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With This Ring (Young Justice SI) (Thread Fourteen)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Mr Zoat, Jan 27, 2019.

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  1. Ngamer11

    Ngamer11 Not too sore, are you?

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    As a pocket universe straight out of the Dream, I think it's as big as it needs to be at any time.
     
  2. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    Not until you start making the proper sacrifices you aren't.


    It doesn't work like that.
     
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  3. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    It's Orcus. Pluto is Mickey's dog.
     
  4. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    I think they mean activate instead of active.
     
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  5. Ganurath

    Ganurath Apologizes For Nothing

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    He threw a cup at the floor.
    Orange text in black quotes suggest otherwise.
     
  6. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    It has been explained the sorts of things Paul needs to do, that does not even meet the minimum.

    No, it doesn't, because we have had word of author on the subject.
     
  7. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    No, we don’t. We know that prayer doesn’t make gods stronger, but hooking a soul up to your afterlife can, if not necessarily in this case but can, empower you, like with Boss Smiley. Hell, souls are literally magic generators made of magic!
     
  8. Sceptic

    Sceptic Critical Irrationalist

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    So he's not following the rules for being a devotee of Eris? That sounds almost like fulfilling the requirements for being a devotee of Eris.
     
  9. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
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  10. Oglymogly

    Oglymogly Not too sore, are you?

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    I'm only half remembering (it's late here), but I believe that it was stated that the souls in the conversion chambers were special in some way. Powerful spiritual magic users i think?

    Edit: also
    Lantern Dul looks around in confusion as she takes in the orchards or Erebos.
    Should be of or on?
     
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  11. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    They were saints, but my point stands that souls are made of magic and generate magic and hades hooks himself up to every soul in his domain.

    also he could just really like his job.
     
  12. Darth.Bill

    Darth.Bill Not too sore, are you?

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    I thought it was Dis Pater.
     
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  13. useless101

    useless101 Doing Nothing, Nothing Doing.

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    Some people build model trains. Some buy expensive lego sets. A few build small rockets.

    Hades' hobby is building a working afterlife, and his copy of 'Sims Underworld Edition' just got a huge expansion. So much new content, you don't even know. They added billions of souls of multiple new species.

    If he had a wallet and computer screen he'd be throwing one at the other so hard right now.
     
  14. Aeess

    Aeess Not too sore, are you?

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    He already did that offscreen, he mentioned it in front of Hades when he died.

     
  15. Oglymogly

    Oglymogly Not too sore, are you?

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    Fair point. Also reminded me of Fawett City, where I believe the demons were using souls to power the portal.

    And I agree, Hades has a respect for his duty, and is a bit of a workaholic. I'm sure it doesn't help that his wife is gone half the year. I mean, once the work load dropped down he studied and learned for several hundred years until he figured out how to empower his subjects. So he might be happy to have something to do for the next few centuries.
     
  16. Aeess

    Aeess Not too sore, are you?

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    Souls dont generate magic, they seem to draw in the magic from their enviroment instead. The saints were special. Becauce they could draw in magic directly from the source.

    I think it was mentioned that Hades actually uses the power he draws from Erebos(who does generate magic) to allow them to think clearly. So if amything hooking up every soul to his domain would make him weaker.

    The reason is probably that he likes his job.
     
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  17. Ganurath

    Ganurath Apologizes For Nothing

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    Quantity has a quality all its own.
     
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  18. McGraw

    McGraw Getting some practice in, huh?

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    Something something absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    Yes, Hades seems be running the Underworld well. As far as afterlifes go, his seems to be the best. That said, we're talking at least a tenfold increase in power. That's a significant powerup to give anyone, let alone a Greek god (even the nicer ones can still be dicks). At what point does Hades become the strongest god on Earth? At what point does he surpass even the Titans? There are significant ramifications to giving anyone, even a good person, this kind of power.

    And that's ignoring the monumental hissyfit Zeus is probably going to throw.

    (And this is assuming he has about 100 million souls now and there's only 1 billion souls on Mother of Mercy. It may be much more than a tenfold increase.)
     
