#501 Posted by Guardian_of_Gravity (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

@lady_liberty: This thing was created by the dark reflection of the abstract of life. It is life, corrupt, unending, compounded. Everything the Thoughtsin does follows the purpose of life, to spread, to adapt, to reproduce. It believes it is doing good by bringing all life under one mind. A compound mind where all will be free from envy, from want, from need, from petty concerns such as beauty and materialism, from emotions such as hate and love.

A timeless chorus of flesh, and bone, and thought. One that sought and destroyed the Universe's greatest civilization, to show the power of unity. It doesn't get why it's so hated, why others cling so tightly to their own systems, or even why other hive minds do not become one with the Malpsyche Primus and join their choruses. It tried to show the bankruptcy of the old system by driving the Masari into building the rings, but it is confused about why they are still venerated and it is villified.

It is at once, virtually all knowing and comprehending, and yet very naive. And yet, it realizes that whereas the Masari sought to study it, to apply the Jinkoro's vaccine to the final samples of it, the Hierarchy will quite gladly burn it away, and so those who oppose the Hierarchy have their uses. Uses that will only go so far for as long as it needs to find a way to reach for the stars and spread once again.

#502 Posted by Lady_Liberty (8211 posts) - - Show Bio
#503 Posted by Guardian_of_Gravity (2973 posts) - - Show Bio
#504 Posted by Lady_Liberty (8211 posts) - - Show Bio

@guardian_of_gravity: Well the name is totally badass, which does a lot ;-) Plus I'm a fan of the hive mind concept in military fiction.

#505 Posted by Guardian_of_Gravity (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

@lady_liberty: An assimilative hive mind at that, as opposed to the Me'traynids...*digestive* hive mind.

The difference between a plague and a swarm of giant locusts.

The Masari should also be getting much more fleshed out come Marathon 3.

And then they'll have their return in 4.

#506 Edited by Guardian_of_Gravity (2973 posts) - - Show Bio
#507 Posted by Kayle_Rez (495 posts) - - Show Bio

There I posted, I could of done more but then it'd be making posting into work and not fun

#508 Posted by Guardian_of_Gravity (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodie.

#509 Posted by superstay (9648 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a little lost as to what is happening...

d?_?b

#510 Posted by Lord_Johnathan (3216 posts) - - Show Bio

@superstay: Most of the group is currently in the Caresses of the Malpsyche after Barak'talak betrayed Girik's group who retrieved what the Hierarchy needs to activate the ring, using the death of Grand overseer Alpha to help seize more power in the hierarchy. The thoughtsin is also loose on the station and is being battled by Coalition forces, Masari sentinels, and the Hierarchy.

#511 Posted by superstay (9648 posts) - - Show Bio
#512 Edited by Lady_Rosalina (180 posts) - - Show Bio

@superstay: The Malpsyche isn't actually interested in fighting. It wants a deal.

We're in the final stretch now.

#513 Posted by superstay (9648 posts) - - Show Bio

@lady_rosalina:

Oh, good.....you probably don't need my muscle, now...

d^_^b

#514 Posted by Lady_Rosalina (180 posts) - - Show Bio

@superstay: Well I want to finish this before the month ends so I can start up Marathon 3. So you helping out would be fine.

#515 Posted by superstay (9648 posts) - - Show Bio

@lady_rosalina:

Wait, how many of these do you have?.........Eight?

d?_?b

#516 Edited by Lady_Rosalina (180 posts) - - Show Bio

@superstay: The Vrakmul saga is going to be pretty long, but the first MARATHON trilogy ends with 3.

#517 Posted by superstay (9648 posts) - - Show Bio
#518 Edited by Lady_Rosalina (180 posts) - - Show Bio

@superstay: Yes, the saga of the fight to finally end the Lord of Doom's menace.

#519 Posted by Kayle_Rez (495 posts) - - Show Bio

There posted

Not gonna say sorry, RL keeps me busy

Not gonna say it wasn't my best, I had to find a way to catch up without being drawn out and no fun to write

I fell behind, my post was mostly fill in the gap with a nudge forward. Couldn't step it to much further forward cuz again was several posts behind but tried to deliver something of worth