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2020.10.26 03:55 WordPotions Part 5: Strangers At Bars Sometimes Bite

“Get up you lazy mundani.”
I groaned as I turned over in the cot. I blinked as the lights inside the room flicked on, casting a low
orange glow into the single chamber.
“Do you ever sleep?”
“The trinity of evlus sustains me.”
“It’s too early for your quotes Eladra.”
She’s gotta sleep with one eye open or something. I thought to myself.
“Im supposed to have leisure time, but I’m stuck with you, so your coming to the drink house with me.”
Was her response.
I swung my legs over the side of the bed and threw on a shirt. I was fairly certain it was clean.
After my recovery from the white cell blocker and the subsequent fever, the head nurse had ruled that
further treatments would be extremely dangerous.
The captain had agreed to suspend anymore doses for the time being.
They’d given me residence on one of the floors below gate square. A natural cave had been formed
out of an underground lake which the Elvar used as a means to generate electricity. A large waterfall
trickled over the far side of the cavern. A sort of dam had been built causing the waterfall, when I
asked Eladra she said that part of Elhavens power was hydroelectrically generated.
As we walked out of my living quarters, I glanced around at the small huts that had been carved out of
the rock walls surrounding the lake. Elvar children ran around stick fighting or playing with small
figures in the dirt. While other residence used the lake water to bath, cook with and clean.
“Why do people live in such small homes? Couldn’t they tunnel back and make the spaces larger?”
“They could I suppose, but unless you need it, I don’t see how that would help the gate?”
“To look good, impress your friends?”
“How would a larger living space do that? If I want to look good, I would put on traditional Elvar garb.
If I wanted to impress, I would duel a fellow guard and beat him quickly! Everyone here has been
assigned to some form of duty at the gate. It’s a mandatory five year service that every Elvar must
perform. Most of the royal houses are exempt of course, but sometimes, if the son or daughter of a
royal house disgraces the family particularly bad, they may be sent away here, to perform a stint with
the gate guards.”
I nodded And stretched my arms as we walked down a path that led around the edge of the lake. It
meandered up into a narrow walkway between the lake and the cavern wall. We followed it to a large
opening that had been carved out of the grey stone wall. A set of stone stairs spiraled up into the
ceiling and down into the floor.
The last week had consisted of a few tests administered by the nurses in the second medical ward.
Sometimes the odd blood or urine sample was required, but generally it had been a lot of waiting
around. I’d followed all the orders without resisting or complaining.
It seemed that the captain had appreciated my efforts and given us a day off.
I was exited to experience something other then needles, or running on a treadmill, but ultimately I
missed the surface and the sun.
“Alrighty, where to?” I asked.
“Down, we gotta go to level five, my brother owns a bar down there.”
“What level is gate square on?
“One. We are on level three, which is mostly homes for the workers that service the gate in some way.
Level two is where most of the guards are stationed, that’s where the barracks and training center are
located.
Level four is the medical wards, and five is mostly just service tunnels leading to farther down places.
We think the boggles live farther down but it’s hard to tell, they always seem to appear on level one, to
attack the gate.”
I nodded and continued following Eladra.
“Is there any chance that we can go back to the surface? I really miss fresh air and the sun.”
She looked at me quizzically, you miss the sun?”
Well yeah. Dont you Eladra? Don’t you miss fresh air? The wind blowing across your skin, the fresh
coolness of an early morning?”
“No, back on my homeworld we live much the same as we do here. The sun is scorching hot, and living
above ground can be dangerous.”
“I see.” Sighing I continued following Eladra down the stone steps.
Portable work lamps had been fastened into the underside of the stair. Some of the light bulbs had
broken, and been replaced with dull orange bulbs. A mishmash of stark white and orange light filled
the stair case as we descended a few levels.
We walked for several minutes in silence, only the sounds of our scuffing feet echoing down the
staircase. Something above me broke the silence and I thought I heard the patter of feet following us
down the stairs.
“I think I hear someone following us.”
“Probably just another Elvar going to the level below.” Replied Eladra.
I had an odd feeling, I wasn’t sure why, but I felt uneasy. I quickened my pace slightly and stayed close
to Eladra.
“What are the lower levels like?”
“Rough.” Was her only response.
Well that didn’t make me feel any better. We came to a landing with a big letter five painted above the
door leading out of the stairs shaft.
These tunnels where well lit but dirty. Rags, and piles of clothes lay around, dust coated the walls and
junk was scattered everywhere. I saw a few huddled shapes dressed in rag laying against the walls.
“Why did your brother open a bar down here? Level one would would’ve been much better for getting
customers.”
“His bar isn’t for travelers, it’s for locals. Besides that, down here is not governed as tightly as the
upper floors, which means less taxes, and certain... freedom to move cargo.
What does that mean? I wondered.
We followed the tunnel for a few minutes until it opened up into a very large cavern.
The first thing I noticed was the large, double storied building in the middle of the space. It was made
out of wood, instead of carved into the surrounding stone walls. I could see large power conduits
coming out of the back, and snaking up the chambers sides. I followed them with my eyes to a twelve
by twelve gutter high on the wall that had a single massive four inch conduit piercing the ceiling. A
lightning bolt had been painted on the cover of the box.
“Woah, this is different, Must’ve been expensive bringing all that wood down here.”
“No, but it did take him years to drag it all down, then build the structure.”
“All by himself?!”
I was impressed. The building looked like a Lincoln log cabin, sturdy and able to last the rest of time.
“He had my brothers to help, but they’re also in the guards so they didn’t have much time.”
“what does your father do here in Elhaven?”
“He’s already served his five years. He didn’t want to leave us down here alone so he stayed and
decided to create something with his spare time. He calls himself, the unofficial Elhaven procurement
officer.”
“That sounds illegal to me.” I said glancing at her.
“Only if you get caught.” Was her instant response. A response I sensed she’d learnt somewhere else.
Eladra pushed open the door, and warm light spilled out to greet us. The room inside was large
enough to accommodate twelve tables, plus the large bar top on the far side of the room. It looked to
be modeled after a rustic cabin. A couple Elvar sat scattered around the room in twos and threes. A
few fawns and even a centaur sat at one of the tables.
They sipped drinks while talking and laughing, generally just having a good time.
I felt instantly at home, and grinned to myself.
Boy I can’t wait for a drink.
Eladra strode to the bar top, lithely moving around tables like a dancer doing her practiced steps.
“What do I have to do to get a drink around here?!” Eladra called to a massively muscled Elvar male. He
had long dark hair that was fashioned into a topknot, his back was bare, I saw shining silver tattoos
covering the entirety of his frame. He was crouched over cleaning up a spill on the floor. He
straightened when he heard Eladra’s voice.
“Welcome home Eladra!”
He came around the side of the bar and touched his forehead to hers. They sat like that for a long
second before Breaking contact.
“May the stars of evlus shine on your head patriarch.”
“May the trinity of evlus grace you with strength and perception daughter.”
I watched curiously, this seemed like a familiar greeting between them. but I’d never seen anyone else
perform it in the whole time I’d been here.
I felt that people acted differently around me, voices would die as I’d enter a room or they would fade
into whispers, glancing at me suspiciously.
Eladra’s father leaned in as if to whisper conspiratorially, but his voice didn’t change in volume
whatsoever.
“Following in your fathers footsteps? Is that why you’ve been away for so long?” He nudged her and
winked.
She scowled and pushed him away.
“Evlus no! I’ve been on special assignment for the guards. Besides that, I have a reputation to uphold.
People will start saying that the Hentor lineage is infatuated with the mundani.”
The large Elvar turned and began walking back behind the bar.
“They don’t understand what it’s like to love, Because they will never allow themselves to feel the way I
did about your mother. Elvar breeding rituals are inflexible and archaic. But it has kept our peoples
bloodline strong. There will be a time Eladra, when you must make the same choice I did. But only you
know what’s right for you.”
“I know, you’ve told me hundreds of times.” Eladra scowled and took a seat on one of the bar stools, I
followed suite.
“Who’s this mundani?” Asked Eladra’s father.
“Forgive me, this is Jeremiah Hampton. Hampton, this is my father, Jard Hentor. He used to captain the
famous berserker fifth.”
I nodded to the imposing Elvar, not sure how to greet him. He nodded back and grabbed two mugs
from a tray.
“What’ll it be Eladra.”
Eladra ordered a greenish clear liquid that steamed as it was poured. She sipped it and shivered as the
drink ran down her throat.
“Do you have any beer? Maybe a hazy ipa?” I asked jard.
“We got beer but no hazy, I have to make everything in house cause the uppers don’t like us importing
goods. Too conspicuous.”
I ended up ordering a beer made out of a lichen that grew in the tunnels. It was bad. Imagine a beer
that tasted like a liquid salad, if you do, you’ll be on the right track for how this tasted. The drink was
alchoholic enough, so I drank it anyway, besides the fact I didn’t want to offend the huge Elvar.
Eladras father guffawed when I first took a sip. My face disobeyed my will and grimaced.
“Yeah, don’t sip, I’d recommend drinking it fast, it’s a bit rough if your not used to lichen beer.” He
laughed again and set about cleaning some mugs.
I glanced at Eladra from the corner of my eye, she seemed to be more relaxed in this place then she
had been the whole time I’d known her. Something about this bar, and her father seemed to put her at
ease.
A few more people came in, and sat down at the bar to my right. I didn’t bother looking up. I preferred
to study the back of the bar, Eladra’s father, and the many spigots of drinks that hosted odd names.
After a few minutes however something about the stranger next to me began nagging my
subconscious. I tried to study the platinum blond hair and golden eyes. The way his mouth turned up
in a sharp catlike toothy smile.
I’d seen that smile somewhere before. But where? Then I spotted the rings on his fingers.
“What are you doing here lazuli? You know that the guards are looking for you.” Hissed Eladra’s father
in low tones.
“Th-“
I cut him off mid sentance. “You ruined my life!” I yelled and threw myself at lazuli. I swung a fist, but
before my fist connected with lazuli’s face, something hard hit me in the side of the cheek. An Elvar
had stepped in and punched me before I could reach the focus of my wrath.
I stumbled backward from the blow, Eladra jumped off the bar stool catching me. She reached for her
sidearm but lazuli was faster. He’d already drawn a loaded gun. Aiming it between her eyes.
“Drop it.” Was lazulis only other command.
Eladra hesitated for a moment.
Lazuli motioned with his head, and a ranger that had been sitting next to Eladra placed a knife at her
throat.
“Lets put our guns away shall we? I’m only here to talk.”
“I agree, Everyone should put their guns away.” Said Eladra’s father, he had pulled a sawed off shotgun
from behind the counter and aimed it at lazuli.
Lazuli just smiled and put his gun back into the fold of his cloak.
The ranger gently pulled the gun from Eladra’s hand and stashed it in his cloak. Then sat down next to
her. She was panting hard, teeth gritted lip curled up in snarl, eyes full of rage.
I tried to control my anger but it roiled inside of my chest. The person directly responsible for all the
misfortune that had happened to me sat three feet to my right, and there was nothing I could do. I
realized just how powerless I was in this world, and I absolutely hated it. but but that didn’t stop me
from imagining all the things I could do to make him pay.
“Good choice, now as I was saying. I’m here for a vial of Hampton’s blood.”said Lazuli.
His voice was different, no longer ancient sounding, rather it was strong and smooth.
“Fuck you.” I spat.
“Now, now.” Tutted Lazuli. “Is that any way to speak to the Elvar who enlightened you?”
“If I could kill you, I’d do it right here and now!”
“Ok.” Was Lazulis coy reply.
He pulled out his pistol and set it on the table in front of me.
I froze, staring at the gun. Then I gritted my teeth feeling the anger course through me. I picked up
the handgun and placed it against lazulis forehead. I shook and clenched my teeth so hard they began
to ache. I was dimly aware that silence had fallen over the bar.
“Don’t.” Whispered Eladra.
My thumb pulled back the hammer. My index finger tightened on the trigger ever so slightly, I had to
do this, I needed to do this.
“Please.” Whispered Eladra.
I trembled and screamed punching Lazuli in the face with my other hand.
Instead of being angry lazuli just laughed, I could see a hint of insanity behind his eyes as he reached
forward and took the gun from me.
With that simple action I slumped back into my seat the anger leaking out of me. I just couldn’t do it. I
couldn’t kill another sentient being in cold blood.
“How’d you reverse the aging?” I asked in a low voice.
“Glamour, this is my real age, that was just a facade so I could travel around the topside. No one looks
twice at a creepy drunkard. You didn’t think I actually looked like a mundani did you?”
“Can you blame me?” I replied
“I’ve never actually seen a drayadalis.”
He shrugged and turned to Jard.
“Mind if I get a drink captain?
“Want the usual?” Asked Jard.
“Yeah.”
Jard shoved the shotgun back behind the counter and poured a thick red liquid into a mug and
handed it to him. I shivered as I realized it was blood.
“You just keep blood on tap?” I asked.
“Well I like to be able to serve anyone that may chance across my bar. And drayadalis although a small
part of the Elvar population still appear around here from time to time.” Jard wiped his hands on a
towel and threw the bloody thing into a bin behind the counter.
Lazuli reached into a pocket in his cloak and produced a shining vial and emptied it into the mug of
blood. He downed it in one swift pull. Sighing in delight.
“Still taking that stuff? Bulltren may harden the skin, but it also takes a toll on your mind, you realize it
can cause psychosis in certain users?” Said Jard.
“I’m aware captain, but my mind is as strong as ever. And It’s saved my life more times then I can
count.
“Call me jard lazuli, I’m no longer your captain.”
A shimmering field began to dance over lazulis eyes causing them to glow.
“How can you show your face here? Your hunted by the whole of the gate guards, your a declared
terrorist among the mundani.” Eladra gesticulates wildly in the air, her anger apparent.
“There’s a good reason for that. Have you been back to Evalis in the last three years? It’s getting worse.
The Feltchers have always been a nuisance but we’ve been able to withstand their constant raid due to
their infighting and constant power struggles between clans.
But recently they’ve managed to unite under a single banner. Burrow zero-two-one is gone,
completely destroyed. The feltchers used their souls to summon their primevil deity.
Eladra gasped. “Destroyed? But that was our second largest burrow, two million strong.”
Jard leaned forward as well, eyes piercing into lazuli with a fierce gaze.
“Is this why we haven’t had a change with gate guards in over two years?”
“Yep.” Was all lazuli could reply with.
“I don’t quite understand.” I turned to Eladra. What are the feltchers and a primevil.”
Jard replied instead, Eladra was still stunned into silence.
“We are mortal enemies, If Elvar are akin to felines, felchers are akin to avians. They live on the surface
and we live underground. It’s a crude comparison but the closest I can describe it to someone that’s
never seen them. A primevil is their deity. Its a dark entity that feeds on fear, bloodshed and
destruction. It’s raised through dark sorcery requiring the bloodshed of a multitude of either friends
or foes.”
“Haven’t you tried negotiating a peace treaty with them?” I asked. They all looked at me like I was
stupid, I cringed under their collective stare.
“We’ve tried brokering peace but they break it every time. They enjoy war and violence too much.
Feltchers aren’t content with sharing the world of Evalis. They will only rest when we are dead or gone.
So we’ve stopped trying and now just focus on repelling their attacks.” Jard broke off with a scowl.
Lazuli spoke up again.
“I’ve come to disagree with the high royal casttr’s style of leadership. Before the primevil was
summoned he was content to allow those evil creatures free reign. He misused the royal funds for his
parties, and social gatherings. Without funds to pay the troops a lot of them went home leaving the
defense stretched and weak in certain points.
Millions of people have died under his leadership and he doesn’t even have the grace to step down.
He’s more concerned with maintaining his royal position.
Ever since the destruction of burrow zero-two-one he’s finally realized the threat to our existence is
bigger then he previously thought.” Lazuli spoke with conviction and I almost felt like following him,
almost.
“Even back when we led soldiers together, castrr was a coward. He’d never stand with his men. He
delegated orders from a tent, claiming that as royalty he shouldn’t have to get his hands dirty.” Jard
spat into a sink behind him.
Lazuli spoke up again.
“I’m going to take leadership from castrr and fix the mess he’s created, but in order to do that, I need
an army. Duressa came up with the plan to attempt a gene change on this world. There is a veritable
untapped resource of soldiers here!”
“What makes you think people will fight for you? Their appearance may be altered but they’ll still be
business men, mothers, and children!” I told him.
“In order to beat the enemy, one must know the enemy. In the years I’ve fought the feltchers I’ve
learned certain blood rituals. I can slave the people infected by my bite to my will. They will love me
like no other, they will live and die for my every word. I don’t desire just soldiers, in this war for
survival, I require fanatics.”
I stared at lazuli in horror.
“You really are a monster. I can’t let you do this.”
“You can’t really stop me.” Was his simple reply. “I already have duressa working on a much stronger
version of your sickness, one that’s undiluted by your body. However Her research will progress much
faster if I get a sample of your blood. The mutations happening inside your body are rather rare after
all.
I glared at lazuli, and flexed my fingers. I ached to rip his face to shreds with my new claws.
Suddenly a third man burst into the bar.
“Lazuli, we gotta go, someone tipped of the gate guards, a killteam is on ther way down, eta five
minutes.”
Lazuli got to his feet and patted me on the cheek. “Since you where the first, I won’t slave you, I’ll leave
you as an homage to my genius. He pulled a needle out of his pack and stuck me in the arm. I was
about to struggle but he was already done, having siphons just enough of my life juice.
I growled deep in my throat.
Lazuli strode out of the bar with a casual wave of his hand. I walked to a window as they walked out.
“I’ll take point, the rest of you hang back, the killteam won’t hesitate to kill every one of us.” Lazulis
commanded as they sprinted forward.
The bar was silent for a few moments, then the sounds of clinking glasses slowly started up again
followed by the buzz of voices.
A few minutes lazuli had left, the sounds of running feet could be heard outside the bar.
“Search the perimeter! It is essential that we bring in lazuli.” The captains voice rang out.
A tall Elvar kicked in the door and searched the room with his rifle. He walked in and crouched near
the door, scanning the premises. Three more Elvar stalked in, and when they reported the room as
clear, the captain walked in.
“Sorry for intruding on your day off Eladra.”
“Captain did you know that burrow zero-two-one was decimated?” She burst out as soon as he
stepped close.
“How did you hear about that?”
“Lazuli.” Was my reply.
Jard still stood behind the bar, nonchalantly watching the exchange.
“How about a drink firran.”
“Not right now Jard. But thank you,
“I wouldn’t mind a drink, maybe something a bit stronger then the lichen beer.” I glanced at Eladra’s
empty glass.
Jard grinned and poured me the same drink Eladra had been sipping on just a few minutes earlier. The
greenish clear liquid steamed as it sat in the small mug.
“Is it hot?”
Jard shook his head.
I sniffed and it feintly smelt of smoke and moldy apples. I shrugged and brought the drink to my lips.
My intention was to swallow the drink like a shot and slam the mug back down on the table. In reality,
I downed a quarter of the drink before I began hacking and coughing. The drink was stronger then
anything I’d ever tasted. It was several minutes before I fully recovered.
“I’d advise you sip that one Hampton.” Jard laughed.
The captain was in close conference with Eladra. I caught the tail end of the conversation as I walked
up.
“It’s settled then, he will begin tomorow.”
“Are you sure that’s wise?” Asked Eladra.
“What’s going on?” I asked
“It’s clear you are useless in a fight, and when I say useless, a mouse would be more deadly then you.
The reason I bring this up is because the high noble castrr has heard about you back on Evalis. He is
interested in the changes you’ve undergone. A royal delegation will be arriving in a few months. It will
reflect badly on me if you aren’t schooled in the Elvar customs. Starting tomorow you will be joining
avalro for training. Who better to teach you then the Elhaven elite?”

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2020.10.26 01:01 Red_Kea Paper written by academics at a police academy in Xinjiang has some interesting information.

Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20201025232324/https://xinjiang.sppga.ubc.ca/xinjiang-mode/

The war mode regards counter-terrorism as a special operations operation that conforms to the form of war, and advocates emulating the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, British SAS (Special Air Service Regiment), French GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group), and German GSC (Ninth Brigade of Border Police) ), Russia’s “Alphaye Signal Flag Force” and Israel’s “Border Police Special Operations Brigade” and “Mossadeye Intelligence Agency”, etc., established special elite combat forces, extended the organization at multiple levels, strengthened international anti-terrorism cooperation, and implemented domestic and foreign anti-terrorist special Fight to eliminate and destroy all kinds of terrorist organizations, gang dens, key elements and their peripheral members.
So the Chinese are looking to learn from Western organisations about 'counter terrorism'. Why would a Socialist state want to learn from capitalist ones that outright repress muslims?

Terrorist crimes are driven by extreme religious ideologies, and have the highest value orientation of "dealing as death" and "holy war and martyrdom to heaven." Only when the anti-terrorism struggle embodies a clear principled stand against religious extremism, can the purpose, pertinence, system and operability of the anti-terrorism struggle be enhanced. The criminal model regards terrorism as a common criminal activity, removes the religious ideology elements involved in the criminal cause, and dilutes the influence of religious ideology on the criminal cause. This is the Achilles heel of the criminal model. The effectiveness of criminal mode governance can only be tested through continuous anti-terrorism work practices.
This is anti-marxist, in that it blames religion and not material conditions for terrorism, there are many more passages like this in the paper, indicating that the authors believe that islamist ideology is the cause of terrorism in Xinjang. There is barely any mention of other causes of terrorism like poverty, racism etc.

To become secularized and sinicized, Xinjiang Islam must adapt to the socialist system and coexist harmoniously with modern society. Religious positive factors and value pursuits must closely follow the development trend of the times, serve the comprehensive construction of a well-off society in Xinjiang, serve socialism, and contribute to the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. In other words, in contemporary times, a religion without cultural connotations, cultural elements, cultural qualities and cultural tastes has no future. Cultural connotations, cultural elements, cultural qualities and cultural tastes are where the vitality and destiny of religion lie. In order to deeply integrate Xinjiang's Islamic culture with Chinese culture, it is necessary to accelerate the process of sinicization and localization. This is the most distinctive feature of the Xinjiang model.
This is pretty mask off. Openly advocating for the government to 'Sinicize' Xinjang and change the culture to make it more acceptable to Bejing. Note also that the argument made is a nationalist argument, it appeals to the 'Chinese Nation'. Not proletarian internationalism or ending national oppression. It is thoroughly a reactionary position to take.

