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So does the tattoo symbolize a sun or moon above an ocean or a wave?


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Could the stand pose Talon and Spiral strike be an example of teamwork enhanced by Loroi telepathy? They're both leaning into each other, presumably without having had to look.


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not only, what does the tattoo indicate? what does the writing on spirals arm say/indicate?


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Werra wrote:
Could the stand pose Talon and Spiral strike be an example of teamwork enhanced by Loroi telepathy? They're both leaning into each other, presumably without having had to look.
That, and the fact that both are pointing at their respective tattoos at the same time, while apparently Spiral did not interrupt Talon's explanation, seems to indicate that Talon is choreographing the show telepathically.

We're getting an indication of telepathy ad-hoc effectiveness here...


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not only, what does the tattoo indicate? what does the writing on spirals arm say/indicate?
https://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider120.html has a short table of phonetics,
phonetically I get to "EA", which does not seem to form a word, and therefore seems to be either incomplete, or an abbreviation for the task group/rank/position/I don't know/...

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But, this page is ADORABLE! Alex gets to see how varied and multifaceted the Loroi culture is.. they are not a monolithic one size fits all society...so like us humans!

And the posse Tallon and Spiral take just makes the heart skip a few beats...very adorable! :)

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Krulle wrote:
Werra wrote:
asaenvolk wrote:
not only, what does the tattoo indicate? what does the writing on spirals arm say/indicate?
https://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider120.html has a short table of phonetics,
phonetically I get to "EA", which does not seem to form a word, and therefore seems to be either incomplete, or an abbreviation for the task group/rank/position/I don't know/...


Its, in the Loroi octal numerical system, and written from right to left, the unit number they're part of, namely the 51st raider squadron.

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Its, in the Loroi octal numerical system, and written from right to left, the unit number they're part of, namely the 51st raider squadron.

If they wore EA on their shoulders I'm pretty sure all humanity would join the Umiak in jihad.


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On our uniforms it would be written "AE". :geek:

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That pose reminded me of the Puma Sisters from Dominion Tank Police



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GeoModder wrote:
Its, in the Loroi octal numerical system, and written from right to left, the unit number they're part of, namely the 51st raider squadron.
Thanks for reminding me that the Loroi write right to left....
(Are they generally left-handed?)
So it's "AE"; from the Insider Trade Language Numerals page we then learn that means "63", but in an octal system.
that indeed converts to "51" (decimal), which indeed is the strike group.
Interesting that this is not on the outer hard-shell suit... (see Spiral's right shoulder on page 129).

Also have not checked their numerical system before, so I did not know they abbreviate numbers with letters....



boldilocks wrote:
GeoModder wrote:
Its, in the Loroi octal numerical system, and written from right to left, the unit number they're part of, namely the 51st raider squadron.
If they wore EA on their shoulders I'm pretty sure all humanity would join the Umiak in jihad.
Seeing how many people still play games by EA, I wonder if humanity would not simply shrug their shoulders and watch the advertisements, pay the extras anyway, and ask where to send money to get a bonus extra nobody else has....
Also, it's not as if the Umiak system will be any less expensive for Humanity.

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(Are they generally left-handed?)


Check the "Biology" section of the page. ;)

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I love how they go "He's a grown up, treat him like one."

I also suspect Alex giving them the permission to talk about whatever maybe what Beryle was trying to stop him from doing. Comedicly, it will be embarising enough for the other main three Loroai to facepalm or the see no evil hear no evil hear no evil stance.

Seriously they may let slip something tactically important.

I can also see Jardin freezing in the next panel and the two flight ocks going: Cold, what cold. Largely because after being in Idaho for three years strait...I acclimatized.


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MomBeryl: "Stop teaching silly things to my baby boy." :lol:


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asaenvolk wrote:
not only, what does the tattoo indicate? what does the writing on spirals arm say/indicate?

It means EAT ALCOHOL.
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That pose reminded me of the Puma Sisters from Dominion Tank Police


I thought that also, but couldn't find a picture where they were shoulder to shoulder.


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Krulle wrote:
GeoModder wrote:
Its, in the Loroi octal numerical system, and written from right to left, the unit number they're part of, namely the 51st raider squadron.
Thanks for reminding me that the Loroi write right to left....
(Are they generally left-handed?)
So it's "AE"; from the Insider Trade Language Numerals page we then learn that means "63", but in an octal system.
that indeed converts to "51" (decimal), which indeed is the strike group.
Interesting that this is not on the outer hard-shell suit... (see Spiral's right shoulder on page 129).

