chunks all around the small break in the trees. Chest-high scrub brush grew all around the low-lying ground, with pockets of standing water in places. My ears still rang from the impact of the crash, but I could start to pick up more crickets, frogs, and even some nocturnal birds singing into the darkness, like they didn’t notice the huge the hulk of flaming metal that had fallen from the sky. Overhead, the thunder rumbled onward, the feeble wind whistling, and there were other flashes on the horizon, orange and red ones, with crackles that didn’t sound quite like lightning. The guns. They’re still fighting.
Instinctively, I pulled out my cellphone, and tapped the screen.
It fluttered to life, but no matter how I tried, I couldn’t get through to anyone, not even with the emergency function designed to work around having no service. The complicated wonder of our modern world was little better than a glorified paperweight.
Stunned, I sat down with my back to the helicopter and rested my head against the aluminum skin of the craft. How I’d gone from a regular medical supply run to being marooned in this hellish parody of rural America, I didn’t know, but one thig was certain; I needed a plan. Whoever fired the missile could have already contacted my charter company and made up some excuse to keep them from coming to look for me. No one else knew I was here, and even though I now had six staples holding the worst of my injuries shut, I knew I needed proper medical attention. If I wanted to live, I’d have to rescue myself. My bag. I need to get my go-bag, grab some gear and then . . . head somewhere else.
It took me a while to gather my green canvas paratrooper bag from its place behind the pilot’s seat and fill it with whatever supplies I could scrounge. My knee didn’t seem to be broken, but man did it hurt, and I dreaded the thought of walking on it for miles on end. I focused instead on inventorying my gear and trying to come up with a halfway intelligent plan of action.
I had a stainless-steel canteen with one of those detachable cups on the bottom, a little fishing kit, some duct tape, a lighter, a black LED flashlight with three spare batteries, a few tattered road maps with a compass, a spare pair of socks, medical supplies from the cargo, and a simple forest green plastic rain poncho. I also managed to unearth a functioning digital camcorder my ouma
had gotten me for Christmas a few years back, though I wasn’t sure I wanted to do any filming in such a miserable state. Lastly, since it was a private supply run from a warehouse area near Pittsburgh to a direct hospital pad in Ohio, I’d been able to bring my K-Bar, a sturdy, and brutally simple knife designed for the Marine Corps that I used every time I went camping. It was pitiful in comparison to the rifle I wished I had with me, but that didn’t matter now. I had what I had, and I doubted my trusty Armalite would have alleviated my sore knee anyway.
Clicking on my flashlight, I huddled with the poncho around my shoulders inside the wreck of the chopper and peered at the dusty roadmaps. A small part of me hoped that a solution would jump out from the faded paper, but none came. These were all maps of western PA and eastern Ohio. None of them had a Barron County on them anywhere. The man on the radio said to head north, right before they shot me down. That means they must be camped out to the north of here. South had that convoy and those burning houses, so that’s a no-go. Maybe I can backtrack eastward the way I came.
As if on cue, a soft pop
echoed from over the eastern horizon, and I craned to look out the helicopter window, spotting more man-made flashes over the tree tops.
“Great.” I hissed between clenched teeth, aware of how the temperature dipped to a chilly 60 degrees, and how despite the conditions, my stomach had begun to growl. “Not going that way, are we? Westward it is.”
Walking away from my poor 902 proved to be harder than I’d anticipated. Despite the glass, the fizzling fires, and the darkness, it still held a familiar, human essence to it. Sitting inside it made me feel secure, safe, even calm about the situation. In any other circumstance, I would have just stayed with the downed aircraft to wait for help, but I knew the men who shot me down would likely find my crash site, and I didn’t want to be around when they did.
Unlike much of central and western Ohio, southeastern Ohio is hilly, brushy, and clogged with thick forests. Thorns snagged at my thin poncho and sliced at my pant legs. My knee throbbed, every step a form of self-inflicted torture. The rain never stopped, a steady drizzle from above just cold enough to be problematic as time went on, making me shiver. Mud slid under my tennis shoes, and every tree looked ten times bigger in the flickering beam of my cheap flashlight. Icy fear prickled at the back of my neck at some of the sounds that greeted me through the gloom. I’d been camping loads of times, both in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, but these noises were something otherworldly to me.
Strange howls, screeches, and calls permeated the rain-soaked sky, some almost roars, while others bordered on human in their intonation. The more I walked, the softer the distant gunfire became, and the more prevalent the odd sounds, until the shadows seemed to fill with them. I didn’t dare turn off my flashlight, or I’d been completely blind in the dark, but a little voice in the back of my head screamed that I was too visible, crunching through the gloomy forest with my long beam of light stabbing into the abyss. It felt as though a million eyes were on me, studying me, hunting me from the surrounding brush, and I bitterly recalled how much I’d loved the old Survivor Man
TV series as a kid. Not so fun being out in the woods at night. Especially alone.
A twig snapped somewhere behind me, and I whirled on the spot, one trembling hand resting on the hilt of my K-Bar.
Nothing. Nothing but trees, bushes, and rain dripping down in the darkness.
“This is stupid.” I whispered to myself to keep my nerves in check as I slowly spun on the spot. “I should have went eastward anyway. God knows how long I’m going to have to—” Creak.
A groan of metal-on-metal echoed from somewhere to my right, and I spun to face it, yanking the knife on my belt free from its scabbard. It felt so small and useless in my hand, and I choked down a wave of nauseas fear. Ka-whump. Creak. K-whump. Creak.
Underbrush cracked and crunched, a few smaller saplings thrashed, and from deep within the gloom, two yellow orbs flared to life. They poked through the mist in the trees, forming into slender fingers of golden light that swept back and forth in the dark. The soldiers . . . they must be looking for me.
I swallowed hard and turned to slink away.
Ice jammed through my blood, and I froze on the spot, biting my tongue to stop the scream.
It stood not yards away, a huge form that towered a good twelve feet tall in the swirling shadows. Unpolished chrome blended with flash-rusted spots in the faded red paint, and grime-smeared glass shone with dull hues in the flashes of lightning. Where the wheels should have been, the rounded steel axels curved like some enormous hand had bent them, and the tires lay face-down on the muddy ground like big round feet, their hubcaps buried in the dirt. Dents, scrapes, and chips covered the battered thing, and its crooked little radio antenna pointed straight up from the old metal fender like a mast. I could barely make out the mud-coated VW
on the rounded hood, and my mind reeled in shock. Is . . . is that a car?
Both yellow headlights bathed me in a circle of bright, blinding light, and neither I nor the strange vehicle moved.
Seconds ticked by, the screech-thumping in the background only growing closer. I realized that I couldn’t hear any engine noises and had yet to see any soldiers or guns pointed my way. This car looked old, really old, like one of those classic Volkswagen Beetles that collectors fought over at auctions. Try as I might, I couldn’t see a driver inside the murky, mold-smeared windows.
Because there wasn’t one.
Lightning arched across the sky overhead, and the car standing in front of me blinked.
Its headlights slid shut, as if little metal shades had crawled over the bulbs for a moment and flicked open again. Something about that movement was so primal, so real, so lifelike,
that every ounce of self-control I had melted in an instant.
Cursing under my breath, I lunged into the shrubs, and the world erupted around me.
Under my shoes, the ground shook, and the car surged after me in a cacophony of ka-thumps
that made my already racing heart skip several beats. A weather-beaten brown tow truck from the 50’s charged through the thorns to my left, it’s headlights ablaze, and a dilapidated yellow school bus rose from its hiding place in the weeds to stand tall on four down-turned axel-legs. They all flicked their headlights on like giants waking from their slumber, and as I dodged past them, they each blared their horn into the night in alarm.
My breaths came short and tight, my knee burned, and I crashed through thorns and briars without thought to how badly I was getting cut up.
The cheap poncho tore, and I ripped it away as it caught on a tree branch.
A purple 70’s Mustang shook off its blanket of creeping vines and bounded from a stand of trees just ahead, forcing me to swerve to avoid being run over, my adrenaline at all-time highs. This can’t be happening, this can’t be happening, this can’t be happening.
Slipping and sliding, I pushed through a stand of multiflora rose, and stumbled out into a flat, dark expanse.
I almost skidded to a stop.
What had once been a rather large field stood no taller than my shoestrings, the grass charred, and burnt. The storm above illuminated huge pieces of wreckage that lay scattered over the nearly 40-acre plot, and I could just make out the fire-blackened hulk of a fuselage resting a hundred yards away. The plane had been brought down a while ago it seemed, as there weren’t any flames left burning, and I threw myself toward it in frenzied desperation.
Burned grass and greasy brown topsoil slushed underfoot, and I could hear the squelching of the cars pursing me. Rain soaked me to the bone, and my lungs ached from sucking down the damp night air. A painful stich crept into my side, and I cursed myself for not putting in more time for cardio at the gym.
Something caught my left shoelace, and I hurtled to the ground, tasting mud and blood in between my teeth. They’ve got me now.
I clawed at the mud, rolled, and watched a tire slam down mere inches from where my head had been. The Mustang loomed over me and jostled for position with the red Volkswagen and brown tow truck, the school bus still a few yards behind them. They couldn’t seem to decide who would get the pleasure of stomping me to death, and like a herd of stampeding wildebeest, they locked bumpers in an epic shoving match.
On all fours, I scampered out from under the sparring brutes, and dashed for the crumpled airplane, a white-painted DC-3 that looked like it had been cut in half by a gargantuan knife blade. I passed a snapped wing section, the oily remains of a turbo-prop engine, and a mutilated wheel from the landing gear. Climbing over a heap of mud, I squeezed into the back of the ruined flight cabin and dropped down into the dark cargo hold. Wham.
No sooner had my sneakers hit the cold metal floor, and the entire plane rocked from the impact of something heavy ramming it just outside. I tumbled to my knees, screaming in pain as, once again, I managed to bash the sore one off a bracket in the wall.
My hand smeared in something gooey, and I scrabbled for my flashlight.
It clicked on, a wavering ball of white light in the pitch darkness, and I fought the urge to gag. “Oh man . . .”
Three people, or what was left of them, lay strewn over the narrow cargo area. Claret red blood coated the walls, caked on the floor, and clotted under my mud-spattered shoes. Bits of flesh and viscera were stuck to everything, and tatters of cloth hung from exposed sections of broken bone. An eerie set of bloody handprints adorned the walls, and the only reason I could tell it had been three
people were the shoes; all of them bore anklebones sticking out above blood-soaked socks. It smelled sickly sweet, a strange, nauseas odor that crept into my nose and settled on the back of my tongue like an alien parasite.
Something glinted in the beam of my flashlight, and my pulse quickened as I pried the object loose from the severed arm that still clung to it.
“Hail Mary full of Grace.” I would have grinned if it weren’t for the fact that the plane continued to buck and roll under the assault from the cars outside.
The pistol looked old, but well-maintained, aside from the light coating of dark blood that stained its round wooden handle. It felt heavy, but good in my hand, and I turned it over to read the words, Waffenfabrik Mauser
stenciled into the frame, with a large red 9 carved into the grip. For some reason, it vaguely reminded me of the blasters from Star Wars.
I fumbled with a little switch that looked like a safety on the back of the gun and stumbled toward a gap in the plane’s dented fuselage to aim out at the surrounding headlights. Bang.
The old gun bucked reliably in my hand, its long barrel spitting a little jet of flame into the night. I had no idea if I hit anything, but the attacking cars recoiled, their horns blaring in confusion.
They turned, and scuttled for the tree line as fast as their mechanical legs could go, the entire ordeal over as fast as it had begun. Did I do that?
Perplexed, I stared down at the pistol in my hand. Whoosh.
A large, inky black shadow glided down from the clouds, and the yellow school bus moved too slow to react in time.
With a crash, the kicking nightmarish vehicle was thrown onto its side, spraying glass and chrome trim across the muddy field. Its electro-synth horn blared with wails of mechanical agony, as two huge talon-like feet clamped down on it, and the enormous head of the flying creature lowered to rip open its engine compartment.
The horn cut out, and the enormous flying entity jerked its head back to gulp down a mass of what looked like sticky black vines from the interior of the shattered bus.
At this range, I could see now that the flying creature bore two legs and had its wings half-tucked like a vulture that had descended to feed on roadkill. Its head turned slightly, and in the glow of another lightning bolt, my jaw went slack at the realization of what it was. A tree trunk. It’s a rotted tree trunk.
I couldn’t tell where the reptilian beast began, and where the organic tree components ended, the upper part of the head shaped like a log, while the lower jaw resembled something out of a dinosaur movie. Its skin looked identical to the outside of a shagbark hickory but flexed with a supple featheriness that denoted something closer to skin. Sharp branch-like spines ranged down its back, and out to the end of its tail, which bore a massive round club shaped like a diseased tree-knot. Crouched on both hind legs, it braced the hooked ends of its folded wings against the ground like a bat, towering higher than a semi-truck. Under the folds of its armored head, a bulging pair of chameleon-like eyes constantly spun in their sockets, probing the dark for threats while it ate.
One black pupil locked onto the window I peered through, and my heart stopped.
The beast regarded me for a moment, with a curious, sideways sniff.
