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Chapter 14

(Anonymous) 2017-03-03 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Final wrap-up commentary on Ch14. Info page should be appearing on March 06. Any thoughts?

Re: Chapter 14 - Info page

(Anonymous) 2017-03-03 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
This one is going to be a double. I don't have any idea what it might be. Runes? Ghost-related information?
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page

[personal profile] elleth 2017-03-03 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Runes would be awesome! I did a bit of digging a few weeks back, and it's pretty interesting to see how they're supposed to operate with all the little squiggles and arrow symbols, but I only managed to find examples based on the AEgishjálmur, Reynir's splodey rune is still a complete mystery to me.

It'd also be neat to have some context to Onni's condition right now. His magic coma isn't quite the same as Lalli's magic coma, seeing how his Luonto is still around and Onni's human form is gone.

Other ideas - more details about the Rash? Cat-tank blueprints?

Re: Chapter 14 - Info page

(Anonymous) 2017-03-03 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
+1 to hoping for more detail about Onni's coma, whether it be as infopage or just brought up later in the comic... The differences make me kind of ??? and I'm wondering if he's just able to do this because he's more experienced than Lalli, or what.
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page

[personal profile] elleth 2017-03-03 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, basically - the only one who's currently able to interact with him (at least until it's over) is Reynir, and he doesn't know enough about Finnish magic to ask the right questions. Lalli probably knowsthe theory at least, so won't need to ask, if he manages to contact Onni again with Reynir's help. So an info page would be good.

Pet theory: Onni's Luonto, as a semi-autonomous spirit, is currently sheltering the rest of him, that's why's he's currentl in owl shape. Somehow it didn't take as much of a hit - maybe Onni somehow re-routed the damage he took? According to wikipedia, one can lose their itse, too, and perhaps that's what happened here instead.
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page

[personal profile] laufeyknits 2017-03-03 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Oof let's hope not, losing your souls goes in manner of severity thus: luonto - itse - henki. Lose your luonto? Resting is recommended, you wait and it'll try to find its way back (it usually can do this independently). Lose your itse and you're pretty much comatose until someone else goes to get it back for you, itse typically get so lost they don't find their owner on their own (they might though, on occasion, but in the most typical scenario you need a witch to go find it for you). Lose your henki and game over, since henki is your life force.

Onni might also be manifesting as a owl simply because he can use his luonto much better than Lalli can and can therefore be aware of himself in his luonto soul as well... Or idk, maybe we'll get more info from Minna at some point...

Re: Chapter 14 - Info page - 686

(Anonymous) 2017-03-06 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=686

It's heeeere!

Condition of the Soul
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page - 686

[personal profile] laufeyknits 2017-03-06 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
I saw that and went OOOOOOOOOOOOO at the possibilities of what family members attempting to reach an infected person's soul might mean. Finnish witches' one big specialty is fetching souls that have disappeared after all. Usually the itse-soul, occasionally the luonto if it can't find its way back. (Henki though, when that's gone the game's over, no one can get a henki back once it's gone.)

While henki is your life force and luonto is your protector and luck, the itse is your personality, literally your self. The info page we just got gives symptoms that, to a Finish mage, might well look similar to the condition of losing one's itse. Might some mage have been desperate enough to try to go fetch the doomed soul from the underworld?
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page - 686

[personal profile] laufeyknits 2017-03-06 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Might come with a side effect of destroying a whole village somewhere on Saimaa lake, was my first thought.
Edited 2017-03-06 18:25 (UTC)
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page - 686

[personal profile] elleth 2017-03-07 01:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I wonder what is meant by "upon transformation starting", though. The Rash showing up, or outright trollification? Looking at the comic, I'd suppose the former, since our best assumption is that a) Tuuri will survive, and b) survive in her own shape, and it'd be odd to me if the physical mutations were reversible. But the phrasing feels pretty deliberately ambiguous...

But horror fic - yes. But no. But yes.
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page - 686

[personal profile] laufeyknits 2017-03-08 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I think all Rash victims start to transform right away, but that it takes a while before the changes begin to show + only a few survive this long enough to trollify. Remember how Mikkel could tell those skellies near their campsite had had the Rash but hadn't died of it? They weren't showing enough deformations, but some weird bumps that he said were a sign they were at "relatively early stage of the illness".
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Re: Chapter 14 - Info page - 686

[personal profile] elleth 2017-03-09 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Welp, that's... thrilling prospects for Tuuri, then, at least short-term before they figure out a solution.

Re: Chapter 14 - Support Wallpaper

(Anonymous) 2017-03-10 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?extra=7

The Pokemon AU wallpaper is free now.
New wallpaper is cats!

Re: Chapter 14 - Support Wallpaper

(Anonymous) 2017-03-11 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
I want to believe.