Also have not checked their numerical system before, so I did not know they abbreviate numbers with letters....



boldilocks wrote:
GeoModder wrote:
Its, in the Loroi octal numerical system, and written from right to left, the unit number they're part of, namely the 51st raider squadron.
If they wore EA on their shoulders I'm pretty sure all humanity would join the Umiak in jihad.
Seeing how many people still play games by EA, I wonder if humanity would not simply shrug their shoulders and watch the advertisements, pay the extras anyway, and ask where to send money to get a bonus extra nobody else has....
Also, it's not as if the Umiak system will be any less expensive for Humanity.


All I can say is, this is far more attention to detail than the average comic.


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Where does Beryl come from that those two are backwards savages?


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Where does Beryl come from that those two are backwards savages?


Perhaps its a inferiority complex from her side. She's literally born in space and raised on a desolate desert world.

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boldilocks wrote:
GeoModder wrote:
Its, in the Loroi octal numerical system, and written from right to left, the unit number they're part of, namely the 51st raider squadron.

If they wore EA on their shoulders I'm pretty sure all humanity would join the Umiak in jihad.

Reminds me of the jokes people made about this ship I designed:
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In this case it stands for Earth Authority.

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I think Beryl's comment is more down to the Loroi concept of how luck works in general. For the Loroi Luck is a zero-sum affair, for someone to be lucky someone else nearby has to be an equal part unlucky; which means that for the Loroi someone who is lucky is seen as a mobile jinx for those around them. Alex is the sole survivor of a ship, to the Loroi this means that he is alive because he sucked and used up the luck of everyone around him. Now Alex was meant to be just a passenger in a routine shuttle but... it looks like he sucked up all the luck again.

Bear in mind that according to word of God Fireblade also has such a reputation of Luck. Stillstorm as well.

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Wouldn't fireblade be able to use pyrokinesis to heat up one of the steel walls inside the ship to act as a radiator, or would that be too taxing on her in the long run?


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Probably that.

There might also be some antlers being locked here as well as those from different worlds and different colonies will have different views of each other and their accents.

City folk and country folk have been doing this for generations to eachother.

Just from being an American. I know Australia and Great Britain have many accents and not everyone will fit the cliche they are in, but regardless the British are seen as the height of sophistication while Australians are the real world equivalent of Catchens from 40k.

The English are easy to explain: They were the US's parent country prior declaring independence. Australia iis a mix of Crocodile Dundee, Crocodile Hunter, and the fact most animals there seem engineered to destroy humans (except the quokka and bearded dragons, and the parrots; they want to be your friends).


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Wouldn't fireblade be able to use pyrokinesis to heat up one of the steel walls inside the ship to act as a radiator, or would that be too taxing on her in the long run?

Pretty sure that would counteract the reason of hiding in that special room, behind the cryongenic fuel tank, which shields the heat emanated from living bodies from any cursorily scan by the Umiak.

So, even if she could do it (I would not know), I am very sure that Tempo and the rest would urge her to stop.
And while her telekinesis is unrivalled, against all of them she would have a very hard time to succeed....

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Krulle wrote:
boldilocks wrote:
Wouldn't fireblade be able to use pyrokinesis to heat up one of the steel walls inside the ship to act as a radiator, or would that be too taxing on her in the long run?

Pretty sure that would counteract the reason of hiding in that special room, behind the cryongenic fuel tank, which shields the heat emanated from living bodies from any cursorily scan by the Umiak.

So, even if she could do it (I would not know), I am very sure that Tempo and the rest would urge her to stop.
And while her telekinesis is unrivalled, against all of them she would have a very hard time to succeed....

I thought when she talked of heat signatures she meant the ship systems, not the people inside, which seems like it would be insignificant in comparison.


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can Fireblade DO pyrokinesis? Because there is a vast difference between telekinesis and pyrokinesis. Sure, non-radiant heat is made up of vibrating atoms, and telekinesis is moving mater with your mind, these things things are a far cry from being the same thing. Try heating up a pipe by shaking it really hard.


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can Fireblade DO pyrokinesis?

Yes.

If not explicitly stated anywhere else, it's on the GURPS character sheet for her in the insider.

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