In the initial stage of socialism and a long historical period from now on, we should not expect religion to die out in a short time. The Islamic religion in Xinjiang will inevitably accompany the socialist society for a long time. The only thing we can do is to lead and actively guide religion. Adapt to the socialist system. Once adapted, religion will add positive energy to economic development, social stability, national unity and cultural prosperity, otherwise, it will continuously release negative energy.
Here the authors imply that they would rather that Islam didn't exist in Xinjiang at all. This is a frankly genocidal view to take which is why they perhaps don't say it outright.

We must put intelligence and information work at the top of counter-terrorism work, always adhere to intelligence first, strengthen the centralized management of terrorism-related intelligence on the basis of giving full play to the role of traditional intelligence work, and actively use big data and cloud computing technology to focus on Improve intelligence perception, research and judgment, and analysis capabilities, and timely discover terror-related clues from the massive flow of people, logistics, information, and capital, so as to achieve early warning, prevention first, enemy movement, I know, and preemptive control
What are these "terror related cues"? and what is "preemptive control"? It seems to me like the authors want the state to spy on people and be able to apprehend them even before they commit any crimes.
Despite the western propaganda storm about this, I don't think its a stretch to say now that the Chinese state intends to oppress Uyghurs and other Islamic peoples in the area in order to prevent them from rebelling against the government.
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2020.10.25 23:50 cak12king [RF] Strangers At Bars Sometimes Bite: Part 5. Original Fantasy Short Story

“Get up you lazy mundani.”
I groaned as I turned over in the cot. I blinked as the lights inside the room flicked on, casting a low
orange glow into the single chamber.
“Do you ever sleep?”
“The trinity of Evlus sustains me.”
“It’s too early for your quotes Eladra.”
She’s gotta sleep with one eye open or something. I thought to myself.
“Im supposed to have leisure time, but I’m stuck with you, so your coming to the drink house with me.”
Was her response.
I swung my legs over the side of the bed and threw on a shirt. I was fairly certain it was clean.
After my recovery from the white cell blocker and the subsequent fever, the head nurse had ruled that
further treatments would be extremely dangerous.
The captain had agreed to suspend anymore doses for the time being.
They’d given me residence on one of the floors below gate square. A natural cave had been formed
out of an underground lake which the Elvar used as a means to generate electricity. A large waterfall
trickled over the far side of the cavern. A sort of dam had been built causing the waterfall, when I
asked Eladra she said that part of Elhavens power was hydroelectrically generated.
As we walked out of my living quarters, I glanced around at the small huts that had been carved out of
the rock walls surrounding the lake. Elvar children ran around stick fighting or playing with small
figures in the dirt. While other residence used the lake water to bath, cook with and clean.
“Why do people live in such small homes? Couldn’t they tunnel back and make the spaces larger?”
“They could I suppose, but unless you need it, I don’t see how that would help the gate?”
“To look good, impress your friends?”
“How would a larger living space do that? If I want to look good, I would put on traditional Elvar garb.
If I wanted to impress, I would duel a fellow guard and beat him quickly! Everyone here has been
assigned to some form of duty at the gate. It’s a mandatory five year service that every Elvar must
perform. Most of the royal houses are exempt of course, but sometimes, if the son or daughter of a
royal house disgraces the family particularly bad, they may be sent away here, to perform a stint with
the gate guards.”
I nodded And stretched my arms as we walked down a path that led around the edge of the lake. It
meandered up into a narrow walkway between the lake and the cavern wall. We followed it to a large
opening that had been carved out of the grey stone wall. A set of stone stairs spiraled up into the
ceiling and down into the floor.
The last week had consisted of a few tests administered by the nurses in the second medical ward.
Sometimes the odd blood or urine sample was required, but generally it had been a lot of waiting
around. I’d followed all the orders without resisting or complaining.
It seemed that the captain had appreciated my efforts and given us a day off.
I was exited to experience something other then needles, or running on a treadmill, but ultimately I
missed the surface and the sun.
“Alrighty, where to?” I asked.
“Down, we gotta go to level five, my brother owns a bar down there.”
“What level is gate square on?
“One. We are on level three, which is mostly homes for the workers that service the gate in some way.
Level two is where most of the guards are stationed, that’s where the barracks and training center are
located.
Level four is the medical wards, and five is mostly just service tunnels leading to farther down places.
We think the boggles live farther down but it’s hard to tell, they always seem to appear on level one, to
attack the gate.”
I nodded and continued following Eladra.
“Is there any chance that we can go back to the surface? I really miss fresh air and the sun.”
She looked at me quizzically, you miss the sun?”
Well yeah. Dont you Eladra? Don’t you miss fresh air? The wind blowing across your skin, the fresh
coolness of an early morning?”
“No, back on my homeworld we live much the same as we do here. The sun is scorching hot, and living
above ground can be dangerous.”
“I see.” Sighing I continued following Eladra down the stone steps.
Portable work lamps had been fastened into the underside of the stair. Some of the light bulbs had
broken, and been replaced with dull orange bulbs. A mishmash of stark white and orange light filled
the stair case as we descended a few levels.
We walked for several minutes in silence, only the sounds of our scuffing feet echoing down the
staircase. Something above me broke the silence and I thought I heard the patter of feet following us
down the stairs.
“I think I hear someone following us.”
“Probably just another Elvar going to the level below.” Replied Eladra.
I had an odd feeling, I wasn’t sure why, but I felt uneasy. I quickened my pace slightly and stayed close
to Eladra.
“What are the lower levels like?”
“Rough.” Was her only response.
Well that didn’t make me feel any better. We came to a landing with a big letter five painted above the
door leading out of the stairs shaft.
These tunnels where well lit but dirty. Rags, and piles of clothes lay around, dust coated the walls and
junk was scattered everywhere. I saw a few huddled shapes dressed in rag laying against the walls.
“Why did your brother open a bar down here? Level one would would’ve been much better for getting
customers.”
“His bar isn’t for travelers, it’s for locals. Besides that, down here is not governed as tightly as the
upper floors, which means less taxes, and certain... freedom to move cargo.
What does that mean? I wondered.
We followed the tunnel for a few minutes until it opened up into a very large cavern.
The first thing I noticed was the large, double storied building in the middle of the space. It was made
out of wood, instead of carved into the surrounding stone walls. I could see large power conduits
coming out of the back, and snaking up the chambers sides. I followed them with my eyes to a twelve
by twelve gutter high on the wall that had a single massive four inch conduit piercing the ceiling. A
lightning bolt had been painted on the cover of the box.
“Woah, this is different, Must’ve been expensive bringing all that wood down here.”
“No, but it did take him years to drag it all down, then build the structure.”
“All by himself?!”
I was impressed. The building looked like a Lincoln log cabin, sturdy and able to last the rest of time.
“He had my brothers to help, but they’re also in the guards so they didn’t have much time.”
“what does your father do here in Elhaven?”
“He’s already served his five years. He didn’t want to leave us down here alone so he stayed and
decided to create something with his spare time. He calls himself, the unofficial Elhaven procurement
officer.”
“That sounds illegal to me.” I said glancing at her.
“Only if you get caught.” Was her instant response. A response I sensed she’d learnt somewhere else.
Eladra pushed open the door, and warm light spilled out to greet us. The room inside was large
enough to accommodate twelve tables, plus the large bar top on the far side of the room. It looked to
be modeled after a rustic cabin. A couple Elvar sat scattered around the room in twos and threes. A
few fawns and even a centaur sat at one of the tables.
They sipped drinks while talking and laughing, generally just having a good time.
I felt instantly at home, and grinned to myself.
Boy I can’t wait for a drink.
Eladra strode to the bar top, lithely moving around tables like a dancer doing her practiced steps.
“What do I have to do to get a drink around here?!” Eladra called to a massively muscled Elvar male. He
had long dark hair that was fashioned into a topknot, his back was bare, I saw shining silver tattoos
covering the entirety of his frame. He was crouched over cleaning up a spill on the floor. He
straightened when he heard Eladra’s voice.
“Welcome home Eladra!”
He came around the side of the bar and touched his forehead to hers. They sat like that for a long
second before Breaking contact.
“May the stars of evlus shine on your head patriarch.”
“May the trinity of evlus grace you with strength and perception daughter.”
I watched curiously, this seemed like a familiar greeting between them. but I’d never seen anyone else
perform it in the whole time I’d been here.
I felt that people acted differently around me, voices would die as I’d enter a room or they would fade
into whispers, glancing at me suspiciously.
Eladra’s father leaned in as if to whisper conspiratorially, but his voice didn’t change in volume
whatsoever.
“Following in your fathers footsteps? Is that why you’ve been away for so long?” He nudged her and
winked.
She scowled and pushed him away.
“Evlus no! I’ve been on special assignment for the guards. Besides that, I have a reputation to uphold.
People will start saying that the Hentor lineage is infatuated with the mundani.”
The large Elvar turned and began walking back behind the bar.
“They don’t understand what it’s like to love, Because they will never allow themselves to feel the way I
did about your mother. Elvar breeding rituals are inflexible and archaic. But it has kept our peoples
bloodline strong. There will be a time Eladra, when you must make the same choice I did. But only you
know what’s right for you.”
“I know, you’ve told me hundreds of times.” Eladra scowled and took a seat on one of the bar stools, I
followed suite.
“Who’s this mundani?” Asked Eladra’s father.
“Forgive me, this is Jeremiah Hampton. Hampton, this is my father, Jard Hentor. He used to captain the
famous berserker fifth.”
I nodded to the imposing Elvar, not sure how to greet him. He nodded back and grabbed two mugs
from a tray.
“What’ll it be Eladra.”
Eladra ordered a greenish clear liquid that steamed as it was poured. She sipped it and shivered as the
drink ran down her throat.
“Do you have any beer? Maybe a hazy ipa?” I asked jard.
“We got beer but no hazy, I have to make everything in house cause the uppers don’t like us importing
goods. Too conspicuous.”
I ended up ordering a beer made out of a lichen that grew in the tunnels. It was bad. Imagine a beer
that tasted like a liquid salad, if you do, you’ll be on the right track for how this tasted. The drink was
alchoholic enough, so I drank it anyway, besides the fact I didn’t want to offend the huge Elvar.
Eladras father guffawed when I first took a sip. My face disobeyed my will and grimaced.
“Yeah, don’t sip, I’d recommend drinking it fast, it’s a bit rough if your not used to lichen beer.” He
laughed again and set about cleaning some mugs.
I glanced at Eladra from the corner of my eye, she seemed to be more relaxed in this place then she
had been the whole time I’d known her. Something about this bar, and her father seemed to put her at
ease.
A few more people came in, and sat down at the bar to my right. I didn’t bother looking up. I preferred
to study the back of the bar, Eladra’s father, and the many spigots of drinks that hosted odd names.
After a few minutes however something about the stranger next to me began nagging my
subconscious. I tried to study the platinum blond hair and golden eyes. The way his mouth turned up
in a sharp catlike toothy smile.
I’d seen that smile somewhere before. But where? Then I spotted the rings on his fingers.
“What are you doing here lazuli? You know that the guards are looking for you.” Hissed Eladra’s father
in low tones.
“Th-“
I cut him off mid sentance. “You ruined my life!” I yelled and threw myself at lazuli. I swung a fist, but
before my fist connected with lazuli’s face, something hard hit me in the side of the cheek. An Elvar
had stepped in and punched me before I could reach the focus of my wrath.
I stumbled backward from the blow, Eladra jumped off the bar stool catching me. She reached for her
sidearm but lazuli was faster. He’d already drawn a loaded gun. Aiming it between her eyes.
“Drop it.” Was lazulis only other command.
Eladra hesitated for a moment.
Lazuli motioned with his head, and a ranger that had been sitting next to Eladra placed a knife at her
throat.
“Lets put our guns away shall we? I’m only here to talk.”
“I agree, Everyone should put their guns away.” Said Eladra’s father, he had pulled a sawed off shotgun
from behind the counter and aimed it at lazuli.
Lazuli just smiled and put his gun back into the fold of his cloak.
The ranger gently pulled the gun from Eladra’s hand and stashed it in his cloak. Then sat down next to
her. She was panting hard, teeth gritted lip curled up in snarl, eyes full of rage.
I tried to control my anger but it roiled inside of my chest. The person directly responsible for all the
misfortune that had happened to me sat three feet to my right, and there was nothing I could do. I
realized just how powerless I was in this world, and I absolutely hated it. but but that didn’t stop me
from imagining all the things I could do to make him pay.
“Good choice, now as I was saying. I’m here for a vial of Hampton’s blood.”said Lazuli.
His voice was different, no longer ancient sounding, rather it was strong and smooth.
“Fuck you.” I spat.
“Now, now.” Tutted Lazuli. “Is that any way to speak to the Elvar who enlightened you?”
“If I could kill you, I’d do it right here and now!”
“Ok.” Was Lazulis coy reply.
He pulled out his pistol and set it on the table in front of me.
I froze, staring at the gun. Then I gritted my teeth feeling the anger course through me. I picked up
the handgun and placed it against lazulis forehead. I shook and clenched my teeth so hard they began
to ache. I was dimly aware that silence had fallen over the bar.
“Don’t.” Whispered Eladra.
My thumb pulled back the hammer. My index finger tightened on the trigger ever so slightly, I had to
do this, I needed to do this.
“Please.” Whispered Eladra.
I trembled and screamed punching Lazuli in the face with my other hand.
Instead of being angry lazuli just laughed, I could see a hint of insanity behind his eyes as he reached
forward and took the gun from me.
With that simple action I slumped back into my seat the anger leaking out of me. I just couldn’t do it. I
couldn’t kill another sentient being in cold blood.
“How’d you reverse the aging?” I asked in a low voice.
“Glamour, this is my real age, that was just a facade so I could travel around the topside. No one looks
twice at a creepy drunkard. You didn’t think I actually looked like a mundani did you?”
“Can you blame me?” I replied
“I’ve never actually seen a drayadalis.”
He shrugged and turned to Jard.
“Mind if I get a drink captain?
“Want the usual?” Asked Jard.
“Yeah.”
Jard shoved the shotgun back behind the counter and poured a thick red liquid into a mug and
handed it to him. I shivered as I realized it was blood.
“You just keep blood on tap?” I asked.
“Well I like to be able to serve anyone that may chance across my bar. And drayadalis although a small
part of the Elvar population still appear around here from time to time.” Jard wiped his hands on a
towel and threw the bloody thing into a bin behind the counter.
Lazuli reached into a pocket in his cloak and produced a shining vial and emptied it into the mug of
blood. He downed it in one swift pull. Sighing in delight.
“Still taking that stuff? Bulltren may harden the skin, but it also takes a toll on your mind, you realize it
can cause psychosis in certain users?” Said Jard.
“I’m aware captain, but my mind is as strong as ever. And It’s saved my life more times then I can
count.
“Call me jard lazuli, I’m no longer your captain.”
A shimmering field began to dance over lazulis eyes causing them to glow.
“How can you show your face here? Your hunted by the whole of the gate guards, your a declared
terrorist among the mundani.” Eladra gesticulates wildly in the air, her anger apparent.
“There’s a good reason for that. Have you been back to Evalis in the last three years? It’s getting worse.
The Feltchers have always been a nuisance but we’ve been able to withstand their constant raid due to
their infighting and constant power struggles between clans.
But recently they’ve managed to unite under a single banner. Burrow zero-two-one is gone,
completely destroyed. The feltchers used their souls to summon their primevil deity.
Eladra gasped. “Destroyed? But that was our second largest burrow, two million strong.”
Jard leaned forward as well, eyes piercing into lazuli with a fierce gaze.
“Is this why we haven’t had a change with gate guards in over two years?”
“Yep.” Was all lazuli could reply with.
“I don’t quite understand.” I turned to Eladra. What are the feltchers and a primevil.”
Jard replied instead, Eladra was still stunned into silence.
“We are mortal enemies, If Elvar are akin to felines, felchers are akin to avians. They live on the surface
and we live underground. It’s a crude comparison but the closest I can describe it to someone that’s
never seen them. A primevil is their deity. Its a dark entity that feeds on fear, bloodshed and
destruction. It’s raised through dark sorcery requiring the bloodshed of a multitude of either friends
or foes.”
“Haven’t you tried negotiating a peace treaty with them?” I asked. They all looked at me like I was
stupid, I cringed under their collective stare.
“We’ve tried brokering peace but they break it every time. They enjoy war and violence too much.
Feltchers aren’t content with sharing the world of Evalis. They will only rest when we are dead or gone.
So we’ve stopped trying and now just focus on repelling their attacks.” Jard broke off with a scowl.
Lazuli spoke up again.
“I’ve come to disagree with the high royal casttr’s style of leadership. Before the primevil was
summoned he was content to allow those evil creatures free reign. He misused the royal funds for his
parties, and social gatherings. Without funds to pay the troops a lot of them went home leaving the
defense stretched and weak in certain points.
Millions of people have died under his leadership and he doesn’t even have the grace to step down.
He’s more concerned with maintaining his royal position.
Ever since the destruction of burrow zero-two-one he’s finally realized the threat to our existence is
bigger then he previously thought.” Lazuli spoke with conviction and I almost felt like following him,
almost.
“Even back when we led soldiers together, castrr was a coward. He’d never stand with his men. He
delegated orders from a tent, claiming that as royalty he shouldn’t have to get his hands dirty.” Jard
spat into a sink behind him.
Lazuli spoke up again.
“I’m going to take leadership from castrr and fix the mess he’s created, but in order to do that, I need
an army. Duressa came up with the plan to attempt a gene change on this world. There is a veritable
untapped resource of soldiers here!”
“What makes you think people will fight for you? Their appearance may be altered but they’ll still be
business men, mothers, and children!” I told him.
“In order to beat the enemy, one must know the enemy. In the years I’ve fought the feltchers I’ve
learned certain blood rituals. I can slave the people infected by my bite to my will. They will love me
like no other, they will live and die for my every word. I don’t desire just soldiers, in this war for
survival, I require fanatics.”
I stared at lazuli in horror.
“You really are a monster. I can’t let you do this.”
“You can’t really stop me.” Was his simple reply. “I already have duressa working on a much stronger
version of your sickness, one that’s undiluted by your body. However Her research will progress much
faster if I get a sample of your blood. The mutations happening inside your body are rather rare after
all.
I glared at lazuli, and flexed my fingers. I ached to rip his face to shreds with my new claws.
Suddenly a third man burst into the bar.
“Lazuli, we gotta go, someone tipped of the gate guards, a killteam is on ther way down, eta five
minutes.”
Lazuli got to his feet and patted me on the cheek. “Since you where the first, I won’t slave you, I’ll leave
you as an homage to my genius. He pulled a needle out of his pack and stuck me in the arm. I was
about to struggle but he was already done, having siphons just enough of my life juice.
I growled deep in my throat.
Lazuli strode out of the bar with a casual wave of his hand. I walked to a window as they walked out.
“I’ll take point, the rest of you hang back, the killteam won’t hesitate to kill every one of us.” Lazulis
commanded as they sprinted forward.
The bar was silent for a few moments, then the sounds of clinking glasses slowly started up again
followed by the buzz of voices.
A few minutes lazuli had left, the sounds of running feet could be heard outside the bar.
“Search the perimeter! It is essential that we bring in lazuli.” The captains voice rang out.
A tall Elvar kicked in the door and searched the room with his rifle. He walked in and crouched near
the door, scanning the premises. Three more Elvar stalked in, and when they reported the room as
clear, the captain walked in.
“Sorry for intruding on your day off Eladra.”
“Captain did you know that burrow zero-two-one was decimated?” She burst out as soon as he
stepped close.
“How did you hear about that?”
“Lazuli.” Was my reply.
Jard still stood behind the bar, nonchalantly watching the exchange.
“How about a drink firran.”
“Not right now Jard. But thank you,
“I wouldn’t mind a drink, maybe something a bit stronger then the lichen beer.” I glanced at Eladra’s
empty glass.
Jard grinned and poured me the same drink Eladra had been sipping on just a few minutes earlier. The
greenish clear liquid steamed as it sat in the small mug.
“Is it hot?”
Jard shook his head.
I sniffed and it feintly smelt of smoke and moldy apples. I shrugged and brought the drink to my lips.
My intention was to swallow the drink like a shot and slam the mug back down on the table. In reality,
I downed a quarter of the drink before I began hacking and coughing. The drink was stronger then
anything I’d ever tasted. It was several minutes before I fully recovered.
“I’d advise you sip that one Hampton.” Jard laughed.
The captain was in close conference with Eladra. I caught the tail end of the conversation as I walked
up.
“It’s settled then, he will begin tomorow.”
“Are you sure that’s wise?” Asked Eladra.
“What’s going on?” I asked
“It’s clear you are useless in a fight, and when I say useless, a mouse would be more deadly then you.
The reason I bring this up is because the high noble castrr has heard about you back on Evalis. He is
interested in the changes you’ve undergone. A royal delegation will be arriving in a few months. It will
reflect badly on me if you aren’t schooled in the Elvar customs. Starting tomorow you will be joining
avalro for training. Who better to teach you then the Elhaven elite?”
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2020.10.25 23:48 cak12king Stranger At Bars Sometimes Bite: Part 5. Original Fantasy Short Story