With a proud, contemptful head-toss, the shadow from the sky parted rows of razor-sharp teeth to let out a roar
that shook the earth beneath my feet. It was the triumphant war cry of a creature that sat at the very top of the food chain, one that felt no threat from the fragile two-legged beings that walked the earth all around it. It hunted whenever it wanted, ate whatever it wanted, and flew wherever it wanted. It didn’t need to rip the plane apart to devour me.
Like my hunter-gatherer ancestors from thousands of years ago, I wasn’t even worth the energy it would take to pounce.
I’m hiding in the remains of the cockpit now, which is half-buried under the mud of the field, enough to shield the light from my screen so that thing
doesn’t see it. My service only now came back, and it’s been over an hour since the winged beast started in on the dead bus. I don’t know when, or how I’m going to get out of here. I don’t know when anyone will even see this post, or if it will upload at all. My phone battery is almost dead, and at this point, I’m probably going to have to sleep among the corpses until daylight comes.
A dead man sleeping amongst friends.
If you live in the Noble County area in southeastern Ohio, be careful where you drive, fly, and boat. I don’t know if it’s possible to stumble into this strange place by ground, but if so, then these things are definitely headed your way.
If that happens . . . pray that they don’t find you.
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2023.06.01 20:55 Fntasy_Girl [QCrit] POLY ANNA - Adult LGBTQ Contemporary Romance - 76k - Query + First 300
My previous romance is still in the trenches, but I wrote the wait and finished another book! I posted this query months ago on a "Where Would You Stop Reading" thread, and the feedback I got there said that it felt a little long or wordy, but nothing stuck out as specifically cut-able.
Comp-wise, I would appreciate suggestions, even TV/Movies. I scour the sapphic contemp romance market all the time and unfortunately, it is not the most adventurous subgenre in trad at the moment. The one comp I have is the only thing that jumps out at me. It sold really well, so that's something.
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to crit/comment!
POLY ANNA is a subversive queer romcom, a 76,000-word sex farce romp with a sapphic best friends-idiots-to-lovers as its gooey center. It will appeal to fans of Meryl Wilsner’s Mistakes Were Made.
Marlena has abandoned her dream of marrying rich—at 29 with zero job history, her last hope is marrying sorta-well-off. Her best friend and roommate Britt is bound to tire of paying all their bills in exchange for Marlena’s impeccable domestic talents. Marlena’s had a confusing thing
for Britt since high school, but Britt’s type is models and moguls, not a glorified live-in maid unsure of her own sexuality. Marlena rejoices after five perfect dates with a lawyer… until she discovers he’s already married.
Britt wishes her best friend would stop dating like she’s a penniless society woman circa 1892. Britt has almost confessed her love for Marlena a million times, but Marlena’s chasing a straight happily ever after, and Britt’s an emotionally stunted lesbian whose favorite hobby is racking up bedpost notches. Britt offers to spare Marlena the task of telling that lawyer douche’s wife he’s cheating, only, his wife is a smoking hot bi fitness celebrity, so Britt sleeps with her instead. Honest mistake.
Realizing they’re dating two halves of the same failing marriage, Britt and Marlena see only one way to restore their romantic karma and become good people again: Reunite the couple through the power of polyamory. That’s not how polyamory works, but “facts” and “logic” won’t get in the way of their epic redemption arc. Nothing will. Definitely
not the secret attraction between them that this whole twisted plan drags into the light.
They’re best friends trying to save a marriage with elaborately staged orgies. The last thing they need is to make things weird
[Bio + Thank you for your time and consideration + Content warnings]
Marlena’s bed smelled like sex for the first time in months. Fantastic sex, so good she wasn’t sure if she could bring herself to change the sheets right away. She debated it as Lucas stirred.
“That was…” he whispered. “You were…”
She couldn’t see him through the glaring sun, but her memory filled in the blanks. The way his roundish face had transformed as he’d watched her come on his tongue, his hands, his—
“Marlena,” he said gently. “Are you asleep?”
She propped herself up. “Why didn’t you tell me you’re a sex god?”
“What didn’t I tell you?”
“That you’re a Sex. God.”
“Oh, that.” He rolled out of bed, blushing, jaw tense. “ You wouldn’t have believed me.”
Fair. She had trouble believing it now, watching him mutter drat and fumble with his belt. How had this man made her body sing like a Stradivarius last night?
That was such a cliché, woman-as-musical-instrument, but when everything came together, clichés became real and true and the only words big enough for the moment. A perfect summer day, and suddenly ‘life goes by so fast.’ A shy, sweater-wearing traffic attorney made a symphony spring from her clit—the same clit that hadn’t come without mechanical aid in three calendar years—and yeah. He played her pussy like Mozart.
Lucas wasn’t the typical male that populated the reality dating shows Marlena watched with religious fervor. Mostly because he was fifty years old (making him more than 20 years Marlena’s senior, which she knew Britt was about to give her so much shit about, but, whatever). Lucas was in good shape, but he wasn’t blessed with the strongest of jaws or a full head of hair. But when he smiled at her like that? A sheen in his eyes from a job well done?
Below the flutter of her heartbeat, her lizard-brain whispered This is it.
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2023.06.01 20:52 Born-NG-1995 The Search for Snake River: Bad Endings
- You succumb to heat exhaustion and lose your way in the desert.
- Your family gets heatstroke and is too weak to continue.
- Caleb gets some men to go with him to search for water, but they never return. The train goes in search of water, but soon, all of the animals die, and you end up stranded in the desert.
- An arrow frightens Pa's horse while he's getting off it. It runs and drags him several feet. By the time it stops, Pa's leg is so badly injured that he is forced to give up his dream of reaching Oregon.
- You will die of pneumonia.
- You will die of scurvy.
- Hannah and Samuel get scurvy. Fort Bridger is several days away, and you don't know if you'll make it there in time.
- You die of dysentery after eating beans that have been cooked in oily water.
- A rattlesnake delivers a fatal bite to you.
- A horse breaks Pa's legs, forcing you to return to Fort Bridger.
- While waiting for your oxen to heal from a bad accident, you get dysentery and die.
- A hot spring burns you badly.
- Bandits rob you of your belongings.
- You abandon your wagon, but after four days, your water runs out, leaving your family without a means of survival.
- A forest fire burns you and your family.
- You and your family stay in a cave after a forest fire, but with no supplies, you have no idea how to go on.
- A flash flood destroys all your food supplies.
- You drink some tonic for a cough, but drink too much and end up poisoning yourself.
- While trying to get a wheel that is floating downstream in the river, you slam into some rocks and are either killed by the impact or thrown into the river and drowned.
- The train ends up stranded on an island.
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2023.06.01 20:48 Ee55555 Now I have a question regarding Nia, pythra, and A
So has A’s gender, or in the case I’m referring to, sex been confirmed
Gender is what you identify as while Sex is what you are biologically, so is A’s sex confirmed? I’m not sure of the consensus but I just want to make it clear for myself
Now for Nia, is she really bi? I have only seen people use the hot springs scene and the tantal scene as evidence, is that it? I think it’s perfectly normal for friends to do all that, I hug my male friends all the time, and nia was cold
Anyway those are my questions
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2023.06.01 20:26 ADynes [XB1] H: Massive Trade List - Something for Everyone W: Stupid amounts of Flux, Junk, Random cleaver offers, whatever.
Here is what I have: 2* & 3* Weapons - All Max Unless Noted
(mobile swipe left/right for all perks)
|Weapon Type ||Prefix ||Major ||Minor |
|10mm Pistol ||Junkies ||Explosive ||90% RW |
|10mm Pistol (lvl 5) ||Mutant's ||Explosive ||+250 DR Reload |
|10mm SMG ||Junkies ||25% FFR ||15% Reload |
|50 Cal ||Anti Armor ||Explosive ||-- |
|50 Cal ||Furious ||25% FFR ||90% RW |
|50 Cal ||Furious ||Explosive ||+1 PER |
|50 Cal ||Junkies ||25% FFR ||90% RW |
|50 Cal ||Junkies ||Explosive ||-- |
|50 Cal ||Troubleshooter's ||Explosive ||25% Less VATS |
|Baseball Bat - Yellow ||Juggernaut ||Replenish AP ||90% RW |
|Baseball Bat - Yellow ||Bloodied ||40% Faster SS ||15% Less DMG BLK |
|Fixer ||Anti Armor ||25% FFR ||25% Less VATS |
|Fixer ||Anti Armor ||Explosive ||+1 AGI |
|Fixer ||Anti Armor ||Explosive ||+250 DR Reload |
|Fixer ||Anti Armor ||Replenish AP ||15% Reload |
|Fixer ||Aristrocrat's ||25% FFR ||25% Less VATS |
|Fixer ||Bloodied ||25% FFR ||+250 DR Reload |
|Fixer ||Bloodied ||25% FFR ||Stealth |
|Fixer ||Bloodied ||Explosive ||FMSWA |
|Fixer ||Furious ||25% FFR ||15% Reload |
|Fixer ||Nocturnal ||25% FFR ||90% RW |
|Fixer ||Quad ||25% FFR ||+250 DR Reload |
|Fixer ||Quad ||+50% Crit DMG ||+15% VATS crits |
|Fixer ||Quad ||+50% Crit DMG ||Break Slower |
|Fixer ||Quad ||Explosive ||+1 AGI |
|Fixer ||Quad ||Explosive ||Faster Movement |
|Fixer ||Two Shot ||25% FFR ||25% Less VATS |
|Fixer ||Vampire's ||Explosive ||Faster Movement |
|Fixer ||Vampire's ||Explosive ||15% Reload |
|Gatling Gun ||Junkie's ||Explosive ||Faster Movement |
|Gatling Gun ||Quad ||Explosive ||Faster Movement |
|Handmade ||Furious ||Explosive ||+50 DR Aiming |
|Handmade ||Juggernaut's ||25% FFR ||Faster Movement |
|Handmade ||Junkies ||25% FFR ||-- |
|Handmade ||Junkies ||Explosive ||+1 PER |
| |Handmade | |Quad | |Explosive | |90% RW
|Handmade ||Two Shot ||Explosive ||Faster Movement |
|Lever ||Junkies ||Explosive ||+15% VATS Crits |
|Lever ||Two Shot ||Explosive ||Faster Movement |
|Lever ||Vampire's ||Explosive ||-- |
|LMG ||Furious ||Explosive ||+1 PER |
|LMG ||Furious ||Explosive ||+1 PER |
|Meat Hook ||Anti Armor ||40% FSS ||+1 STR |
|Minigun ||Anti Armor ||25% FFR ||+50 DR Aiming |
|Minigun ||Assassin's ||Explosive ||90% RW |
|Minigun ||Juggernaut's ||Explosive ||Stealth Field |
|Minigun ||Nocturnal ||Explosive ||25% Less VATS |
|Minigun ||Two Shot ||Explosive ||-- |
|Radium Rifle ||Bloodied ||25% FFR ||+50 DR Aiming |
|Shotgun (Combat) ||Quad ||Explosive ||90% RW |
|Shotgun (DB) ||Anti Armor ||Explosive ||+250 DR Reload |
|Shotgun (DB) ||Bloodied ||Explosive ||+50 DR Aiming |
|Shotgun (Pump) ||Furious ||25% FFR ||15% Reload |
|SMG ||Anti Armor ||Explosive ||+50 DR Aiming |
|Tesla Rifle ||Quad ||25% FFR ||-- |
3* Armor - All Max Unless Noted
(mobile swipe left/right for all perks)
|Armor Type ||Body Part ||Prefix ||Major ||Minor |
|Combat - Light ||Chest ||Chameleon ||Powered ||Sneak |
|Combat - Sturdy ||Right Leg ||Vanguard ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Combat - Heavy ||Left Leg ||Auto Stim ||Powered ||Sneak |
|Combat - Heavy ||Left Leg ||Regenerating ||Powered ||Cavalier's |
|Forest Scout ||Left Leg ||Vanguard ||+1 STR ||Sentinel's |
|Forest Scout ||Left Leg ||Vanguard ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Forest Scout ||Right Arm ||Overeaters ||H&T Grow Slower ||Sneak |
|Forest Scout ||Right Leg ||Mutant's ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Forest Scout ||Right Leg ||Unyielding ||+25 RR ||Cavalier's |
|Forest Scout ||Right Leg ||Vanguard ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Leather - Sturdy ||Chest ||Unyielding ||+1 STR ||Sneak |
|Leather - Sturdy ||Left Leg ||Unyielding ||+1 AGI ||Sentinel's |
|Leather - Sturdy ||Right Arm ||Assassin's ||Powered ||Cavalier's |
|Marine ||Chest ||Chameleon ||Powered ||Sneak |
|Marine ||Chest ||Unyielding ||+25 PR ||Sentinel's |
|Marine ||Left Arm ||Chameleon ||Powered ||Cavalier's |
|Marine ||Left Leg ||Bolstering ||+1 STR ||Sentinel's |
|Marine ||Right Leg ||Vanguard ||+25% DR ||Sentinel's |
|Metal - Sturdy ||Left Arm ||Vanguard's ||Powered ||Sneak |
|Metal - Sturdy ||Right Arm ||Unyielding ||+1 STR ||Sneak |
|Raider - Sturdy ||Left Arm ||Unyielding ||+1 STR ||Sentinel's |
|Robot - Heavy ||Chest ||Weightless ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Robot - Heavy ||Left Leg ||Chameleon ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Trapper ||Chest ||Assassin's ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Chest ||Bolstering ||+1 STR ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Chest ||Chameleon ||Powered ||Sneak |
|Urban Scout ||Chest ||Vanguard ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Left Arm ||Assassin's ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Left Arm ||Bolstering ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Left Arm ||Mutant's ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Left Arm ||Vanguard ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Left Arm ||Weightless ||Powered ||Cavalier's |
|Urban Scout ||Right Arm ||Unyielding ||+1 STR ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Right Arm ||Vanguard ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Urban Scout ||Right Leg ||Unyielding ||Powered ||Sentinel's (PENDING) |
|Wood (lvl 5) ||Chest ||Vanguard ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Wood ||Left Arm ||Mutant's ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Wood ||Left Leg ||Bolstering ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
|Wood ||Right Arm ||Auto Stim ||Powered ||Sentinel's |
- 5/5 Vanguard / Powered / Sentinel Scout set: Arms & Chest Urban, Legs Forest (included in list above)
- 5/5 Assassins / mixed / Cavaliers Ultracite PA set with jetpack arms
- Explosive Railway Set (21 total, all Explosive):
- Anti-Armor / E / +50 DR Aiming, Assassins / E / 25% VATS, B / E / +15% vc, Berk / E / 25% VATS, Ext / E / AGI, F / E / +250 DR, Hunt / E / PER, Inst / E, Jug / E / +15% vc, J / E / FMSWA, Medics / E / FMSWA, Mutant Slayers / E / VATS Crits, Mutants / E / Break, Noc / E, Quad / E , Stalkers / E / FMSWA, Suppressors / E, Troubleshooters / E, TS / E / +250 DR, Vamp / E / PER, and Zealot's / E / PER
- Misc decent PA pieces:
- Prototype X-01 Torso Cham / 7% Less Exp / Sent
- Ultracite Helmet with Jetpack
- Ultracite Left Arm: Vanguard / Powered / Cavalier's with Jetpack
Misc stuff to Trade/Sell:
- Outfits / Clothing: Forest Scout & Urban Scout Masks, Responders Fireman Outfit & Hat, Hunters Long Coat, Winter Man mask, Brotherhood Special Ops Suit & Mask, Chally Outfit & Mask, Blue Ridge Caravan Outfit & Gas Mask, Mr. Fuzzy Mascot Suit & Head, Swamp Camo Hazmat Suit, Deathclaw Hunter Outfit & Hat, Jaguar & Tulip Suits, Longshoreman Outfit, Radicals Face Mask, Grafton Monster Mask, Strongman Outfit, & Complete Asylum Uniform set.
