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    Wow, Hel is really wasting away...
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    Nice one! I love Hel!

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    Someone gave away a few too many souls in her gambit.
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    Hel is definitely suffering from malnutrtion.
    Almost feel sorry for Her... She definitely got tricked (should have expected it, but still).

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    Serious grudge going on there... wonder how many worlds that will last for.
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    Oof, she's not looking well. I have to wonder though, would a vendetta of that scale between two gods of the same pantheon risk creating a mini-snarl? Or is that only when gods of different pantheons clash?

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    Sounded like Loki was trying to give some genuinely good advice - while Hel is of course willing to push herself to destruction to avoid seeing the truth of the matter.

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    Is Loki sad because he knows there's a way to keep the world going forever, and thus Hel will never recover? Or is it just being yelled at by his kid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kranerian View Post
    Oof, she's not looking well. I have to wonder though, would a vendetta of that scale between two gods of the same pantheon risk creating a mini-snarl? Or is that only when gods of different pantheons clash?
    From what I understand it's if they start yanking threads of reality. SO it depends on whether the Gods can allow it to play out on the mortal plane or start directly intervening.
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    Well, at least she's not planning on throwing away what she still has for now?

    [Given what Thor said about TDO, would she even survive the interregnum without the mass influx of dwarven souls?]
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    The dwarven vampire story arc is turning into my favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinKase View Post
    Sounded like Loki was trying to give some genuinely good advice - while Hel is of course willing to push herself to destruction to avoid seeing the truth of the matter.
    Eh... I mean it kind of depends on how much anti-vampire upgrades the Council of the Clans can actually do before the reconvene. If those domes were rare artifact magic from some forgotten Golden age that can't be easily duplicated, then upping the anti vampire factor may not be that plausible before they have to make a new vote.

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    Is Loki sad because he knows there's a way to keep the world going forever, and thus Hel will never recover? Or is it just being yelled at by his kid?
    Possibly it's sad-dad that his kid would hate him THIS much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reboot View Post
    [Given what Thor said about TDO, would she even survive the interregnum without the mass influx of dwarven souls?]
    She looks like she's having trouble surviving NOW, WITH the souls she's getting. If she wasn't such a major player in the Pantheon, she might have already died by now even WITH the bet going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reboot View Post
    Well, at least she's not planning on throwing away what she still has for now?

    [Given what Thor said about TDO, would she even survive the interregnum without the mass influx of dwarven souls?]
    I was wondering the same thing. Hel's not looking good now. She'd barely have enough to hold on, if at all. And all the other gods are on to her and would probably establish rules for the new world to prevent her from trying anything like this or ever getting a chance to try to usurp power again.
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    Man, thereís not much sadder than someone wishing death on a parent. The Lokissons are a screwed-up family.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kranerian View Post
    Oof, she's not looking well. I have to wonder though, would a vendetta of that scale between two gods of the same pantheon risk creating a mini-snarl? Or is that only when gods of different pantheons clash?
    It could but they could undo it immediately as well, Thor said that one-essence things are just as ethereals as Wizard constructs.
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    Daaaaaaaamn, she is wasting away, she might not survive the story at this pace.

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    I'll be honest Hel was frightening me in her madness...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Is Loki sad because he knows there's a way to keep the world going forever, and thus Hel will never recover? Or is it just being yelled at by his kid?
    I think he is sad because he does genuinely care for her, and is coming to realise his little lesson may have had unintended results?

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    Possibly it's sad-dad that his kid would hate him THIS much.
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    Can someone link to the wager she is talking about? What is she trying to be free from? Why is a goddess of death so starved, even with the dwarf honor rules?

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    Can someone link to the wager she is talking about? What is she trying to be free from? Why is a goddess of death so starved, even with the dwarf honor rules?
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    A god with the emotional maturity of a child. You would think after thousands and thousands of years she might grow up a little or learn something. Guess she is jus like some real world people I know.
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    She's right, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Is Loki sad because he knows there's a way to keep the world going forever, and thus Hel will never recover? Or is it just being yelled at by his kid?
    "I wanted to help my kid in my own special way, but I ended up screwing her future. Now she hates me and wishes me dead."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Is Loki sad because he knows there's a way to keep the world going forever, and thus Hel will never recover? Or is it just being yelled at by his kid?
    Loki is sad because he knows Hel is right. Following procedural rules really wonít save the world.

    Sheís given him something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caltino View Post
    Can someone link to the wager she is talking about? What is she trying to be free from? Why is a goddess of death so starved, even with the dwarf honor rules?
    Can't link easily on mobile, but because Thor told the dwarves about the bet, they systemically avoided Hel, and Hel had put all her eggs in one basket by having her sole source of fuel come from default flux of dwarven souls (no clerics to drive and expand her congregation to non dwarven races.)
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    Frost Giant god guy is so caring!

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    Oof, she's not looking well. I have to wonder though, would a vendetta of that scale between two gods of the same pantheon risk creating a mini-snarl? Or is that only when gods of different pantheons clash?
    I was under the belief that the same pantheon has the same kind of quiddity, so disagreements in-house probably don't cause snarls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reboot View Post
    Well, at least she's not planning on throwing away what she still has for now?

    [Given what Thor said about TDO, would she even survive the interregnum without the mass influx of dwarven souls?]
    Yeah, I think that is very possible. But she is too mad to see it.
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