“Get up you lazy mundani.”
I groaned as I turned over in the cot. I blinked as the lights inside the room flicked on, casting a low
orange glow into the single chamber.
“Do you ever sleep?”
“The trinity of evlus sustains me.”
“It’s too early for your quotes Eladra.”
She’s gotta sleep with one eye open or something. I thought to myself.
“Im supposed to have leisure time, but I’m stuck with you, so your coming to the drink house with me.”
Was her response.
I swung my legs over the side of the bed and threw on a shirt. I was fairly certain it was clean.
After my recovery from the white cell blocker and the subsequent fever, the head nurse had ruled that
further treatments would be extremely dangerous.
The captain had agreed to suspend anymore doses for the time being.
They’d given me residence on one of the floors below gate square. A natural cave had been formed
out of an underground lake which the Elvar used as a means to generate electricity. A large waterfall
trickled over the far side of the cavern. A sort of dam had been built causing the waterfall, when I
asked Eladra she said that part of Elhavens power was hydroelectrically generated.
As we walked out of my living quarters, I glanced around at the small huts that had been carved out of
the rock walls surrounding the lake. Elvar children ran around stick fighting or playing with small
figures in the dirt. While other residence used the lake water to bath, cook with and clean.
“Why do people live in such small homes? Couldn’t they tunnel back and make the spaces larger?”
“They could I suppose, but unless you need it, I don’t see how that would help the gate?”
“To look good, impress your friends?”
“How would a larger living space do that? If I want to look good, I would put on traditional Elvar garb.
If I wanted to impress, I would duel a fellow guard and beat him quickly! Everyone here has been
assigned to some form of duty at the gate. It’s a mandatory five year service that every Elvar must
perform. Most of the royal houses are exempt of course, but sometimes, if the son or daughter of a
royal house disgraces the family particularly bad, they may be sent away here, to perform a stint with
the gate guards.”
I nodded And stretched my arms as we walked down a path that led around the edge of the lake. It
meandered up into a narrow walkway between the lake and the cavern wall. We followed it to a large
opening that had been carved out of the grey stone wall. A set of stone stairs spiraled up into the
ceiling and down into the floor.
The last week had consisted of a few tests administered by the nurses in the second medical ward.
Sometimes the odd blood or urine sample was required, but generally it had been a lot of waiting
around. I’d followed all the orders without resisting or complaining.
It seemed that the captain had appreciated my efforts and given us a day off.
I was exited to experience something other then needles, or running on a treadmill, but ultimately I
missed the surface and the sun.
“Alrighty, where to?” I asked.
“Down, we gotta go to level five, my brother owns a bar down there.”
“What level is gate square on?
“One. We are on level three, which is mostly homes for the workers that service the gate in some way.
Level two is where most of the guards are stationed, that’s where the barracks and training center are
located.
Level four is the medical wards, and five is mostly just service tunnels leading to farther down places.
We think the boggles live farther down but it’s hard to tell, they always seem to appear on level one, to
attack the gate.”
I nodded and continued following Eladra.
“Is there any chance that we can go back to the surface? I really miss fresh air and the sun.”
She looked at me quizzically, you miss the sun?”
Well yeah. Dont you Eladra? Don’t you miss fresh air? The wind blowing across your skin, the fresh
coolness of an early morning?”
“No, back on my homeworld we live much the same as we do here. The sun is scorching hot, and living
above ground can be dangerous.”
“I see.” Sighing I continued following Eladra down the stone steps.
Portable work lamps had been fastened into the underside of the stair. Some of the light bulbs had
broken, and been replaced with dull orange bulbs. A mishmash of stark white and orange light filled
the stair case as we descended a few levels.
We walked for several minutes in silence, only the sounds of our scuffing feet echoing down the
staircase. Something above me broke the silence and I thought I heard the patter of feet following us
down the stairs.
“I think I hear someone following us.”
“Probably just another Elvar going to the level below.” Replied Eladra.
I had an odd feeling, I wasn’t sure why, but I felt uneasy. I quickened my pace slightly and stayed close
to Eladra.
“What are the lower levels like?”
“Rough.” Was her only response.
Well that didn’t make me feel any better. We came to a landing with a big letter five painted above the
door leading out of the stairs shaft.
These tunnels where well lit but dirty. Rags, and piles of clothes lay around, dust coated the walls and
junk was scattered everywhere. I saw a few huddled shapes dressed in rag laying against the walls.
“Why did your brother open a bar down here? Level one would would’ve been much better for getting
customers.”
“His bar isn’t for travelers, it’s for locals. Besides that, down here is not governed as tightly as the
upper floors, which means less taxes, and certain... freedom to move cargo.
What does that mean? I wondered.
We followed the tunnel for a few minutes until it opened up into a very large cavern.
The first thing I noticed was the large, double storied building in the middle of the space. It was made
out of wood, instead of carved into the surrounding stone walls. I could see large power conduits
coming out of the back, and snaking up the chambers sides. I followed them with my eyes to a twelve
by twelve gutter high on the wall that had a single massive four inch conduit piercing the ceiling. A
lightning bolt had been painted on the cover of the box.
“Woah, this is different, Must’ve been expensive bringing all that wood down here.”
“No, but it did take him years to drag it all down, then build the structure.”
“All by himself?!”
I was impressed. The building looked like a Lincoln log cabin, sturdy and able to last the rest of time.
“He had my brothers to help, but they’re also in the guards so they didn’t have much time.”
“what does your father do here in Elhaven?”
“He’s already served his five years. He didn’t want to leave us down here alone so he stayed and
decided to create something with his spare time. He calls himself, the unofficial Elhaven procurement
officer.”
“That sounds illegal to me.” I said glancing at her.
“Only if you get caught.” Was her instant response. A response I sensed she’d learnt somewhere else.
Eladra pushed open the door, and warm light spilled out to greet us. The room inside was large
enough to accommodate twelve tables, plus the large bar top on the far side of the room. It looked to
be modeled after a rustic cabin. A couple Elvar sat scattered around the room in twos and threes. A
few fawns and even a centaur sat at one of the tables.
They sipped drinks while talking and laughing, generally just having a good time.
I felt instantly at home, and grinned to myself.
Boy I can’t wait for a drink.
Eladra strode to the bar top, lithely moving around tables like a dancer doing her practiced steps.
“What do I have to do to get a drink around here?!” Eladra called to a massively muscled Elvar male. He
had long dark hair that was fashioned into a topknot, his back was bare, I saw shining silver tattoos
covering the entirety of his frame. He was crouched over cleaning up a spill on the floor. He
straightened when he heard Eladra’s voice.
“Welcome home Eladra!”
He came around the side of the bar and touched his forehead to hers. They sat like that for a long
second before Breaking contact.
“May the stars of evlus shine on your head patriarch.”
“May the trinity of evlus grace you with strength and perception daughter.”
I watched curiously, this seemed like a familiar greeting between them. but I’d never seen anyone else
perform it in the whole time I’d been here.
I felt that people acted differently around me, voices would die as I’d enter a room or they would fade
into whispers, glancing at me suspiciously.
Eladra’s father leaned in as if to whisper conspiratorially, but his voice didn’t change in volume
whatsoever.
“Following in your fathers footsteps? Is that why you’ve been away for so long?” He nudged her and
winked.
She scowled and pushed him away.
“Evlus no! I’ve been on special assignment for the guards. Besides that, I have a reputation to uphold.
People will start saying that the Hentor lineage is infatuated with the mundani.”
The large Elvar turned and began walking back behind the bar.
“They don’t understand what it’s like to love, Because they will never allow themselves to feel the way I
did about your mother. Elvar breeding rituals are inflexible and archaic. But it has kept our peoples
bloodline strong. There will be a time Eladra, when you must make the same choice I did. But only you
know what’s right for you.”
“I know, you’ve told me hundreds of times.” Eladra scowled and took a seat on one of the bar stools, I
followed suite.
“Who’s this mundani?” Asked Eladra’s father.
“Forgive me, this is Jeremiah Hampton. Hampton, this is my father, Jard Hentor. He used to captain the
famous berserker fifth.”
I nodded to the imposing Elvar, not sure how to greet him. He nodded back and grabbed two mugs
from a tray.
“What’ll it be Eladra.”
Eladra ordered a greenish clear liquid that steamed as it was poured. She sipped it and shivered as the
drink ran down her throat.
“Do you have any beer? Maybe a hazy ipa?” I asked jard.
“We got beer but no hazy, I have to make everything in house cause the uppers don’t like us importing
goods. Too conspicuous.”
I ended up ordering a beer made out of a lichen that grew in the tunnels. It was bad. Imagine a beer
that tasted like a liquid salad, if you do, you’ll be on the right track for how this tasted. The drink was
alchoholic enough, so I drank it anyway, besides the fact I didn’t want to offend the huge Elvar.
Eladras father guffawed when I first took a sip. My face disobeyed my will and grimaced.
“Yeah, don’t sip, I’d recommend drinking it fast, it’s a bit rough if your not used to lichen beer.” He
laughed again and set about cleaning some mugs.
I glanced at Eladra from the corner of my eye, she seemed to be more relaxed in this place then she
had been the whole time I’d known her. Something about this bar, and her father seemed to put her at
ease.
A few more people came in, and sat down at the bar to my right. I didn’t bother looking up. I preferred
to study the back of the bar, Eladra’s father, and the many spigots of drinks that hosted odd names.
After a few minutes however something about the stranger next to me began nagging my
subconscious. I tried to study the platinum blond hair and golden eyes. The way his mouth turned up
in a sharp catlike toothy smile.
I’d seen that smile somewhere before. But where? Then I spotted the rings on his fingers.
“What are you doing here lazuli? You know that the guards are looking for you.” Hissed Eladra’s father
in low tones.
“Th-“
I cut him off mid sentance. “You ruined my life!” I yelled and threw myself at lazuli. I swung a fist, but
before my fist connected with lazuli’s face, something hard hit me in the side of the cheek. An Elvar
had stepped in and punched me before I could reach the focus of my wrath.
I stumbled backward from the blow, Eladra jumped off the bar stool catching me. She reached for her
sidearm but lazuli was faster. He’d already drawn a loaded gun. Aiming it between her eyes.
“Drop it.” Was lazulis only other command.
Eladra hesitated for a moment.
Lazuli motioned with his head, and a ranger that had been sitting next to Eladra placed a knife at her
throat.
“Lets put our guns away shall we? I’m only here to talk.”
“I agree, Everyone should put their guns away.” Said Eladra’s father, he had pulled a sawed off shotgun
from behind the counter and aimed it at lazuli.
Lazuli just smiled and put his gun back into the fold of his cloak.
The ranger gently pulled the gun from Eladra’s hand and stashed it in his cloak. Then sat down next to
her. She was panting hard, teeth gritted lip curled up in snarl, eyes full of rage.
I tried to control my anger but it roiled inside of my chest. The person directly responsible for all the
misfortune that had happened to me sat three feet to my right, and there was nothing I could do. I
realized just how powerless I was in this world, and I absolutely hated it. but but that didn’t stop me
from imagining all the things I could do to make him pay.
“Good choice, now as I was saying. I’m here for a vial of Hampton’s blood.”said Lazuli.
His voice was different, no longer ancient sounding, rather it was strong and smooth.
“Fuck you.” I spat.
“Now, now.” Tutted Lazuli. “Is that any way to speak to the Elvar who enlightened you?”
“If I could kill you, I’d do it right here and now!”
“Ok.” Was Lazulis coy reply.
He pulled out his pistol and set it on the table in front of me.
I froze, staring at the gun. Then I gritted my teeth feeling the anger course through me. I picked up
the handgun and placed it against lazulis forehead. I shook and clenched my teeth so hard they began
to ache. I was dimly aware that silence had fallen over the bar.
“Don’t.” Whispered Eladra.
My thumb pulled back the hammer. My index finger tightened on the trigger ever so slightly, I had to
do this, I needed to do this.
“Please.” Whispered Eladra.
I trembled and screamed punching Lazuli in the face with my other hand.
Instead of being angry lazuli just laughed, I could see a hint of insanity behind his eyes as he reached
forward and took the gun from me.
With that simple action I slumped back into my seat the anger leaking out of me. I just couldn’t do it. I
couldn’t kill another sentient being in cold blood.
“How’d you reverse the aging?” I asked in a low voice.
“Glamour, this is my real age, that was just a facade so I could travel around the topside. No one looks
twice at a creepy drunkard. You didn’t think I actually looked like a mundani did you?”
“Can you blame me?” I replied
“I’ve never actually seen a drayadalis.”
He shrugged and turned to Jard.
“Mind if I get a drink captain?
“Want the usual?” Asked Jard.
“Yeah.”
Jard shoved the shotgun back behind the counter and poured a thick red liquid into a mug and
handed it to him. I shivered as I realized it was blood.
“You just keep blood on tap?” I asked.
“Well I like to be able to serve anyone that may chance across my bar. And drayadalis although a small
part of the Elvar population still appear around here from time to time.” Jard wiped his hands on a
towel and threw the bloody thing into a bin behind the counter.
Lazuli reached into a pocket in his cloak and produced a shining vial and emptied it into the mug of
blood. He downed it in one swift pull. Sighing in delight.
“Still taking that stuff? Bulltren may harden the skin, but it also takes a toll on your mind, you realize it
can cause psychosis in certain users?” Said Jard.
“I’m aware captain, but my mind is as strong as ever. And It’s saved my life more times then I can
count.
“Call me jard lazuli, I’m no longer your captain.”
A shimmering field began to dance over lazulis eyes causing them to glow.
“How can you show your face here? Your hunted by the whole of the gate guards, your a declared
terrorist among the mundani.” Eladra gesticulates wildly in the air, her anger apparent.
“There’s a good reason for that. Have you been back to Evalis in the last three years? It’s getting worse.
The Feltchers have always been a nuisance but we’ve been able to withstand their constant raid due to
their infighting and constant power struggles between clans.
But recently they’ve managed to unite under a single banner. Burrow zero-two-one is gone,
completely destroyed. The feltchers used their souls to summon their primevil deity.
Eladra gasped. “Destroyed? But that was our second largest burrow, two million strong.”
Jard leaned forward as well, eyes piercing into lazuli with a fierce gaze.
“Is this why we haven’t had a change with gate guards in over two years?”
“Yep.” Was all lazuli could reply with.
“I don’t quite understand.” I turned to Eladra. What are the feltchers and a primevil.”
Jard replied instead, Eladra was still stunned into silence.
“We are mortal enemies, If Elvar are akin to felines, felchers are akin to avians. They live on the surface
and we live underground. It’s a crude comparison but the closest I can describe it to someone that’s
never seen them. A primevil is their deity. Its a dark entity that feeds on fear, bloodshed and
destruction. It’s raised through dark sorcery requiring the bloodshed of a multitude of either friends
or foes.”
“Haven’t you tried negotiating a peace treaty with them?” I asked. They all looked at me like I was
stupid, I cringed under their collective stare.
“We’ve tried brokering peace but they break it every time. They enjoy war and violence too much.
Feltchers aren’t content with sharing the world of Evalis. They will only rest when we are dead or gone.
So we’ve stopped trying and now just focus on repelling their attacks.” Jard broke off with a scowl.
Lazuli spoke up again.
“I’ve come to disagree with the high royal casttr’s style of leadership. Before the primevil was
summoned he was content to allow those evil creatures free reign. He misused the royal funds for his
parties, and social gatherings. Without funds to pay the troops a lot of them went home leaving the
defense stretched and weak in certain points.
Millions of people have died under his leadership and he doesn’t even have the grace to step down.
He’s more concerned with maintaining his royal position.
Ever since the destruction of burrow zero-two-one he’s finally realized the threat to our existence is
bigger then he previously thought.” Lazuli spoke with conviction and I almost felt like following him,
almost.
“Even back when we led soldiers together, castrr was a coward. He’d never stand with his men. He
delegated orders from a tent, claiming that as royalty he shouldn’t have to get his hands dirty.” Jard
spat into a sink behind him.
Lazuli spoke up again.
“I’m going to take leadership from castrr and fix the mess he’s created, but in order to do that, I need
an army. Duressa came up with the plan to attempt a gene change on this world. There is a veritable
untapped resource of soldiers here!”
“What makes you think people will fight for you? Their appearance may be altered but they’ll still be
business men, mothers, and children!” I told him.
“In order to beat the enemy, one must know the enemy. In the years I’ve fought the feltchers I’ve
learned certain blood rituals. I can slave the people infected by my bite to my will. They will love me
like no other, they will live and die for my every word. I don’t desire just soldiers, in this war for
survival, I require fanatics.”
I stared at lazuli in horror.
“You really are a monster. I can’t let you do this.”
“You can’t really stop me.” Was his simple reply. “I already have duressa working on a much stronger
version of your sickness, one that’s undiluted by your body. However Her research will progress much
faster if I get a sample of your blood. The mutations happening inside your body are rather rare after
all.
I glared at lazuli, and flexed my fingers. I ached to rip his face to shreds with my new claws.
Suddenly a third man burst into the bar.
“Lazuli, we gotta go, someone tipped of the gate guards, a killteam is on ther way down, eta five
minutes.”
Lazuli got to his feet and patted me on the cheek. “Since you where the first, I won’t slave you, I’ll leave
you as an homage to my genius. He pulled a needle out of his pack and stuck me in the arm. I was
about to struggle but he was already done, having siphons just enough of my life juice.
I growled deep in my throat.
Lazuli strode out of the bar with a casual wave of his hand. I walked to a window as they walked out.
“I’ll take point, the rest of you hang back, the killteam won’t hesitate to kill every one of us.” Lazulis
commanded as they sprinted forward.
The bar was silent for a few moments, then the sounds of clinking glasses slowly started up again
followed by the buzz of voices.
A few minutes lazuli had left, the sounds of running feet could be heard outside the bar.
“Search the perimeter! It is essential that we bring in lazuli.” The captains voice rang out.
A tall Elvar kicked in the door and searched the room with his rifle. He walked in and crouched near
the door, scanning the premises. Three more Elvar stalked in, and when they reported the room as
clear, the captain walked in.
“Sorry for intruding on your day off Eladra.”
“Captain did you know that burrow zero-two-one was decimated?” She burst out as soon as he
stepped close.
“How did you hear about that?”
“Lazuli.” Was my reply.
Jard still stood behind the bar, nonchalantly watching the exchange.
“How about a drink firran.”
“Not right now Jard. But thank you,
“I wouldn’t mind a drink, maybe something a bit stronger then the lichen beer.” I glanced at Eladra’s
empty glass.
Jard grinned and poured me the same drink Eladra had been sipping on just a few minutes earlier. The
greenish clear liquid steamed as it sat in the small mug.
“Is it hot?”
Jard shook his head.
I sniffed and it feintly smelt of smoke and moldy apples. I shrugged and brought the drink to my lips.
My intention was to swallow the drink like a shot and slam the mug back down on the table. In reality,
I downed a quarter of the drink before I began hacking and coughing. The drink was stronger then
anything I’d ever tasted. It was several minutes before I fully recovered.
“I’d advise you sip that one Hampton.” Jard laughed.
The captain was in close conference with Eladra. I caught the tail end of the conversation as I walked
up.
“It’s settled then, he will begin tomorow.”
“Are you sure that’s wise?” Asked Eladra.
“What’s going on?” I asked
“It’s clear you are useless in a fight, and when I say useless, a mouse would be more deadly then you.
The reason I bring this up is because the high noble castrr has heard about you back on Evalis. He is
interested in the changes you’ve undergone. A royal delegation will be arriving in a few months. It will
reflect badly on me if you aren’t schooled in the Elvar customs. Starting tomorow you will be joining
avalro for training. Who better to teach you then the Elhaven elite?”


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2020.10.25 19:46 jcvier Which type of model are these agencies looking for? Whilehlmina Models, IMG Models, Ford Models, Elite Model, LA Models & NY Model Management, NEXT Model Management.

I hear so much about the Elite Model Look, that Whilehlmina is vetter for petites contestants, that IMG is one of the best in high couture, but there's a type of model that these agencies are looking for? Which contestants of ANTM fitted the most these agencies?
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2020.10.24 01:34 michaeldave25 Weekly Discussions Post: October 23rd - October 29th 2020

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2020.10.23 20:28 ohninhoj GW6 Elite 1000 User Data: 91% Captain Salah (187% EO), 28% Bring In Kane while 34% Roll Transfer

GW6 Elite 1000 User Data: 91% Captain Salah (187% EO), 28% Bring In Kane while 34% Roll Transfer
Here is the Elite 1000 data for GW6- the realization of just how crazy FPL is has started to settle in as we progress through the start of the season.
Explanation for New Readers
I am tracking the decisions of 1,000 elite managers (based on historic performance and fplreview underlying metrics these are the statistically strongest managers). This sample includes Stephen Harrap, Fabio Borges, Mikkel Tokvam, Mark Sutherns, Simon March and 995 others who were indicated to be the statistically most likely managers to perform well this season (slightly different concept to a hall of fame).
https://fplreview.com/elite-data/
Captaincy
Elite 1000 Captaincy
Salah is completely dominant (which was predicted by the Massive data model- nobody was close this GW). 94% of managers who owned Salah picked him as captain and nearly everyone owned him anyway. In terms of propensity, Mane, Sterling and Kane were the main alternatives (ignoring small sample size players).
~80% of managers have Kane or Son set as vice captain, in the event that something unusual happens in the run up to the match. To pre-empt the Murray questions- one manager in the sample has been inactive following team creation (not bad out of 1,000 samples).
Transfer Strategy
A good GW5 subdued transfer activity a bit, which had gone crazy after the international break. This GW has had the least amount of transfer activity so far with ~34% of managers deciding to roll their transfer.
The median team is now ranked ~1M, which is close enough to the ~900k the Season Review tool would expect from the sample at this point of the season.
Elite 1000 Strategy

Kane and Grealish have gotten good returns recently and have strong projections too, so it's no surprise to see them being the most popular attacking transfers in this GW.

