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bobo69

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« on: (16:35:28/09-14-10) »
Well the Therans(and to a lesser extent the Barsaivians and perhaps the Cathayans) developed Blood Items which is very similiar to cybernetics albeit powered by magic(blood).

The Therans(according to the Therna sourcebook) are hinted to be way ahead of everyone else.

Be interesting if this gets developed more in Shadowrun. There are hints that some people(mega corps etc.) are developing(or reinventing) this.

The_Gun_Nut

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« Reply #1 on: (16:44:18/09-14-10) »
Aztechnology almost assuredly has something going along those lines.
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bobo69

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« Reply #2 on: (16:48:52/09-14-10) »
Maybe as a conspiracy theory....the elves and vampires aren't the only ones who became immortal....

Maybe we got some Theran immortals manipulating Aztechnology behind the scenes(or maybe they are the powers behind the throne). Aztechnology reminds me of the Therans.

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« Reply #3 on: (16:51:52/09-14-10) »
Actually that's hinted at in a couple places like the (unofficial) Shadows of Latin America. It looks like some of the Theran High Priests may have preserved themselves using Locus places so they could come back in the current time/place... and may be in charge of Aztlan. ;)

bobo69

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« Reply #4 on: (16:54:59/09-14-10) »
Yep, the Therans can do that, heck they were the preeminent magical superpower in Earthdawn, they even gave the Elven court a run for its money and nearly rivalled the Great Dragons in terms of magical power.

I remember reading that old temples in Mexico and South America are reappearing in the jungles(remember that thing about the valley with each pyramid having an insect symgol on it.).

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« Reply #5 on: (21:21:34/09-14-10) »
So that could mean that the rumoured Dragon on the Azzie board is . . . the Outcast, from ED days.  Although the Therans were pretty fiercely anti-Horror, for their own reasons.

A couple of references to other dragons imply that they aren't well regarded - Calozerca in Poland, and Booryazmei in western Siberia.

Damn, this really doesn't belong in this thread.

bobo69

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« Reply #6 on: (22:28:19/09-14-10) »
The Therans are probably anti Horror but it probably does not prevent them from using the horrors or experimenting on them.

Dis, a mad passion is worshipped by the Therans.

And as for that horror corrupted dragon, maybe. Maybe a brood of Verjirom managed to survive into the Sixth Age.

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« Reply #7 on: (22:46:26/09-14-10) »
Since ED is ongoing as much as SR is, it's impossible to say.  The info on the Outcast does not claim that he's Tainted/Corrupted.  Only one ED Great Dragon was, and he's accounted for - sacrificed himself vs the Scourge.  The apparently Corrupted dragon in Azzie is an eastern dragon and the ED dragon was western.

Have there actually been any occurrences of the name Verjigorm in the Sixth World?

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« Reply #8 on: (23:00:49/09-14-10) »
I dont' think Verijirom was in the last scourge. Or he was but very subtle.

Oh yeah, if he was in the sixth world, he won't be announcing himself.

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« Reply #9 on: (05:41:07/09-15-10) »
Verjigorm hasn't shown up in Earthdawn according to the latest supplements.  That's not to say he doesn't show up later and cause some havoc.
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« Reply #10 on: (06:14:52/09-15-10) »
Verjigorm isn't likely to show up because in the ED-verse, he/it is the Ultimate Big Bad, the progenitor/creator of the Horrors.  The ED Dragons book has an account of the creation of the world, which comes across as pretty much Manichean.