Kyshakk Koan Nim Posted July 12, 2013 Share Posted July 12, 2013 Starting G2 up again I'm at the point where I think about what faction to join. Zak is a filthy traitor, I hate the takers and the barzites are a bunch of canister crazy loonies. So it comes down to unaligned or awakened. I really, really don't want the awakened serviles to die, I want them to be free and left in peace but I just don't see it. How can I support them when they 1) want to fight defensively which isn't going to impress the shapers at all ? The shapers are already overwhelmingly more powerful, giving them the initiative and not hurting them (at least not much) is just a bad idea and certainly not helping in getting your independence and continued survival. 2) make lots of drakons ? I can't find anything about how they are going to control them, the barrier of the winds serviles couldn't even handle one loose drakon. What is going to stop the drakons from taking over the awakened and more or less becoming takers ? The only one who might be capable of controlling them would be... 3) Tuldaric, which brings us to the next problem. The only capable and talented shaper the awakened have is slowly going canister mad, summoning demons and generally forgetting about the awakened. Afaik serviles can't shape till they get to use the geneforge around the time of G4 ? So everything shaping related rests on Tuldarics shoulders, with maybe some help from those few apprentice level shapers in medab and the magus complex and the player of course. 4) Even if the drakons turn out to be under perfect control and Tuldaric gets off his canisters and pours all his energy into helping the awakened, at some point the shapers will adapt. They have way more resources and researchers that I can't see how Tuldaric could keep ahead of them in this arms race. 5) Their crops grow too quickly destroying the soil and hurting their long term food supply. The shapers could probably just keep them boxed in and wait till they starve, even if it takes a few years. Awakened philosophy meeting reality is like a trainwreck. This sucks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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