Attacking Transfers In
Out the door go Harvey Barnes, KDB and Jimenez. Ownership actually increased for James Rodriguez despite Carlos little press conference trick.
Attacking Transfers Out
Effective Ownership
Salah is the only player over 100% EO this GW and indeed he nearly makes it to 200%- incredible consensus. Son, DCL, Kane, TAA, Martinez, Saiss, Lamptey, Robertson, Grealish and Rodriguez all exceed 40%. These are the players who will determine how well the elite 1000 managers perform this GW.
Some interestign trends in benching is also clear- around ~87% of managers who own Justin have him benched, while 95% of Brewster owners aren't starting him either. Leeds defenders were a contentious choice- with Dallas/Ayling being started around 40-50% of the time.
Attacking EO
Defensive EO
If you would like to see the data in full, feel free to visit https://fplreview.com/elite-data/. You may have seen this great work being carried out by fplresearch on Twitter- he's been unable to work on it this year, so I'm doing it this year.
Thank you!
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2020.10.23 18:31 mikythebreaker Definitive Build 5000$

Hello guys!
My name is Michele i’m from Italy, and i apologize in advance for my bad English. I hope you could help me with my choice.
The budget is pretty high, 3000€ (3562,65$ ) PC + 1000€ (1187,55$) monitor.
The main use is for gaming, but I will also have to render with Keyshot.
It will be my definitive PC for the next 9999 years
Let’s start:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 600€ (712,23$)
Seems like this is the best new CPU in a good range price, perfect for gaming and good for render. Actually for me the 5950X it’s out of a good price range.
CPU COOLER: Corsair H100i Pro XT 240mm / Corsair H100i Capellix 240mm 132-160€ (156,69- 189,93$)
Willing to change for one with better value for money
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO 200€ (237,41$)
I’m not 100% sure about this one, there are a lot of motherboard, MSI, ASUS, TUF, but i have “experience” with Gigabyte. Which are the best parameters to check for a motherboard? There are a lot of differences between AORUS ELITE/PRO/ULTRA, and which one has the best value for money?
MEMORY: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory 190€ (225,54$)
32 GB should be enough for render, even too much for gaming atm, but in the future I think they will be useful for gaming too. In my research, CL16 2x32 seems to be the only ones. Any others?
STORAGE: SAMSUNG 970 M.2 1TB + 970 M.2 500GB + HDD SEAGATE BARRACUDA 4TB 7200rpm 173+100+100€ (205,34+ 118,69+ 118,69$)
500gb only for OS, 1TB for gaming, 4TB for storage video/rendephoto etc. There is something better than those, in this price range?
GPU: RTX 3080 750~1000€ (890,21~1186,94$)
Here the weak point…..in Italy the 3080/3090 are completely unavailable!!!!
the first stock should arrive in late Decembeearly January and it is not certain that they are still purchasable!!
So i’ll chose the 1st brand available or maybe waiting for the 3080ti for a better VRAM for rendering (but it’s true the latest news talk about no more 3080ti?!?!?)
Or maybe again….push my budget to the limit and take the 3090, VRAM is pretty important for rendering in GPU mode, and most important a better GPU mean less time for rendering. 3090 it’s around 1700€ (2009$)
CASE: COOLER MASTER H500 134€ (158,34$)
This should be one of the biggest mid tower, with a very good airflow, i was looking for Corsair iCUE 465X, it’s smaller but very looking good case and a good RGB management. Any better idea?
PSU: CORSAIR RMx 850W 157€ (185.52$)
Nvidia said 750W it’s enought for the 3080/3090, but i prefer 850W to be safe. The 1st thing is the psu has to be very solid, i repleaced like 3 or 4 psu in the last 10 yr, the other way around, i have never had a problem with Corsair.
MONITORS: 1000€ (1181,65$)
No idea. Atm i have 2 monitor: 1-FHD 60Hz 2- 4K LG 27UK600 60Hz
I was wondering about 4 options:
1- 4K 144Hz (so hard to find and there are just 3 or 4 existing model very expensive) + my 4K LG 27UK600 60Hz
2- Selling my 4k monitor and buy 2x QHD 160hz
3- Selling my 4k monitor and buy 1 QHD 160hz for gaming and 1 QHD 60Hz just for support
4- Buy only 1 QHD 160Hz for gaming + my 4K LG 27UK600 60Hz but i hate different resolution!!!
Here we are, let's see what you think.
Thanks
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2020.10.23 16:27 dariasss The Full List Of Investment Banks

Chiron Financial is a center market focused investment banking firm. The companies embody mergers & acquisitions advisory, restructuring, and so on. Services are like those discovered within the bigger middle market companies—M&A advisory, ESOP, fairness and debt elevate, and restructuring. Again, regional corporations would possibly give attention to just a few of these services however present a few others.
Regional firms typically concentrate on transactions under $300 million to keep away from competing in opposition to higher-known nationwide center market funding banks. Remember, nevertheless, that every one these firms can manage transactions of significant dimension, however they have found marketing to the middle of the center market more productive.

Distinguish Between Three Types Of Investment Banks

Even if you're rather more skilled, older, and have graduated from a prime enterprise school, you continue to have to do your fair share of grunt work - see tip #2. The other purpose is that languages and multicultural experiences are not as useful as they're within the US than in the UK. The US is a very giant country, and subsequently funding banks will principally do home business , and will not require bankers to speak many languages.
This listing of funding banks notes full-service banks, monetary conglomerates, impartial investment banks, private placement companies and notable acquired, merged, or bankrupt funding banks. As an business it is broken up into the Bulge Bracket , Middle Market (mid-degree companies), and boutique market .

Disadvantages Of Working In Investment Banking At Middle Market Banks

Middle markets are often additionally in the center ground so far as geographic attain, having a considerably bigger presence than regional boutiques but falling wanting the multinational scope of bulge bracket banks. Houlihan Lokey – Recognized globally as an advisory-centered firm and as one of the best middle market funding banks. Services embrace monetary restructuring, company finance, and monetary advisory companies related to mergers and acquisitions. National full-service center market companies – Expand their companies to combine funding banking, wealth management, equity analysis, and brokerage and personal equity services.

Boutique Investment Banks: The Rising Stars

It started as a smaller investment banking firm, so it’s similar to providers like JP Morgan by way of offering diversified solutions that take a rising enterprise’s scale into consideration. Responsible for some of right now’s most cutting-edge asset management, personal equity, investment and fairness research approaches around, William Blair boasts plain success.
I discovered corporate finance fundamentals / financial modeling abilities. Unlike most other candidates, I don’t have expertise in banking and don’t have these basic technical abilities.
In times of hardship or financial melancholy, boutiques often have no choice but to downsize or even shut their enterprise. In terms of money bonus, Middle Market Investment banks pay bankers in all cash. People often desire a clear-reduce division between big and small, however the actuality is not at all times just black and white. While we now have segmented firms within the numerous classifications beneath, some will disagree with our suggested labeling of corporations. This is as a result of there may be vital blurring between the classifications, particularly in smaller corporations.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. fulfill the company financial advisory and transactional needs of their clients. It primarily focusses on the actual property sector and supplies investment banking recommendation on actual estate, healthcare, industrial and multifamily space. Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. popularly known as BGL was based in 1989 and is headquartered in Cleveland, United States. It is an impartial center-market bank providing monetary service to its purchasers spread throughout the United States primarily in Chicago, Newport Beach, and San Antonio. It was shaped with the goal of providing sound and unbiased advice from skilled and certified advisors to business owners who were dealing with challenges in their industries.

Investment Banking Brainteasers

PCE started as a neighborhood funding bank, as did most of the corporations on these lists. Offered services are traditional advisory funding banking companies and include promoting, buying, ESOP, equity and debt raises, and restructuring. However, due to size, most native corporations will give attention to just some of those companies. Most elite boutique banks start as regional boutiques after which steadily work as much as elite standing through handling successions of bigger and bigger offers for more prestigious purchasers.
Simply with the ability to write “Investment Banking Associate” or Analyst on your CV will get you more interviews at other firms once you settle for it and have been working there for a while. The downside is that summer time internship recruiting for 2021 is already over on the giant banks because it starts a yr upfront now. I assume you must probably goal for something like enterprise valuation or corporate banking or corporate finance, win a full-time provide there, after which move into IB from one of those roles.

List Of Middle Market Investment Banks

In the previous decade, Scott-Macon specialty business groups have included business services, shopper products, industrial and automotive, healthcare, transportation and logistics and media. As one of the prime funding banks obtainable to mid-sized companies, Scott-Macon repeatedly assures lengthy-term success by redefining the investment world’s most impactful cornerstones. Get immediate access to classes taught by skilled private fairness pros and bulge bracket investment bankers together with financial assertion modeling, DCF, M&A, LBO, Comps and Excel Modeling. both companies have reputations as scrappy middle market companies and have groups that are sweatshop status. i personally enjoyed working with most individuals i occurred to work with at both companies though, so the hours are much more doable that method.
Many bankers didn't begin as an analyst from the graduate scheme. Banks usually specialise in Industry groups , and therefore business experience is extremely wanted. A good answer can be to work for a blue-chip company outfit (corresponding to Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, BT, Vodafone, and so forth.) for 2 to three years, and use this expertise to use to investment banks afterward. The ideal position for a placement into investment banking would be to work within the internal strategy division or company M&A division of the agency.
At the identical time, to make your self more enticing, you could get an ACCA qualification or a CFA qualification to point out your robust finance abilities. relevant internships in your freshman year and sophomore 12 months is very important. Middle-market funding banks are usually what the designation implies. They occupy the center middle market investment bank ground between smaller regional funding banking firms and the huge bulge bracket funding banks. Middle-market banks usually work on deals that start around the regional degree and go up to close to the bulge bracket stage, usually starting from about $50 million as much as round $500 million or more.
Regional corporations have a bigger workers, which permits them to develop business specialties. The business focus may take them all over the nation, difficult the characterization of “regional.” However, regional firms will not take small engagements until they're close to an office. Traveling throughout the nation to pitch to a small company isn't cost-efficient.
In Europe, speaking various languages, particularly Europeans but also to some extend Asian languages, is highly valued. Fixed Income protection includes Credit, Bonds, Interest Rates and Derivatives.
While bulge brackets should observe market tendencies and your bonus will be fairly predictable , boutiques pay may vary rather more relying on the variety of successful offers they've closed during the 12 months. Given the smaller measurement, the process could also be more political, in addition to depend upon the quality of your relationships inside the agency.
Elite boutiques more closely resemble bulge bracket banks in regard to the dollar worth of the deals they handle, which is frequently over $1 billion, although they might deal with some smaller deals as well. Elite boutiques once more look extra like bulge bracket banks in that they generally have sizable nationwide and international presence, operating dozens of places of work in a number of international locations. However, they usually still lack the sort of world presence of a significant funding bank similar to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Discipline and having a routine is key to not solely ensure your survival but in addition the growth of your profession. Set time apart for learning everyday, observe up with pals, colleagues, headhunters, ex-classmates; be sure to train properly and, if attainable, make sure you get some proper relaxation when you've some downtime.
William Blair offers a range of economic providers from equity research and brokerage, asset management, personal equity, and investment banking. Also, established Bulge Bracket investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan will have center market platforms as nicely which can or will not be absolutely integrated with the broader investment banking group.
The industry sectors embody Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Manufacturing, etc. The agency has facilitated transactions with a worth of $10M-$400M, as of Dec 2017. The smallest of investment banks, regional boutiques function—as the label would imply—in a concentrated region.
Harris William & Co. is a subsidiary of PNC Financial Services and has acquired a number of center-market investment banks within the previous decade. It supplies monetary advisory in equity opinions, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. Harris William & Co. established its name within the Leveraged Buyout transactions and is kind of in style with the private equity corporations which are on the lookout for the purchase-side advisory of the M&A deal. Merchant banks, for example, function as combined personal equity corporations and funding banks, offering advisory companies and also investing in companies.
It is completely fine to level out mistakes, however hold your opinion to yourself while you get extra experience. You’re here to safe a full time job, not to impress shoppers . The community that bankers build at high investment banks is commonly overlooked. However, this might be of important significance in your mid to late career.
Extremely variable is the word finest for describing middle market investment banks’ work expertise, cultures, working hours and salary. Some teams are fairly constant, whereas others fluctuate a bit, and the experience is dependent on key people. At the same time, the outsourcing of all non-core aspects because of technological advancements makes it easier for one or few individuals to run a boutique financial institution.
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2020.10.23 06:03 Khantlerpartesar Timeline of Hololive V2.0

This timeline will repost every 1 Month Had Passed, with updates and new things that will appear as well as editing old updates.
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The following timeline is (messy and) based on Hololive (including Holostar) Vtubers (along with other characters) debut date (and even retirement date, yes, sadly), instances and marks but if there is no YouTube channel then I can only rely on other media such as Bilibili based on its debut date.
I would like to ask everyone's support to make this post appeal to everyone so that they knew atleast how the Hololive we come to love so much had began. Thank you.
Welcome to...
{Date first posted: September 17, 2020}
{Updates: September 17, 2020 --- September 27, 2020 --- Oct. 12, 2020 --- Oct. 13, 2020 --- Oct. 14, 2020 --- Oct. 15, 2020 --- Oct. 21, 2020 --- Oct. 23, 2020 --- Oct 24, 2020 --- Oct. 27, 2020 ---...}
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[The Timeline of Hololive]
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(2016)
ARC 0: "The Glimpse of a Blue Play Button"
0) Cover Corp was founded in 13th of June, 2016 by none other than Motoaki "YAGOO" Tanigo
1) Cover Corp is a company develops and manages virtual reality and augmented reality software application products. It will soon be the parent company of the soon-to-be "Hololive Production"
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(2017)
ARC 1: "The Morning Sunrise"
2) Cover Corp launched the "Hololive Production" project. At this point in time, Hololive was not yet officially a thing, it always refer to an app in development called "Hololy."
3) "Yuujin A" - or A-chan, was a high school girl at this time. She was not a former employee of Cover (though Cover tried to hire her but she declined). At this time, she was just behind Sora - the two were best friends. She was just supporting Sora at this point of time.
4) "Tokino Sora" - the first ever Virtual YouTuber of Cover Corps and the first ever member of Hololive, first member of a soon-to-be "0th Gen", she debuted September 7, 2017
5) "Ankimo" and "Yuujin A" joined in with Sora with the streams, well, sometimes. At this time, A-chan became Sora's full pledge support. And then soon will apply as a staff in Hololive.
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(2018)
ARC 2: "The First Fledglings"
6) "Robocco" - once a demonstrator for the technology of Hololive App joined Hololive Vtuber group, and will be member of a soon-to-be "0th Gen", debuted March 4, 2018
7) "Hoshimachi Suisei" - a once independent Vtuber that soon joined Hololive, and will be a member of a soon-to-be "0th Gen" debuted March 22, 2018
8) Cover Corp turned "Hololive" into a Vtuber Group and thus the said Virtual Agency was officially founded. Thus, Hololive will begin its female-only Vtubers recruitment.
8.5) An audition was made (privately) and will begin the first Generational group of Hololive called "1st Gen"
9) "Yozora Mel" - is the first member of 1st Gen for Hololive to appear, debuted May 13, 2018
10) "Natsuiro Matsuri(?) AND Shirakami Fubuki - both are members of 1st Gen of Hololive, they debuted June 1, 2018
11) "Akai Haato" - (or will be known in 2020 as Haachama) is another member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, she debuted June 2, 2018
12) "H▌│█║▌║▌║ C║▌║▌║█│▌" - another member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, she debuted(?) June 3, 2018
13) "Aki Rosenthal" - is the last member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, she debuted June 7, 2018
14) The "1st Generation of Hololive" was (unofficially (?)) formed, with its members are: Yozora Mel, Natsuiro Matsuri, Shirakami Fubuki, Akai Haato, H▌│█║▌║▌║ C║▌║▌║█│▌ and Aki Rosethal.
15) "H▌│█║▌║▌║ C║▌║▌║█│▌" - a member of 1st Gen of Hololive, she was officially terminated for violating a contract and thus was sacked by Hololive, she was the first ever Vtuber in the Virtual World who was wiped out from the face of the world. A controversial figure. She was terminated by June 25th, 2018, leaving behind a dark spot in the face of Hololive
16) "Hololive Production" was officially founded by Cover Corp and established its building agency
17) "Sakura Miko" - she debuted at August 1, 2018. However, she was not yet a member of Hololive. She was once placed in a "Sakura Miko Project", however, from the looks of it, the project failed.
18) "1st Generation of Hololive" was officially updated, members composed of: Yozora Mel, Natsuiro Matsuri, Shirakami Fubuki, Akai Haato, and Aki Rosethal.
19) Another batch (private) was made and was introduced as "2nd Gen" of Hololive by late 2018
20) "Minato Aqua" - is the first member of 2nd Gen of Hololive to appear, debuted August 8, 2018
21) "Murasaki Shion" - another member of 2nd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 17, 2018
22) "Nakiri Ayame" - another member of 2nd Gen of Hololive, she debuted September 3, 2018
23) "Yuzuki Choco" - or Choco-sensei, is another member of 2nd Gen of Hololive, she debuted September 5, 2018
24) "Oozaru Subaru" - the last member of 2nd Gen, she debuted September 16, 2018
25) "2nd Generation of Hololive" was officially established, with its members as: Minato Aqua, Murasaki Shion, Nakiri Ayame, Yuzuki Choco, and Oozaru Subaru.
26) "AZKi" - is Vtuber Diva for the joint project between Upd8 and Cover Corp. At this point, she was not a member of Hololive yet, she debuted November 11, 2018
27) "Ookami Mio" - is a first member to appear in Hololive for a new engaging platform, and will be the first member to be part of a soon-to-be "Hololive GAMERS", she debuted December 7, 2018
28) Sakura Miko officially joined/placed to Hololive alongside the soon-to-be "0th Gen", she officially debuted under Hololive by December 25th of 2018
29) A "Non-Generational (or 0th Gen) of Hololive" was officially established with members (these people already exist in Hololive and even before then, with Sora as exception(?)) as: Tokino Sora, Robocco, Hoshimachi Suisei and Sakura Miko.
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(2019)
ARC 3: "The Unique Moments"
29) An audition was made for a new branch called "Gamers of Hololive"
30) Shirakami Fubuki, a member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, joined the Hololive GAMERS by March 22(?), 2019
31) "Nekomata Okayu" - is another member of the soon-to-be "Hololive GAMERS", she debuted April 6, 2019
32) "Inugami Korone" - is the last(?) member of the soon-to-be "Hololive GAMERS", she debuted April 13, 2019
33) Officially established a "Hololive GAMERS", a branch of Hololive, members composed of: Ookami Mio, Shirakami Fubuki, Nekomata Okayu, and Inugami Korone.
34) Due to the success of Hololive, new agency(?) was established(?) by Cover Corps called "Holostar", another Virtual YouTuber Agency for the male-only Vtubers as idols.
35) An audition was made in May 17, 2019 for Holostar was formed that will be called "1st Gen" of Holostar as well, initially, there were only supposed to be 3 members
36) May 19, 2019, "INoNaKa Music (INNK MUSIC)" was established by Cover Corps and is the music label under Hololive - basically they're the creators of Music and BGMs of/for our favorites Hololive (and Holostar(?)) Vtubers. It was announced that AZKi will be running the music label.
37) "Hanasaki Miyabi" - the first ever (male) Virtual YouTuber of Cover Corps, first ever member of Holostar and first member of its 1st Gen, he debuted June 8, 2019
38) "Kagami Kira" - another member of 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted June 9, 2019
39) An audition for a new group (public announcement) of "3rd Gen" in Hololive had began by June 13, 2019
40) "Kanade Izuru" - another member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted June 22, 2019
41) By July 7th of 2019, the first two members of the 3rd Gen of Hololive was announced and they're: Usada Pekora and Uruha Rushia
42) "Usada Pekora" - is the first member of 3rd Gen of Hololive to appear, debuted July 17, 2019
43) "Uruha Rushia" - a member of the 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted July 18, 2019
44) "Daidou Shinove" - is the first ever Virtual Manager of Holostar, do not have YouTube account but based on his Twitter account he joined around August of 2019
45) "Shiranui Flare" - another member of 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 7, 2019
46) "Shirogane Noel" - another member of 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 8, 2019
47) "Honshou Marine" - the last member of 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 11, 2019
48) The "3rd Generation of Hololive" was formed and will be known as "Hololive Fantasy", the members are: Usada Pekora, Uruha Rushia, Shiranui Flare, Shirogane Noel, and Honshou Marine
49) An announcement that Hololive will launch a first ever overseas branch line; "Hololive China" or Hololive CH. In a site known as Bilibili, an audition was created for the first ever China's "1st Gen" of Hololive in China
50) "Yakushiji Suzaku" - another member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted September 7, 2019
51) "Arurandeisu" - is another member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted September 9, 2019
52) "Yogiri" - is the first ever overseas member of Hololive, first ever member that is from China, and first member of the 1st Gen of Hololive in China, she debuted September 28, 2019 (in Bilibili)
53) "Rikka" - is the last member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted October 20, 2019
54) The "1st Generation of Holostar" was officially established, the members are: Hanasaki Miyabi, Kagami Kira, Kanade Izuru, Yakushiji Suzaku, Arurandeisu and Rikka.
55) "Civia" - debuted in Bilibili at November 1, 2019
56) An audition was made for the "2nd Gen" of Holostar
56.5) Around November inbetween 25-30, Suisei joined the music label INNK along side AZKi.
57) In December 1st and 2nd of 2019, the agency of Holostar was scrapped(?) and instead merged together with the main branch that is Hololive and INoNaKa Music, and Holostar became one of Hololive's branch, thus establishing the "Hololive Production"
58) "Astel Leda" - is the first member of the 2nd Gen of Holostar, he debuted December 7, 2019
59) "Kishido Temma" - is a member of the 2nd Gen of Holostar, debuted December 14, 2019
60) [ERROR] - information had possibly moved to a different number of the timeline
61) An audition was announced for the "4th Gen" of Hololive
62) "Amane Kanata" - is the first member of 4th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted December 17, 2019
63) "Kiryuu Coco" - is another member of 4th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted December 18, 2019
63.4) "Yukoku Roberu" - is the last member of 2nd Gen of Holostar to appear, debuted December 24, 2019
63.8) The "2nd Generation of Holostar" was established with members which are: Astel Leda, Kishido Temma and Yukoku Roberu
64) "Tsunomaki Watame" - is another member of 4th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted December 29, 2019
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(2020)
ARC 4: "The Silver and Grey Periods of Hololive"
65) "Tokoyami Towa" - is another member of 4th Gen of Hololive, she debuted January 3, 2020
66) "Himemori Luna" - is the last member of 4th Gen of Hololive, she debuted January 4, 2020
67) The "4th Generation of Hololive" was officially formed with members are: Amane Kanata, Kiryuu Coco, Tsunomaki Watame, Tokoyami Towa and Himemori Luna.
68) "Spade Echo" - is the last member of the 1st Gen of Hololive CH, she debuted in Bilibili at January 30, 2020
69) The "1st Generation of Hololive CH" was formed in Bilibili, with members are: Yogiri, Civia and Spade Echo
70) At the month of March, on the day of 6th, Hololive announced the retirement of, Yakushiji Suzaku. He's the first ever Virtual YouTuber of Cover Corps to graduate in Holostar - the first Holo-Retirement, leaving behind this scent of sadness
71) The "1st Generation of Holostar" was updated, members now are: Hanasaki Miyabi, Kagami Kira, Kanade Izuru, Arurandeisu and Rikka
72) Somewhen in March or April, marked the beginning of "The Silver Age of Vtubers", with Hololive (alongside Nijisanji) rising in popularity immensely.
72.5) The first ever collab stream between Hololive and Holostar happened in Feb 2, 2020: hosted by Miyabi, Temma, Suzaki, Fubuki, & Matsuri.
73) An announcement of Hololive for the "2nd Gen" of Hololive in China, an audition has began around late February(?) or early March(?)
74) "Doris AND Rosalyn" - the first two members who appeared first in 2nd Gen of Hololive CH, debuted in Bilibili March 6, 2020
75) Hololive announced its second overseas branch; "Hololive Indonesia" or Hololive ID. And audition was launched in late March(?) or early April(?) for the "1st Gen" of Hololive in Indonesia
76) "Ayunda Risu" - is the first ever member of Hololive ID and first member of the 1st Gen of Hololive to appear in Indonesia, she debuted April 10, 2020
77) "Artia" - is the last member of 2nd Gen of Hololive CN, she debuted in Bilibili April 11, 2020
78) The "2nd Generation of Hololive CH" was established, with members are: Doris, Rosalyn and Artia
79) "Moona Hoshinova" - is a member of the 1st Gen ID, she debuted April 11, 2020
80) "Airani Iofifteen" - is a member of the 1st Gen ID, she debuted April 12, 2020
81) The "1st Generation of Hololive ID" was formed and its members are: Ayunda Risu, Moona Hoshinova and Airani Iofifteen
82) An announcement by Hololive in twitter that there will be an audition for an English Speaking Vtubers starting by April 23, 2020
83) Hololive announced and introduced the "3rd Gen" of Holostar
84) "Tsukishita Kaoru" - is the first member of the 3rd Gen of Holostar to appear, he debuted April 29, 2020
85) "Kageyama Shien" - is a member of the 3rd Gen of Holostar, he debuted April 30, 2020
86) "Aragami Oga" - is the last member of the 3rd Gen of Holostar, he debuted May 1, 2020
87) The "3rd Generation of Holostar" was formed and was known as "TriNero" with members are: Tsukishita Kaoru, Kageyama Shien, and Aragami Oga
88) By June 28th of 2020, the 2nd Generation of Holostar named their group as "SunTempo"
88.5) July 3rd of 2020, Hololive ID, a second overseas branch of Hololive that is in Indonesia, announced an audition its Twitter for its "2nd Gen"
89) However, a sudden and sad news has arrived. By July 28th of 2020, Hololive announced that a member of the TriNero squad, Tsukishita Kaoru, had officially retired, leaving behind a mystery trail of his retirement
89.5) By mid June, marked the highest peak of Hololive's popularity, influenced greatly because of "The Silver Age of Vtuber"
90) In the months of late June, July and early August, will be marked as the "Vidapocalypse" of "Holopocalypse", the Privatization/Deletion of the Holo-members streaming video games that they played prior
90.5) In July 30th of year 2020, Artia, a member of the 2nd Gen Hololive CN, have made her debut in Twitch
91) On the day 31st of July in 2020 marked the beginning of visible struggles in Hololive. This day is the day when Sakura Miko was announced to be having a hiatus for one or two months by Cover Corps due to her illness
92) In August 5th of 2020, Ookami Mio was suspended of her activities. Two strikes were filed against her YouTube account and in danger of getting ban completely
93) By August 6th of 2020, Hololive announced in Twitter and introduced the "5th Gen of Hololive"
94) "Yukihana Lamy" - is the first member of 5th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted August 12, 2020
95) "Momosuzu Nene" - a member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 13, 2020
96) "Shishiro Botan" - a member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 14, 2020
97) "Mano Aloe" - a member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 15, 2020
98) "Omaru Polka" - the last member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 16, 2020
99) The "5th Generation of Hololive" was established, also known as "Holofive" with members such as: Yukihana Lamy, Momosuzu Nene, Shishiro Botan, Mano Aloe, and Omaru Polka
100) At August 17th of 2020, Mano Aloe got into trouble about her Live2D model and personal life suddenly got involved. The agency gave her 2 weeks of break to deal with this error, leaving behind the masses with worry but with support and expectations of her return
101) Unfortunately, in August 30th of 2020, a new member from the 5th Gen of Hololive, Mano Aloe, just after 2 weeks of her debut, soon retired due to stress. This caused an uproar in the community, the first every uproar, and created minor setbacks and so the terms of "Doxxing" and "Antis" was now well-known to hate. Mano Aloe's retirement left a deep scar in the community
102) By September 4th of 2020, Cover Corp announced that Ookami Mio's suspension was lifted and will return to her usual activities
103) "Civia" - is the first China-member Hololive to debuted in YouTube at September 5, 2020
104) In response to the massive uproar caused by Mano Aloe's retirement, a Legal Team from Cover Corp was made and announced as anti-harrassment and anti-bullying. An official statement of this was made in early September.
105) By September 8th of 2020, Hololive Twitter account introduced its first ever English branch, "Hololive EN"
106) "Mori Calliope AND Takanashi Kiara" - both debuted September 12, 2020
107) "Gawr Gura, Ninomae Ina'nis AND Watson Amelias", they are the first ever English (Global) Vtubers under Hololive - both debuted September 13, 2020
108) The "1st Generation of Hololive EN" was formed with its members are: Mori Calliope, Takanashi Kiara, Gawr Gura, Ninomae Ina'nis, and Watson Amelia.
108.4) By mid September of 2020, just after all the HololiveEN had their debut, a popular female streamer in Twitch had caused the Vtuber Community into an uproar never seen before - it's the first uproat involving internal communities. This time led to the end of "The Silver Age of Vtuber"
108.8) Somewhen in September of 2020, Kiryuu Coco becomes the first ever Vtuber to reach number 1 in Superchat Earners - closely followed by Minato Aqua and Uruha Rushia
109) By late September of 2020, an unfortunate (yet stupid) thing happened in Hololive: a Civil War. Backed by antis and haters, the nationalist radicals attacked the Hololive community because of Coco saying the T-word and sparked the Among Us incidents. This, in turn, was counterattacked by the Global Fans.
110) Hololive Moment, the gatekeeper who introduced Hololive, had fallen from grace.
111) Coco and Haachama returned back to Hololive by Oct. 19 of 2020 - the battle was won by the Global Fans, though the war is still far from over.
112) After months of hiatus, the legendary elite that is Miko Sakura herself returned by Oct. 21, 2020
113) Gawr Gura has officially overcome Korone and Fubuki in the sub counts (not a race, just something to point out) and had reached "1 Million Subscribers" by late night in Oct. 22 - she is the THIRD official Vtuber to have reach 1 Million Subs in the Virtual World, and the FIRST Vtuber under Hololive to reach 1 Million Subs
114) Oct. 22, 2020 - Mori Calliope had triumphantly reach Top 1 in iTunes
115) However, a sad yet fortunate fate had befallen upon HoloCN - in Oct. 23, 2020. Due to the actions done by the radical nationalists backed by antis, HoloCN will officially broke off. The Cover Corps had given the six girls under HoloCN to choose their path. So far, as of today, every girl except "Doris" (no news about her as of yet), had chose to go independent - though the date is still unclear and no official statement about these from Cover Corp has yet to release.
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The "(?)" you see indicates that I am either unsure or lack of information about what a certain time point. Please help me correct this one.
And if there's a correction that needs to be addressed, just type it down below and I will edit the post.
Sources:
A] https://virtualyoutuber.fandom.com/wiki/Hololive
B] https://hololive.wiki/wiki/Main_Page
C] Cover Corp main site (though I rarely check the page)
D] Fans correction
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Questions That Needs Answer:
1) When did "A-Chan" join as an employee in Hololive? (If exact day is unknown, at least the month/year is okay)
2) When did the VERY FIRST (which is a collab cover, if anyone who remembers) collaboration between Hololive and Holostar happened? According to a comment, the very first collab between the two happened somewhen in 2019 but due to privatization, the said stream was lost and so its date.
• Due to this unprecedented circumstances, we decided to choose the first collab stream between the two that happened in Feb 2, 2020.
3) In lights of the recent fall of Mano Aloe, we slowly found out that other members before her also experienced the same thing. They are Towa, Mel and Pekora. We would like to say to everyone reading this that we only need the Date and little bit of information regarding what happened to that said day.
• Disclaimer: We are not opening old wounds - but rather to let everyone knew that this happened.
4)
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Potential Addition to the Timeline:
1) 3D debut dates
2)
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2020.10.23 05:38 Khantlerpartesar Timeline of Hololive V2.0

