Comic 965 - Page 14 - Viana Discusses Everyone

19th Nov 2021, 12:19 PM in Chapter 10 - Divided
Page 14 - Viana Discusses Everyone
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Darksh1ne 19th Nov 2021, 12:19 PM edit delete
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bel0919 19th Nov 2021, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
very well explained
...(RockB) 19th Nov 2021, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
That makes a lot of sense...

So no special ulterior motives on Aurele's side, "just" range of expendability.
Still, she's a cold bitch.
And Kifir being as deadly as it is, I bet she had a motive to go there on her own, on top of the money and maybe knowing Naros bedore.
Darksh1ne 19th Nov 2021, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
keep in mind this is Viana's take, not necessary the truth
...(RockB) 19th Nov 2021, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
Yes. And she doesn't like Aurele much and is a bit paranoid. Just like me :P
Pej 20th Nov 2021, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Unlike Viana we know that Aurele wanted Fluffy to attack them so she has reason to make three groups. We know killing this group wasn't reason for it (she could just let them die during that gladiator fight or tell Naros they shouldn't take them at all + don't think she'd risk facing Fluffy just to kill 4 nobodies). I still think that Anadels group is her target...she wants to get them somewhere.
Darksh1ne 20th Nov 2021, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
@Pej The reason will be revealed pretty soon :) I can't help but admit just how much I love reading these kind of comments!
...(RockB) 21st Nov 2021, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
> I still think that Anadels group is her target...she wants to get them somewhere.

Aurele invited Nara herself and Nara brought several more. So that would mean that Anadel wanted Nara at a certain place and/or to do something.

Also: Aurele split them up into 3 groups but didn't explain the rule of 10. So she and Danathar know about it - who else? Maybe Senya... but I doubt it. Naros knew that there is something that destroys armies, maybe he knew about the destroyer of armies itself. But most probably not about the rule of 10. If he had known that, he must have also known that Aurele cancels out one other person and if he had know that, he would have wondered why Fluffy attacked them, even with Senya the number would have been safe.
Pej 26th Nov 2021, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
She invited Nara and Dervik. After she found that Anadel is former Derviks master, she concentrated on "testing" her.
My guess is she needs death mage with Dervik as main target and Anadel now as a backup plan (or maybe Anadel is now main target after Dervik kinda failed in his test against Gladiator).
Darksh1ne 26th Nov 2021, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
@Pej There is a good reason why Aurele needs Dervik. But is it him specifically as is it a death mage? That we'll have to find out later.
Also Dervik didn't fail anything at the Skrog fight. He's been sent to chase the girl and he did just that. It was Danathar who said that he failed. For his own reasons though
DB 19th Nov 2021, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Mhm, let those conspiracy theories flow! Let them flow!
Darksh1ne 21st Nov 2021, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
Amen! The amount of discussion this page has spawned is amazing :D
Capax 19th Nov 2021, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Quite a rarity to see a wood elf being this reflective of their predicament ^^
Darksh1ne 19th Nov 2021, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
Hey, nobody said wood elves have to be stupid ^^
sigpig 19th Nov 2021, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
I think I predicted this a couple of weeks ago.
Weiser 19th Nov 2021, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Viana's statement reveals more about herself than about the people she sketches.
Darksh1ne 20th Nov 2021, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Few escaped the mocking tone, heh
Kalli 20th Nov 2021, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Hm. She's right, Aurele is up to something. But not cause of her arguments but of stuff the group (except her pet Danathar) doesn't know (yet).

1. They were supposed to meet with another group of Aureles guys which were killed by Fluffy when they collided with Senyas group.
2. We don't know how big that group has been but we can be sure it has been at least 2 or more. 1 is not a group. So the original group (without Senya) plus the other group would break the rule of ten. Remember: Fluffy saw Aurele as red shape and the rest as green shapes. Ten green are the limit, and one red negates one green. The original group had ten green and one red, equalling nine green. Adding the other group would result in eleven green or more. (Unless the other group is red, as is Aurele.)
3. With the current group, they would get into trouble with Fluffy for sure when they find the girl. Rule of ten would be broken for sure as there would be one green too much so Aurele has to either split the group anyway or get rid of at least one of the others.
4. If Aurele wouldn't have her own plans she could have told the group about the rule and Fluffy from the start. But she didn't. Bet she has some business to finish somewhere in Kifir as she hails from there, and is using the expedition simply as additional bodyguards.
Darksh1ne 20th Nov 2021, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Excellent theory! It will take some time to reveal Aurele's true motives, but we're steadily getting closer and closer.
Also, Aurele was green, others red, but it's doesn't change the idea
...(RockB) 21st Nov 2021, 5:54 AM edit delete reply
That reminds me: Senya said they were 12 and Aurele thought she was lying, but what if there were one or two dryads in her group? But that would probably mean that Senya's group knew about the rule of 10... argh, in that case they would have tried to get away from the other group.
Darksh1ne 21st Nov 2021, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
@...(RockB) That is if being a dryad is what makes Fluffy not consider them a target
Galgano 21st Nov 2021, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
This plot point has probably already been concluded at the time of writing this, and Darksh1ne has eluded to the elf’s conclusion as not being correct, but something she didn’t mention in her evidence that the telepath also lost his weapon recently. So unless he’s good with his fists or his glorified walking stick, they’re essentially down 2 fighters.
Darksh1ne 21st Nov 2021, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Jeb still has a sword, and he's not a telepath really. He can't read thoughts, just to send messages non-verbally.

As for Viana, she came to a conclusion of her own because of two things - her own biases and lack of some crucial information that nobody of the group knows (Almost nobody). That, however, doesn't mean she can't guess something correctly ;)