- Rare Plans: All Daily Ops, All Meat Week, All Mole Miner, All Fasnatch, All "Grahm" (Mirror Ball, Rad Emitter, etc), All Spooky Scorched, Stimpak Diffuser, Bear Arm, Radiation Barrel, The Fixer, Backpack Mods (High Capacity, Armor Plated, & Insulated), Hachet Electro Fusion, Machete Sacrificial Blade, Ultracite Emergency Protocols, Kinetic Dynamo, Overdrive Servos, Welded Rebar, a full serum recipe set and others misc plans.
Here is what I'm looking for
- Armor: A nice set of OE / Powered / Sent urban scout limbs
- Aid: Radshield & Berry Mentats
- Apparel: Leather Coat, Forest Camo Jumpsuit, Tattered Field Jacket, & BOS Jumpsuit, & Fatsnatch masks
- Junk (in order of need): Steel (100k), Ultracite (23k), Springs (9k), Silver (7k), Fiber Optics (4k), Coal (3k), Cork (6k), Screws (16k), Cobalt (6k), Oil (9k), Violet (6k), Crimson (3k), Florescent (2k), Asbestos (6k), Yellowcake (2k), Gold (4k) - But will entertain any bulk junk offers
Will entertain other trade offers also.
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2023.06.01 19:57 Darkage911 [US-GA] [H] Built Brutal60, Pink Kage, Tomo PC Plate, Ciel65 & Milan Alu Plates, DCX Jasmine; Switches (L+F & some SS): SP-Star Melon, KNC Red Jacket 2, NyPOM Unga, NyPOM Yellow, NyPOM Joe, MX Red, MX Red RGB, Razer Yellow, Razer Orange, Cobalt POM, Obsidian Pro V2, Glorious Lynx, Blaecks [W] Paypal
- Please comment and send a DM (not a chat invite) if interested in any item!
- Shipping is $10 (USPS Priority Mail) for normal items, $17 for more oversized items, and $23 for big boxes, and the listed price does not include shipping.
- I will use Paypal to send an invoice.
- I am only shipping in the US.
- I am willing to bundle things together for a discount. In addition, we can negotiate prices. I would prefer these be used by someone than sit in my house!
- I can take more pictures & provide sound tests if requested!
|Name ||Price ||Condition & Contents ||Additional Pictures |
|Built Green WKL Brutal60 || |$220 $210 |Second owner. Built once. Built with WT60-D Weird Flex, L+F Gateron Milky Blacks on FR4 half-plate, tuned Durock V2 Stabilizers. Will come with Aifei 9009 ABS keycaps as well. It will be shipped in a carrying case. Currently, force-broken and has poly-fill. PM me if you would like a sound test. ||https://imgur.com/a/PFf6esD |
|Bluish Pink Hand Engineering x Monokei WK Hotswap Kage || |$450 $440 |First owner. Built once. Comes with hot-swap PCB, PP and PC plate, tuned Cherry clip-in Stabilizers. It will be shipped in the original Kaban case and include a 30A Graveshift TKL o-ring. Force-broken and has stabilizer pads on the PCB. Minor light streaks on bottom case are not noticeable when built and a small crack in USB-C metal enclosure, but functions properly (aesthetic damage only). Shipping will be $17 due to the larger box size. ||https://imgur.com/a/W98JKBJ |
Switches (L+F and some SS)
|Name ||Price ||Description |
|TGR Tomo PC (Frost White) Plate ||$15 ||Used. It has the usual marks where the top mount screws were. Selling for $30 under MSRP |
|Ciel65 Aluminum Plate ||$15 ||Never used. Compatible with Bakaneko65. |
|Maker Milan Aluminum Plate ||$25 ||Never used. Compatible with KBD8X MKII. |
|75% O-ring ||$3 or Free with any larger purchase ||1x 65A O-ring from Graveshift |
|TKL O-ring ||$3 or Free with any larger purchase ||1x 30A from Graveshift |
|x19 KNC Keys Unga Bunga Stems ||Free with any purchase ||Leftover from the frankenswitches. |
|4 Plate Forks ||Free with any purchase ||From P3D |
|x2 Keycap Pullers, x1 Novelkeys Switch Puller ||Free with any purchase ||Just looking to give these away to people that need them! |
|Name ||Price ||Modifications |
|x110 SP-Star Melons || |$70 $65 |Lubed, filmed, and SS to 62g Durock springs |
|x68 KNC Keys Red Jackets 2.0 || |$45 $40 |Lubed and no films. |
|x110 NyPOM Ungas || |$85 $80 |MM Switch Nylon Top + MM Switch POM Bottom + KNC Unga Bunga Stems; Lubed, filmed, and SS to Wuque CL635 Springs |
|x91 NyPOM Ungas || |$65 $60 |0M Switch Nylon Top + MM Switch POM Bottom + KNC Unga Bunga Stems; Lubed, filmed, and SS to Wuque CL635 Springs |
|x95 NyPOM Yellows || |$70 $65 |MM Switch Nylon Top + MM Switch POM Bottom + Gateron Milky Yellow Stems; Lubed, filmed, and SS to Wuque CL635 Springs |
|x90 NyPOM Yellows || |$65 $60 |MM Switch Nylon Top + MM Switch POM Bottom + Gateron Milky Yellow Stems; Lubed, filmed, and SS to Wuque CL635 Springs |
|x39 NyPOM Joes || |$15 $10 |MM Switch Nylon Top + MM Switch POM Bottom + KNC Average Joe Stems; Lubed, filmed, and SS to Wuque CL635 Springs |
|5 Packs of x104 3-pin Cherry MX Reds || |$100 $95 each |Harvested from Corsair Keyboard. Desoldered cleanly with Hakko FR-301 and confirmed to work in Hotswap PCBs. Lubed, Deskey filmed, and SS to 62g TX XL springs |
|x104 3-pin Cherry MX Reds RGB || |$100 95 |Harvested from Corsair Keyboard. Desoldered cleanly with Hakko FR-301 and confirmed to work in Hotswap PCBs. Lubed, Deskey filmed, and SS to 62g TX XL springs |
|x87 Greetech x Razer Oranges (Tactile) || |$75 $70 |Harvested from Razer Keyboard. Desoldered cleanly with Hakko FR-301 and confirmed to work in Hotswap PCBs. Lubed, Deskey filmed, and SS to 62g TX XL springs |
|x87 Greetech x Razer Yellows (Linear) || |$75 $70 |Harvested from Razer Keyboard. Desoldered cleanly with Hakko FR-301 and confirmed to work in Hotswap PCBs. Lubed, Deskey filmed, and SS to 62g TX XL springs |
|x80 Cobalt POM Linears || |$70 $65 |Desoldered cleanly with Hakko FR-301 and confirmed to work in Hotswap PCBs. Lubed and filmed |
|x72 43 Studio Obsidian Pro V2s || |$60 $55 |Lubed and filmed |
|x72 Glorious Lynx Linears ||$70 ||Lubed and filmed |
|x72 AEBoards Blaeck Linears ||$70 ||Lubed and filmed |
|Name ||Price ||Condition & Contents |
|DCX Jasmine || |$65 $60 |Never used; will ship in bags. |
Thanks for your time!
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2023.06.01 19:55 Jolly_Race_1907 Late August/Early Sept Itinerary Check
We are group of 4 and plan our trip to Iceland in last August to Early Sept. We are going to rent a large SUV for F road river crossing. I would like to get feedback and opinion for our itinerary. Our goal is to explore highland as much as possible. I feel we drive a lot and looking for any thing we should adjust.
- Arrival and pick up rental car @ 9AM - 10PM: Blue lagoon - 1PM: Lunch, grocery shopping - 2PM: Visit Kerid Crater - 4PM: Haifoss - 6PM: Gesyer
- Stay in Reykholt
- 7AM: Hrunalaug Hot Spring - 10:30 AM Kerlingarfjöll. Hike for 3 hours - 3 PM drive back
- Stay in rjupnavellir (close to f225)
- 7AM F225 to Landmannalaugar - 6 - 8 hours hiking. Bláhnjúkur and Brennisteinsalda. - 4PM F208 south or F225 to Hvolsvöllur
- Stay in Hvolsvöllur
- 7:30 AM Nauthúsagil - 9:30 AM bus to Þórsmörk. 1 hour ride. - Hike rest of days
- Stay in Volcano Huts(Þórsmörk)
- 10:30 AM bus to F249 base camp. 1 hour ride - Skógafoss, Hjörleifshöfði, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Reynisfjara Beach
- Stay in Vik
- Þakgil: Yellow trial 8 hours
- Stay in Vik
- 7AM F232 to Maelifell - 2:00 PM Glacier Walking at Skaftafell
- Stay in Kalfafellsstadur
- Jökulsárlón, Diamond Beach, Vestrahorn, Hengifoss
- Stay in close to Stuðlagil Canyon
- Stuðlagil Canyon - F road drive to Askja. - F88 back to Ring road to visit Godafoss
- Stay: TBD
Day 10: Drive back to Reykjavík. Arrive no later than 4pm
Day 11: Explore Reykjavík
Day 12: Fly back
I have a couple questions: 1. Is Volcano Huts(Þórsmörk) worth to stay a night? We can probably make our trip more compact if we do not stay in Þórsmörk. For example, combine day 5 and day 6 into 1 days + evening of day 4. 2. Because we do not want to drive F223 and F210 East (big river crossing), so from day 3 to day 7, we actually circle around. Any advice how we should adjust day 3 to day 7.
- There are couple ideas we have, but lodging is hard to find. My original plan was to F228 south and back to ring road, then drive F232 to Maelifell next morning, but I could not find any guesthouse, airbnb, hotel available close to F232. Only thing I can find is in Vik.
- Day 7, I can go to Maelifell very early (6am). Will I have chance to get to Skaftafell before 2 pm? The only tour I can find for glacier walking is 9:30am or 2:30pm.
- Any tour I must take in Jökulsárlón? Some mentions kayak or boat, but others saying not worth it.
- Is Day 9 reasonable? I plan to stay in Myvatn?
- Any recommendation for Day 10, when I drive back from Myvatn to Reykjavík?