This timeline will repost every 1 Month Had Passed, with updates and new things that will appear as well as editing old updates.
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The following timeline is (messy and) based on Hololive (including Holostar) Vtubers (along with other characters) debut date (and even retirement date, yes, sadly), instances and marks but if there is no YouTube channel then I can only rely on other media such as Bilibili based on its debut date.
I would like to ask everyone's support to make this post appeal to everyone so that they knew atleast how the Hololive we come to love so much had began. Thank you.
Welcome to...
{Date first posted: September 17, 2020}
{Updates: September 17, 2020 --- September 27, 2020 --- Oct. 12, 2020 --- Oct. 13, 2020 --- Oct. 14, 2020 --- Oct. 15, 2020 --- Oct. 21, 2020 --- Oct. 23, 2020 --- Oct 24, 2020 --- Oct. 27, 2020 ---...}
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[The Timeline of Hololive]
...
(2016)
ARC 0: "The Glimpse of a Blue Play Button"
0) Cover Corp was founded in 13th of June, 2016 by none other than Motoaki "YAGOO" Tanigo
1) Cover Corp is a company develops and manages virtual reality and augmented reality software application products. It will soon be the parent company of the soon-to-be "Hololive Production"
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(2017)
ARC 1: "The Morning Sunrise"
2) Cover Corp launched the "Hololive Production" project. At this point in time, Hololive was not yet officially a thing, it always refer to an app in development called "Hololy."
3) "Yuujin A" - or A-chan, was a high school girl at this time. She was not a former employee of Cover (though Cover tried to hire her but she declined). At this time, she was just behind Sora - the two were best friends. She was just supporting Sora at this point of time.
4) "Tokino Sora" - the first ever Virtual YouTuber of Cover Corps and the first ever member of Hololive, first member of a soon-to-be "0th Gen", she debuted September 7, 2017
5) "Ankimo" and "Yuujin A" joined in with Sora with the streams, well, sometimes. At this time, A-chan became Sora's full pledge support. And then soon will apply as a staff in Hololive.
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(2018)
ARC 2: "The First Fledglings"
6) "Robocco" - once a demonstrator for the technology of Hololive App joined Hololive Vtuber group, and will be member of a soon-to-be "0th Gen", debuted March 4, 2018
7) "Hoshimachi Suisei" - a once independent Vtuber that soon joined Hololive, and will be a member of a soon-to-be "0th Gen" debuted March 22, 2018
8) Cover Corp turned "Hololive" into a Vtuber Group and thus the said Virtual Agency was officially founded. Thus, Hololive will begin its female-only Vtubers recruitment.
8.5) An audition was made (privately) and will begin the first Generational group of Hololive called "1st Gen"
9) "Yozora Mel" - is the first member of 1st Gen for Hololive to appear, debuted May 13, 2018
10) "Natsuiro Matsuri(?) AND Shirakami Fubuki - both are members of 1st Gen of Hololive, they debuted June 1, 2018
11) "Akai Haato" - (or will be known in 2020 as Haachama) is another member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, she debuted June 2, 2018
12) "H▌│█║▌║▌║ C║▌║▌║█│▌" - another member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, she debuted(?) June 3, 2018
13) "Aki Rosenthal" - is the last member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, she debuted June 7, 2018
14) The "1st Generation of Hololive" was (unofficially (?)) formed, with its members are: Yozora Mel, Natsuiro Matsuri, Shirakami Fubuki, Akai Haato, H▌│█║▌║▌║ C║▌║▌║█│▌ and Aki Rosethal.
15) "H▌│█║▌║▌║ C║▌║▌║█│▌" - a member of 1st Gen of Hololive, she was officially terminated for violating a contract and thus was sacked by Hololive, she was the first ever Vtuber in the Virtual World who was wiped out from the face of the world. A controversial figure. She was terminated by June 25th, 2018, leaving behind a dark spot in the face of Hololive
16) "Hololive Production" was officially founded by Cover Corp and established its building agency
17) "Sakura Miko" - she debuted at August 1, 2018. However, she was not yet a member of Hololive. She was once placed in a "Sakura Miko Project", however, from the looks of it, the project failed.
18) "1st Generation of Hololive" was officially updated, members composed of: Yozora Mel, Natsuiro Matsuri, Shirakami Fubuki, Akai Haato, and Aki Rosethal.
19) Another batch (private) was made and was introduced as "2nd Gen" of Hololive by late 2018
20) "Minato Aqua" - is the first member of 2nd Gen of Hololive to appear, debuted August 8, 2018
21) "Murasaki Shion" - another member of 2nd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 17, 2018
22) "Nakiri Ayame" - another member of 2nd Gen of Hololive, she debuted September 3, 2018
23) "Yuzuki Choco" - or Choco-sensei, is another member of 2nd Gen of Hololive, she debuted September 5, 2018
24) "Oozaru Subaru" - the last member of 2nd Gen, she debuted September 16, 2018
25) "2nd Generation of Hololive" was officially established, with its members as: Minato Aqua, Murasaki Shion, Nakiri Ayame, Yuzuki Choco, and Oozaru Subaru.
26) "AZKi" - is Vtuber Diva for the joint project between Upd8 and Cover Corp. At this point, she was not a member of Hololive yet, she debuted November 11, 2018
27) "Ookami Mio" - is a first member to appear in Hololive for a new engaging platform, and will be the first member to be part of a soon-to-be "Hololive GAMERS", she debuted December 7, 2018
28) Sakura Miko officially joined/placed to Hololive alongside the soon-to-be "0th Gen", she officially debuted under Hololive by December 25th of 2018
29) A "Non-Generational (or 0th Gen) of Hololive" was officially established with members (these people already exist in Hololive and even before then, with Sora as exception(?)) as: Tokino Sora, Robocco, Hoshimachi Suisei and Sakura Miko.
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(2019)
ARC 3: "The Unique Moments"
29) An audition was made for a new branch called "Gamers of Hololive"
30) Shirakami Fubuki, a member of the 1st Gen of Hololive, joined the Hololive GAMERS by March 22(?), 2019
31) "Nekomata Okayu" - is another member of the soon-to-be "Hololive GAMERS", she debuted April 6, 2019
32) "Inugami Korone" - is the last(?) member of the soon-to-be "Hololive GAMERS", she debuted April 13, 2019
33) Officially established a "Hololive GAMERS", a branch of Hololive, members composed of: Ookami Mio, Shirakami Fubuki, Nekomata Okayu, and Inugami Korone.
34) Due to the success of Hololive, new agency(?) was established(?) by Cover Corps called "Holostar", another Virtual YouTuber Agency for the male-only Vtubers as idols.
35) An audition was made in May 17, 2019 for Holostar was formed that will be called "1st Gen" of Holostar as well, initially, there were only supposed to be 3 members
36) May 19, 2019, "INoNaKa Music (INNK MUSIC)" was established by Cover Corps and is the music label under Hololive - basically they're the creators of Music and BGMs of/for our favorites Hololive (and Holostar(?)) Vtubers. It was announced that AZKi will be running the music label.
37) "Hanasaki Miyabi" - the first ever (male) Virtual YouTuber of Cover Corps, first ever member of Holostar and first member of its 1st Gen, he debuted June 8, 2019
38) "Kagami Kira" - another member of 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted June 9, 2019
39) An audition for a new group (public announcement) of "3rd Gen" in Hololive had began by June 13, 2019
40) "Kanade Izuru" - another member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted June 22, 2019
41) By July 7th of 2019, the first two members of the 3rd Gen of Hololive was announced and they're: Usada Pekora and Uruha Rushia
42) "Usada Pekora" - is the first member of 3rd Gen of Hololive to appear, debuted July 17, 2019
43) "Uruha Rushia" - a member of the 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted July 18, 2019
44) "Daidou Shinove" - is the first ever Virtual Manager of Holostar, do not have YouTube account but based on his Twitter account he joined around August of 2019
45) "Shiranui Flare" - another member of 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 7, 2019
46) "Shirogane Noel" - another member of 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 8, 2019
47) "Honshou Marine" - the last member of 3rd Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 11, 2019
48) The "3rd Generation of Hololive" was formed and will be known as "Hololive Fantasy", the members are: Usada Pekora, Uruha Rushia, Shiranui Flare, Shirogane Noel, and Honshou Marine
49) An announcement that Hololive will launch a first ever overseas branch line; "Hololive China" or Hololive CH. In a site known as Bilibili, an audition was created for the first ever China's "1st Gen" of Hololive in China
50) "Yakushiji Suzaku" - another member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted September 7, 2019
51) "Arurandeisu" - is another member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted September 9, 2019
52) "Yogiri" - is the first ever overseas member of Hololive, first ever member that is from China, and first member of the 1st Gen of Hololive in China, she debuted September 28, 2019 (in Bilibili)
53) "Rikka" - is the last member of the 1st Gen of Holostar, he debuted October 20, 2019
54) The "1st Generation of Holostar" was officially established, the members are: Hanasaki Miyabi, Kagami Kira, Kanade Izuru, Yakushiji Suzaku, Arurandeisu and Rikka.
55) "Civia" - debuted in Bilibili at November 1, 2019
56) An audition was made for the "2nd Gen" of Holostar
56.5) Around November inbetween 25-30, Suisei joined the music label INNK along side AZKi.
57) In December 1st and 2nd of 2019, the agency of Holostar was scrapped(?) and instead merged together with the main branch that is Hololive and INoNaKa Music, and Holostar became one of Hololive's branch, thus establishing the "Hololive Production"
58) "Astel Leda" - is the first member of the 2nd Gen of Holostar, he debuted December 7, 2019
59) "Kishido Temma" - is a member of the 2nd Gen of Holostar, debuted December 14, 2019
60) [ERROR] - information had possibly moved to a different number of the timeline
61) An audition was announced for the "4th Gen" of Hololive
62) "Amane Kanata" - is the first member of 4th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted December 17, 2019
63) "Kiryuu Coco" - is another member of 4th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted December 18, 2019
63.4) "Yukoku Roberu" - is the last member of 2nd Gen of Holostar to appear, debuted December 24, 2019
63.8) The "2nd Generation of Holostar" was established with members which are: Astel Leda, Kishido Temma and Yukoku Roberu
64) "Tsunomaki Watame" - is another member of 4th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted December 29, 2019
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(2020)
ARC 4: "The Silver and Grey Periods of Hololive"
65) "Tokoyami Towa" - is another member of 4th Gen of Hololive, she debuted January 3, 2020
66) "Himemori Luna" - is the last member of 4th Gen of Hololive, she debuted January 4, 2020
67) The "4th Generation of Hololive" was officially formed with members are: Amane Kanata, Kiryuu Coco, Tsunomaki Watame, Tokoyami Towa and Himemori Luna.
68) "Spade Echo" - is the last member of the 1st Gen of Hololive CH, she debuted in Bilibili at January 30, 2020
69) The "1st Generation of Hololive CH" was formed in Bilibili, with members are: Yogiri, Civia and Spade Echo
70) At the month of March, on the day of 6th, Hololive announced the retirement of, Yakushiji Suzaku. He's the first ever Virtual YouTuber of Cover Corps to graduate in Holostar - the first Holo-Retirement, leaving behind this scent of sadness
71) The "1st Generation of Holostar" was updated, members now are: Hanasaki Miyabi, Kagami Kira, Kanade Izuru, Arurandeisu and Rikka
72) Somewhen in March or April, marked the beginning of "The Silver Age of Vtubers", with Hololive (alongside Nijisanji) rising in popularity immensely.
72.5) The first ever collab stream between Hololive and Holostar happened in Feb 2, 2020: hosted by Miyabi, Temma, Suzaki, Fubuki, & Matsuri.
73) An announcement of Hololive for the "2nd Gen" of Hololive in China, an audition has began around late February(?) or early March(?)
74) "Doris AND Rosalyn" - the first two members who appeared first in 2nd Gen of Hololive CH, debuted in Bilibili March 6, 2020
75) Hololive announced its second overseas branch; "Hololive Indonesia" or Hololive ID. And audition was launched in late March(?) or early April(?) for the "1st Gen" of Hololive in Indonesia
76) "Ayunda Risu" - is the first ever member of Hololive ID and first member of the 1st Gen of Hololive to appear in Indonesia, she debuted April 10, 2020
77) "Artia" - is the last member of 2nd Gen of Hololive CN, she debuted in Bilibili April 11, 2020
78) The "2nd Generation of Hololive CH" was established, with members are: Doris, Rosalyn and Artia
79) "Moona Hoshinova" - is a member of the 1st Gen ID, she debuted April 11, 2020
80) "Airani Iofifteen" - is a member of the 1st Gen ID, she debuted April 12, 2020
81) The "1st Generation of Hololive ID" was formed and its members are: Ayunda Risu, Moona Hoshinova and Airani Iofifteen
82) An announcement by Hololive in twitter that there will be an audition for an English Speaking Vtubers starting by April 23, 2020
83) Hololive announced and introduced the "3rd Gen" of Holostar
84) "Tsukishita Kaoru" - is the first member of the 3rd Gen of Holostar to appear, he debuted April 29, 2020
85) "Kageyama Shien" - is a member of the 3rd Gen of Holostar, he debuted April 30, 2020
86) "Aragami Oga" - is the last member of the 3rd Gen of Holostar, he debuted May 1, 2020
87) The "3rd Generation of Holostar" was formed and was known as "TriNero" with members are: Tsukishita Kaoru, Kageyama Shien, and Aragami Oga
88) By June 28th of 2020, the 2nd Generation of Holostar named their group as "SunTempo"
88.5) July 3rd of 2020, Hololive ID, a second overseas branch of Hololive that is in Indonesia, announced an audition its Twitter for its "2nd Gen"
89) However, a sudden and sad news has arrived. By July 28th of 2020, Hololive announced that a member of the TriNero squad, Tsukishita Kaoru, had officially retired, leaving behind a mystery trail of his retirement
89.5) By mid June, marked the highest peak of Hololive's popularity, influenced greatly because of "The Silver Age of Vtuber"
90) In the months of late June, July and early August, will be marked as the "Vidapocalypse" of "Holopocalypse", the Privatization/Deletion of the Holo-members streaming video games that they played prior
90.5) In July 30th of year 2020, Artia, a member of the 2nd Gen Hololive CN, have made her debut in Twitch
91) On the day 31st of July in 2020 marked the beginning of visible struggles in Hololive. This day is the day when Sakura Miko was announced to be having a hiatus for one or two months by Cover Corps due to her illness
92) In August 5th of 2020, Ookami Mio was suspended of her activities. Two strikes were filed against her YouTube account and in danger of getting ban completely
93) By August 6th of 2020, Hololive announced in Twitter and introduced the "5th Gen of Hololive"
94) "Yukihana Lamy" - is the first member of 5th Gen of Hololive to appear, she debuted August 12, 2020
95) "Momosuzu Nene" - a member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 13, 2020
96) "Shishiro Botan" - a member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 14, 2020
97) "Mano Aloe" - a member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 15, 2020
98) "Omaru Polka" - the last member of 5th Gen of Hololive, she debuted August 16, 2020
99) The "5th Generation of Hololive" was established, also known as "Holofive" with members such as: Yukihana Lamy, Momosuzu Nene, Shishiro Botan, Mano Aloe, and Omaru Polka
100) At August 17th of 2020, Mano Aloe got into trouble about her Live2D model and personal life suddenly got involved. The agency gave her 2 weeks of break to deal with this error, leaving behind the masses with worry but with support and expectations of her return
101) Unfortunately, in August 30th of 2020, a new member from the 5th Gen of Hololive, Mano Aloe, just after 2 weeks of her debut, soon retired due to stress. This caused an uproar in the community, the first every uproar, and created minor setbacks and so the terms of "Doxxing" and "Antis" was now well-known to hate. Mano Aloe's retirement left a deep scar in the community
102) By September 4th of 2020, Cover Corp announced that Ookami Mio's suspension was lifted and will return to her usual activities
103) "Civia" - is the first China-member Hololive to debuted in YouTube at September 5, 2020
104) In response to the massive uproar caused by Mano Aloe's retirement, a Legal Team from Cover Corp was made and announced as anti-harrassment and anti-bullying. An official statement of this was made in early September.
105) By September 8th of 2020, Hololive Twitter account introduced its first ever English branch, "Hololive EN"
106) "Mori Calliope AND Takanashi Kiara" - both debuted September 12, 2020
107) "Gawr Gura, Ninomae Ina'nis AND Watson Amelias", they are the first ever English (Global) Vtubers under Hololive - both debuted September 13, 2020
108) The "1st Generation of Hololive EN" was formed with its members are: Mori Calliope, Takanashi Kiara, Gawr Gura, Ninomae Ina'nis, and Watson Amelia.
108.4) By mid September of 2020, just after all the HololiveEN had their debut, a popular female streamer in Twitch had caused the Vtuber Community into an uproar never seen before - it's the first uproat involving internal communities. This time led to the end of "The Silver Age of Vtuber"
108.8) Somewhen in September of 2020, Kiryuu Coco becomes the first ever Vtuber to reach number 1 in Superchat Earners - closely followed by Minato Aqua and Uruha Rushia
109) By late September of 2020, an unfortunate (yet stupid) thing happened in Hololive: a Civil War. Backed by antis and haters, the nationalist radicals attacked the Hololive community because of Coco saying the T-word and sparked the Among Us incidents. This, in turn, was counterattacked by the Global Fans.
110) Hololive Moment, the gatekeeper who introduced Hololive, had fallen from grace.
111) Coco and Haachama returned back to Hololive by Oct. 19 of 2020 - the battle was won by the Global Fans, though the war is still far from over.
112) After months of hiatus, the legendary elite that is Miko Sakura herself returned by Oct. 21, 2020
113) Gawr Gura has officially overcome Korone and Fubuki in the sub counts (not a race, just something to point out) and had reached "1 Million Subscribers" by late night in Oct. 22 - she is the THIRD official Vtuber to have reach 1 Million Subs in the Virtual World, and the FIRST Vtuber under Hololive to reach 1 Million Subs
114) Oct. 22, 2020 - Mori Calliope had triumphantly reach Top 1 in iTunes
115) However, a sad yet fortunate fate had befallen upon HoloCN - in Oct. 23, 2020. Due to the actions done by the radical nationalists backed by antis, HoloCN will officially broke off. The Cover Corps had given the six girls under HoloCN to choose their path. So far, as of today, every girl except "Doris" (no news about her as of yet), had chose to go independent - though the date is still unclear and no official statement about these from Cover Corp has yet to release.
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116)
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The "(?)" you see indicates that I am either unsure or lack of information about what a certain time point. Please help me correct this one.
And if there's a correction that needs to be addressed, just type it down below and I will edit the post.
Sources:
A] https://virtualyoutuber.fandom.com/wiki/Hololive
B] https://hololive.wiki/wiki/Main_Page
C] Cover Corp main site (though I rarely check the page)
D] Fans correction
...
Questions That Needs Answer:
1) When did "A-Chan" join as an employee in Hololive? (If exact day is unknown, at least the month/year is okay)
2) When did the VERY FIRST (which is a collab cover, if anyone who remembers) collaboration between Hololive and Holostar happened? According to a comment, the very first collab between the two happened somewhen in 2019 but due to privatization, the said stream was lost and so its date.
• Due to this unprecedented circumstances, we decided to choose the first collab stream between the two that happened in Feb 2, 2020.
3) In lights of the recent fall of Mano Aloe, we slowly found out that other members before her also experienced the same thing. They are Towa, Mel and Pekora. We would like to say to everyone reading this that we only need the Date and little bit of information regarding what happened to that said day.
• Disclaimer: We are not opening old wounds - but rather to let everyone knew that this happened.
4)
...
Potential Addition to the Timeline:
1) 3D debut dates
2)
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2020.10.22 03:58 buythismeow The Storm Donald Trump Doesn't Want You to Know About