  19. kedgisgo

    kedgisgo Semi-Professional Lurker

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    I also suspect that many of the lost souls either wont convert, or would prefer to go to their own gods if the option was available. and with such an influx of souls, and a Death God getting to do Death God things (conceptual resonance is a hell of a power boost) Hades might actually get the power to reach out to the afterlives of those alien gods and say:
    Hades: "Hey there, One of my guys decided to play interstellar psychopomp, and found some of your guys... want em back?"
    Alien God: "Oh? Oh Me! They've been missing for eons! Come on through my good man"

    The sheer goodwill generated by connecting with alien pantheons would be immense.

    and the alien gods that aren't nice can go hang. hell some of those souls have been lost so long that their home pantheons have died out
    I'd guess that about
    30% will join up immediately because fuck that space hell noise/ any port in a storm
    25% will join because their home pantheons are dead/gone or utter arseholes like that eyegod (speaking of, has he been hunted down yet?)
    20% will want to leave/dissolve/ rejoin the source
    15% will hold out to get sent to their own religion's afterlife
    10% are so young they don't know whats going on (children born on spaceships mainly)

    either way, Hades is gonna be BUSY for a while. and quite happy that he gets to do his job!
     
  20. Handlewithcare

    Handlewithcare Not too sore, are you?

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    Persephone: "Hades? Hades, honey, why are you throwing screens at your wallet?"

    Hades: "I DON'T KNOW!"
     
  21. Chojin Patriarch

    Chojin Patriarch Veteran Lurker, Rookie Proofreader

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    A little belated, thank you Neverwinter Mod 16...
    Oglymogly spotted this one: 'orchards of Erebos'

    Missing spaces here.

    Ouch.

    "Believe it now?" or "Believe him now?"

    "You don't have a pulse."

    Spooky for a flying race, I bet.

    Once more: Earth. Bullshit. How has it not sunk in yet, Lantern Dul?

    Missing Orange on the Quotation mark.

    OL, the advanced difficulty standard for Gods!

    Yes, she'd be a veritable breeding ground of Black Lanterns if it came down to it...

    The gate shimmers as it activates, and the first...

    As many of my fellow readers have noted: Concerning...

    Very interesting implications for the future...
     
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  22. Mquz

    Mquz Versed in the lewd.

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    A few possible repercussions - Hades just got billions of souls from spacefaring civilizations - his tech level might grow better than that of Earth. On the other hand, this might lead to Hades having a foreign exchange program with the world, with souls like Deadman’s, but powered by Hades. Literal Ghost space ships maybe, to get people back to their worlds? Powered and run by souls instead of computers and battery power?
    Monotheism is also a thing, though, among alien cultures, so some of these souls might get sent to Heaven (if their reach extends to aliens).

    Also, how does this affect Blackest Night? Do those zombie lanterns have souls? Or no effect at all (most likely).
     
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  23. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
    Pretty much.
    Technically, it just reduced his peak draw, and he hasn't used that since the titanomachy.
    Thank you, corrected.
    No, that's correct.
     
  24. sainen

    sainen Well worn.

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    I thought it was Dis Pater?
    edit: next time I'll refresh before posting
     
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  25. Selias

    Selias Experienced.

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    I think they're worried that he'll decide to get a bit... proactive in his gathering of lost souls.
     
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  26. AidanMorgan

    AidanMorgan Only Mostly Mad

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    If he was going to do that he would have done it before now, when he didn't have a billion new souls to judge.
     
  27. B00ki5h

    B00ki5h Know what you're doing yet?

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    I think Hades will get a boost from this it will let him further tap Erebus pulling more magic into his realm. Not a sudden power up but a gradual level increase. Granted they have to stay there, Greek afterlife did have a reincarnation option.
     
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  28. fictionfan

    fictionfan If you see a God on the road fuck it!

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    My guess would be that Hades becomes the new default for people that don't have a religion.
     
  29. Massgamer

    Massgamer Know what you're doing yet?

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    I wonder if other gods of the dead/afterlives will start looking into space for potential followers by giving them a decent afterlife and maybe asking Paul to help as well. Some afterlives might suit different species better after all, like I'm sure warrior cultures would love Vahalla and Odin is always looking for more people willing to help fight ice giants to prevent Ragnarok.
     
  30. RichardWhereat

    RichardWhereat Aia airëa Fëanáro.

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    Nah, Melinoë said that it doesn't matter how many souls her father has, Zeus is still more powerful. Back when she escorted him through Erebos that first time, to see the worlds best guitarist.
     
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