Author Topic: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas  (Read 15204 times)

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #240 on: 29 November 2023, 16:23:16 »
I just assume that means ALL mechs have it. :)
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #241 on: 29 November 2023, 16:39:57 »
I just assume that means ALL mechs have it. :)

Yeah.  That's why they did it. Sorry I hit the wrong button. They did it because of this from TechManual.

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Most BattleMechs also make room for a foldout passenger seat, allowing one warrior to assist others forced to bail out in the field or when transporting VIPs. Indeed, some BattleMech cockpit designs go so far as to include a full ejection seat for the passenger and even provide them with some controls, such as communications systems.

That removes one of the unique things about the Hatchetman.

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #242 on: 29 November 2023, 16:49:40 »
Chiming in as another that would love Jihad era novels.  A Devlin Stone trilogy especially would go a long way to helping "fix" even parts of the modern era by giving us a reason to have cared about him at all!

Plus just a nice clean narrative viewpoint in the era would make it more accessible in general.

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« Reply #243 on: 29 November 2023, 22:05:46 »
Chiming in as another that would love Jihad era novels.  A Devlin Stone trilogy especially would go a long way to helping "fix" even parts of the modern era by giving us a reason to have cared about him at all!

Plus just a nice clean narrative viewpoint in the era would make it more accessible in general.
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #244 on: 30 November 2023, 15:02:41 »
Chiming in as another that would love Jihad era novels.  A Devlin Stone trilogy especially would go a long way to helping "fix" even parts of the modern era by giving us a reason to have cared about him at all!

Plus just a nice clean narrative viewpoint in the era would make it more accessible in general.

Althought the good news is in the Modern era he is now dead so Stone no longer matters.  He died via pillow fight.

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #245 on: 30 November 2023, 21:10:58 »
Since it hasnt been directly asked...  Who is the saint?  Who is the protege?

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #246 on: 01 December 2023, 13:45:24 »
Since it hasnt been directly asked...  Who is the saint?  Who is the protege?

The saint is Apollyon. (The Disciples of Apollyon see him as a saint.) The Protege's identity has not yet been revealed.

- Herb
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #247 on: 01 December 2023, 15:35:52 »
The saint is Apollyon. (The Disciples of Apollyon see him as a saint.) The Protege's identity has not yet been revealed.

- Herb
I had a feeling Apollyon was the saint.  Now the protege... that is some annoyance we will have to wait for a reveal.  Hopefully an actual source book with WoB return!!!

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #248 on: 02 December 2023, 00:51:45 »
The saint is Apollyon. (The Disciples of Apollyon see him as a saint.) The Protege's identity has not yet been revealed.

- Herb

So you are saying, that Sarna.net interprets the fiction in Jihad:Final Reckoning wrong??

https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Calvin_McIntyre

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #249 on: 02 December 2023, 01:10:46 »
So you are saying, that Sarna.net interprets the fiction in Jihad:Final Reckoning wrong??

https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Calvin_McIntyre

It wouldn't be the first time Sarna.net got something wrong.

Also I think there's room for confusion. Calvin could have been a protégé of the master, but not the protégé.
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #250 on: 02 December 2023, 06:26:21 »
Calvin could have been a protégé of the master, but not the protégé.

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #251 on: 02 December 2023, 10:15:05 »
The saint is Apollyon. (The Disciples of Apollyon see him as a saint.) The Protege's identity has not yet been revealed.

- Herb
Hmm. Could the protege be Berith then?
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #252 on: 02 December 2023, 10:57:53 »
Hmm. Could the protege be Berith then?

Maybe! Though I wouldn't bet on it...

- Herb

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #253 on: 02 December 2023, 23:37:12 »
pro·té·gé
noun
    a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.

Who ever it is.  From the words of the Protege...  I thought it would have been someone else, but the actual protege speaks I believe in the "8" entry.  The person is a man, has 6 legs, a 3rd eye, and wears blue cloak with white trim.  The clothing might actually help us in identifying this individual?  Also was guided by the Master, so it is a manei domini up there and not some outside WoB person in the IS.

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« Reply #254 on: 03 December 2023, 00:43:13 »
Watch him be absolutely no one we’ve seen before, like Devlin Stone.  :laugh:
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #255 on: 03 December 2023, 05:22:24 »
So the book gives us a few initials for RoS bigwigs who made requests for research on various bioweapons - DS, VSD, DR and DAL.

The first three seem obvious (Devlin Stone, Victor Steiner-Davion and Damien Redburn). But who is DAL? Can't be David Lear (his middle name is Roy I think), and no Allard-Liaos I can think of fit.

Deirdre Armstrong Lear maybe (she was a Doctor after all)?
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #256 on: 03 December 2023, 08:02:55 »
Watch him be absolutely no one we’ve seen before, like Devlin Stone.  :laugh:
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #257 on: 03 December 2023, 10:49:10 »
Watch him be absolutely no one we’ve seen before, like Devlin Stone.  :laugh:
Personally hoping for Arthur Davion.
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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #258 on: 03 December 2023, 12:33:34 »
The Master will want a Manei Domini to compliment the abilities of Apollyon. Someone who will do what he can't. This was taken on Terra during Operation Scour. You be the judge.

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Re: Ghosts of Obeedah by Herbert A. Beas
« Reply #259 on: 03 December 2023, 12:37:13 »
Watch him be absolutely no one we’ve seen before, like Devlin Stone.  :laugh:

I am egalitarian enough to go that way, but...

- Herb