The Storm

Trump is flooding the Social MSM with drama, disinfo, and distractions. Just like he has done the last 4 years of his presidency.
They say MSM hates Trump. LOL. The MSM LOVES Trump. Even liberal media may pretend that they don't like him, but he is the main reason why they are making money. They cover all of Trump's crazy fake news 24/7 and the left tunes in every night to hear about it and watch their commercials.
The left is playing right into Trump's hand.
All anyone on both sides is talking about are these fantasy stories about Obama shooting down Seal Team 6 with an RPG and Hunter Biden torture raping 12 year chinese prostitutes.
The story changes everytime they tell it ON PURPOSE. To keep everyone distracted.
From what you may ask?
Trump has no idea what he is fucking doing.
He is literally a reality TV show host president. The only thing he knows how to do is create drama so people keep watching commerials and clicking ads on websites that cover his stories. He is the definition of a Manchurian Candidate.
What Trump doesn't want you to realize:

ECONOMY

CORONAVIRUS

PEDOPHILE CLUB

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Make sure to tune in tomorrow when the Epstein / Maxwell files are released.
Don't just take my word for it, look into all of this yourself.
Teen models, powerful men and private dinners: when Trump hosted Look of the Year
Trump says Epstein was never a Mar-a-Lago member. He was. New book tells what got him exiled
Inside the relationship of Trump and convicted sex offender Epstein, from party buddies to 'not a fan'
Everything we know about Trump's connection to financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking
Sex Trafficking: Young Girls Lured With Dreams Of A Trump Modeling Career
The Jeffrey Epstein Network
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2020.10.22 03:00 NyQuil_Delirium The Astraeus, Competitive?

With the dawn of a new edition comes a shift in the meta. And one of the biggest boogeymen right now is the elite, heavy-infantry dominated meta - namely gravis armored lists. Naturally, time will tell if the eradicator gets nerfed and if the heavy intercessor becomes a mainstay of mid-board objective holding. Until we get the eagerly anticipated forgeworld update (and perhaps not even then since the model was never in Imperial Armour), I would like to present the Astraeus Super-Heavy Tank as the solution to all your gravis armored problems.
First, just a quick overview. This giant lump of resin has a 3+ BS, T8, 24 wounds, 2+ save, and (rather interestingly) void shields that degrade from 5+ to 7+. It is armed in true Primaris tank fashion with a whole codex worth of guns: a twin-macro accelerator cannon (72" heavy 12 S8 AP -2 D3), twin heavy bolter or twin lascannon, storm bolter, ironhail heavy stubber, and two las-rippers (24" heavy 2 S8 AP -3 D3) or two plasma eradicators (36" heavy d3 S8/9 AP -4 D1/2). For special rules, it has the aforementioned void shields (allowing it to save against mortal wounds), the typical Titanic provision allowing it to shoot after falling back or while engaged, and "Enhanced Repulsor Fields" which subtract 3" from charges (though based on the new codex that will probably change). The whole tank weighs in at a little over 700 points at the current rate.
We can extrapolate that the big guy will have the Machine Spirit and Repulsor Field key words, but not Core or Fly. This has some major implications, since it will be excluded from re-roll auras. However the humble techmarine can pull double duty, keeping this beast alive while also giving it +1 to hit. Furthermore, with the Machine Spirit keyword, it can use the Power of the Machine Spirit for 2 CP to act as if it were on it's top profile. This not only keeps it at BS 2+ but also keeps it's void shields at 5+, which should help it stay in the fight (especially with techmarine/master of the forge heals each turn). The Repulsor Field keyword means that even if Steel Behemoth doesn't survive into 9th, it will still be able to fall back and shoot.
Below are tables showing the Astraeus shooting with no support, with techmarine support, and with techmarine support in the devastator doctrine, against unsupported gravis armored units like eradicators, aggressors, and heavy intercessors standing in the open.

No Support
Weapon Shots Hits Wounds Unsaved Dead Gravis
Main Gun 12 8 5.33 3.56 3.56
Las-Rippers 4 2.67 1.78 1.48 1.48
Plasma Eradicators ~4 2.67 1.78 1.78 0.59
Plasma (OC) ~4 2.67 1.78 1.78 1.19
Twin Heavy Bolters 6 4 2 1 0.67
Twin Lascannons 2 1.33 0.89 0.74 0.86
Techmarine Support (Awaken the Machine Spirit +1 to hit)
Weapon Shots Hits Wounds Unsaved Dead Gravis
Main Gun 12 10 6.67 4.44 4.44
Las-Rippers 4 3.33 2.22 1.85 1.85
Plasma Eradicators ~4 3.33 2.22 2.22 0.74
Plasma (OC) ~4 3.33 2.22 2.22 1.48
Twin Heavy Bolters 6 5 2.5 1.25 0.83
Twin Lascannons 2 1.67 1.11 0.93 1.08
Techmarine Support and Devastator Doctrine
Weapon Shots Hits Wounds Unsaved Dead Gravis
Main Gun 12 10 6.67 5.56 5.56
Las-Rippers 4 3.33 2.22 2.22 2.22
Plasma Eradicators ~4 3.33 2.22 2.22 0.74
Plasma (OC) ~4 3.33 2.22 2.22 1.48
Twin Heavy Bolters 6 5 2.5 1.66 1.11
Twin Lascannons 2 1.67 1.11 1.11 1.30

So what does all this mean? Well, it shows that the optimal loadout for the Astraeus (for this purpose) is las-rippers over plasma eradicators, and twin lascannons over twin heavy bolters (but just barely, though the math doesn't account for the 2 damage not spilling over, which would be even less favorable). With this optimized loadout and fully supported, you manage to kill 9 gravis marines per turn of shooting. Against eradicators that averages out to 360 points per turn of shooting!
The Astraeus itself costs a hefty 728 points with this configuration. That means it takes you almost exactly two turns of shooting to make it's points backs in gravis-armored corpses.
Can my beautiful, resin boi survive two turns against eradicators? Let's find out:
Eradicators shooting my beautfiul boi (in melta range) D':
Weapon Shots Hits Wounds Unsaved Damage
Evil Stuff 12 8 4 2.67 14.67
Heavy Evil 12 8 4 2.67 20
8 5.33 2.67 1.78 13.33
Multi-Evil 8 5.33 2.67 1.78 9.77
Okay, so the good news is that even a double-tapping 6 man squad armed with heavy melta rifles and multi-meltas that are inside melta range max out at an average of 23.11 damage to the Astraeus, meaning that the Astraeus should just barely squeak by (read: pretty much a coin flip) and survive to shoot back. The bad news is that the tank won't survive two turns.

So is the Astraeus competitive, really? Well, probably not because its a lot of eggs in one basket. Of course everything is dependent upon the Forge World updates, but as is you're looking at being able to use the main gun to delete a 6 man gravis squad, and the secondary guns to kill about 3 more somewhere else. Haven't applied the math to Custodes, but I'm sure it would also do even less of a number on their troops. Against terminators, it actually fares slightly worse, averaging 8.48 kills per turn (on a 5++).
You might be able to make a case for it outside the one-dimensional world of mathhammer. It's a real chonker that pretty well anchors your line on one side of the board, and it only accounts for about a third of your total points. Depending on the ratio of anti-tank to anti-infantry your opponent brought, it could be difficult to punch through. I think the void shields make it particularly resilient to the smite-spam that you see in psyker heavy lists, since you can combine it with armor of contempt to reduce incoming mortal wounds by 55%. It's got pretty much the best gun in the game for killing 3 wound infantry, and will probably outperform a knight of similar cost for that purpose (not that knights are relevant anymore). Compared to other superheavies, I think it's a superb all-rounder. But also super-heavies just aren't welcome in the modern metagame.
Edit: And if you happen to charge some gravis units, it'll kill 0.98 of them in melee.
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2020.10.21 22:03 Konstantin-V The Theory of Red Fascism (2)

ASIA
China, 1949-1978
Maoism is known in the West as a revolutionary, radical and progressive ideology, more activist than other forms of Marxism-Leninism and thus popular among some people, including a number of radical students, who made Maoism somewhat prominent. In some countries, like in Russia, a Maoist Party stands to the left of the bigger Stalinist party, which in Russia is a socially conservative force supporting foreign expansion and popular mostly among older people, not excluding faithful of the Orthodox Church. However, Maoism originally had some characteristics which won't be as pleasing to Western ears.
Many pointed that Maoism included a big component of Chinese nationalism, maybe even bigger than what Stalinism inherited from Tsarist autocracy. For instance, the German Neo-Nazi Michael Kuehnen, himself a former Maoist, praised it even after he assumed far-right views, while the Italian fascist Franco Freda, a participant of 1960s student movements which brought Maoism to the West, attempted to synthesise a "Nazi-Maoist" current as a radical form of National-Bolshevism. To cite more academic sources, the late professor A. James Gregor, one of the world's leading specialists of fascism by the time of his death in August 2019, criticised Maoism as a form of Chinese nationalism and related it to fascism. Here are some quotes:
The system Mao produced was neither Marxist nor socialist... It was a reactive nationalist, developmental dictatorship under single-party auspices. It was an elitist system that had demonstrated its readiness to employ anti-intellectualism, emotive suasion and massive violence in the service of its “cause”— under the direction of an indispensable chairman. — A. James Gregor, A Place under the Sun: Marxism and Fascism in China's Long Revolution, Chapter V

