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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2021, 09:53:38 pm »
Hmmmm, that's a tricky one.  Pernese for the intelligence, adaptability and beauty,  Mordorian for the terror-inducing ruthlessness.
Perhaps some sort of hybrid?
(Definitely with no oriental traits or they would just want to drink tea and discuss the finer points of kraken symbology in ancient art).

So it's either a Mornese or a Perdorian then?
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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2021, 05:38:53 am »
Not to mention that Mandarin dragons will only attack from one direction. You know? Feng Shui, and all that jazz?

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2021, 04:28:53 pm »
Hmmmm, that's a tricky one.  Pernese for the intelligence, adaptability and beauty,  Mordorian for the terror-inducing ruthlessness.
Perhaps some sort of hybrid?
(Definitely with no oriental traits or they would just want to drink tea and discuss the finer points of kraken symbology in ancient art).

You might be able to restrain the hybrid dragon's propensity to drink tea if you offered it only milk, not a choice of milk or lemon.

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2021, 10:20:17 pm »
As German 88mm  Flak Cannon didn't exist until about  1930-ish, it's not Steampunk. So rules out heavy flak as a defense, too.  Perhaps a tank or crawling mech with twin 37mm P0m-Poms? 

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2021, 01:58:59 am »
As German 88mm  Flak Cannon didn't exist until about  1930-ish, it's not Steampunk. So rules out heavy flak as a defense, too.  Perhaps a tank or crawling mech with twin 37mm P0m-Poms? 
The Congreve rocket and the Shrapnel shell both date to around 1804 (adoption), and both were used by Sir Arthur Wellesley in the very first World War. Add in a small steam-powered mechanical brain and I'm sure we could come up with something.
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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2021, 08:23:02 pm »
As German 88mm  Flak Cannon didn't exist until about  1930-ish, it's not Steampunk. So rules out heavy flak as a defense, too.  Perhaps a tank or crawling mech with twin 37mm P0m-Poms? 
The Congreve rocket and the Shrapnel shell both date to around 1804 (adoption), and both were used by Sir Arthur Wellesley in the very first World War. Add in a small steam-powered mechanical brain and I'm sure we could come up with something.


Shrapnel shells fired from howitzers or mortars should prove quite effective, especially if they were fused to explode at maximum altitude

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2021, 01:56:51 pm »
Not to mention that Mandarin dragons will only attack from one direction. You know? Feng Shui, and all that jazz?

 They do that because it's too easy for them to become Confucius

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2021, 12:42:53 am »
Not to mention that Mandarin dragons will only attack from one direction. You know? Feng Shui, and all that jazz?

 They do that because it's too easy for them to become Confucius

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2021, 08:41:08 am »


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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2021, 12:17:33 pm »


 Beware of the purple ones. They are people eaters 

You don't mean the one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater?  :o

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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2021, 01:13:34 am »


 Beware of the purple ones. They are people eaters 

You don't mean the one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater?  :o

 That particular creature is not a decorous discussion topic for this forum. You rouge.

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2021, 04:36:20 am »
You rouge.
That looks like a red-faced typo.

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2021, 12:01:41 pm »
You rouge.
That looks like a red-faced typo.

It's a shameful rogue autocorrect

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2021, 09:44:52 pm »
This is exactly why I founded the Dragon Research Investigators Vibrant Ecosystem League, known as D.R.I.V.E.L.

We propose:
1) That experiments can be done to determine if heifers are acceptable to dragons in place of human, er, "inexperienced persons."
2) To attempt to hand rear dragons releasing them into kraken infested areas at their optimum egg eating age.
3) To respectfully and repeatedly request that Her Majesty remove that scoundrel George from his position as patron saint of England based on his deliberate attempt to render a noble species extinct.


A Laudable goal, Miss Primrose C Leigh (Hez). I wish to make the following recommendations for the future of the Dragon Research Investigators Vibrant Ecosystem League.

1) Form a club to help advance knowledge and support for the league's goals in regular society, creating lobbying groups to place the facts of the matter before, the Cabinet, the House of Commons and House of Lords.
2) Amalgamate the League with the Special Hospital for Examination, Experimentation and Research, known as S.H.E.E.R. to place at D.R.I.V.E.L.'s disposal scientificly trained minds, equipment and research facilities to build up a repository of knowledge and practical instruction on dragons and their natural prey Aerial Krakens.