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2023.06.01 19:39 CapsaicinMemes [WTS] Stripped brown Sig P365XL slide, barrel, Magpul rifle handguard, Beretta APX magazines and more
Please send PM with offers or questions, no chats. Prices include shipping CONUS. Thanks! Stripped P365XL slide in Gunkote brick brown with a base layer of flat white https://imgur.com/a/Cp04rVP/
Has the standard X-Ray night sights but the front night sight is pretty much dead while the back is still quite bright. Would need a barrel, recoil spring, and slide parts to complete the slide. Sig P365XL OEM barrel
About 300 rounds through. Works great. Replaced with threaded barrel. Breek Arms Warhammer MOD2 Charging Handle
Some salt. Otherwise great charging handle that company claims to help with suppressor blowback. https://imgur.com/a/wnMAnum/ Magpul Rifle-length hand guard with camo spray paint
Catch and release from here. Great condition. https://imgur.com/a/B7svtUW/ Strike Industries EVO3 Scorpion Stock Adapter with QD Slot in Titan/Gold
Never mounted, has a QD slot, for use with a picitanny/1913 stock/brace https://i.imgur.com/J7x2jYk.jpg 1911 Grips gold with carbon fiber inlay https://i.imgur.com/3p3mEmI.jpg Commercial buffer tube with castle nut and free waffle/M4 stock
Catch and release from here. Believe it is from Remington rifle. Some salt https://i.imgur.com/24pl6JO.jpg Beretta APX 13rd and 15rd magazines
2x 13rds available, one in packaging. 15rd like new BCM Gunfighter VG Pic
New in box. Great long grip for those with bottom pic rails Magpul MOE-SL Grip
FDE https://i.imgur.com/RIp5NVQ.jpg Magpul MOE-K Grip
ODG Generic P226 Holster
Unknown manufacturer, made for the P226 with some light. https://imgur.com/a/lXimFVK/ Glock 17 Steel Recoil Rod with 24 lb spring https://i.imgur.com/yc8mXXz.jpg
Never mounted. Has hex screw head for spring swap.
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2023.06.01 19:39 Bard_of_Light [Spoilers Extended] LBJ: Mirror on the Wall: King Robert vs. Queen Cersei
media.tenor.com/ydMWvQCt6MIAAAAC/horny-shrek.gif Video: Mirror - Shrek
This is part of a series exploring the hidden motives and actions of the main players during Robert's Rebellion, named LBJ in reference to the influence of Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam War on GRRM's views and writings on war. LBJ also indicates considerations over whether L
yanna + B
obby B = J
on Snow. Previous installments include:
In the last part, we combed through evidence that Lyanna fought disguised as Rhaegar at the Trident. We'll now examine why Cersei's torture of the Blue Bard indicates that Rhaegar was tortured by Robert, for the crime of crowning his beloved Lyanna with winter roses in front of half the realm.
"It saddens me to see Your Grace so careworn. I say, run off and play and leave the King's Hand to hear these tiresome petitions. We could dress as serving girls and spend the day amongst the smallfolk, to hear what they are saying of the fall of Dragonstone. I know the inn where the Blue Bard plays when he is not singing attendance on the little queen, and a certain cellar where a conjurer turns lead into gold, water into wine, and girls into boys. Perhaps he would work his spells on the two of us. Would it amuse Your Grace to be a man one night?" - A Feast for Crows Cersei VIII
Mirror on the Wall: King Robert vs. Queen Cersei Robert is practiced at shutting his eyes to things he’d rather not see
, like when he can’t admit he’s too fat for his armor
(like Cersei assumes washerwomen shrunk her gowns
) or when he pretends wine made him hurt his queen
(which Cersei reenacts on Taena
, but is frustrated when that Myrish slut enjoys it
). Robert fills his court with corrupt lickspittles
and admits on his deathbed that he was a bad king
when previously he expected Ned to say otherwise
. Likewise, Cersei assumes she’s a political mastermind
, basically Tywin with teats
. In answer to Robert grooming Barra's barely pubescent mother
, Cersei grooms and psychologically scars young Lancel
(and Tyrek too for all we know
). Robert incestuously cheats with his Estermont cousin early in his reign, so Cersei rekindles incest with her brother Jaime. Cersei has bastards killed who could threaten her own children's claims
, and Robert tries to have Dany and her unborn child killed to protect the throne from dragonspawn
. Robert pretends to care about his baseborn children
, and people doubt Cersei loves anyone as more than an extension of herself
(although Varys disagrees
). Robert does seem to realize he doesn’t love his heirs
, which raises the question of whether or not he knew they were bastards.
To her credit, Cersei did not look away. “He saw us. You love your children, do you not?” - A Game of Thrones Eddard XII
Robert had asked him the very same question, the morning of the melee. He gave her the same answer. “With all my heart.”
“No less do I love mine.”
King Robert and Queen Cersei are an exercise in avoiding hypocritical analysis; any fault decried in one is reflected in the other in a role-appropriate way. Both lie to themselves and others, drink in excess, have cruel tempers, are physically and sexually abusive, and are terrible parents and rulers. Martin has clearly written Robert and Cersei to mirror one another, and if we saw Robert’s inner monologue, surely it would reveal that he’s just as arrogant and delusional as his wife.
It’s often claimed Robert was unaware of the illegitimacy of his heirs, as he would have gone berserk had he known. If one believes Robert would have executed Cersei for cuckolding him, then it must also be true that Rhaegar incurred Robert’s hatred when he crowned Lyanna with sexually suggestive winter roses in front of half the realm. In fact, we know he did:
As for Robert Baratheon himself, some say he laughed at the prince’s gesture, claiming that Rhaegar had done no more than pay Lyanna her due…but those who knew him better say the young lord brooded on the insult, and that his heart hardened toward the Prince of Dragonstone from that day forth. - The Fall of the Dragons: The Year of the False Spring The World of Ice and Fire
Given his family history of Targaryen betrayal, when the Laughing Storm rebelled against the Iron Throne over a broken betrothal, as well as his possessiveness of Lyanna, Robert would seek vengeance over Rhaegar's actions at Harrenhal. So when Robert talks about Rhaegar raping Lyanna, it’s easy to imagine that he’s reinforcing a lie to himself. Similar to how he projects Lyanna onto Cersei on their wedding night
, Robert is capable of projecting his own actions onto Rhaegar. Robert is the person who actually had sex with Lyanna… but only once.
The king touched her cheek, his fingers brushing across the rough stone as gently as if it were living flesh. “I vowed to kill Rhaegar for what he did to her.” - A Game of Thrones Eddard I
“You did,” Ned reminded him.
“Only once,” Robert said bitterly.
This subtext is mirrored by Jon Connington's implied love for Rhaegar. Connington laments that Rhaegar ass-ended his tower only once
, then indicates that all the girls cried when Rhaegar played his harp, implying that Lyanna crying over Rhaegar's music was nothing special.
Yet when they parted, Jon Connington did not go to the sept. Instead his steps led him up to the roof of the east tower, the tallest at Griffin's Roost. As he climbed he remembered past ascents—a hundred with his lord father, who liked to stand and look out over woods and crags and sea and know that all he saw belonged to House Connington, and one (only one!) with Rhaegar Targaryen. Prince Rhaegar was returning from Dorne, and he and his escort had lingered here a fortnight. He was so young then, and I was younger. Boys, the both of us. At the welcoming feast, the prince had taken up his silver-stringed harp and played for them. A song of love and doom, Jon Connington recalled, and every woman in the hall was weeping when he put down the harp. Not the men, of course. Particularly not his own father, whose only love was land. Lord Armond Connington spent the entire evening trying to win the prince to his side in his dispute with Lord Morrigen. - A Dance with Dragons The Griffon Reborn
Robert's false accusation of rape mirrors Lord Mathis Rowan's daughter's lie
which landed Dareon, a singer
, on the Wall; if Arya had this information, maybe she wouldn't have murdered him for desertion.
It made her angry to see Dareon sitting there so brazen, making eyes at Lanna as his fingers danced across the harp strings.
He is a man of the Night's Watch, she thought, as he sang about some stupid lady throwing herself off some stupid tower because her stupid prince was dead. The lady should go kill the ones who killed her prince. And the singer should be on the Wall. - A Feast for Crows Cat of the Canals
So when one considers that our favorite evil queen had an innocent singer imprisoned and tortured on trumped up charges, it then should not come as a shock that the fan-favorite warrior king would do something similar.
The Blue Bard Mirror
Cersei has the Blue Bard arrested and tortured in the dungeons, framing him for seducing Margaery. Afraid of Maggy the Frog's prophecies and thus jealous of Margaery, Cersei imprisons the young queen's favorite musician, accusing him of bedding her. She enlists Qyburn to torture a false confession from the Blue Bard and lies to herself about its veracity. The main beats of Cersei's motives and actions here 'rhyme' with what actually happened to Rhaegar: jealous
over the prophecy
prince's use of pale blue roses
at Harrenhal, which according to Bael the Bard's song
indicates a desire to bed
and father a child on a Stark maiden
, Robert imprisoned
Rhaegar, also having Lyanna imprisoned in the tower of joy with Dorne's help, raped her, and lied
about Rhaegar's guilt.
What follows is an examination of the Blue Bard torture scene from A Feast for Crows, Cersei IX
Like Bael the Bard, the Blue Bard is linked to pale blue roses, signaling that his story is relevant to mysteries surrounding Lyanna.
“Not kind,” said Cersei, “merely truthful. Taena tells me that you are called the Blue Bard.”
“I am, Your Grace.” The singer’s boots were supple blue calfskin, his breeches fine blue wool. The tunic he wore was pale blue silk slashed with shiny blue satin. He had even gone so far as to dye his hair blue, in the Tyroshi fashion. Long and curly, it fell to his shoulders and smelled as if it had been washed in rosewater. From blue roses, no doubt. At least his teeth are white. They were good teeth, not the least bit crooked.
“You have no other name?”
His eyes are like Robert's eyes, beckoning readers to 'see':
A hint of pink suffused his cheeks. “As a boy, I was called Wat. A fine name for a plowboy, less fitting for a singer.”
The Blue Bard’s eyes were the same color as Robert’s. For that alone, she hated him. “It is easy to see why you are Lady Margaery’s favorite.”
“Her Grace is kind. She says I give her pleasure.”
“Oh, I’m certain of it. Might I see your lute?”
“If it please Your Grace.” Beneath the courtesy, there was a faint hint of unease, but he handed her the lute all the same. One does not refuse the queen’s request.
Cersei plucked a string and smiled at the sound. “Sweet and sad as love. Tell me, Wat . . . the first time you took Margaery to bed, was that before she wed my son, or after?”
For a moment he did not seem to understand. When he did, his eyes grew large. “Your Grace has been misinformed. I swear to you, I never—”
For a moment Robert did not seem to understand what Ned was saying. Defiance was not a dish he tasted often. Slowly his face changed as comprehension came. His eyes narrowed and a flush crept up his neck past the velvet collar. He pointed an angry finger at Ned. "You are the King's Hand, Lord Stark. You will do as I command you, or I'll find me a Hand who will." - A Game of Thrones Eddard VIII
Not only do these passages share certain words and syntax, but they also reinforce both Cersei and Robert's rash, retaliatory natures. Both expect to be obeyed.
Cersei's violence towards the singer even evokes Robert smashing the rubies off Rhaegar's armor at the Trident.
“Liar!” Cersei smashed the lute across the singer’s face so hard the painted wood exploded into shards and splinters. “Lord Orton, summon my guards and take this creature to the dungeons.”
Orton Merryweather’s face was damp with fear. “This . . . oh, infamy . . . he dared seduce the queen?”
“I fear it was the other way around, but he is a traitor all the same. Let him sing for Lord Qyburn.”
The Blue Bard went white. “No.” Blood dripped from his lip where the lute had torn it. “I never . . .” When Merryweather seized him by the arm, he screamed, “Mother have mercy, no.”
“I am not your mother,” Cersei told him.
Cersei retorts that she's not the Blue Bard's mother, before having Wat tortured out of jealousy of her step-daughter Margaery, who she thinks is the younger queen from Maggy's prophecy. This is clearly meant to reflect the story of Snow White, in which her vain and wicked step-mother is told by a magic mirror that the princess is more beautiful, leading her to send a huntsman to kill her. He takes Snow White into the deep of the wood but lets her flee, presenting a boar's heart to the evil queen instead. Similarly, Robert is a huntsman who is killed by a boar, with the aid of strongwine supplied by Cersei.
Dorcas put a silver looking glass into her hand. Very good, the queen thought, smiling at her reflection. - A Feast for Crows Cersei V
I've previously argued that the queen of love and beauty's laurel at Harrenhal was actually formed from white roses and mistaken as pale blue like frost in shadow. "The Blue Bard went white" is just one of many pieces of text that foreshadows this reveal. Azor Ahai forges Lightbringer
, so it makes sense that solutions to major mysteries would involve light phenomena.
Even in the black cells, all they got from him were denials, prayers, and pleas for mercy. Before long, blood was streaming down his chin from all his broken teeth, and he wet his dark blue breeches three times over, yet still the man persisted in his lies. “Is it possible we have the wrong singer?” Cersei asked.
“All things are possible, Your Grace. Have no fear. The man will confess before the night is done.” Down here in the dungeons, Qyburn wore roughspun wool and a blacksmith’s leather apron. To the Blue Bard he said, “I am sorry if the guards were rough with you. Their courtesies are sadly lacking.” His voice was kind, solicitous. “All we want from you is the truth.”
“I’ve told you the truth,” the singer sobbed. Iron shackles held him hard against the cold stone wall.
“We know better.” Qyburn had a razor in his hand, its edge gleaming faintly in the torchlight. He cut away the Blue Bard’s clothing, until the man was naked but for his high blue boots. The hair between his legs was brown, Cersei was amused to see. “Tell us how you pleasured the little queen,” she commanded.
