A possible explanation

User avatar
Posts: 508
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:40 pm

A possible explanation

Postby Kunren » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:53 pm

This is just something ive been thinking about, to possibly explain some of the inconsistencies or confusions people have about the Gaea getting stressed about over logging. In Nature, the struggle is natural. The chase, the fight. When a wolf chases a deer, if the deer is fast enough it could get away, or too slow the wolf could catch it. Even with diseases, the body can fight to possibly survive. When the struggle, or the fight, isn't there it becomes an unnatural occurance, against nature. A tree cannot fight back against someone swinging an axe at it, and would be just as unnatural as tieing up prey to leave for wolves to eat leisurely. Of course, the Gaea is huge. Everywhere things occur that are against nature or unnatural, just by happenstance.(For example, say a deer trips and falls into a cave, breaking its legs. Anything could then leisurely happen upon it and eat it without a struggle.) The problem starts when these unnatural occurances happen too much in a single place, so much so that the Gaea notices and tries to balance it out, hence the dangers of trees falling on your head and other such things when overlogging. The use of power this way stresses the Gaea out, which notifies her Human agents that something is wrong.

Thoughts on this? It seems logical to me, but I don't even have a tse gaiyan character myself, so I could be missing something big somewhere.
Life is like a box of chocolates. The caramel filled ones are the best.

Posts: 598
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:21 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: A possible explanation

Postby Fayne » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:29 pm

I don't think there is actually any correlations between the Gaea and trees falling on you or spiders showing up. I think that whole rumor has gotten started ICly by speculative characters. That being said, even if the mechanics don't support it, maybe that could be the case. Depends on how your character wants to view it.

The thing about things like the Gaea or Immortals on CLOK is there is a correct answer, but only Rias knows it, so whatever your character believes, let them believe it. Maybe they don't believe the Gaea is an emtity, but rather a connection of all living things. Maybe your character doesn't believe in the Gaea and all, and blames the feelings that druids get on their abilities themselves, just a natural consequence of using their abilities. It's up to you to decide what your character will believe.
A scrawny alley cat stares after the dog with big green eyes.
Speaking to a scrawny alley cat, you ask, "Friend of yours?"
A scrawny alley cat hisses angrily.

Lore Hermit
User avatar
Posts: 6039
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:23 pm
Location: Utah

Re: A possible explanation

Postby Rias » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:57 am

Fayne wrote:The thing about things like the Gaea or Immortals on CLOK is there is a correct answer, but only Rias knows it, so whatever your character believes, let them believe it.

Repeated for emphasis. What you know is what you experience yourself, and you choose how to interpret what you hear/read about. The "real truth" behind the deeper lore of CLOK is shrouded in varying levels of mystery to players. Otherwise it wouldn't be cool and mythological/supernatural anymore, it'd just be a confirmed science - and how would people in this world know that it was the perfect, irrefutable truth, anyway? Is there any real IC translation of "the game developer told me that Serafina does in fact have physical feathered wings on her back"?

... That was an example statement, by the way - I'm not saying one way or another on the "does Serafina really have wings (let alone exist)" matter.

Anway, please continue to observe, deduce, and speculate! I like that it's something people think about and discuss. If everyone knew the exact truth to everything, there wouldn't be all the fun guessing, speculation, debate, efforts to learn/prove things, differing schools of thought, and mistakes that lead to interesting situations. I think that would be pretty boring.
The lore compels me!

Posts: 916
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:51 pm
Location: Texas

Re: A possible explanation

Postby jilliana » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:42 am

Rias just likes to be amused at our expense. :(
CHAT - Sir Alexander Candelori: Truly a man is an abomination that does not dip his french fries into his chocolate frosty.
Bryce flatly says, "Just fair warning: If one of those things webs me, I'm going to scream like a girl."
You overhear the following rumor:
"There's an old man that can sometimes be seen walking around with a trunk, rumor has it he takes it to the stables and gets naked in front of the horses before changing clothes from the trunk."
You think to yourself, "Who could that old man be?"

Return to Tse Gaiyan

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest