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Old 07-11-2018, 09:35 PM   #911
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You know that concept requires another parallel where only male gods exist.
Funny would be if neither group acknowledges the other or maybe even seems unable to learn or understand the concept that they have an opposite set.

Perhaps even another with only demigods that are descendants of gods in our myths but just unique individuals there.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:56 AM   #912
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Goddess-1

Goddess-1 is a Q3 parallel where every goddess of every religion from Homeline exists (gods do not exist, though goddesses are capable of giving their consorts godly powers). Normally, Infinity would have just erased the coordinates when they discovered the timeline five years ago, but the goddesses captured their agents before they realized that goddesses were real in the timeline. Since then, Infinity has had to deal with bored goddesses appearing across Q3, Q4, and Q5.
So how do they get about? Did they copy a conveyor or did they simply have the ability to crossworld travel to begin with (but did not know of the possibility)? If the first, did they build a conveyor that doesn't need projectors, or did they get projectors too? How long until an insanely jealous goddess shows up and ends Homeline by enslaving all of humanity?
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:51 AM   #913
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The significance of 19:44 was initially lost on Infinity, until a similar parallel (Deathclock-2?) was discovered. In this worldline, death only occurs at 4:44* AM local time, meaning in theory someone who is mortally wounded could be transported from a timezone where it is 4:00 AM over to one where it is 5:00 AM, skipping the death time, to extend their life.
"Local time" is a slippery concept. Time zone boundaries are a human invention. Does the effect follow them, or does it work by the position of the sun?
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:06 AM   #914
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"Local time" is a slippery concept. Time zone boundaries are a human invention. Does the effect follow them, or does it work by the position of the sun?
And if it's Japanese, why does it use western hours and not traditional koku? Japan didn't adopt hours until the end of the 19th century.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:28 AM   #915
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So how do they get about? Did they copy a conveyor or did they simply have the ability to crossworld travel to begin with (but did not know of the possibility)? If the first, did they build a conveyor that doesn't need projectors, or did they get projectors too? How long until an insanely jealous goddess shows up and ends Homeline by enslaving all of humanity?
They did not realize that there were other timelines until Homeline discovered their timeline. They manifested Jumper through their Modular Abilities (minor goddesses possess Cosmic Power 100 while major goddesses possess Cosmic Power 300), which are just a minor part of their powers. As for enslaving Homeline, it is just not within their thinking process (a world where goddesses rule developed much differently than Homeline and never evolved organized slavery).

The major problem for Homeline is that the goddesses might decide to help the other timelines or reveal the Secret to the other timelines. Infinity has already documented goddesses getting involved in wars in a few Q3 timelines, on both sides, where they are destroying any soldiers that abuse civilians (while war seems foreign to the goddesses, they understand conflict and violence, and do not seem to mind as long as innocents do not suffer). The I-Cops have stumbled on villages in Q3 timelines where the inhabitants have abandoned their old faiths to worship the living goddess who rescued them (while it is still rare, there are a few goddesses who seem to have permanently immigrated to new timelines, where they enjoy being worshipped as benevolent deities).

Other than the exception of a few permanent immigrants though, the Division of Divine Diplomacy has managed to remind the goddesses to return to their timeline through bribery and supplication. They are helped by the fact that the goddesses are tourists, not expats, and seem to be more interested to spreading through their timeline's Milky Way rather than through the timelines (they have been documented stealing technology from some very advanced timelines). The resulting fusion of divine power and advanced technology, called GodTech by some Homeline researchers, has already resulted in interplanetary spacecraft that have contacted the goddesses and the inhabitants of Goddess-1's Mars and Venus, both of which seem to be inhabited by their own forms of life.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:24 AM   #916
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Who one goddess might consider innocent, others won't. That's a purely subjective concept after all.
But their world has never had war of any kind? Either they ruled humanity with an iron fist from the very beginnings, and/or humans of that world are very unlike real humans.
We love killin' and have since we formed medium sized groups.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:00 PM   #917
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(while war seems foreign to the goddesses, they understand conflict and violence, and do not seem to mind as long as innocents do not suffer)
What about all the war goddesses (Freya, Athena, Minerva). Another thing; what about all the repeated goddesses? Do they show up twice? What about proto-gods? Do they subsume the modern forms? Does worship and veneration lead to the goddesses being on Goddess-1? Would that imply that the Virgin Mary is on Goddess-1? What about frivolous goddesses, are they on Goddess-1?

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Who one goddess might consider innocent, others won't.
Too true. Hel was considered a negative goddess by the Norse, but is she really not innocent if she's simply trying to end war (albeit for her own purposes)?
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:44 PM   #918
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Goddesses of war are often really goddesses of conflict, which may extend from death, fertility, nature, etc. There are conflicts within Goddess-1, but they are duels between deities instead of wars, as deities are reluctant to lose their worshippers to violence. Goddesses might have multiple names (and multiple visages), as it is within their powers to change their appearance to fit the beliefs of their followers.

For example, Amaterasu is the sun goddess of the Japanese, but she is also known to the Egyptians as Bast, to the Germans as Sola, the Norse as Freya, etc. There is only one sun goddess, but she is known by many names and wears many visages. Which is the original? Who knows? It does not matter to her, and she would not welcome such questions.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:25 PM   #919
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According to Wikipedia, kaku is a measure of volume, not time.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:55 PM   #920
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Amaterasu is the sun goddess of the Japanese, but she is also known to the Egyptians as Bast, to the Germans as Sola, the Norse as Freya, etc.
I'm confused. I guess that Bastet gets in by subsuming the responsibilities of her consort, but what is Freya doing here. I thought the Norse had Sol (accent on the o), which was shared with the Germans who called her Sunna.

I'm still confused about the existence of Norse gods in a world without war, given the abhorrence of straw death.
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