There was a faint blue shimmer to the thing, a ghost-light that played around its edges, and somehow Will knew it was sharper than any razor. - A Game of Thrones Prologue
Qyburn slices off the Blue Bard's nipple and the wet red eye weeps blood... Margaery may favor his music, but it's obvious they did not have a sexual relationship. Lyanna also was moved to tears by Rhaegar's music, but that doesn't mean she desired him. This series is called A Song of Ice & Fire
, so it's appropriate to hide major clues to its most important mysteries in a singer's tale.
“I never . . . I sang, was all, I sang and played. Her ladies will tell you. They were always with us. Her cousins.”
“How many of them did you have carnal knowledge of?”
“None of them. I’m just a singer. Please.”
Qyburn said, “Your Grace, mayhaps this poor man only played for Margaery whilst she entertained other lovers.”
Lord Qyburn ran a hand up the Blue Bard’s chest. “Does she take your nipples in her mouth during your love play?” He took one between his thumb and forefinger, and twisted. “Some men enjoy that. Their nipples are as sensitive as a woman’s.” The razor flashed, the singer shrieked. On his chest a wet red eye wept blood. Cersei felt ill. Part of her wanted to close her eyes, to turn away, to make it stop. But she was the queen and this was treason. Lord Tywin would not have turned away.
The dragon prince sang a song so sad it made the wolf maid sniffle, but when her pup brother teased her for crying she poured wine over his head. - A Storm of Swords Bran II
Like Cersei mentally distorts reality to believe Margaery seduced the Blue Bard, it's easy to imagine Robert convincing himself that Lyanna tempted Rhaegar, to try to make sense of the insult at Harrenhal:
In the end the Blue Bard told them his whole life, back to his first name day. His father had been a chandler and Wat was raised to that trade, but as a boy he found he had more skill at making lutes than barrels. When he was twelve he ran off to join a troupe of musicians he had heard performing at a fair. He had wandered half the Reach before coming to King’s Landing in hopes of finding favor at court.
“Favor?” Qyburn chuckled. “Is that what women call it now? I fear you found too much of it, my friend . . . and from the wrong queen. The true one stands before you.”
Cersei Robert blamed Margaery Tyrell Lyanna for this. If not for her, Wat Rhaegar might have lived a long and fruitful life, singing his little songs and bedding pig girls princesses and crofter’s lord’s daughters. Her scheming forced this on me. She has soiled me with her treachery.
Cersei urges the Blue Bard to recant certain accusations, reinforcing the fact that people of means have privileges, a theme of King Robert's reign:
"Not true, Your Grace," protested a wispy young man who must have been Caswell. "What is mine is yours." - A Clash of Kings Catelyn II
"Whenever someone said that to my brother Robert, he took them at their word," Renly said.
"Do you have daughters?"
"Yes, Your Grace. Two."
"Then thank the gods that I am not Robert. My sweet queen is all the woman I desire." Renly held out his hand to help Margaery to her feet. "We'll talk again when you've had a chance to refresh yourself, Lady Catelyn."
By dawn the singer’s high blue boots were full of blood, and he had told them how Margaery would fondle herself as she watched her cousins pleasuring him with their mouths. At other times he would sing for her whilst she sated her lusts with other lovers. “Who were they?” the queen demanded, and the wretched Wat named Ser Tallad the Tall, Lambert Turnberry, Jalabhar Xho, the Redwyne twins, Osney Kettleblack, Hugh Clifton, and the Knight of Flowers.
That displeased her. She dare not besmirch the name of the hero of Dragonstone. Besides, no one who knew Ser Loras would ever believe it. The Redwynes could not be a part of it either. Without the Arbor and its fleet, the realm could never hope to rid itself of this Euron Crow’s Eye and his accursed ironmen. “All you are doing is spitting up the names of men you saw about her chambers. We want the truth!”
“The truth.” Wat looked at her with the one blue eye that Qyburn had left him. Blood bubbled through the holes where his front teeth had been. “I might have . . . misremembered.”
“Horas and Hobber had no part of this, did they?”
“No,” he admitted. “Not them.”
“As for Ser Loras, I am certain Margaery took pains to hide what she was doing from her brother.”
“She did. I remember now. Once I had to hide under the bed when Ser Loras came to see her. He must never know, she said.”
The previous line draws attention to a gaping hole in the Rh
erring: Rhaegar believed his children by Elia were heads of the dragon, his son Aegon the prince that was promised, and yet he allegedly left three Kingsguard with Lyanna while leaving none to protect his other children. He also failed to explain their disappearance, when doing so would have gone a long way towards keeping his and Lyanna's families alive.
“I am not lying. Ser Amory dragged Princess Rhaenys out from under her father’s bed and stabbed her to death. He had some men-at-arms with him, but I do not know their names.” He leaned forward. “It was Ser Gregor Clegane who smashed Prince Aegon’s head against a wall and raped your sister Elia with his blood and brains still on his hands.” - A Storm of Swords Tyrion IX
Wat is kept in the black cells and given milk of the poppy for his pain. He is told by Cersei that he can take the black if he lies sufficiently, so he continues to lie when the Faith gets ahold of and also tortures him. Ned was likewise kept in the black cells, feverish from his broken leg but denied milk of the poppy, then was given a similar deal, the black in exchange for lying and dishonoring himself, before being beheaded on the steps of the Sept of Baelor.
“I prefer this song to the other.” Leave the great lords out of it, that was for the best. The others, though . . . Ser Tallad had been a hedge knight, Jalabhar Xho was an exile and a beggar, Clifton was the only one of the little queen’s guardsman. And Osney is the plum that makes the pudding. “I know you feel better for having told the truth. You will want to remember that when Margaery comes to trial. If you were to start lying again . . .”
“I won’t. I’ll tell it true. And after . . .”
“. . . you will be allowed to take the black. You have my word on that.” Cersei turned to Qyburn. “See that his wounds are cleaned and dressed, and give him milk of the poppy for the pain.”
“Your Grace is good.” Qyburn dropped the bloody razor into a pail of vinegar. “Margaery may wonder where her bard has gone.”
“Singers come and go, they are infamous for it.”
The climb up the dark stone steps from the black cells left Cersei feeling breathless. I must rest. Getting to the truth was wearisome work, and she dreaded what must follow. I must be strong. What I must do I do for Tommen and the realm. It was a pity that Maggy the Frog was dead. Piss on your prophecy, old woman. The little queen may be younger than I, but she has never been more beautiful, and soon she will be dead.
It rained all through that night, and come morning Ned, Lem, and Watty the Miller awoke with chills. Watty could not keep his breakfast down, and young Ned was feverish and shivering by turns, with skin clammy to the touch. - A Storm of Swords Arya VIII
Of interest, the only
time our author's name appears in the canon is applied to Lord Confessor George
Graceford, a notorious torturer during the reign of Aegon III who had a knack for extracting false confessions. Because of this, and in light of mirrored text during Qyburn's torture of the Blue Bard, surely this scene is of utmost importance in unravelling hidden truths.
Like Cersei with the Blue Bard, Robert may have wanted to witness the torture of Rhaegar. Previously, we saw indications that Rhaegar and/or his companions were held in Ghaston Grey, the Alcatraz-style island prison in the Sea of Dorne. Yet it's also possible Rhaegar was held for a time on the mainland, perhaps at Summerhall or even Storm's End, where Robert lingered while trying to consolidate his military power:
The king's voice was thick with anger. "My brother had a gift for inspiring loyalty. Even in his foes. At Summerhall he won three battles in a single day, and brought Lords Grandison and Cafferen back to Storm's End as prisoners. He hung their banners in the hall as trophies. Cafferen's white fawns were spotted with blood and Grandison's sleeping lion was torn near in two. Yet they would sit beneath those banners of a night, drinking and feasting with Robert. He even took them hunting. 'These men meant to deliver you to Aerys to be burned,' I told him after I saw them throwing axes in the yard. 'You should not be putting axes in their hands.' Robert only laughed. I would have thrown Grandison and Cafferen into a dungeon, but he turned them into friends. Lord Cafferen died at Ashford Castle, cut down by Randyll Tarly whilst fighting for Robert. Lord Grandison was wounded on the Trident and died of it a year after. My brother made them love him, but it would seem that I inspire only betrayal. Even in mine own blood and kin. Brother, grandfather, cousins, good uncle . . ." - A Storm of Swords Davos IV
In testament to how easy it is to be duped into supporting conflicts based on lies, just as Robert and his allies garnered support for the rebellion based on malicious propaganda, consider this fact about the film The Rock
, set at Alcatraz:
A scene from the film was the basis for incorrect and false descriptions of the Iraqi chemical weapons program. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service was led to believe Saddam Hussein was continuing to produce weapons of mass destruction by a false agent who based his reports on the movie the false claims of weapons of mass destruction were the justification for UK’s entering the war.) Video: The Rock - Ranger Bob
Going forward, we'll continue the examination of evidence that Robert Baratheon truly earned his moniker the Demon
of the Trident, showing that he went along with a deceptive plot to overthrow the Targaryen dynasty, and even raped Lyanna after his loss at Ashford. We will then conclude by examining Ned's inner turmoil, indicting his best friend and king. To preview where this series is headed, in its full audio/visual glory with greater detail, look here
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2023.06.01 19:33 portcullis357 (SPOILERS EXTENDED) The Case for Daenerys Landing at Casterly Rock
This isn't a very popular theory, but please hear me out. First, let me break down why Daenerys must go to Casterly Rock at some point. According to GRRM in his Dec 23, 2022 Notablog:
The Lannister castle is not ON TOP of the Rock. It is INSIDE the Rock. All of it. Barracks, armories, bedchambers, grand halls, servant’s quarters, dungeons, sept, everything. That’s what makes the Rock the strongest and most impregnable seat in all of Westeros. The Eyrie, Winterfell, Storm’s End, they all have formidable defenses… but none of them can match Casterly Rock. When Harren the Black built Harrenhal, he thought his immense new castle could defy even dragons. Stone does not burn, he reasoned. But stone does melt, and dragons fly, and… well, you know the rest. And Balerion’s flames proved hot enough to turn Harren’s massive towers molten.
But Casterly Rock is a mountain, and its chambers and halls are buried deep inside, under tons of solid stone. No curtain wall in Westeros, however thick, can even come close.
What does this all mean?
Maybe nothing. I just wanted to set the record straight. Give you all something to think about.
Casterly Rock will not remain forever offstage, I hope. I have two more novels to go, and my plan is to have one or more of my viewpoint characters visit the Rock in THE WINDS OF WINTER or A DREAM OF SPRING, so I can show you all the wonders and terrors and treasures of House Lannister first hand. Meanwhile, feel free to ponder… could Casterly Rock stand against dragons?
We know it can be taken by apes.
George is surprisingly open in saying that Daenerys will invade Casterly Rock. Apparently, GRRM is also joking about apes that populate Gibraltar, but this could also be a reference to what many call the "monkey demon" or "monkey man" Tyrion Lannister:
"We have become swollen, bloated, foul. Brother couples with sister in the bed of kings, and the fruit of their incest capers in his palace to the piping of a twisted little monkey demon. Highborn ladies fornicate with fools and give birth to monsters!" - Tyrion V, ACOK
"The dwarf, the evil counselor, the twisted little monkey demon. I'm all that stands between them and chaos." - Tyrion X, ACOK
The dwarf pushed his black dragon across a range of mountains. "But what do I know? Your false father is a great lord, and I am just some twisted little monkey man. Still, I'd do things differently." Tyrion VI, ADWD
Now I think the method of invasion is also pretty spelled out. In season 7 of the show, Tyrion conquered Casterly Rock by using the sewer system he was in charge of in this youth and this was hinted at in ADWD too.
So to mark his manhood, Tyrion was given charge of all the drains and cisterns within Casterly Rock. Perhaps he hoped I'd fall into one. But Tywin had been disappointed in that. The drains never drained half so well as when he had charge of them. - Tyrion II, ADWD
Daenerys used the same strategy to take Meereen:
It had been a moon's turn since the last good rain, and the sewers were only thigh-high. The oilcloth they'd wrapped around their torches kept them dry, so they had light... They took some wrong turnings, but once they found the surface Strong Belwas led them to the nearest fighting pit, where they surprised a few guards and struck the chains off the slaves. Within an hour, half the fighting slaves in Meereen had risen. - Daenerys VI, ASOS
We can learn a lot about the books from the show. In the show, Daenerys takes over the Dothraki hordes at Vaes Dothrak and sails to Westeros. Daenerys was last seen at the end of ADWD with the Dothraki. The 1993 outline by George already states that Daenerys is destined to invade with a Dothraki horde, so I think this is basically a guarantee to happen in the books. Daenerys has to light a second fire for death, which will likely be at Vaes Dothrak, burning the khals and Dosh Khaleen crones that refuse to submit to her. This will also fulfill the prophecy that her son (the dragon Drogon) will be the stallion that will mount the world and trample nations into dust. She will inevitable return to Meereen to find Tyrion has taken over power, allying with Victarion, Marwyn, Moqorro, the Second Sons, and Barristan. Then, she will need to address the war with Qarth that was setup in Daenerys III of ADWD when Xaro declared war. She will also have to reunite with Quaithe who has told her "To go north, you must go south. To reach the west, you must go east. To go forward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow."