Some of the Red Guards — who had fought so assiduously against “capitalist roaders” and for “socialism” — suddenly realised that for which they had sacrificed themselves gave every evidence of being a form of ‘social fascism’.
They spoke of such a fascism as the product of a system that “sanctified” a “military-bureaucratic machine” that in turn succeeded in maintaining hegemonic control over an oppressed an exploited population, with every enormity concealed “from view by a screen of socialist verbiage”. It was said that under the banner of a “proletarian dictatorship” those possessed of both “political leadership and economic control” bang the “drums of narrow minded patriotism and nationalism” in order to make of what had been Chinese Communism a “fascist dictatorship".
[...]
More than twenty years after its extinction from Europe, fascism had become a living issue on the mainland of China.— A. James Gregor, The Search for Neofascism: The Use and Abuse of Social Science, Chapter IX
Stanley G. Payne, another prominent historian, also addresses the question of Maoism:
If effective neofascism stubbornly refused to blossom in democratic and capitalist countries, some analysts eventually looked to Communist regimes, most of which became increasingly nationalist from the 1950s on. A number of them relied on powerful variants of the Führerprinzip, extreme ethnocentric nationalism, and racism (as well as the ultimately grotesque in antimodernism in the case of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia). There is no doubt that fascism and communism have shared fundamental characteristics, and for many years Soviet spokesmen delighted in applying the same terms to the People’s Republic of China as to Nazi Germany: “bourgeois nationalism”, “voluntarism”, “subjectivism”, “anti-intellectualism”, “military-bureaucratic degeneration”, “subservient obedience” of the masses, “petit bourgeois” economic policies, and “autarkic” policies that try to place “surplus population” on “foreign territories”. They concluded that “the Maoist approach in no way differs from fascism”. — Stanley G. Payne, A History of Fascism, 1914-1945, Epilogue
These three quotes basically sum up most of the arguments for considering Maoism a form of fascism: populism in words and elitism in deeds, ethnic nationalism or national supremacism, bureaucratic authoritarianism, militarism and some pretty non-Marxist metaphysics. Soviet critics of Maoism liked to emphasyse various non-Marxist influences on the young Mao, among them the Social Darwinist sociology of Spencer, anarchist glorification of will and violence, various forms of subjectivist idealism like that of German neo-Kantian philosopher Friedrich Paulsen and the ideas of many early twentieth century Chinese reformers (see "The Ideo-Political Essence of Maoism", "Nauka" publishing house, Moscow, 1977). However, no source of influence among these ones was specifically fascist, while a very easy way to prove that a movement is fascist is if it has fascist ideological influences. For example, António Salazar in Portugal reportedly admired Mussolini's 1927 Charter of Labour, while the Greek Ioannis Metaxas, in turn, considered Salazar his main inspiration, making them both fascists (together with other criteria, of course). Since no such thing can be surely said about Mao, here is when we will start our criticism.
Let's speak first of economics. Fascism is known to have its specific economic policy, that of corporatism. Contrarily to popular belief, it's not a form of "supercapitalism" where big business takes over the State, but a system of State-directed guilds, each for a specific family of occupations (though its number may vary, as, for instance, the Regency of Carnaro had just ten, while Francoist Spain had as much as 26 of them as of 1941), which include workers as well as bosses (this receives the name, particularly in Spain, of "vertical trade unions") and, in theory, helps to direct the economy through a more or less planned system. Nothing like this was ever seen in Maoist China. First of all, fascists always defended private property and even, to an extent, small business. As said in the Charter of Labour:
VII. The Corporative State considers private initiative, in the field of production, as the most effective and useful instrument in the interests of the Nation.
[...]
IX. State intervention in economic production may take place only where private initiative is lacking or is insufficient, or when are at stakes the political interest of the State. This intervention may take the form of control, encouragement or direct management.
Even the Manifesto of Verona, despite being written in a latter stage of economic radicalisation and socialisation of Italian Fascism, states that the State should act mostly in large-scale enterprises:
10. Private property, which is the fruit of labor and of individual savings and the integration of the human personality, shall be guaranteed by the State.
11. In the national economy the State’s sphere of action shall embrace everything that because of its dimensions or functions lies outside the private sector and falls within the collective interest.
[...]
14. The right of private farmers, artisans, professional people, and artists to carry on productive work for their individual families and other groupings shall be fully recognized, save for their obligation to deliver to collection depots those quantities of produce that are set forth by law, and to be checked as to the accuracy of such deliveries.
On the other hand, Mao was a partisan of full State ownership and fast collectivisation. In his "Reading notes" (58. The Future Development of Collective Ownership), he wrote:
But from our point of view it is first necessary to turn collective ownership into socialist ownership by the whole people, i.e., to make the agricultural means of production entirely state owned, and to turn the peasants entirely into workers under uniform contract to the state for wages.
Thus, Maoist China before 1978 wasn't a corporate state, which is based on private ownership of the means of production, though restricted by the State.
The social composition of Maoist China was also distinct from European fascist states. There was no possibility of any conciliation with the old ruling class, since Mao supported a policy of total revolution. Fascists too, of course, sometimes proclaim revolutionary measures (that is why they are conservative revolutionaries), but always within a framework of class collaboration. None of this measures -- the fight against caciques or big landowners by the Primo de Rivera dictatorship in 1920s Spain, the denunciation of old parties in Metaxist Greece and in Romania under King Carol II, etc. -- threatened the old social structure in any serious way, while collaboration with traditional elites like the Church, the army and the nobility was much more common. Class collaboration was preached in the name of nationalism, which comes from the idea that class struggle weakens the nation by breaking its unity.
Mao also was a nationalist, as he thought of his revolution as a Chinese national awakening (for example, he ends his 1937 work "Policies, Measures and Perspectives for Resisting the Japanese Invasion" with the words "Long live the national revolutionary war! Long live the liberation of the Chinese nation!"), but in a different way. His was a proletarian nationalism, though not in the original Corradinian sense, but rather in the Ceaușist variety (as we discussed in Part I). As "The Ideo-Political Essence of Maoism" (Part II, Chapter 2) describes it:
The Maoists have transformed the nationalist idea of the superiority of the Chinese nation into a thesis of the special revolutionary power of the Chinese people, which surpasses the supposed revolutionary power of other nations, and of China's resulting special mission in world history.
Mao wanted indeed a reborn "New China" (that expression is found, for example, in the Manifesto of the Chinese People's Liberation Army), but on a proletarian basis. It's also remarkable that his nationalism wasn't an ethnic nationalism centered on the nation-state, but a multicultural ideology more similar to what in Russia is called "imperial nationalism" (imperstvo), emphasysing a common "civilisational" identity, sometimes united in a struggle against the West. While some Russian fascists were indeed Imperials (Konstantin Rodzaevsky could be an example, as opposed to the more ethnocentric nationalism of his ally Anastase Vonsyatsky), this, usually, isn't the case im the worldwide fascist movement.
In conclusion, though we do not deny that Maoists may be nationalists, populists, revisionists, metaphysicians opposed to dialectical materialism, etc. (it's not our job here to discuss that), they are definitely not fascists.
North Korea, 1948-
The question of North Korea was recently raised by Brian Myers in his book "The Cleanest Race", where he claimed that North Korea has left Stalinism and now rather has an ideology built on "an implacably xenophobic, race-based worldview derived largely from fascist Japanese myth". However, Myers himself rejected the supposition that North Korea is a fascist state in a later article and corrected many commentators by saying that he merely writes "of North Korean culture’s iconographic similarities to the official culture of fascist Japan". So, we will start from another point.
In January 2017, author Jordan Dewar published an article for the Penn Political Review called "The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: A 21st Century Fascist State". Of course, this is neither the only nor the first comparison of North Korea to fascism, yet this one has fairly good arguments and not a bad definition of fascism:
North Korea [lacks] many of the basic features of communism: a classless system, a belief in internationalism, and a desire for equality. It does, however, have the characteristics qualifying it for fascism: xenophobia, a strict class system, a belief in racial supremacy, a parental leader, and a hated “other” group.
We won't discuss here if any system at all ever had these "basic features of communism", especially the first one. Instead, we will analyse this definition of fascism. As already said, it is a relatively good definition of fascism, since nowadays it is being defined -- even in mostly academic circles -- as any form of conservatism or nationalism, a dictatorship of any kind, simply forcible suppression of opposition or hate speech, any activity of the State apart from the most essential, some abstract "will to power" and so on, down to the most aberrant simplifications on one side and the most unfathomable metaphysics on the other. However, it does have some problems. First of all, "xenophobia" and "belief in racial supremacy" very often go hand in hand, as though it is possible to have the first one without the second, it probably won't work vice versa. So, this is a redundancy which can be reduced to nationalism, which is indeed a criterion for fascism and thus should be kept. Now, the "hated 'other' group" is also a difficult point. It is a point of view which has much more to do with discourse than with political practice, not to say that it has some other issues. In some fascist regimes, that "other" was, obviously, the Jew. In others, however, it is not that easy to identify. For example, Fascist Italy almost all the way up to 1938, Salazarist Portugal and partly Yugoslavia under Milan Stojadinović didn't have a racial "other". Its role might have been filled by opposition to communists, anarchists, socialists and other political dissidents, but this isn't exactly that. This happens under other kinds of political rule as well, for instance during McCarthyism in the US, not to say under Stalinism. In fact, it is likely that even most democracies are opposed to some political group, for instance "extremists", "totalitarians", "terrorists", etc. Thus, this idea of an "other", rather than to a political scientist, might be interesting to a philosopher of language or even a psychologist, but the author of this essay is neither. Carrying on with the definitions, "parental leaders" existed for a long time before fascism (for instance, in the old Russian Empire and maybe even earlier, the peasants called the Tsar "batyushka", which roughly means "daddy"). Dewar also tried to differentiate fascist and Stalinist cults of personality by saying:
The power of a communist leader comes from his strong leadership, and most importantly, his status as a champion of the proletariat. Joseph Stalin, one of the most famous communist leaders, even changed his last name from Dzhugashvili to Stalin, meaning “man of steel” to demonstrate his strength and image as a hardliner. In contrast, a fascist leader’s power comes from his almost divine status as the savior of his race and nation and fatherly demeanor.
Yet Stalin also was called "father of the peoples", while Lenin, after his death, was referred to as dedushka or "grandpa", carrying on with the paternalistic traditions of Russian statecraft. After this, we have left only the "strict class system". Though fascist regimes, obviously, had strict class systems, this, as happens with some other of this characteristics, isn't inherent to fascism. We may mention again the old Russian Empire, which had an ideology of state-sanctioned proto-nationalism (Slavophile anti-Western bragging about "violent Romano-Germans" would qualify for xenophobia and maybe also for a "belief in racial supremacy", but not for real creative nationalism), a paternalistic authoritarian State led by a "father-emperor", a strict class system including hereditary nobility and maybe even a scapegoat "other", since anti-Semitism was common and sometimes even endorsed by the ruling class. Thus, we would have a fascist state at least two hundred years before Mussolini's March on Rome. Mussolini didn't invent rigid class structures, paternalistic government and racism, nor did he synthesise these elements to create a new system. Rigid class structures existed since ancient times, paternalistic authority is, in fact, one of the most ancient types of statehood (there's a reason some primitive societies are named "patriarchal" in social science, among others by Max Weber), while xenophobia and racial supremacism were common among the Greeks even in the time of Plato and Aristotle.
Now, let's define North Korea in our own words. It is a purely Stalinist regime in social and economic terms: a bureaucratic caste controls the means of productions through an all-powerful State. However, its ideology -- "superstructure", to use a Marxist term -- was changed by the deepening of racial isolatonist nationalism. This is the argument which is most often used to point to the supposedly fascist nature of North Korea, as not many critics go even as far as citing the rigid class structure. However, it is not the only criterion for fascism, since racial nationalism can be associated with different social and political structures: a "small government" oligarchic republic in the case of the old Confederacy, an autocratic parliamentary government in the case of apartheid South Africa, a fascist state in the case of Nazi Germany and a Stalinist dictatorship in the case of North Korea (which isn't even the only example, as strong autarchic nationalism also existed in Hoxhaist Albania and National Communist Romania). The thing is that North Korea is a mass media phenomenon, as it represents a dying era in politics, so it is used to refer to extreme conservatism, isolationism, nationalism, Stalinism, socialism and fascism alike, though it is only a particularly nationalist Stalinist regime.
Cambodia, 1975-1979
Pol Pot was one of the most brutal dictators of the twentieth century, to the point that he couldn't find defenders even among Stalinists. Thus, if even a Trump or a Putin can be called fascist these days, he had no chances to be spared from that epithet. While the description of him as a fascist isn't completely mainstream, it is somewhat common, maybe more than most other people from this list. The World Socialist Website (WSWS), for example, republished a 1998 article penned by Peter Symonds and Martin McLaughlin, where they wrote:
Certainly once it came to power at the head of a peasant-based army, the Khmer Rouge leaders carried out policies of a profoundly anti-working-class character, which had far more in common with fascism than socialism.
This doesn't pretend to be a full definition of fascism, it's just an example of such a description of the Khmer Rouge regime. The main argument for this definition of the Khmer Rouge is the same as for North Korea, i.e. racial nationalism. It was already mentioned that this alone isn't the only criterion for fascism. In fact, some fascist movements didn't support racial nationalism (Italian Fascism up to 1938 could be an example), though fascists always support the nation-state model. However, we will discuss this regime with more detail, for it was indeed an interesting case.
In very broad terms, the social structure of the Khmer Rouge was similar to that of all other Stalinist regimes: a "workers'" party achieved power and turned into a bureaucratic elite -- even into a new ruling class, one could say -- which then started exploitiong the population through a new form of property relations centered on the State. However, apart from that, the Khmer Rouge had a number of different characteristics, first of all the agrarian anti-modernism which is so different from fascists. The latter were, of course, very socially conservative, but they always favored industrialisation. This combination was usually known as "reactionary modernism", especially in aesthetics. This was something which Pol Pot also lacked, as his ideology was based on rather archaistic ideas about "the pure peasant" and so on.

Polpotism may, in conclusion, be named a form of "barracks communism", which itself is a subtype of reactionary socialism (according to Marx). Barracks communism is an ideology which supports a strong communal leadership in a future communist society, along with strict communitarianism in all spheres of life and a kind of secular asceticism. Despite its clearly reactionary characteristics, it is by no means a form of fascism, since fascism is, essentially, a conservative ideology (in the sense that it preserves the rule of traditional elites in a new form), while barracks communism is sometimes labelled as "ultra-leftist" by Marxists because it wants to swiftly turn upside down a society. Economic differences are also notable, as was already mostly explained in the part dealing with Mao. Pol Pot, however, went even further than Mao, trying to abolish money by decree and to proceed towards "communism in one country" in some five years.
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2020.10.21 15:12 TheCybersmith What class would make sense for an aristocrat's elite bodyguard NPCs?

If a campaign called for an elite NPC BodyGuard cadre of, say 8 members, modelled after the Varangians of Byzantium and the Praetorians of ancient Rome, what class would make sense for that?
This is mostly flavour, but if there needs to be a character early in the campaign who is politically powerful and who the players shouldn't be able to kill at an early level, what class would make sense? I don't think Paladins work because it's more a political position than a religious one.
I'd imagine that they'd be about level 10, too hard for a new party to take on, but possibly manageable much later in the campaign.
Is there a fighter archetype that would suit it? "Phalanx Soldier" and "Tower Shield Specialist" seem close, but the flavour isn't very bodyguard-ish, if that makes sense?
Effectively, I'm after something which would fulfil a similar role to what these guys do in Star Wars:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/b0/Senate_Guard_Databank.jpeg
https://lumiere-a.akamaihd.net/v1/images/tlj-elite-praetorian-guards-main_4ac8e51d.jpeg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/54/d9/50/54d950400bfbef27524cd32a4bd3d23d.jpg
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/5/5d/MagnaGuard.jpg
(this is something my DM, I, and some friends were talking about for a possible future campaign, I thought I'd check here)
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2020.10.20 23:06 EastCoastTaffy Every Play From Week 7's Top Waiver Targets

Week 7 Waivers


D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions RB
Every Play Week 6 Every Play Weeks 1+2+3+4
Swift probably shouldn’t have been available on any waivers, but the COVID landscape has forced many a manager’s hand this season. The rookie finally broke out in Week 6, turning his career-high 14 carries into 116 rushing yards and 2 scores. Swift also hauled in all 4 of his targets, making this the 4th game out of 5 in which he has seen 4+ targets. While it was great to see him put up big numbers, fantasy managers should know that he still only played on 38% of the offensive snaps, the exact same ratio that he played in week 4, before the bye. The timeless Adrian Peterson paced the team with 15 carries, and the ghost of Kerryon Johnson still haunts Ford Field for a handful of plays each week. Swift carries a solid floor in PPR leagues, given his passing-game involvment and goal-line work, and Week 6 showed that an increased workload could be rewarded with RB1 numbers.

Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles WR
Every Play Week 6 Every Play Weeks 4 + 5
Fulgham is another guy who really shouldn’t be as widely available as he is, yet he still has his fair share of detractors. An unproven youngster with no draft pedigree, sporting an ugly-sounding name, playing on an ugly offense, Fulgham wasn’t given a ton of credit even after receiving 13 targets in Week 5. Carson Wentz looked his way again in Week 6, sending 10 targets to the big-bodied Fulgham, who corralled 6 of those targets for 75 yards and a score. He now has touchdowns in 3 straight games, and increased his snap totals and snap percentages in each game. While the opportunity has been tied to injuries to fellow Eagles, and there is talk of a few Eagles pass-catchers returning to action soon, Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders are now slated to miss time. Both of them would usually factor into the passing game, so Fulgham will still be leaned on heavily for the time being.

JaMycal Hasty, San Francisco 49ers RB
Every Play Weeks 3 + 6
Raheem Mostert’s high-ankle sprain opens the door for Hasty to see more work in the vaunted 49ers run game. Due to Jeff Wilson’s surprise inactive designation in Week 6, Hasty and McKinnon were the only two 49ers able to handle RB duties once Mostert went down, and the rookie saw nearly all of the 4th quarter work while the home team attempted to salt away the victory. Going forward, McKinnon figures to assume a large workload, but Hasty looked good on his limited touches, and he needs to be rostered for now. That being said, don’t be surprised when Kyle Juszczyk sees 40 touches in Week 7.

Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos WR
Every Play Weeks 1+2+3+4+6
Who knew that all this guy needed in order to take the next step would be a revolving door at QB, featuring Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Jeff Driskoll? After Courtland Sutton’s tragic season-ending injury, Patrick has stepped up to fill his role, and Week 6 saw the 3rd year WR set season-highs in targets (8), snap count (59), and snap percentage (92%). Patrick also racked up 101 yards in Gilette stadium, topping the 100-yard mark in back-to-back games. Arrows are pointing up for Patrick as his best performance so far in 2020 came at the hands of Drew Lock, who should do a lot to boost the efficiency of the Broncos offense. With TE Noah Fant hobbled and RB Melvin Gordon potentially facing a multi-game suspension, Patrick is a must-add in all scoring formats.

Adam Humphries
Every Play Weeks 1+2+3+6
Tennessee’s offensive trifecta of Henry, Jonnu, and A.J. are all built like actual Titans, so it can be easy to overlook the smallest guy on the field. Humphries has been the model of consistency so far in 2020, except for missing a game due to COVID shenanigans. The speedy WR has seen nearly identical numbers in targets (6.5 avg), snap counts (39.5 avg), and snap percentages (54% avg) across his 4 games, and his involvement will be relied upon as Jonnu Smith carries a questionable designation into Week 7. Humphries has a great floor in PPR, but his steady production out of the slot can be valuable in all scoring formats.

Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles TE
Every Play Weeks 1+2+3
Coming off the short-term IR for a fractured ankle, Goedert will likely be forced into duty as soon as possible. The Eagles are down to 3rd-stringers across their roster, and fellow TE Zach Ertz could potentially be out of action for multiple weeks with the ankle injury he picked up in Week 6. This opens the door for Goedert, who possesses elite athleticism for his position, to see heavy involvement immediately. His upcoming schedule also provides reason for excitement, as his next 3 defensive matchups include a tilt with the Cowboys, as well as 2 matchups with the Giants.

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team RB
Every Play Weeks 1+2+3 Every Play Weeks 4+5+6
The Endzonio Gibson hype train was derailed yet again in Week 6, as fantasy managers were forced to reckon with the supremely athletic rookie’s lowest carry total, snap count, and snap percentage in a month. McKissic, on the other hand, stayed steady as ever. The PPR maven caught 6+ passes for the 3rd consecutive week, and recorded a season-high 8 carries, as well as a season-high snap count. McKissic simply owns any and all 2-minute drills, and comes in for plenty of 3rd down passing situations. Washington’s volatility at QB hasn’t knocked McKissic’s production down at all, and Washington figures to facilitate plenty of favorable game scripts for the speedy RB to take advantage of.
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2020.10.20 20:12 boonerfarts Ram won’t change from 2133mhz

So I recently bought an aorus x570 elite motherboard and bought some trident z neo 3600mhz ram but when I go to look at the speed in the bios it tells me it’s running at 2142.72 mhz and in windows task manager it’s at 2133mhz. I’m running a Ryzen 5 2600x not overclocked and a rtx 3080. I’ve tried slots a1 and b1 and it’s currently sitting in slots a2 and b2. I’ve tried to both change the speeds up to 3000mhz and down to 1800mhz but nothing changes can anyone help? The ram model is f4-3600c16d-16gtznc.
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2020.10.20 16:36 Karandrasdota 2k lists with the new codex

Since the codex being out for some time now i belive it's time to see how it effects the 'meta'.
Have you guys tryed out some new lists and how did they perform ?
I've seen people build some wraithlists where they completly skipped on troupes and went all in with the new canoptek cryptech on rezzing wraiths. I'm not sure how i feel about it tho.
So first things first HQ choices.
Named characters to me are not so vaible (besides the stromlord) as they are quite pricy and you just wanna have a normal overlord with a rez orb. That said i think the Command Barge is crazy good right now with and overlord with the orb and some melee weapon.
The normal Lord got way better now as you can spread your command protocol around the board. And they are so cheep.
The mancers are mostly trash imo as they cost alot and besides the technomacer dont give you much. Maybe in some cheese lists but i dont see them get much action. But taking two technomacers for one slot is pretty sweet
Skorpekh Lord is pretty damn strong but its kinda sad that you can't veil of darkness with the normal skorpekhs anymore but still super strong dude.
Royal warden is pretty good vs melee armys and also cheep but with HQ slots being tight and you kinda wanna run to royals its kinda hard to bring him all the time
So moving on to Troupes.
Warriors are finally more viable and bringing 20 is actully good now. The reaper gun got better but i still love the flayer more in most cases.
Immortals got the tesla nerv but they are still good especially with their little buffs and gauss is really good on them now. (Kinda makes me angry as all of mine run tesla :((( )
Elites
First C'tan ... well nightbringer is sooooo strong imo. He got really buffed but i also like to see the void dragon in action as necrons often run into the problem with dealing with tanks. Maybe with some good rolls you can get some life back after killing tanks. The others are not bad but i dont think they can be compared with these two.
Next of the Reanimator ... i love the modell but its complete trash imo ... i will make mine into a doomsday stalker as soon as i get my hands on the gun bit.
The hex destoryer is like pew pew pew against hordes but really shitty against everything else so i doubt to see him much
Lynchguard is really strong for securing the table. They are tanky and can bring quite the punch. Also they keep your nobles safe. For me they are quite strong and i will put them into my lists for sure.
Skorpekh destroyers ... well they are really hard hitting and stuff but the reanimation rules hurt them quite abit ... which means they die quite easy. That said if you manage to deepstrike them and actully make the 9" charge they completly destroy everything especially if you have their lord with them. I would probably take them or lynchgaurd.
Snipers. Sorry forgot the name and im waiting for my train as i write this ... so snipers ... they are strong and yeah got buffed pew pew pew and gone are your deepstrikers or HQ's. Pretty cool.
Flayed ones ... seem pretty cool but havn't seen them in action with the new changes but i think you can make them work
Spider = got buffed and is actully alright
I think there is only the stalker left now ... well pretty pretty good uni if you ask me but a little sad the quantum shields got nerfed. Still will see them in alot of lists!
Fast attack
Ophys destroyers ... well they seem fun but i dont think they will be good tbh
Scarabs are good everytime :)
Tompblades are super strong and 9 of these badboys will ruin your day ... in generall 2 Wounds are good for reanimating ... 3 rather not so good.
Pretorians are alright ... nothing special
Wraiths are fun and you can do some nice things with them by using the technomacer.
Heavy support
Annihilation bark ? Never been a fan ... next...
DDA is amazing but gets now overshadowed by the stalkers as they do the same just less tanky. Still dda's are good but might be replaced by 3 stalkers and some technomacer moves.
Destoryers needed a nerf but hmm im not keen on them anymore tbh.
Heavy destroyers are alright if you take the damage weapon but ... just run 3 doomstalkers instead and you actully kill stuff
Doomstalker like already said cheeper dda and technomancer buff them ... pretty good will buy some :)
The transporter still only carries 10 dudes ... maybe just put reaper warriors in there. Nice for reanimations tho.
Monoith is still a huge gun catcher even tho it got better weapons now
Obelisk ... määh not a fan
Tesseract ? Yes please ... if you have the points and no ctan go for it.
Our silent daddy ? Super cool but also super expensive ... i will test him out and see how it goes.
Those building things are cheap and spread your protocols i guess but idk i will try it out.
Soooo thats alot of text and im sorry for typos and stuff :) please let me know what you think and maybe im totally wrong (might very well be)
Also let me know how you build you new lists and what is meta for you :)
Cheers and stay safe!
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2020.10.20 06:02 orange3cparts Dell Precision 7550 review

