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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1200 on: 10 June 2021, 07:56:34 »
The difference between you and the vast majority of Clambers is that you can acknowledge the potential value of said stuff.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1201 on: 10 June 2021, 12:55:41 »
Seekers: SPACE LIBRARIANS!

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1202 on: 10 June 2021, 14:27:53 »
If they actually deign to let you check something out, do NOT bring it back late. The late fees are a killer.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1203 on: 10 June 2021, 23:25:22 »
my grad school advisor had a replica sign on her desk from a Spanish ecclesiastical library that threatened excommunication for failing to return library materials

it's like that

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1204 on: 12 June 2021, 01:39:33 »
I have to say, I had no idea that Goliath Scorpions were as popular as they are until recently when I met 2 people who swear by them.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1205 on: 12 June 2021, 01:45:05 »
You should drop by the EBT discord, they're one of the more lively groups.
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« Reply #1206 on: 12 June 2021, 02:01:43 »
You should drop by the EBT discord, they're one of the more lively groups.
I have, I'm pretty sure that's where I met some!
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1207 on: 12 June 2021, 02:58:52 »
Oh right we just spoke about the Nova Cat role.
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« Reply #1208 on: 12 June 2021, 12:27:00 »
I have to say, I had no idea that Goliath Scorpions were as popular as they are until recently when I met 2 people who swear by them.

They never did too much meat head stuff, the Seeker element has always made them fun. They know their Combined Arms, and Ben Rome turned them into something really flavorful and different when he turned them into the Imperio. 

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1209 on: 12 June 2021, 16:35:22 »
Agreed. Before the Wars of Reading, the Scorpions were a little kooky, but overall just another Clan. Only the Seekers pushed them into the realm of mildly interesting. After the Readings, when they fled the Homeworlds and formed the Imperial? That's when they became REALLY interesting.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1210 on: 12 June 2021, 16:41:28 »
Agreed. Before the Wars of Reading, the Scorpions were a little kooky, but overall just another Clan. Only the Seekers pushed them into the realm of mildly interesting. After the Readings, when they fled the Homeworlds and formed the Imperial? That's when they became REALLY interesting.

Ah, yes, the Wars of Reading. Who can forget the Illiteracy Bandits, never able to read the street signs directing them to their chosen target, or the Effete Snobs, insisting on reading everything in Classical Latin. Fie 'pon the churlish Picture Book Mafia and their lowbrow selections. So many books, so little time. Thank the Founder for the Seekers, SPACE LIBRARIANS!

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1211 on: 12 June 2021, 17:21:04 »
Now I have the urge to watch The Librarian again. Or Warehouse 13.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1212 on: 12 June 2021, 23:30:17 »
Conan the Librarian was a Seeker, confirmed!

Scorpions are awesome, the storylines are interesting, and they have the best t-shirt...


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« Reply #1213 on: 14 June 2021, 20:58:12 »
So would that mean that Jack Marshak was a Seeker? 
I have to say, I had no idea that Goliath Scorpions were as popular as they are until recently when I met 2 people who swear by them.
I have come to them for my clan faction, because I love the Seeker operations...  I still want Cranston Snord to be one
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« Reply #1214 on: 14 June 2021, 21:43:58 »
So would that mean that Jack Marshak was a Seeker?  I have come to them for my clan faction, because I love the Seeker operations...  I still want Cranston Snord to be one
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1215 on: 15 June 2021, 06:23:17 »
I have to say, I had no idea that Goliath Scorpions were as popular as they are until recently when I met 2 people who swear by them.

Off on a tangent hier but why do we not have a Scorpion IIC or Goliath IIC? Seems like a no brainer.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1216 on: 15 June 2021, 06:40:45 »
Off on a tangent hier but why do we not have a Scorpion IIC or Goliath IIC? Seems like a no brainer.
I could see the Horses designing these as well as the Scorpions.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1217 on: 15 June 2021, 08:44:51 »
Off on a tangent hier but why do we not have a Scorpion IIC or Goliath IIC? Seems like a no brainer.

It looks like the Scorpion was never very popular with the SLDF, so it's possible that it was simply allowed to die out in Clan space, especially with the Griffin and Shadow Hawk IICs able to fulfill the same role. It could also be argued that the later Stalking Spider and Thunder Stallion *are* Scorpion and Goliath IICs respectively, and the Goliath Scorpions are known to use the latter.
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