Now this cryptic prophecy could be fulfilled by her going east from Meereen to Qarth and then going west to the Free Cities and from there going to Westeros. However, Daenerys does not need to go to the Free Cities herself. Including Victarion's fleet, she'd still have a limited number of ships that can maybe carry 20,000. Even if she gets more ships, it will never be enough to carry the over 100,000 Dothraki. She can easily leave a couple generals to lead the remaining Dothraki to take the Free Cities in her stead. I think after Qarth she can sail to Asshai and pass through the shadow beyond to Westeros.
In the show she landed on Dragonstone, where she was born. This is poetic, but it's strategically stupid. She will need to ship her main army of Dothraki calvary by boat, and the absolute worst choice possible would be a volcanic island near King's Landing where they'll be sitting ducks for Aegon and his allies to destroy. She can't go straight to King's Landing because Dothraki calvary are not trained to siege cities. They need open fields to be effective.
The only option to land would be a place far from King's Landing where she can access plains. Lannisport is perfect for this. It will be a great base to land, allow her access to large resource to feed her army and supply it, ports, plains and a mountain base for her dragons to reside. She will have time to forge alliances in a foreign land and easily conquer places nearby like Riverrun, Highgarden, and Oldtown, as well as using Victarion to take back the Iron Islands. If Aegon aligns with the Tyrells and Martells to defeat Cersei before Daenerys lands, then it makes sense for her to take down these key houses first. She will have more time to gather alliances that would be more effective in sieging and taking King's Landing than the Dothraki.
Now say somehow Daenerys would be able to land near King's Landing, take the city and defeat Aegon. Why would she need to conquer Casterly Rock afterwards? Wouldn't they simply bend the knee? Once King's Landing falls, they could make an alliance with the North and go straight through the Riverlands, Stormlands, Dorne, Highgarden, and Oldtown. Casterly Rock is literally the last place she and her horde of Dothraki would go, and by the time they conquer everything, they don't even need to invade Casterly Rock. Like Aegon the Conqueror, she can raid a few key capitals and the rest will bend the knee. It also seems like a pretty quick and easy 2nd Dance with Dragons war to just immediately take King's Landing and sweep the rest of the kingdom. I think taking King's Landing first is unrealistic, frankly boring, and not going to happen in the books.
Now some may argue that the sunset sea is untraversed and would be a bad start to try and cross because its unknowable and perhaps too vast, which I understand, but hear me out. George introduced glass candles in AFFC, which allow you to see things far away, even across the seas, so these would be the obvious tool to see what's beyond east of Essos. Conveniently, everyone with a glass candle is intertwined in Daenerys' storyline. If Marwyn reaches Daenerys like he plans, then he can provide his glass candle to her. Daenerys is also likely going to Qarth after Meereen, where she can also use Quaithe's glass candle.
In addition, George loves using history as inspiration and subverting it. Columbus famously crossed the unknown Atlantic to land in America, and the Natives were slaughtered. The Dothraki are based primarily on the Golden Horde and Native Americans. It would be great subversion to have the tribes inspired by Native Americans invade and slaughter the white people rather than the other way around. It feels very Martinesque.
But anyways, this is my thoughts about it. It's certainly not set in stone, but I feel like there's a very strong case for Daenerys to land in the Westerlands first.
Let me know your thoughts! Agree? Disagree?
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Case for Christ HD/IT $2.5
Chaos Walking 4K/VU $5
Chicago (Diamond Edition) HD/VU $4
Children (2008) HD/VU $4
Christopher Robin HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
Cloverfield 4K/VU $5.5 or HD/VU $4
Coco HD/GP $2.5
Cold Pursuit 4K/VU $5 or HD/VU $3.5
Collection HD/VU $3.5
Columbiana (Unrated) HD/MA $4
Come & Find Me HD/VU $4
Commuter 4K/VU $5 or HD/VU $3.5
Company of Heroes HD/MA $4
Contraband HD/IT $3
Cooties HD/VU $4
Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of Dead, Hot Fuzz, World's End) 4K/MA $15
Counselor HD/MA $4
Courier 4K/VU $5.5 or HD/VU $4
Crank 4K/VU $5.5
Crawl HD/VU $3
Crimson Peak HD/IT $3.5
Croods HD/VU $3.5
Cruella HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
D Train 4K/IT $4
Daddy's Home 2 HD/IT $3
Daddy's Home HD/VU $3
Dark Tower HD/MA $3.5
Darkest Hour (2017) 4K/MA $5.5
Darkest Minds HD/MA $4
Darkness HD/IT $3
Dawn of Planet of Apes HD/MA $3.5
Daybreakers 4K/VU $5.5
Deadpool 2 (w/Super Duper Cut) HD/MA $4
Deadpool HD/MA $2.5
Dear White People HD/VU $3.5
Deepwater Horizon 4K/IT $3
Dementia 13 (Director's Cut) HD/VU $4
Despicable Me 2 HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Despicable Me 3 4K/MA or IT $5
Despicable Me 4K/IT $5 or SD/IT $1.5
Detroit HD/MA $3.5
Devil's Due HD/MA $3.5
Dilemma HD/VU $3.5 or SD/IT $1.5
Dirty Dancing 4K/VU $5 or HD/VU $3.5
Disney Animated Short Films Collection HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Divergent Allegiant HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Divergent HD/VU $1.5 or 4K/IT $2 or SD/VU $0.5
Divergent Insurgent HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Django Unchained HD/VU $3 or SD/IT $1.5
Do Right Thing 4K/MA $5.5 or HD/MA $4
Doctor Strange HD/GP $2.5
Dom Hemingway HD/MA $3.5
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot HD/VU $4
Doom (Unrated) 4K/MA $5.5
Doorman HD/VU $3.5
Doors 4K/VU $5.5 or HD/VU $4
Dora & Lost City of Gold HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Downton Abbey Movie HD/MA $3.5
Dracula Untold HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Draft Day HD/VU $3.5
Dragged Across Concrete HD/VU $3.5
Dreamkatcher HD/VU $4
Dredd 4K/VU or IT $4 or HD/VU $2.5
Duel (2016) HD/VU $3.5
Dumbo (2019) HD/GP $3
Dune 4K/MA $5.5
Dying of Light HD/VU $2.5
E.T. Extra Terrestrial 4K/VU or IT $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Edge of Seventeen HD/VU or IT $3
Edge of Tomorrow 4K/MA $5
Edward Scissorhands HD/MA $3.5
El Chicano HD/MA $4
Emoji Movie HD/MA $3
Encanto 4K/MA $4 or 4K/GP $3.5
Ender's Game HD/VU $2.5
Enemy at Gates HD/VU $4
Enough Said HD/MA $3.5
Epic HD/MA $3
Escape Plan HD/VU $2
Eternals HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Everest 4K/MA or IT $4.5
Ex Machina HD/VU $3
Exodus Gods & Kings HD/MA $3.5
Expendables 2 HD/VU or IT $1
Expendables 3 (Thea) HD/VU $2 or 4K/IT $2.5
Extreme Prejudice (1987) HD/VU $4
Fast & Furious (2009) HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Fast & Furious 6 (Ext) HD/VU $2 or 4K/IT $2.5
Fast & Furious 6-film Collection HD/VU $12.5
Fast & Furious 7-film Collection HD/VU $14
Fast & Furious 8-film Collection (9 Films) HD/MA $17.5
Fast & Furious 9-film Collection (11 Films) HD/MA $20
Fast & Furious HD/VU $3.5
Fast Color 4K/VU $5.5
Fast Five (Ext) HD/IT $2.5 or SD/IT $1
Fatale (2020) 4K/VU $5 or HD/VU $3.5
Fate of Furious (Ext) HD/VU $2
Fate of Furious (Thea) HD/VU or IT $1.5
Fault in Our Stars HD/MA $3.5
Fences HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Ferdinand HD/MA $3.5
Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Fifty Shades Freed HD/MA $4
Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Fighting with my Family HD/IT $4
Finding Dory HD/MA $2.5 or HD/GP $2
Finding Nemo HD/GP $3.5
Finest Hours HD/GP $3
First Blood 4K/VU $5
First Man HD/MA $4
Flight HD/VU or IT $3
Florence Foster Jenkins HD/VU or IT $3
Footloose (2011) HD/IT $3
Forever My Girl HD/IT $3
Fortress HD/VU $4
Four Kids & It HD/VU $3.5
Fox & Hound 2 HD/MA $4
Frank & Lola HD/VU or IT $3
Frankenstein (1931) HD/VU $3.5
Free Guy HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
French Dispatch HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
Friday 13th Pt 3 HD/VU $3.5
Frozen (Sing-Along Edition) HD/MA $2 or HD/GP $1.5
Frozen 2 4K/MA $4 or HD/MA $2.5 or HD/GP $2
Frozen Ground (2013) HD/VU $3.5
Frozen HD/GP $2
Furious 7 (Ext) HD/VU $2 or 4K/IT $2.5
Fury HD/MA $3.5
G.I. Joe Retaliation HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Gambit (2012) HD/MA $4
Gambler HD/VU or IT $3
Gemini Man 4K/VU or IT $4.5 or HD/VU $3
Gentlemen 4K/IT $4.5
Get Out HD/MA $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Ghost in Shell (2017) 4K/VU or IT $4.5 or HD/VU $3
Ghost Team One HD/VU or IT $3.5
Ghostbusters (1984) HD/MA $3.5
Ghostbusters 2 HD/MA $3.5
Ghostbusters Afterlife HD/MA $4
Girl on Train HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Girl With All Gifts HD/VU $4
Girls Trip HD/VU or IT $2
Glass Castle 4K/VU $5.5
God's Not Dead 2 HD/MA or IT $2.5
God's Not Dead A Light in Darkness HD/MA $3
Gods of Egypt HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Gold (2016) HD/VU or IT $2.5
Gone Girl HD/MA $4
Good Dinosaur HD/MA $3 or HD/GP $2.5
Good Kill HD/VU or IT $3.5
Grace Unplugged HD/VU $2
Gran Torino SD/IT $1.5
Greatest Showman HD/MA $3.5
Green Mile 4K/MA $5.5
Grey HD/VU or IT $3
Guardians of Galaxy Vol 1 HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Guardians of Galaxy Vol 2 HD/MA $2.5 or HD/GP $2
Guest House (2020) 4K/VU $5
Guilt Trip HD/IT $3
Gunman HD/MA $3
Hacksaw Ridge HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Hail, Caesar! HD/IT $3
Halloween (2018) HD/MA $3
Hammer of Gods HD/VU $2
Hands of Stone HD/VU $3.5
Hannibal Season 1 HD/VU $5
Hard Target 2 HD/IT $1.5
Hardcore Henry HD/VU or IT $3.5
Hate U Give HD/MA $4
Hateful Eight HD/VU $3.5
Heat HD/MA $3
Heaven is for Real SD/MA $1.5
Hell Fest 4K/VU $5
Hell or High Water HD/VU $2.5
Hellboy (2019) 4K/VU $4.5 or HD/VU $3
Hercules (1997) HD/MA $4.5 or HD/GP $4
Hercules (2014) HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Here Comes Boom HD/MA $3.5
Hidden Figures HD/MA $3
Hillsong Let Hope Rise HD/IT $2
Hitman (Uncut) & Hitman 47 Bundle HD/MA $7
Hitman's Bodyguard HD/VU $3.5
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard 4K/VU $5.5 or HD/VU $4
Hocus Pocus HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Home Again HD/MA $3
Home Alone 2 HD/MA $3.5
Home Alone HD/MA $3.5
Homesman HD/VU $3
Honey 2 HD/VU $3
Hop HD/MA or IT $3
Hope Springs HD/MA $2.5 or SD/MA $1
Hostiles HD/VU $3
Hot Fuzz HD/VU $4
Hotel Mumbai HD/MA $4
Hotel Transylvania HD/MA $3.5
Hours (2013) HD/VU $4
How Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 4K/IT $4
How to Train Your Dragon 2 HD/MA $2.5
How to Train Your Dragon HD/VU $3.5
How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy HD/MA $9
Hugo HD/VU or IT $3
Hunger Games 4-Film Collection HD/VU $8
Hunger Games Catching Fire HD/VU $1.5 or 4K/IT $2 or SD/VU $0.5
Hunger Games HD/VU $1.5 or 4K/IT $2 or SD/VU $0.5
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 HD/VU $2.5 or SD/VU $1
Hunter Killer 4K/VU $4.5 or HD/VU $3
Huntsman Winter's War (Ext) HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
I Can Only Imagine HD/VU $4
