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Old 08-01-2020, 06:22 AM   #11
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So its a land that doesn't exist on most maps claimed by Australia and ruled by green-skinned magic using women?

Oz, anyone?
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:35 AM   #12
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Kerguelen is actually owned by France in OTL.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:07 PM   #13
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Kerguelen is actually owned by France in OTL.
But Heard Island and the McDonald Islands are Australian, and they are part of that area as well (farther south)
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:41 AM   #14
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Hmmm....
  • Is there something about the island, their diet, or the local ecology that produces the magery effect? That sounds like something infinity would love to research.
Love this idea, a mineral in the Island/Landmasses soil which passes into livestock and crops, that after successive generations enhances the ability to manipulate mana linked with certain genes denotes a natural spellcaster or one who requires training.

I can see that as being an incentive for Infinity or Paralabs to overcome the difficulty of entering or leaving the Skerry.
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Love this idea, a mineral in the Island/Landmasses soil which passes into livestock and crops, that after successive generations enhances the ability to manipulate mana linked with certain genes denotes a natural spellcaster or one who requires training.

I can see that as being an incentive for Infinity or Paralabs to overcome the difficulty of entering or leaving the Skerry.
The OP has specified that mana does not exist in te skerry. He might want this to mean that their brand of RPM will work everywhere but I find this unlikely. There are places in IW where even psi doesn't work. Most likely is that Kerguelen RPM works nowhere else.

That I can tell, the real attraction is the chance to get dates with girls with green skins. Shame that they're going to e bundled head to toe in sealskins. :)
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The OP has specified that mana does not exist in te skerry. He might want this to mean that their brand of RPM will work everywhere but I find this unlikely. There are places in IW where even psi doesn't work. Most likely is that Kerguelen RPM works nowhere else.

That I can tell, the real attraction is the chance to get dates with girls with green skins. Shame that they're going to e bundled head to toe in sealskins. :)
Thatís a good point, Iíll rephrase with the avenue of research potentially being around whether thereís an environmental factor to the reality altering RPM, might be unique to the skerry but Infinity might be willing to invest - possible more so if itís mana independent...

As well as the Green Skinned ladies of course :)
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:47 AM   #17
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In my mind, mana interferes with their version of RPM, with a cumulative -5 to skill per mana level above no mana (-5 for low, -10 for normal, -15 for high, and -20 for very high), as mana distorts reality. While their RPM could work without difficulty on Homeline (though Infinity does not know that yet), it would have real problems in the Merlin parallels. The -10 to traveling is a massive problem, especially since the traveller always end up in the Kerguelen Islands.

An interesting idea that occurred to me would be if a female Mule of Reich-5 escaped to the Kerguelen Skerry with a Armanean Order scouting backpack that included technical manuals on how to create simple TL5+ tools for survival and trade. Having experienced the horrors of the Armanean Order, she would likely spread the tales of horror concerning the Reich-5. The Temples would probably ask her to translate the technical manual into the Kerguelen language after she learned the language, allowing them to quickly spread the knowledge for creating TL5+ items throughout their civilization. If anyone from Reich-5 stumbled onto the Kerguelen Skerry, they would encounter a particularly hostile population of green-skinned humans with inexplicable magic.
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That I can tell, the real attraction is the chance to get dates with girls with green skins. Shame that they're going to e bundled head to toe in sealskins. :)
And smell strongly of cabbage
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The Kerguelen Cabbage would likely be a minor species on the subcontinent, as it would have a lot of competition.
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