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    Jones is widely traveled.

    Two thoughts have occurred to me. First, I imagine in every long relationship Jones has with someone, at some point they notice she isn't aging, is very heavy, has superhuman strength and invulnerability, and ask Annie's question: "What ARE you?" In the past, I suspect Jones would either tell them if she felt she could trust them, or she'd disappear from their lives and start over again somewhere else. Since she's a member of the court, now, I doubt that's operative anymore. At least for the moment.

    And second, I wonder what Jones did when she was running the Landon estate. What would a good hearted, extremely intelligent, VERY experienced immortal being do with lots of money? Buy books, yes. Possibly work to help people. But I wonder if we might be looking at one of the early financial backers of the Court...

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    The look Jones has directly at the "camera" feels like she is looking at the audience. I have except her to conclude this with something fourth wall breaking like "I'm a comic book character, therefore I don't age." #meta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Othniel Edden View Post
    The look Jones has directly at the "camera" feels like she is looking at the audience. I have except her to conclude this with something fourth wall breaking like "I'm a comic book character, therefore I don't age." #meta
    She's just looking at the backs of the guys speaking at the railing.

    ... as if she knows something. (Jamestown's history is ... fun...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    She's just looking at the backs of the guys speaking at the railing.

    ... as if she knows something. (Jamestown's history is ... fun...)
    How so? I definitely don't remember what sordid events would have happened around the time she "went missing" and the Wikipedia page isn't much help in that regard. Unless the American Revolution was part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landis963 View Post
    How so? I definitely don't remember what sordid events would have happened around the time she "went missing" and the Wikipedia page isn't much help in that regard. Unless the American Revolution was part of it.
    No, Jamestown was the 1600s, not the 1700s.

    The initial problem with Jamestown was that it lost a little over 150 people (5/7ths the population) to a harsh winter. And the native diseases that they had no defense to.

    Not to mention the Algonquins.... which later on resulted in 300 settlers dying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnath View Post
    Apparently there were several. They're trying to pin down whether he's supposed to be one of the American or British ones on the GKC forum. I don't know much about that.
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    Eh. Ponds, crossing, who knows.

    ...Do we have any idea what continent the court is on? Or if this earth has a similar number of continents?
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    Well, the big hint is 'Powhatan peoples'.

    ... that was a tribe of Native Americans. In fact, there was a rather famous Powhatan.

    She went by the name Pocahontas.

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    Eh. Ponds, crossing, who knows.

    ...Do we have any idea what continent the court is on? Or if this earth has a similar number of continents?
    Wayback machine! Looks like the UK.
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    Yeah, definitely the UK, even without that statement, the place always felt *very* British to me.
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    Eh. Ponds, crossing, who knows.

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    The court is in the UK .
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    Rolfe's already taken off with his heathen bride, so all that Pocahontas nonsense is over and done with. Jones is not Pocahontas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauve Shirt View Post
    Rolfe's already taken off with his heathen bride, so all that Pocahontas nonsense is over and done with. Jones is not Pocahontas.
    Nobody said Jones was Pocahontas. It was a clue as to which Jamestown it was. And the general timeframe.
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    The board ate my earlier post, but could it be plausible that she disappeared during Bacon's Rebellion? It seems to fit (Rolfe's "Golden Weed", obv. tobacco, has started to take off enough that people pin their hopes on it carrying the colony, Pocahontas debacle over and done with, Jones goes "missing" soon after the boat arrives).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landis963 View Post
    The board ate my earlier post, but could it be plausible that she disappeared during Bacon's Rebellion?
    Maybe, but keep in mind Bacon was in '76, while Rolfe married Pocahontas in '14. A span of 62 years when she's already obviously an adult (perhaps in her 20s) would make her -very- old by the 1600's standards.

    I'm thinking that this is somewhere between 10-20, and she disappeared during the Indian massacre in '22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    Maybe, but keep in mind Bacon was in '76, while Rolfe married Pocahontas in '14. A span of 62 years when she's already obviously an adult (perhaps in her 20s) would make her -very- old by the 1600's standards.

    I'm thinking that this is somewhere between 10-20, and she disappeared during the Indian massacre in '22.
    This is after Rolfe "took up with his heathen bride", and the "Powhatan people are quiet now", so that makes sense.
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    A while back, I read someone make a prediction on /co/ on how the chapter ends, and if it comes true, I may never stop laughing.

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    I wonder if Jones breaking the spear was a display of temper or just expedience ("As long as he has a weapon he will continue attacking me and damaging my clothes. Breaking the spear will dishearten him and the crowd and allow me to leave without further interference"). I also wonder what set the villagers off. An unaging person would be disturbing, but it would take time to notice that...

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    My working theory is that she's Galatea, the statue carved by Pygmalion and given life by Aphrodite.

    But despite being given live, and appearing human, she's still made of limestone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki Akuma View Post
    My working theory is that she's Galatea, the statue carved by Pygmalion and given life by Aphrodite.

    But despite being given live, and appearing human, she's still made of limestone.
    Hey! That's my theory! Strange minds think alike?

    This apparent healing factor sort of calls that hypothesis into doubt.
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    Not sure she was even hurt there in the first place, actually. The "thud" suggests that the lance just bounced.

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    *thud*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domochevsky View Post
    Not sure she was even hurt there in the first place, actually. The "thud" suggests that the lance just bounced.

    Villager: "She's a devil/witch!"

    *thud*

    Jones: "You're right. Now what."

    Villager: "Oh sh-"
    Shades of the sword bouncing off her face, maybe? It certainly seems that the trick is a core tactic of her repertoire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candle Jack View Post
    This apparent healing factor sort of calls that hypothesis into doubt.
    What healing factor? We've never seen her get injured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domochevsky View Post
    Not sure she was even hurt there in the first place, actually. The "thud" suggests that the lance just bounced.

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    I can't get the Gunnerkrigg site to come up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki Akuma View Post
    What healing factor? We've never seen her get injured.
    She was stabbed with a spear. When the spearhead was withdrawn, her clothing was torn but she was unharmed.
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    Which could mean that she healed from it, or that she's so durable that the spear simply broke on her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow of the Sun View Post
    Which could mean that she healed from it, or that she's so durable that the spear simply broke on her.
    It can only mean the second one since we've already seen a sword bounce off her face.
    Actually not even that, she broke the spear herself.
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    My reading was that the spearhead was just sort of being held in place against her skin by the shaft and it only looks like she's pulling it out because her clothing is somewhat loose and so when she bent over to grasp the shaft in order to break it the robe/dress/thing spilled out over the spear.
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    Yeah, I wouldn't tend to see a "THUD" for stabbing.

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    Well, the real reason Jones broke the spear was that she wanted their attention for her speech on wimples.

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