I Feel Pretty HD/IT $2
I Frankenstein HD/VU or IT $2.5
Ice Age Collision Course HD/MA $3
Incredibles 2 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Incredibles HD/GP $3.5
Independence Day Resurgence HD/MA $2.5
Indiana Jones & Temple of Doom 4K/VU $5.5
Indignation HD/VU $4
Initiation 4K/VU $5 or HD/VU $3.5
Inside Out HD/GP $2
Instant Family 4K/IT $3.5
Internship SD/IT $1.5
Interstellar HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Into Woods HD/MA $3 or HD/GP $2.5
Invisible Man (1933) HD/MA $3.5
Invisible Man (2020) 4K/MA $5.5 or HD/MA $4
Iron Man HD/GP $3.5 or HD/GP $2
Iron Mask (2019) HD/VU $4.5
It Follows HD/VU $3.5
It's a Wonderful Life 4K/VU or IT $4.5 or HD/VU $3
Jack & Jill HD/MA $3.5
Jack Reacher HD/VU $3
Jack Reacher Never Go Back HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Jacob's Ladder HD/VU $4
Jarhead 3 Siege (Unrated) HD/IT $2.5
Jason Bourne HD/VU $2.5
Jason Statham 4-Film (War, Crank 1 & 2, Transporter 3) HD/VU $10
Jason Statham 6-Film (War, Crank 1 & 2, Bank Job, Wild Card, Transporter 3) HD/VU $14
Jaws 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Jeff Who Lives at Home HD/VU $4
Jersey Boys HD/MA $2.5
Jesus Music HD/VU $3.5
Jigsaw 4K/VU $4.5
Joe HD/VU $3.5
John Wick 1 & 2 Bundle HD/VU $4
John Wick 3 Parabellum 4K/VU $4.5
John Wick Chapter 2 HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
John Wick HD/VU $2 or 4K/IT $2.5
John Wick Trilogy (Parabellum 4K) HD/VU $9
Jonah Hex HD/MA $4.5
Joy HD/MA $3
Judy 4K/VU $5
Judy Moody SD/IT $1.5
Jungle Book (2016) 4K/MA $4.5 or HD/GP $2.5
Jungle Cruise HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
Jurassic Park 3 HD/VU $3.5
Jurassic Park 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Jurassic World 5-Film Collection HD/MA $14
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom 4K/MA $4.5 or HD/MA $3
Jurassic World HD/VU $2.5
Justice (2017) HD/VU or IT $3
Justin Bieber Never Say Never SD/IT $1.5
Kevin Hart Let Me Explain HD/VU or IT $3
Kick-Ass 4K/VU $5.5 or HD/VU $4 or SD/IT $1.5
Kid Who Would Be King 4K/MA $5.5 or HD/MA $4
Kidnap HD/VU or IT $2.5
Killer Elite HD/IT $3
Killerman HD/VU $4
Kin (2018) 4K/VU $4.5 or HD/VU $3
King Kong (2005) 4K/MA or IT $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Kingsman Golden Circle 4K/MA $4.5 or HD/MA $3
Kingsman Secret Service 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Knick Season 1 HD/IT $3.5
Knick Season 2 HD/IT $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Kung Fu Panda 3 HD/MA $3
La La Land 4K/IT $3.5
Labor Day HD/VU or IT $3
Lady & Tramp HD/MA $4.5 or HD/GP $4
Lady Macbeth HD/VU $4.5
Last Christmas HD/MA $4
Last Exorcism HD/VU $4
Last Knights HD/VU $3.5 or SD/VU $1.5
Last Man (2019) HD/VU $4
Last Stand HD/IT $2
Last Vegas HD/MA $3.5
Last Witch Hunter HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Leatherface HD/VU $4
Legend of Hercules 4K/IT $3
Leprechaun 7-Film Collection HD/VU $12
Les Miserables (2012) HD/VU or IT $2
Let Me Explain HD/IT $2.5
Let's be Cops HD/MA $3.5
Life (2017) HD/MA $3.5
Life of Crime HD/VU $3.5
Life of Pi 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA or IT $3.5
Light of My Life HD/IT $3.5
Like a Boss HD/VU $3.5
Lilo & Stitch 2 Stitch Has a Glitch HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
Lilo & Stitch HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
Lincoln Lawyer 4K/VU $6.5 or HD/VU $4
Lion King (1994) HD/GP $3
Lion King (2019) 4K/MA $4 or HD/GP $2
Logan HD/MA $3
Logan Lucky 4K/MA or IT $4.5
Lone Ranger HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Lone Survivor HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Long Shot HD/VU $3.5
Longest Ride HD/MA $3
Longest Week HD/VU $3.5
Looper HD/MA $3.5
Lorax (1972) HD/MA $5
Lorax HD/VU $3
Lords of Salem HD/VU $4
Lost World Jurassic Park HD/MA $3
Love & Monsters HD/VU $4
Love Coopers HD/VU or IT $4
Love, Simon HD/MA $3.5
Loving HD/VU or IT $3.5
Luca HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Lucy HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Mad Max 2 Road Warrior 4K/VU $5.5
Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted HD/VU or IT $3
Madea's Witness Protection SD/IT $1.5
Magnificent Seven (2016) HD/VU $3
Maleficent 4K/MA $4 or HD/MA $2.5 or HD/GP $2
Maleficent Mistress of Evil HD/MA $3 or HD/GP $2.5
Mama HD/IT $3
Man Who Shot Liberty Vance 4K/VU $5.5
Mandela Long Walk to Freedom HD/VU $4
Martian HD/MA $3.5
Mary Poppins (1964) HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Mary Poppins Returns HD/MA $3 or HD/GP $2.5
Matrix Resurrections 4K/MA $5.5
Max Steel HD/IT $3
Maze Runner Death Cure HD/MA $3.5
Maze Runner HD/MA $3.5
McKenna Shoots for Stars HD/IT $2
Mechanic Resurrection HD/VU $2.5
Megan Leavey HD/IT $3
Midnight Sun HD/MA $3.5
Midway 4K/VU $4.5 or HD/VU $3
Mile 22 HD/IT $3
Million Dollar Arm HD/GP $2.5
MindGamers HD/MA or IT $3.5
Minions 4K/MA or IT $4.5 or HD/VU $3
Misconduct HD/VU $2.5
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children HD/MA $3
Missing Link HD/MA $4
Mission Impossible 3 4K/VU $4.5
Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol HD/VU $2
Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Mission Impossible 6 Fallout 4K/VU or IT $4.5
Mission Impossible 6-film Set 4K/VU $23 or HD/VU $17
Moana HD/MA $2.5 or HD/GP $2
Moneyball HD/MA $3
Monkey Kingdom HD/MA $3
Monster High Electrified HD/VU or IT $2.5
Monsters University HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Monuments Men HD/MA $3.5
Mortal Engines 4K/MA $5.5 or HD/MA $4
Mortal HD/VU $4
Mortal Instruments City of Bones HD/MA $3 or SD/MA $1.5
Mother! HD/VU $2.5
Mother's Day HD/IT $2.5
Much Ado About Nothing (2013) HD/VU $4
Mud HD/VU $2.5
Mulan (2020) 4K/MA $4.5 or HD/MA $3 or HD/GP $2.5
Mummy (1999) HD/VU $4
Mummy (2017) 4K/MA or IT $4.5
Muppets Most Wanted HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Murder on Orient Express HD/MA $3.5
My All American HD/MA or IT $3.5
My Fair Lady 4K/VU $5.5
Nebraska HD/VU $3
Nerve HD/IT $3.5
New Mutants HD/GP $3
News of World 4K/MA $5.5 or HD/MA $4
Night at Museum Secret of Tomb HD/MA $3
Nightmare Alley 4K/MA $5.5 or HD/GP $3.5
Nightmare Before Christmas HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
No Escape (2015) HD/VU $3
No Strings Attached HD/VU or IT $3.5
No Time to Die 4K/IT $4.5
Noah HD/VU or IT $2.5
Nobody's Fool HD/IT $2.5
Non-Stop HD/VU or IT $3
Norm of North HD/VU $2.5
Nostalgia (2018) HD/MA $3.5
Now You See Me 2 HD/VU $3.5 or 4K/IT $4
Now You See Me HD/VU or IT $2.5 or SD/VU $1
Nutcracker & Four Realms HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Oblivion 4K/MA or IT $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Occupation (2018) HD/VU $3.5
Occupation Rainfall HD/VU $4
Office Christmas Party HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Olaf's Frozen Adventure HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Ong Bak 2 HD/VU $3
Onward 4K/MA $4.5 or HD/GP $2.5
Other Woman HD/MA $3
Ouija HD/IT $3.5
Ouija Origin of Evil HD/VU or IT $3.5
Outlander Season 1 Vol 1 HD/VU $5.5
Overdrive HD/IT $2.5
Overlord 4K/IT $3.5
Oz Great & Powerful HD/GP $2.5
Paddington HD/VU $3.5
Pain & Gain HD/VU or IT $3.5
Paranormal Activity 3 (Ext) HD/VU or IT $3
Paranormal Activity 4 (Unrated) HD/VU or IT $2.5
Paranormal Activity HD/VU $4
Paranormal Activity Marked Ones HD/VU or IT $3.5
Passengers HD/MA $3
Patriot Games 4K/VU $5
Patriot's Day HD/VU $3
Peanuts Movie HD/MA $3
Penguins of Madagascar HD/MA $3.5
Pet Sematary (2019) 4K/IT $3.5
Peter Pan (1953) HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
Peter Rabbit HD/MA $3.5
Pete's Dragon (2016) HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Philomena HD/VU $2.5
Pinocchio (1940) HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Pirates of Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales 4K/MA $4.5 or HD/GP $2.5
Pitch Black (Unrated) HD/MA or IT $4
Pitch Perfect 2 4K/MA $4 or HD/VU $2.5
Pitch Perfect HD/VU $2.5 or 4K/IT $3
Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 3 HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Planes Fire & Rescue HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Planes HD/MA $2.5 or HD/GP $2
Playing with Fire HD/IT $2.5
Pocahontas 2 Journey to a New World HD/GP $3.5
Pocahontas HD/MA $4 or HD/GP $3.5
Point Break (2015) 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Poison Rose 4K/VU $4.5
Pompeii HD/MA $3.5
Possession HD/VU or IT $2.5
Power Rangers (2017) 4K/VU or IT $4.5
Precious HD/VU $4.5
Predator (2018) HD/MA $3
Predator 4-Film Collection HD/MA $11
Premium Rush HD/MA $3.5
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies HD/MA $3.5 or SD/MA $1.5
Primal HD/VU $3.5
Prodigy HD/VU $4
Project Almanac HD/IT $3.5
Protege HD/VU $4
Punisher 4K/VU $5.5
Punisher War Zone 4K/VU $5.5
Purge Anarchy HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Purge Election Year 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Purge HD/VU $3 or 4K/IT $3.5
Quarry 4K/VU $5
Queen & Slim HD/MA $4
Queen of Katwe HD/MA $3 or HD/GP $2.5
Ralph Breaks Internet HD/GP $2
Rambo (2008) 4K/VU $5.5
Rambo 3 4K/VU $5.5
Rambo 5-Film Collection 4K/VU $23 or HD/VU $17
Rambo First Blood Pt 2 4K/VU $5.5
Rambo Last Blood 4K/VU $4.5
Rango HD/VU $3.5
Raya & Last Dragon HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Rear Window HD/MA $3.5
Reclaim HD/VU $3.5
RED 2 HD/VU $2
Red Dawn (2012) HD/VU or IT $3
Red Sparrow HD/MA $3.5
Replicant (2001) HD/VU $3.5
Replicas HD/VU $3.5
Requiem for a Dream (Director's Cut) 4K/VU $5.5
Resident Evil Retribution 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Resurrection of Gavin Stone HD/VU or IT $2.5
Revenant HD/MA $3.5
Riddick (Unrated) HD/VU or IT $3
Ride Along HD/VU or IT $2.5
Ride Like a Girl HD/VU $4
Ring HD/VU $4.5
Rings HD/VU or IT $2.5
Rio 2 HD/MA $3
Riot HD/VU or IT $3
RIPD HD/IT $2.5
Risen HD/MA $3
Robin Hood (1973) HD/MA $3.5
Robin Hood (2018) HD/VU $3
Robocop (2014) HD/VU $2.5
Rocketman (2019) 4K/IT $4
Rogue One A Star Wars Story HD/GP $2
Ron's Gone Wrong HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Rough Night 4K/MA $5 or HD/MA $3.5
Runner Runner HD/MA $3.5
Rush HD/VU or IT $3
Safe HD/VU or IT $2.5
Saige Paints Sky HD/IT $3
Same Kind of Different As Me HD/IT or IT $3
Samson HD/MA $3.5
Santa Clause 2 HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Santa Clause 3 HD/MA $3
Santa Clause HD/MA $3.5
Santa Clause Trilogy HD/MA $9.5 or HD/GP $8
Savages HD/IT $3
Saving Mr. Banks HD/GP $3
Saw 7-Film Collection (Unrated) HD/VU $18
Saw 8-Film Collection HD/VU $20
Saw HD/VU $3
Scarface HD/VU $4
Scary Movie 5 HD/VU $4.5
Scary Stories to Tell in Dark 4K/VU $4.5
Schindler's List 4K/MA $5.5
Scouts Guide to Zombie Apocalypse HD/IT $3
Scream (1996) HD/VU $4
Scrooged HD/IT $4
Secret Life of Pets 4K/IT $4.5
Secret Life of Walter Mitty HD/MA $3
Selma HD/VU or IT $2.5
Sex Tape HD/MA $3.5
Shack HD/IT $2.5
Shallows HD/MA $3.5
Shang-Chi Legend of Ten Rings HD/MA $3.5 or HD/GP $3
Shape of Water HD/MA $3.5
Sharp Objects HD/GP $2
Shaun of Dead HD/MA $4 or 4K/IT $4.5
Shaun Sheep Movie HD/VU $3
Sherlock Gnomes HD/VU or IT $2.5
She's Having a Baby HD/VU $3.5
Shivers HD/VU $4
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2023.06.01 18:44 eyeofhorus919 Grimmaldus, the Titan.
