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Waaaaaaaaaagh! Uh Whaaaaaat?
   Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:13 pm
The Bollar military is far more dangerous than they look
   Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:36 am

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Waaaaaaaaaagh! Uh Whaaaaaat?

Permanent Linkby Jacquelope on Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:13 pm

Someone asked me a long time ago if fairies were capable of a "waaaaagh". I was not yet fully familiar with this Warcraft 40K term, but I am a little more familiar now.

In the Imperishable Legacy universe, conflicts tend to be rated as the following:

Battle (which with the use of petaton and exaton weapons can be the start and end of a war) - A single fight between armed forces.

War - A protracted conflict consisting of many battles, though it may rarely consist of one.

Crusade - This is very much like a Waaaaagh. A Crusade is a term used by both the Bollars and fairy nations, and later Earth, to describe a series of wars. The Imperishable Empire's many failed efforts to conquer the Bollars fall under the example of a single, ongoing Crusade. The Imperishable Empire has destroyed and fragmented the Siluvaran Confederacy numerous times, only for the latter to reconstitute and become a major menace, forcing the Empire to start a new crusade, roughly every thousand years. The...

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The Bollar military is far more dangerous than they look

Permanent Linkby Jacquelope on Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:36 am

The Bollars, originating on a single planet hiding in a dark corner of the galaxy, began their starfaring adventure with man-eating fairies of the Imperishable Empire lurking just beyond the bok globule veil hiding their world. Fairies, all eager waiting to discover them and devour their entire species. Fairies, whose numbers defied their ability to comprehend. Fairies, whose technology and magic made them impossible to beat.

But the Bollars were far more dangerous than any fairy nation ever imagined. They just needed the right push, and a little luck, to make them into the empire they are now, and they got plenty of both motivation and luck. No one ever expected the Bollar military - because the Bollars always expect to be surprised. They live to prepare for the unknowable. The fairies were, for them, an Outside Context Problem, and they know what this kind of crisis is - and they are perpetually getting ready for the next one. That is what the Bollar military does: prepare for the next...

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Holy smokes... population growth math is unforgiving

Permanent Linkby Jacquelope on Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:26 pm

BETA BLOG - subject to revisions.

In a prevous blog I talked about the low birth rates for pureblood fairies. While a human male tends to make up to a staggering six children with three fairy wives, male fairies will, with the typical family structure of one man and three wives, typically procreate three children - one per woman.

Among pureblood fairies that means four parents and three kids. This is a recipe for a population implosion. Doing simple math, 1000*3/4 (3 kids from four parents), we get a population of 750. Fortunately, due to the potentially indefinite lifespan of fairies, this potentially means a population of 1750. Except... genetic diversity. It takes large degree of genetic separation for a fairy woman to do exo-symbiosis on someone else. That means if you're less than a 16th cousin or you're running into an ancestor/descendant 16 generations up or down the tree, it ain't gonna biologically happen; and...

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[Imperishable Legacy] Fairy women all want to be brood mares

Permanent Linkby Jacquelope on Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:32 am


But if you listen to human explorers when they come back to Earth, that's all you hear: women of the homo sapiens sidhe species are all hypersexed and eager to rope a man down with a baby.

The basis of this, of course, comes from the fact that a man - human or fairy - who ventures out of his abode, will field no less than a half dozen propositions from women on any given day for sex or exo-symbiosis, or both. The staggeringly lopsided female-to-male ratio can explain that.

The reality is, there are also a lot of fairy "career women" - the soldiers, for one, the administrators, and the explorers out in deep space, far away from the colonies and worldships. Career women make up sizeable portions of the populace, ranging from a large minority to a majority of the women out there. A large majority of them are either not wanting to settle down and have kids, or practically cannot, due to the often terrible shortage...

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What kind of firepower are we dealing with?

Permanent Linkby Jacquelope on Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:44 am

Over the years I've thrown around a lot of numbers regarding what humans and fairies of the Imperishable Legacy universe can do and what firepower humans have, so let's try and assemble all of this into one scale-of-energy, shall we?

A five megaton explosion is the maximum yield you can expect from a Nosharti when she goes suicidal... which is thankfully almost as rare as your odds of seeing a nuclear explosion in the real world. Though in a war situation such suicidal detonations are more likely to happen, but it's still rare. Colossal suicide explosions like that are unique to the Nosharti, or what humans call Goth fairies.

Nivalavi fairies and other fairy-human halfbreed groups can toss high kiloton-level blasts that aren't suicidal unless done up close. But when they're absorbing someone for additional mana they can fire them off repeatedly, like machine guns. This isn't standard operating procedure for the Nivalavi in the time of 25th century Earth because they prefer to capture...

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