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General Information, Question, and/or Ideas / Re: Transfer portals on a glacier
« Last post by Evie on September 19, 2018, 10:52:29 pm »
http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php/topic,1749.msg15311.html#msg15311

There's one of the chats in which we discussed the tower Portal. I still haven't found the one in which we discussed the possibility of having one on an upper level with packed earth under the (presumably stone) flooring, but it would be earlier than this chat, since it's mentioned in passing during this discussion.
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General Information, Question, and/or Ideas / Re: Transfer portals on a glacier
« Last post by MerchantDeryni on September 19, 2018, 10:28:24 pm »
That is one thing that struck me as odd in the series. Unless everyone is living in the basement apartments the rulers and bishops in power have to run to the basement to get to the Portals.

Yet there seem to be Portals on upper levels  of buildings.


I am also worried about my Camberland stories in that on some of the islands I am on a sand island with a coral substrate. I am hoping that is close enough to soil to count. Otherwise all the smaller islands have no Portal connection to the Camberland Network.
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General Information, Question, and/or Ideas / Re: War in a modern Age, with Deryni.
« Last post by Evie on September 19, 2018, 10:01:28 pm »
Don't forget that each side's Deryni would be taking precautionary measures in trying to shield the minds of key humans whose knowledge would require special protection. There might also be more magical research devoted to creating amulets and such to endow those humans in key positions with power that, if not quite the equivalent of Deryni magic, would at least level the field a little. And what about the development of jerraman crystals as charm magic and/or weaponry?
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General Information, Question, and/or Ideas / Re: Transfer portals on a glacier
« Last post by Evie on September 19, 2018, 09:53:13 pm »
 So how did Camber's Portal at the top of the tower work?

Also, I'll have to do some digging (pardon the pun), but I am pretty certain KK mentioned in chat once that having a box or container of packed earth under an upper story floor was a possibility for grounding a Portal. I'll try to find the reference if I can figure out some keyword to search that might limit the number of hits to less than the insane number that "portal" would likely generate.
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General Information, Question, and/or Ideas / War in a modern Age, with Deryni.
« Last post by MerchantDeryni on September 19, 2018, 09:31:29 pm »
I've been thinking of how the history of the human/Deryni lands would be different from our own history.

The connection of the 11 Kingdoms to the rest of the continent means that trench warfare, tanks, and railway lines would be possible to reach Gwynned in WW1.
Blitzkrieg and Panzers would be possible in WW2. No Dunkirk and a Channel to protect the land.

Then I started thinking about modern warfare and Deryni. Assuming a population in the thousands for Deryni there would be enough Deryni to create an espionage corps for the governments.
Think what that would mean. No Secrets. Humans can be co-opted and spill their secrets with a touch.

Military leaders would either be Deryni or protected by Deryni at all times if possible. Otherwise the secrets will get out.

Throw in my favourite Deryni toy of Transfer Portals and you get Ian Fleming the secret agent teleporting into Germany into a safe house in Berlin. False papers from a controlled human in the bureaucracy allows easier travel.  Touching the proper person gives the names of the people the Allied side need to find, question, steal, kill. etc. Also locations of bases and secret weapons being worked on.

Deryni Magic pg 44, quoting 103 of Quest for Saint Camber: "even that brief contact, long enough to trace a cross on a man's brow- would have been long enough to take over any mind that approached the altar rail."

So what if a corps of Deryni is busy checking out the minds, the intentions of the other side. And they are doing the same. The leaders get reports saying that each side knows all the tricks the other side is planning. It makes starting a war a little tricky.

The Mind Control and influencing of emotions is another area. "Of COURSE you want to sign the trade deal!" This may be too overtan example, but influencing a person to be disposed to be fair and see reason is an interesting prevention of war.


Just some random thoughts. Anyone else had ideas along these lines?
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General Information, Question, and/or Ideas / Re: Transfer portals on a glacier
« Last post by MerchantDeryni on September 19, 2018, 09:17:04 pm »
That would be interesting. If a stone floor could be built to hold the energies in a Portal matrix then the sled dogs would haul a floor and posts and canvas to build a shelter. Build a floor, raise the beams, set up the tent and you have a shelter.

Create a Portal and you could ferry in a more permanent structure. bring in the next load of floor pavers and continue the expedition.

In the books they lifted the floor stones up to get to the living rock.

Hmmm, just checked pg 94 of Deryni magic. A portal requires a base of natural earth or rock. Joram and Ansel spent several days tearing up flagstones to expose living rock.

Looks like the rock floor idea won't work.  :(  bummer
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MerchantDeryni's FanFic / Re: Adhan: Chapter 3
« Last post by Laurna on September 19, 2018, 11:43:41 am »
I've been hesitant about this story, but I think maybe the main characters are starting to come through.  I will  keep my eye on where this is going.
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MerchantDeryni's FanFic / Re: Vignette: Pepper and Lace
« Last post by Laurna on September 19, 2018, 11:41:44 am »
I get the impression your story is set somewhere in the 1600's- 1700's. Being Deryni may be dangerous but it has it's advantages. Smuggling and black-racketeering certainly did have a way making coin. Don't get caught and don't cheat the boss.  Though a little freelance is OK. I like the concept.
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MerchantDeryni's FanFic / Re: Vignette: Pepper and Lace
« Last post by DesertRose on September 19, 2018, 11:18:44 am »
* DesertRose arches one eyebrow a la Spock.

Fascinating.

Seriously, though, I really like this story; I can see some of the concepts we've been discussing regarding Modern-Day Impact of Deryni showing in this vignette.  :D
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MerchantDeryni's FanFic / Re: Vignette: Pepper and Lace
« Last post by Jerusha on September 19, 2018, 10:46:09 am »
I thoroughly enjoyed this!  I hope there will be  more to come.
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