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------O Name: Merek Grimmaldus
Family and Relations: None.
Voice Claim/Accent: American
Role in a party: DPS Tank
Level: 2 (4/10)
Intelligence:5(+1 from racial)
Species: Artificial Human Bound Monster
Personality: Kind and bigger than life.
Likes: Forges, LMGs, and other high power firearms
Dislikes: Pancor Jackhammer, Goblins, and Eldritch monsters.
Markings/Scars/Tattoos: Scratch marks on his cheeks.
Extra: Has three platinum studs in his skull above his eyebrow.
- Equipment [Pictures also suffice]:
Clothing: While out of his armor he wears Jeans, combat boots, a Evil Dead shirt, and a holster for his Talon of Flames.
Armor and armor attachments:
- Assault Pack: A even stronger version of the jump pack, boasting two massive thrusters as well as a energy field projecter designed to allow for the power armor wearing user to crash down like god himself among enemies.
Only usable while wearing power armor, allows for the wearer to fly up to sixty feet per turn, applies a +3 to dodges, and upon landing from a height greater than thirty feet apply a strength save of 10+ distance in feet above thirty in groups of five + wielder’s strength. On a failed save any enemies that are within ten feet of the landing point are knocked prone and the wearer can make attacks of opportunity against them, on a crit fail the enemies are stunned for 1d3 rounds.
Armor set: Emperor’s Angel.
Helmet: Prateor’s Visage (Legendary) - ”Crush them…slaughter them.”
- Armor Mods - Heads-Up Display (Unlocked): A tactical visor which displays necessary biometric and target-acquisition data. Provides a +2 bonus to Perception rolls
- Armor Mods - Treasure Finder (Unlocked): A specialized radar which allows for the detection of hidden treasure in a 15ft radius around the user. Cannot detect treasure hidden by supernatural means.
- Armor Mods - Terrain Anomaly Detection System, T.A.D.S. (Unlocks at PC Lvl 3): An A.I. image processing unit constantly scans the terrain within view of the user, highlighting any anomalies such as footprints, claw marks, etc. for easy detection.
Gauntlets: Hochmael’s Will (Legendary) - ”You need only to send me to face our enemy. My hands alone will be enough to break their bones and their souls.”
- Armor Mods - Striker (Unlocked): A sufficiently light alloy ensures fluid movement while covered in armor. +2 to dodge rolls and to unarmed strike attacks such as punches.
- Armor Mods - Punches of Power (Unlocked): Every punch made has a chance of dropping an orb of power. Roll a d10, if it lands on 1, an Orb of Power is made. When an Orb of Power is generated it is automatically collected by its producer. When collected an Orb of Power reduces the cooldown of the producer’s Super Ability by 1 round. (Gives Grimmaldus 10 Phoenix flame)
- Armor Mods - Tempered Rage (Unlocks at PC Lvl 3): Every successful 5 unarmed strikes performed grants a temporary buff to all further unarmed strikes for 2 rounds. Upon being buffed unarmed strikes deal 3% damage than they would normally.
Chest Armor: Hollowed Fortress (Legendary) - ”They thought it was impenetrable…they were wrong.”
- Armor Mods - Strong Alloy (Unlocked): A stronger metal alloy ensures the wearer of this armor’s safety even more so than before. Takes 20% less damage from Piercing and Slashing sources.
- Armor Mods - Anti-Magic Alloy (Unlocked): A safe Hive spell has been cast on this armor, making it slightly resistant to magic attacks. Takes 20% less damage from magic sources.
- Armor Mods - Dense Alloy (Unlocks at PC Lvl 3): The alloy of this armor has been increased in width, allowing for greater concussive force to be absorbed while mitigating damage as much as possible. Takes 20% less damage from Bludgeoning Sources.
Leg Armor: Strapped Slingers (Exotic) - ”An outlaw’s never looked this good.”
- Armor Perks - Locked n’ Loaded: Weapons which take multiple rounds to reload have that time cut in half. Weapons which take one round to reload are instantly reloaded when stowed away. Allows you to pull out weapons much faster and provides a +2 bonus to initiative rolls.
- Armor Mods - Spring-Loaded Soles (Unlocked): Newly added suspension system quite literally gives the user a spring in their step, providing a +2 bonus to movement rolls as well as allowing the user to jump an extra 5 feet.
- Armor Mods - All-Terrain Boots (Unlocks at PC Lvl 2): A heap of modifications have allowed the user to properly traverse almost any terrain. Toggleable magnetic plates allow the user to walk up walls and across ceilings without issue as well as stick to any solid surface with an attraction force of about 50 pounds. Magnetic plates do not slow movement speed.
- Armor Mods - Even Springier Soles (Unlocks at PC Lvl 3): Previous spring-loaded suspension system has been upgraded, giving a +3 to movement rolls instead of 2 and allowing the user to jump an extra 10 feet in the air.
- Servo Ghost: The source of his power, this tiny skull like companion is at the moment broken, keeping it from bringing him back from death beyond what it already has but it’s ability to grant him access to pure plasma and electromagnetic fields to contain them as well as protect him from the Phoenix Flame protocol.
Can hack and scan independently of Merek’s turn.
- Rosarius: A necklace/amulet that can be tied to a belt, the amulet contains technology that produces a transparent field of energy that turns tiny objects and energy moving at high speeds through it into light.
Applies advantage to block bullets and similarly fast ranged attacks. (Does not work against magic)
Uses Strength to be thrown, deals X1.5 damage when thrown, if it hits and is retrieved Merek is healed for 25% health.
Deals 1d12+STR blunt (or the same amount of piercing if used with the pointed end) and 1d4+INT burning on a hit.
If not retrieved before three rounds are up after being thrown this hammer vanishes and reappears attached to his belt after six rounds.
- P10K: A two handed SMG designed after a old world P90 but takes energy cells, the same shape, mag load area, and the silencer on it resulting in the weapon being perfect for Merek due to him being from modern day earth and used to the SMG. The main body of it is designed with a mag lock body, resulting in it sticking to armor when not needed and the tube at the end not only helps to hide the source of the shots by hiding the flash but also lowering the already quiet Energy weapon.
It has been improved via the pack a punch to a much cleaner version as well as having better cell magazines, holding a hundred rounds instead of fifty rounds.
Deals 5 burn damage but makes five attacks due to burst fire, this damage is boosted to 8 burn per shot against armored targets.
After firing thirty shots, the gun can release the heat generated by the plasma going out in a shotgun like blast of energy.
Deals 25 plasma (Unable to be healed in combat) + 1d20 plasma to a single target up to thirty feet away.
- Whirlwind Launcher: A armor module that attaches to any form of armor, as well as allowing for impulse control or manual controls. The unit typically remains folded into a small orb with a rectangle to the side but when unfolded forms four rocket launchers loaded with smart ammo.
Uses intelligence and dexterity.
Deals 2d20 blast damage.
Kraken missiles: ignores armor bonuses, deals quadruple damage to armored vehicles and double armor wearing enemies.
Antipersonal: hits all enemies within ten feet of the target, deals double damage to unarmored targets.
Flak shot: Flying enemies automatically are grounded when hit, advantage against airborne enemies.
Energy surge: On a hit apply a 15+intelligence DC, on a failed save all electronics within ten feet of the target are shut off.
Takes ten rounds to load a barrel. (Passive)
Can be fired as a bonus action or fired all at once with a attack action.
• Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi: ”A legendary blade who’s name literally translates to “Grass-Cutter”. This blade is said to be able to cut through almost anything and is practically indestructible. In earlier legends, this blade was associated with the clouds or winds and said to have been wielded by Amaterasu, the sun goddess of Japanese mythology. Because of this, it is able to emit a powerful gust of wind every 4 rounds which can knock opponents back a good distance.”
Deals 2d6+DEX slash damage that ignores nonenchanted armor and slash resistance. Can be used to parry and block energy weapons.
- Komodo shotgun: A belt fed shotgun designed for clearing out zombie infested ships, the heavy gun contains a means of blasting back groups of people to buy the wielder time to reload due to a gravity engine built into the gun under the barrel.
Deals 2d10 piercing.
Upon using the attack action with this gun attack the same target three times or attack three targets.
Deals double damage to zombies.
Has the ability to apply knockback to any enemies inside of ten feet to send them to thirty feet back. Cooldown of four rounds.
Capacity: sixty shells
Loading time: three actions.
Capacity: 9 bullets.
Uses Perception and Intelligence.
Deals 1d6 piercing per shot. Deals triple damage on a crit, crit chance of 18.
Burst: Once per ten rounds tag 3+wielder’s level amount of targets or a single target that many times, firing that many times in a single action.
Burst can only be used by cyborgs, while wearing power armor, or wearing sci fi optical wear and a mechanical arm sleeve.
Magical Null: Merek is unable to be healed by spells or learn magic.
Artificial Human Bound Monster: Merek’s nature as a HBM made his body stronger and his mind sharper than it had been in life, his body actually becoming unaging and a bit bigger than he was in life originally.
Plus one to strength and intelligence.
Unaging (appears 41)
Superhuman body: Falling damage from a fall up to 10 stories is nullified, all other is subjected to a 90% reduction.
Secret’s in the armor: Grimmaldus can only wear his Imperium Armor set and it replaces stats. The armor gains power as Grimmaldus levels up.
Combat Mastery: Grimmaldus moves surprisingly fast when it comes to combat,
Actives: Hammer of Dawn: Merek’s strongest SG given ability, during it he summons a massive burning hammer and swings it about, smashing bones and burning away his enemies with his Servo Ghost’s plasma. While the hammer itself is extremely powerful it has even more powerful abilities than simply swinging it about, using them results in draining the Phoenix flames that fuel his hammer.
For every attack of Merek’s that lands and enemy attack blocked gain half of the damage dealt in Phoenix Flames, upon reaching 100% Phoenix Flames the Hammer of Dawn can be summoned.
Has a plus 3 to attacks.
Deals (LVL)d8+STR in blunt and a additional (lvl)d4+INT in burn damage.
Requires both hands to swing, can be held with one hand. For every round held drain Phoenix Flames by 10%.
Eruption: Merek brings his hammer up and back down, leaping ten feet into the air to slam his hammer into the ground and discharge a blast of flames through the ground and into a single target.
This attack has advantage and adds intelligence modifiers to it.
Drains ten percent Phoenix Flames in addition to the round drained amount.
Dawnguard’s Wrath: Merek’s Phoenix flames wreath his arms and body, blessing his body with sheer strength and speed enough to unleash a flurry of three blows in the span where one should be done…
Grants the ability to attack three times per attack action while wielding Hammer of Dawn but consumes 10% Phoenix Flames per use.
Ignition Burst: Merek makes a ball of plasma in the palm of his left hand, contained by electro magnetic fields before being flung like a baseball at a target, upon sticking it burns into the target before exploding!
Deals (Lvl)D6+INT burn damage, this weapon is considered sticky, dealing (X1.5) more damage upon a successful stick. Explosion radius of 4 feet.
Uses Intelligence for casting.
Cooldown of 6 rounds hit or Miss.
- backstory: Merek was a spec ops in life, helping to train American troops in Europe with a captured AS Val, showing them how it could not only pierce body armor but also served as a suppressed sniper rifle or a SMG. Eventually he was shifted over to training with the P90 and literally fell in love with it, the ambidextrous grip, top loading mag, and the over all length of it helped the fact that it was made to RIP armor into fragmentation made it all the better. However, before he could start training other soldiers with it, he was trampled to death when a mounted cop’s horse was spooked by a car back firing, his broken body resurrected via the Ghost Servo’s Phoenix protocols in order to have a outlet for it’s power.
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2023.06.01 18:44 zaclon17 Celebrating 540 Legend of Legends of Legends
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2023.06.01 18:35 SchlesingerMindy323 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in KS Hiring Now!
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2023.06.01 18:33 gdblu How to arrange/decorate with multiple themes/interests
When you have multiple interests that you want to incorporate into a room, what's the best way to do so? For example:
In my home office, I have my bourbon collection and some bourbon/cigar decor, military paraphernalia, college football items, and then some random items that were gifts from kids. On top of that, my wife got me a race bib/medal display, plus I have some random things like a cross made from pallet wood, etc. This room falls under my wife's scrutiny because it's highly visible and the first room you see when you enter our home (I've already gotten rid of all my geeky stuff, as a result). I'd like it to look classy, too, and not completely random or like the walls of a Cracker Barrel.
In my garage, I have more military & college football items (flags & stuff that wouldn't fit the aesthetic I was going for in the home office), my Volkswagen collection (die-cast, framed posters, art work), and more (some old NASCAR stuff, etc).
Is there a certain number of themes you can mix together before it becomes too much? Do I need to condense/niche down? And do you group each theme together, or spread them all out/mix them?
*Edit: Added images of office Facing out (Northeast) Facing in (South) (Southwest) (West)
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