If you're looking for the king of workstations, we might've just observed it. The Dell Precision 7550 presents extraordinary functionality from its Intel Xeon W-10885M CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. You can find also a brilliant 15.6-inch, 4K exhibit, extensive battery lifetime, a snug keyboard and in some cases a pair of high-quality speakers. Not to point out, this device is super configurable.On the other hand, you can get all of that cargador dell xps 13 for your exorbitant cost of $6,209.78, and that is adequate to purchase a employed car or truck. To prime it off, the exhibit isn't really as colorful because the rate tag would indicate. Having said that, provided all of the execs that include this notebook, especially the battery life and electricity combo, the Dell Precision 7550 is definitely one of the better workstations you can buy, that is, if you can afford to pay for it.
Display
Interestingly, the Precision 7550 takes advantage of an identical 4K UHD AU Optronics B156ZAN IPS panel as located within the 2018 Inspiron fifteen 7577 but with enhancements to brightness and shade protection. Response moments remain typical, however, which shouldn't be considered a enormous concern because this isn't a gaming laptop computer. Its ~850:1 contrast ratio can be better when cargador powerbook g4 compared to the Innolux or Chi Mei panels about the ThinkPad P53 or Acer ConceptD three, respectively.We endorse staying away from Dell's least expensive 220-nit solution as shades are going to be much even worse as well as backlight will be really dim.
The 15.6-inch, 4K display screen was unquestionably stunning to stare at. You are aware of once you placed on eyeglasses for your initial time and you're like ''whoa, so this is often what it's wish to essentially see.'' Very well, the identical could possibly be stated along with the cargador hp spectre x360 Precision 7550. The anti-glare monitor presented the very best visuals for viewing reveals on Netflix and audio video clips on YouTube. Obviously, the model I reviewed experienced a 4K screen, but there are other less costly options accessible.
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Design
The Dell Precision 7550's chassis is similar to other Dell laptops, similar to the Precision 5540, flaunting a modern, but interesting aluminum style. The hood is really a shiny light-silver shade that shimmers nicely versus the glossy Dell emblem situated in the bateria toshiba pa3534u 1brs original middle.The within on the notebook consists of a dark-gray easy deck that has a moderately sized keyboard and numpad. A few sides on the bezels are tiny, nevertheless the chin over the base, which features a shiny Dell symbol, is incredibly thick and prevents the general footprint of this notebook from currently being any lesser.
Our Precision 7550 arrived that has a 15.6'' UHD 3840X2160, 60Hz, AG, NT, IR Cam/Mic,w/Prem Panel Guard. This is actually the highest-end choice accessible. Shades were being crisp and sharp, at fifteen.6'' dimension it had been rough to read at cargador asus ad890026 max configurations, scaling nearly 250% is recommended for typical do the job utilization. One could also connect the 7550 to an external exhibit for prolonged work at 3840X2160 display screen resolution.
Performance
The focus on Comet Lake-H CPUs and Turing Quadro RTX GPUs means that the Precision 7550 is focusing on high-performance workstation consumers while the thinner Precision 5550 is limited for the bateria hp envy 13 d000 Quadro T2000 Max-Q only. Nevertheless, it is a little bit disappointing which the 7550 utilizes Max-Q sequence GPUs as an alternative to the full-power non-Max-Q range in spite of its major weight and thick structure.
Nvidia Optimus comes common for automatic graphics switching and Xeon CPUs are optional for the people who want ECC RAM assistance.We applied Dell's Ultra Functionality electric power profile for that benchmarks underneath to obtain the cargador lenovo g580 absolute best scores through the program. This manner could be present in the pre-installed Dell Electric power Manager application.
On the Geekbench four.3 all round efficiency take a look at, the Precision 7550 scored an unbelievable 33,636, which soared previous the workstation normal of 24,481. It even surpassed the MSI WS65 (22,936, Intel Core i7-9750H), Precision 7540 (29,813, Intel Xeon E2286M) and bateria surface pro 3 the StudioBook Professional (21,434, Intel Xeon E-2276M).It took the Precision 7550 an easy seven minutes and thirteen seconds to transcode a 4K online video to 1080p when using the Handbrake benchmark, being perfectly down below the normal of nine:29, and was unmatched from the MSI WS65 (10:36), Precision 7540 (seven:fifty) and StudioBook Pro (10:thirty).
Battery
There are two batteries you could choose between when customizing your Dell Precision 7550:the 6-cell 95 watt-hour ExpressCharge Able Battery plus the 6-cell sixty eight Wh ExpressCharge Capable Battery.The hp elite x2 cargador notebook I reviewed had the 6-cell 95 Wh ExpressCharge Capable Battery and lasted for eight hrs and 45 minutes around the Laptop Magazine Battery Test, which flew through the typical workstation battery lifestyle of six several hours and half-hour. What's more, it outclassed the MSI W65 (six:fifty seven), Precision 7540 (7:24) along with the StudioBook Pro (six:23).
Accessories and Warranty
There aren't any extras within the box outside of the standard AC adapter and paperwork. A three-year minimal manufacturer warranty arrives conventional with hp spare 740715 001 ProSupport and extension alternatives.
Keyboard
Since the bottom is so dense, the keyboard keys are rather silent in clatter with both of those company and uniform feed-back. We respect the NumPad keys tend to be the te03xl similar dimension as being the main QWERTY keys which can be not often the case on many laptops. It's a pleasant typing experience that we might like to see recreated on other Dell laptops.
Touchpad
The touchpad is fairly modest (ten x 6.five cm), however it will make up for this with devoted mouse buttons in distinction to most bateria hp omen 15t-ax000 ultra-thin workstations similar to the Precision 5550 or WS66. Glide is amazingly sleek with virtually no sticking regardless if relocating at gradual speeds.
Meanwhile, the integrated mouse buttons are quiet in clatter with reasonable travel. Opinions is softer and hp spare 849911 850 spongier for a final result particularly compared to the firmer and louder mouse buttons on the MSI WT75 sequence.
Audio
The Dell Precision 7550's speakers need to be a number of the finest I've ever heard on the notebook. The dual speakers, that are found previously mentioned the keyboard, played wonderful beats.Though listening to ''Low'' by Lund, hte instrumental intro was so fulfilling. I had been worried that bateria lenovo b50 50 the bass would arrive around scratchy and muffled, but it really performed with no issues by any means. The sound was extremely distinct and crisp, together with the voice adequately echoing in the speakers. The Precision 7550 picked up the bass and devices very effectively though balancing the adp 230eb t vocals using the tune.You will find audio software program tools during the Dell optimizer application, but there won't be any true options. The sole matter it means that you can do is possibly empower or disable the presets in addition as change the 3D audio settings to greatest fit your requirements.
Software and warranty
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The spotlight application the Precision 7550 comes with is Dell Precision Optimizer, which allows you to adjust the overall performance in apps, enhance audio and bateria hp envy 13 microphone general performance, improve battery lifestyle through the power configurations, and modify the proximity sensor, which effectively detects regardless of whether you are before your notebook. Apart from these Dell applications, there is apparently no bloatware on this notebook.
Verdict
In circumstance you could not explain to, I'm loving the Dell Precision 7550 for its customization options, astounding 4K show, and very long battery daily life that may very last you a full workday. Even so,the laptop could possibly get dear based on how it can be configured and cargador msi ge62 2QC the display screen may be a lot more colourful.When you are searching for a workstation which offers comparable specs but in a less costly value, check out the Dell Precision 7540. And in some cases however the 7540 was launched earlier than the Precision 7550, it's obtained the 7550 beat in certain categories. But in general, the Dell Precision 7550 wowed me in a very lots of the places I seek out in a very notebook.
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2020.10.20 02:05 SchmooppTheWizard Feedback and Suggestion From Someone Who Has Played a Disturbing Amount BG1&2 As Well As 5e D&D (Spoiler Heavy)

IntroductionHello there, my name is Schmoopp and as the title suggestion I'm someone who put a lot of hours in both Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 as well as the TTRPG that this new Baldur's Gate will be basing its ruleset off of. I'm a huge fan of both of the Baldur's Gate games and CRPG's in general, and while the Baldur's Gate series has eaten up most of my time (as they are my favorite) I feel like I've played enough of a variety of CRPG's to be able to tell what makes them work, and what causes them to fall flat on their face. This will be a pretty long post seeing as Larian has given us a lot to talk about even in this first chapter of what is promised to be a fairly long game I'll try to keep this post focused on the three categories of combat, companions, and story.
CombatCombat is what makes most CRPG's tick, some make it their entire focus (see Icewind Dale, Temple of Elemental Evil) while others use it mostly to accentuate certain story points ( see the Torment games). With this in mind, combat in these games should be pretty good right? Well luckily Larian has succeeded on this front with Baldur's Gate 3 with interesting and challenging combat encounters, and a new shared initiative system that speeds up and streamlines combat, and encourages players to plan and communicate in a way I've not seen a lot of other RPG's manage. However, that all said there are a few things that have created tension within the community that probably need to be discussed.
Surfaces: This is probably one of if not the most contentious areas within the community. As someone who has played DOS1&2 and Baldur's Gate 3 I can definitely see why. In both of the Original Sin games surfaces were crazy oppressive to melee builds with enemies often behinds walls of fire or hidden is some cloud of static electricity, its easy to see why people are skeptical about their return in Baldur's Gate. I however, am actually a big fan of surfaces and how they are used in Baldur's Gate, with no fire no longer obliterating your hp total, electricity no longer stunning you on contact and poison death clouds being a thing of the past (outside of cloud kill), Larians appears to be telling the truth when they talk about how they tuned down a lot of the surfaces. The problem therefore comes from just how often surfaces occur is Baldur's Gate, between grease bottles being standard issue for any goblin army and the world of Faerun suddenly becoming an explosive barrel builder's dumping ground, surfaces are just fuckin' everywhere. I can understand wanting to add some spice to the goblin encounters which typically consist of "The goblin shoots his bow. He missed, ok your turn." However, I don't believe that giving each and every goblin a bottle to chuck at my head is getting the desired result. Something I would suggest instead would be a more liberal use of weapon abilities such as pin down, or having goblin dip their weapons in already occurring fires. Also maybe starting introducing more of the booyahg's but instead of giving them blasting AoE spells like shatter and burning hands, give them spells like blind and fog cloud providing players with obstacles to overcome other than "How do I keep Gale from burning to death for thousandth time?"
One last thing about surfaces, there are two spells that are particularly annoying and they are Firebolt and Ray of Frost. Now in the TTRPG both of these spells are popular choices for on demand damage for your wizard or sorcerer, with Firebolt having a solid range of 120ft and a damage die of 1d10, and Ray of Frost having a slightly shorter range of 60ft and a smaller damage die of 1d8 with the added benefit of slowing your target. In BG3 these spells have received slight tweaks with Firebolt now having a d6 damage die with the added benefit of setting things on fire and Ray of Frost dealing the same amount of damage however it now spawns a small surface of ice beneath your target. The problem here, is that they do this even if you miss. This is annoying namely for two reasons one, taking damage when an attack misses you is just frustrating in general, secondly this can ruin concentration. Having one of you supercool once a day spells disrupted by an gibbering idiot spamming his infinite use peashooter and missing is irritating to say the least, about as irritating as having your big hulking fighter shut down by the smallest patch of ice they're either force to run off of or use their bonus action for the worlds least intimidating bunny hop. My suggestion is keep Ray of Frost as it is in the TTRPG as an infinite use damaging spell with added CC is fine as is, and either make Firebolt only set you ablaze on impact and keep the d6 or return it back to the old model of the 1d10 that only lights flammable objects on fire(Not including the mud/stone floor beneath my feet).
Action Economy: The action economy in BG3 pretty much mirrors the TTRPG one to one so there's not much to go over here. For the most part actions are totally fine even better now that martial characters have better options than simply swinging their sword around for the couple levels, and magic users being able to action and bonus action spell in a single turn is just yet more fun added onto my already favorite type of character. The jump action however is a problem, but really the only issue is that it is baked into the disengage action, I think enough people have submitted feedback that this shouldn't be the case, so I won't belabor that point. My only suggestion would be to make this a privilege that only rogues can benefit from as their cunning action, keeping jump as a bonus action for everyone else but it no longer causes the character to also disengage. My only gripe really is the reaction system, as of right now, it seems to be a terrible janky mess. I think a lot of this comes from the fact that it works as a toggle, where you choose what reactions you want active during the round. I have an issue with this because you don't really always know what you're going to use your reaction for during a given round and this a problem that only gets worse the more reactions a given character gets. Also, you can't as of right now choose the target of your reaction, it just goes off as soon as someone sets it off. Now this could be a necromancer running away from you, or that undead you just managed to turn but will now be promptly unturning. This gets worse in the later game with spells like Counterspell, if I'm fighting an archmage and his apprentice I'd rather shut down the archmage than waste all my juice on his lackey. Personally I can't see any other way to fix this other than switching to a query system which sort of spits in the eye of Larians desire to create faster combat, plus having constant queries pop up asking you if you want to use a certain reaction can get very irritating very quickly.

Companions So far the companions in BG3 are wonderful, I've enjoyed adventuring with all of them with maybe the exception of Astarion whos voice absolutely drives me up the wall. Not a lot of feedback to offer about companions specifically here as it seems like most of their personalities and stories are set in stone, most of this section will have to deal with concerns about their stats or certain more malleable parts of their story.
Gale: As someone who tends to gush over all things wizard, Gale is by far my favorite companion so far. That being said there are some concerns, mostly that he has to eat my magic items to survive. Now, if Temple of Elemental Evil has taught me anything it is that people do not like NPC's taking their stuff. For those who don't know Temple of Elemental Evil is an older RPG in which you make your own 5 man party but if you feel like it, you can hire on NPC's who require a hiring fee and a share of the loot which varies depending on the NPC. As you can imagine, this makes them very unpopular with most people taking them on board to take them outback and Old Yeller them for whatever magic items the NPC might start with. I would like to see Gale avoid this fate so I simply ask that Larian show some discretion on just how much magic Gale needs to suck down. Also one more minor thing about Gale as well as Wyll, as humans they have +1 to ever stat so them starting with the recommended class stats is a little strange, for example both Wyll and Gale have 15 con which doesn't really do anything .I would recommend just moving those two points away from con and into something else that better fits the character.
Wyll: My second favorite character, not much to say really he doesn't have the issue that Gale does besides the stat allocation being weird. Solid straightforward chaotic good warlock. He could use some help at the gate battle though, man gets eaten alive by a worg before most of us get the chance to talk to him.

Shadowheart: People give her a lot of shit for her name and general aggressive demeanor, but I don't know about you but if I worshipper of a hated deity who get plopped into the middle of bunch of strangers proficient in murder I wouldn't exactly be an open book either. As far as her stats go her dex could really use some help, that -1 to AC hurts regardless of what armor you're wearing.
Lae'zel: She's a lean, mean (very mean), fighting machine. I look forward to her getting to know Faerun and all of its big nosed inhabitants. Her stats are also kinda weird with a ton of odd numbered stats that don't need to be that way and can stand to be moved around to be more optimal.

Astarion: Oi, this guy. In all seriousness why does this man start with armor that gives him disadvantage on stealth as a rogue? It's fancy sure, but does he really need to dazzle the intellect devourers as he slays them? Also, this man definitely needs a "I'm totally not a vampire form" that he adapts when we first meet him because as of right now it is so very obviously that he wants nothing more than to feast on my heart juice. Maybe just give him the same model but with minor tweaks the eye color as well as the GIANT FANGS to make the revelation at the end of his questline more believable.

Story This is the juice for a lot people, it's also what separated Baldur's Gate 1&2 from other games coming out around the same time. To start I feel like in order for the comparison to be fair I'll be comparing BG3's story mostly to BG1 as both are about a heroic beginning as opposed to BG2 which was more about a hero that had already hit their stride. With this in mind, BG3 is actually look to be of an equal caliber with what little we have so far. Both start with you out in the wilderness with no where to go but following vague leads, dealing with problems that seem to have no easy solution in sight. Where we start to see differences however is in the heroes beginning, where BG3 starts you off at about an 11 and dials it back down to about a 3, BG1 starts at 1 and slow dials it up over the course of your adventure. I think this is where BG3 begins to fall a bit short, as moments like your time in Candlekeep are important later when establishing just where exactly your character comes from and how far they've actually come from who they were. Larian seems to like starting you off as a somebody, and then reinforcing how important that fact actually is. For example, in DoS 1 you were a source hunter an elite warrior trained in hunting down something called Sourcerers who were immediately foreshadowed as being powerful magic-users who have a tendency for evil. In DoS 2 you were one of these Sourcerers and its explained to you that you are in fact one of a chosen few who get to wield the building blocks of creation. When you start out as such an impressive figure it sort of dulls the feeling of accomplishment you would receive later on when your skills actually match your title. In BG1 I was nobody except Gorion's ward with no more skill than a local guard and or an apprentice magic-user, but by the time I had earned the title of hero and had a reasonable amount of skill it felt much more earned as I had come from nothing. Granted, its revealed to you by the end of the first game that you are literally the child of god, but by that time you're about 7th-9th level and have defeated some of the most dangerous enemies the sword coast has to offer. I don't have any suggestions really to fix this, as it seems your origins are pretty set in stone, other than if Larian does more D&D related games in the future (which I sincerely hope they will) maybe they'll be more open to a humble origin.

Overall, I think Baldur's Gate 3 is a wonderful game with just a few tweaks to work out before full release. I plan to play though all of the major updates as well as the new content we receive and look forward to being able to take a full look at the story Larian has to offer. I didn't talk at all about any bugs or seemingly broken systems as the game is in EA and I expect Larian will clean all of that up no problem. I also didn't talk about a few other things that I feel the community has already made their feelings known on since before we even got early access, such as party size and how to handle new companions as this post had already gotten extremely long which I apologize for. Regardless, I've been loving BG3 and look forward to more updates in the future.
Tl;dr: Games great. Surfaces could stand to be less omnipresent, spells like Firebolt and Ray of Frost should be looked at and reverted back to their original TT design. Reaction system could use some work and jump needs to be tweaked. Companions are cool, hopefully Gale doesn't get abandoned due to his strange thirst and their stats could be tweaked around a little. Story reminds a lot of BG1 if not for the grand intro. Look forward to more.

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2020.10.19 13:57 bobbypower 0.12.8.9457 Content Discussion and Questions Megathread

https://forum.escapefromtarkov.com/topic/139581-patch-notes-for-01289457/
Please post all questions related to the new update in this thread.
NOTE: There will be no wipe with 12.8
Added:
New equipment:
New weapons and weapons parts:
Quality of Life changes:
Optimization
AI improvements:
Fixed:
Changed:
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2020.10.17 14:45 wooking0420 ED guide

Greetings fellow commanders, I have noticed an increase of pilots and and I thought I would compile a list of useful links. Not only for new CMDR's but for others that don't know they exist. If you have any that should be added let me know. These are ones that I have saved over the months I have had this game.
I will do a mini guide but I highly recommend the links for a more in depth explanations.
The first thing a new CMDR will need to do is get through the starting tutorial. Tnis will give you the basic knowledge of how to fly your ship. Don't be overwhelmed, we have all been there. Me, like many before us, we've been there and crashed in every tunnel or station when flying for the first time. (Vets never had this tutorial). So just bare with it and try your best to get through it! Also you'll need to het by yhe first couple missions amd you'll be booted to the curb wondering what to do next.
By far the easiest way to earn credits when you are starting out is bounty hunting. It is a little challenging and a big risk but there is a trick that will get you by. You could either do the bounty mission that are provided in stations via the mission board or just go out and pew pew bad guys. This method is pew pewing bad guys.
keep in mind this is only one activity that could get you started in Elite Dangerous. I just found this the easiest way to start out and it gives you an opportunity to put your skills to a test and improve your flying while earning money.

Bounty Hunting

First things you will need to consider are:
With these three things in consideration you could hunt bounties in any systems that meet these three criteria. Why high security? Because if you aren't in a high security system, the federation (space cops) won't lend you a hand. When you get to a system give it a "Honk" with your discovery scanner and this will give you all the info for the system. Check you External panel (left panel) and in your nav computer it will give you a list of all the known objects the system. You will need to look for "High Res (High)" These are high resources extracting sites with high security.
Every target you destroy will give you some bounty money but wait there is more! If you are in a high security system, more than likely the feds will be hunting those pesky pirates too. So all you need to do is fire a shot in at the lest seconds before they blow up. As long as you connect a shot with in 5-10 seconds before they blow up, you get the bounty money. Why is this important? Because you'll be in your brand new sidewinder, but this ship is like flying a tin can. You may feel tough but trust me, you're not. As soon as those pirates turn on you, you are as good as dead. This is why you wait for the last seconds.
You can get frisky and try to take on a pirate by yourself but be careful because when you blow up. Say goodbye to all the bounties you have earned. In order to cash in on bounties you'll need to fly to a station / land and select "Contacts" and search for "Authority Contact". Sell all the bounties to this person.
When you have done this and earned roughly 3 million in bounties then you'll want to upgrade to a Viper MKIII. This ship is the best in class for vertical thrusters and sheer fire power for its size. When you get this ship you're going to want to "A" rate all the modules. But keep in mind, its going to be a balancing act to get all the things you want without exceeding the power limit.
Hard points: - 2F Pulse Lasers X2 - 1G Pulse Laser X2
Utility Mount: - C Rated Kill warrant Scanner
Core Internal: - Lightweight Alloys (default) - 3A Power Plant - 3A Thrusters - 3A Frame Shift Drive - 2D Life Support - 3A Power Distributor - 3D Sensors
Optional Internal: - 3A Shield Generator
This is a basic Viper set up that you'll want to shoot for. like I was saying before its about power management and trying to fit the modules you want without going over. You could add or choose any hard points you want but I recommend keeping the core the same.
To find modules use Eddb.io. This is a useful site for most things in the galaxy. Select Stations —> Ship model / Module / reference system (the system you're in) —> Find. This will compile a list for the module you want to install and pick the closest system to you.
Hardpoints: - The best hard points are the lasers because you could stay out bounty hunting without having to worry about ammo. Also you'll want to keep them "gimballed" this will allow the ship to keep a lock while firing.
Utility mounts: - All you'll need is a kill warrant scanner. If you have the power to spare you could A rated this to get a better range. A kill warrant scanner will give you 30% more per bounty.
Core: - The reasoning behind "D" Rating your sensors and life support is to shed a little weight and they consume more power if these are A rated. You'll get 7:30 minutes to get to a station if your cockpit gets blown out. but more than likely you should be close to a station!
Optional: - Personally I think all you'll need is A rated shields and nothing more. if you have the "supercruise assist" and "docking computer" installed, these will only consume more power but the way I have this set up you should be able to keep those modules installed. On another note the planetary approach module consumes nothing, so this could be left alone.
Fire Groups and Modules
Module Properties: If you don't set priorities to your models then the ship will get confused if you get to beat up enough and lose power to some system. This is why its important to set up priorities in all ships!
This will give you an idea on how to set up system priorities. The most important, is priority 1. if your ship gets damaged enough this will allocate all power to your thrusters and life support and hopefully giving you enough oomph to get back safely. For the other properties its all personal preference. this is the way I like to set up all my ships.
Fire Groups: For the Viper you're going to want to set up two fire groups.

Now your ready to do more bounty hunting

With all that you have learned up to this point your ready to go and do more hunting but with a considerably better ship. The same rules apply as before, find that perfect site and shoot some pesky pirates. Use fire group B and "Kill Warrant Scan" and you could shoot them at the same time if you want. Keep in mind you'll need to be fully locked and pointing towards the target in order to scan them. When the target is scanned then switch to your next fore group A.
The Viper MKIII can be a big dog if flown properly and you could take on almost any size ship with the help of the feds. Those A rated thrusters will allow you to manoeuvre around any ship with ease. It's a good rule to always have your vertical thrusters going at all times. This will make it harder for the enemy to attack and the viper could handle almost everything you throw at it.
Hopefully this little tutorial will help out any new commanders thats want to go the bounty hunting route. Remember, this is only one aspect of the game. Please don't forget to check out the other guides if this one doesn't suite you.
Fly safe CMDR's o7

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