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Tarantella de Pangolin
Tarantella de Pangolin
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8/20/2014
What do they want? Why are are they chasing me??! What are they saying!!??

I don't really want to kill them. Partly because they turn me into Zee Paste when I try, but also because they seem to be trying to communicate. On the other hand, maybe they're trying suck my brain out through my eye sockets in order to transform me into a mindless minion of some sort.

Misunderstood friendly sentients or Extra-dimensional Lords of Destruction?

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WormApotheote
WormApotheote
Posts: 725

8/20/2014
Misunderstood angry sentients i think.

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Zee-Bat
Zee-Bat
Posts: 140

8/20/2014
[spoiler]More like horrors from below Creation and the remnants of the old cities and the Bazaars victims according to Fallen London lore.[/spoiler]

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It's rather like eating a trout, if the trout had tried to kill you a few hours ago. Take that ersatz trout.

I didn't do it, wouldn't know how to do it, and I was in Paris at the time it happened Officer.

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Kerine
Kerine
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8/20/2014
Most certainly not friendly.

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Owen Wulf
Owen Wulf
Posts: 715

8/21/2014
Alien probes, that's what I think. Aliens!

I'll admit, though, I like Zee-Bat's explanation a lot more. smile

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CameoAppearance
CameoAppearance
Posts: 143

8/23/2014
I'm fairly sure they're not, like, Cthulhu-level reality-destroying eldritch abominations. At least not individually, they certainly seem pretty powerful collectively when you meet up with them in one of the Destinies in Fallen London. (Still probably not powerful enough to damage reality itself, but certainly a credible threat to the Bazaar.) You can also meet some less murderous relatives of theirs in the fatelocked Flute Street storyline.

Also they don't seem to like humans much. I've got no idea why, I just inferred that from the fact that they attack you and Correspondence you to death on sight.

I'm actually more inclined towards the 'aliens' view than the 'remnants of the old cities' view, myself.

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WormApotheote
WormApotheote
Posts: 725

8/24/2014
They're pretty definitely aliens, and probably were around before the bazaar got here. (or at least arrived at around the same time? That part I'm less sure of)

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Zee-Bat
Zee-Bat
Posts: 140

8/24/2014
According to Fallen London lore the cores of the Flukes are the remains of the souls(?)/colors(?) of the people of the previous Cities, also known as what happened to said Cities.

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It's rather like eating a trout, if the trout had tried to kill you a few hours ago. Take that ersatz trout.

I didn't do it, wouldn't know how to do it, and I was in Paris at the time it happened Officer.

Shiro Kuroba is a Person of Some Importance and many bats.
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zwol
zwol
Posts: 40

9/7/2014
Zee-Bat wrote:
According to Fallen London lore the cores of the Flukes are the remains of the souls(?)/colors(?) of the people of the previous Cities...


Which storyline gave you that impression? I have only seen the "less murderous relatives" on Flute Street, but I understood the story to be

[spoiler]before the First City, the Bazaar plied its trade on another world; the Flukes are surviving, er, clients from that world, and the Rubbery Men are their descendants, genetically reengineered to be better at interacting with humanity.[/spoiler]
edited by zwol on 9/7/2014
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Snowskeeper
Snowskeeper
Posts: 575

9/7/2014
[spoiler]The Bazaar brought the Flukes to London. They came from a very different planet. The lorn-flukes (the flukes in Flute Street are not lorn-flukes) feel that the Bazaar betrayed them in some way; they were promised that the Bazaar would help them commingle all choirs (which probably means destroying the chain and bringing everything together in amalgamy). They are definitely not the souls of individuals from the previous cities.[/spoiler]
edited by Snowskeeper on 9/7/2014

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Zee-Bat
Zee-Bat
Posts: 140

9/8/2014
Huh, I must have interpreted a story wrong then. That does sound better anyway. ^^

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It's rather like eating a trout, if the trout had tried to kill you a few hours ago. Take that ersatz trout.

I didn't do it, wouldn't know how to do it, and I was in Paris at the time it happened Officer.

Shiro Kuroba is a Person of Some Importance and many bats.
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WormApotheote
WormApotheote
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9/8/2014
Well there's the destiny storylet

[spoiler]which would suggest some might be born from people here, but i mean, that's only one we know of and only if you pick that specific destiny. It's pretty clear elsewhere their origins are extraterrestrial though[/spoiler]
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Animaniac
Animaniac
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11/11/2014
zwol wrote:
Zee-Bat wrote:
According to Fallen London lore the cores of the Flukes are the remains of the souls(?)/colors(?) of the people of the previous Cities...


Which storyline gave you that impression? I have only seen the "less murderous relatives" on Flute Street, but I understood the story to be

[spoiler]before the First City, the Bazaar plied its trade on another world; the Flukes are surviving, er, clients from that world, and the Rubbery Men are their descendants, genetically reengineered to be better at interacting with humanity.[/spoiler]
edited by zwol on 9/7/2014


The Destiny The Memory all but straight out states it:

[spoiler] "You open your eyes and mouth to darkness. The hatch opens, expelling you into the crushing void. There is a long moment of icy terror, before the Lorn-Flukes take you. You are not dead. You are not dead: what you were is gone. You are an organ, a treasure, a scrapbook memento. You are an eye that sees through utter night. You are the seed which will be the youngest of the Lorn-Flukes. Far less than your siblings. Far greater than anything human." AKA you offer yourself to the Lorn-Flukes and your soul becomes the seed of a new one. [/spoiler]
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