I will point out, that while the first and second of your proposals will likely be accepted by the public and government in due course, the third will likely run into strongest opposition from the House of Lords, the Crown and the College of Heraldry.
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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2021, 10:22:22 pm »
This is exactly why I founded the Dragon Research Investigators Vibrant Ecosystem League, known as D.R.I.V.E.L.

We propose:
1) That experiments can be done to determine if heifers are acceptable to dragons in place of human, er, "inexperienced persons."
2) To attempt to hand rear dragons releasing them into kraken infested areas at their optimum egg eating age.
3) To respectfully and repeatedly request that Her Majesty remove that scoundrel George from his position as patron saint of England based on his deliberate attempt to render a noble species extinct.


A Laudable goal, Miss Primrose C Leigh (Hez). I wish to make the following recommendations for the future of the Dragon Research Investigators Vibrant Ecosystem League.

1) Form a club to help advance knowledge and support for the league's goals in regular society, creating lobbying groups to place the facts of the matter before, the Cabinet, the House of Commons and House of Lords.
2) Amalgamate the League with the Special Hospital for Examination, Experimentation and Research, known as S.H.E.E.R. to place at D.R.I.V.E.L.'s disposal scientificly trained minds, equipment and research facilities to build up a repository of knowledge and practical instruction on dragons and their natural prey Aerial Krakens.

I will point out, that while the first and second of your proposals will likely be accepted by the public and government in due course, the third will likely run into strongest opposition from the House of Lords, the Crown and the College of Heraldry.

Can I point out that Wales has a long tradition of Dragons?

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2021, 12:37:15 am »
Recently I received a green fire lizard from a friend - she has settled in nicely, and has taken up residence on a pile of books in my living room!

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2021, 04:07:19 am »
Recently I received a green fire lizard from a friend - she has settled in nicely, and has taken up residence on a pile of books in my living room!

Well, is she camera shy? ;) Where are some pics?
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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2021, 05:14:03 am »
This is exactly why I founded the Dragon Research Investigators Vibrant Ecosystem League, known as D.R.I.V.E.L.

We propose:
1) That experiments can be done to determine if heifers are acceptable to dragons in place of human, er, "inexperienced persons."
2) To attempt to hand rear dragons releasing them into kraken infested areas at their optimum egg eating age.
3) To respectfully and repeatedly request that Her Majesty remove that scoundrel George from his position as patron saint of England based on his deliberate attempt to render a noble species extinct.


A Laudable goal, Miss Primrose C Leigh (Hez). I wish to make the following recommendations for the future of the Dragon Research Investigators Vibrant Ecosystem League.

1) Form a club to help advance knowledge and support for the league's goals in regular society, creating lobbying groups to place the facts of the matter before, the Cabinet, the House of Commons and House of Lords.
2) Amalgamate the League with the Special Hospital for Examination, Experimentation and Research, known as S.H.E.E.R. to place at D.R.I.V.E.L.'s disposal scientificly trained minds, equipment and research facilities to build up a repository of knowledge and practical instruction on dragons and their natural prey Aerial Krakens.

I will point out, that while the first and second of your proposals will likely be accepted by the public and government in due course, the third will likely run into strongest opposition from the House of Lords, the Crown and the College of Heraldry.

Can I point out that Wales has a long tradition of Dragons?

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2021, 07:15:01 am »
Recently I received a green fire lizard from a friend - she has settled in nicely, and has taken up residence on a pile of books in my living room!
Most of my books would be frightened by that prospect - a few of them would be downright hostile to it!

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2021, 11:09:01 am »
Recently I received a green fire lizard from a friend - she has settled in nicely, and has taken up residence on a pile of books in my living room!
Most of my books would be frightened by that prospect - a few of them would be downright hostile to it!

No firestone, so my books are safe!

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2021, 12:24:29 pm »
Recently I received a green fire lizard from a friend - she has settled in nicely, and has taken up residence on a pile of books in my living room!
Most of my books would be frightened by that prospect - a few of them would be downright hostile to it!

No firestone, so my books are safe!
A Pernese lizard, then. Nice. (My books won't even let me read Fahrenheit 451.)

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Re: Aerial Kraken Defense Thread:
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2021, 11:40:31 am »
Recently I received a green fire lizard from a friend - she has settled in nicely, and has taken up residence on a pile of books in my living room!
Most of my books would be frightened by that prospect - a few of them would be downright hostile to it!

No firestone, so my books are safe!
A Pernese lizard, then. Nice. (My books won't even let me read Fahrenheit 451.)
My books won't even let me bring a copy of "that book" into the house!