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  1. Prezes

    Finally Kohta’s reason are less pompatic (no honour-mania) and more common (like killing hated enemy)

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Oh definitely, though if you’d ask him direct he’d still insist it was honour.

      Though of course in the psychological view of an ‘honour’ based society it actually is important. This Dark Elf has challenged Kohta, hurt him and his friends, and killed those Kohta saw as his duty to protect, in an honour based society it is expected that Kohta should seek to eliminate him, not just to ensure his safety and those close to him, but to maintain his honour among his peers.

      Learned that from the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell when he talked about Honour Societies, damn good book.

      • Prezes

        But still…protecting close-ones is an instict. Even it may be important for peoplewho not care about honour

        • GroUser2907
          GroUser2907

          Oh yes, that’s part of a persons protective instincts but an Honour based society is something a little different, the quickest way to explain it would be to say it’s something like Street Cred among inner city gangs, if someone challenges, or is thought to be challenging someones street cred, that man must defend his cred, or else he is nothing, and if he is nothing he risks being kicked out his gang, which would mean losing everything, even possibly his life.

          There’s a really good bit in Gladwell’s book where he outlines a psych experiment done in an American University about the reactions of students to a perceived slight, with some fascinating results. Simplified down, people from Honour Based societies are much more likely to aggressively defend their reputations or honour, rather than be ‘civilised’ and either ignore the slight or deal with it diplomatically.

          • Prezes

            But in this moment – he act from instinct or from honour?

          • GroUser2907
            GroUser2907

            Ahh now that’s another interesting point, because he’s an Orc aswell, and his instincts could be significantly different than those of a human being.

          • Vaasref

            I tend to thin that his inner drama queen push him to save the day and the city.

            The prince in the other hand is not a dramatic person so I guess he’ll kill the big bad with a explosive bullet just in front of a monologing Kohta and doing so he will piss him off.

            Kohta will probably argue that he was forcing Rakesh to surrend.

          • GroUser2907
            GroUser2907

            Do you think it’s his deep love of drama that is driving him in this instant? or something a bit more personal?

          • Vaasref

            It’s a ruse to appear less overly dramatic (“less overly” because he can’t help but be dramatic).

            Then he could be even more dramatic when he will succeed and be the hunted-criminal-but-savior-of-the-entire-city.

          • GroUser2907
            GroUser2907

            So you don’t think all his selfless dramatics will pay off and he’ll get a New Hope style celebration from the entire city at the end?

          • Vaasref

            People who care about him should not let him have it.

            I would be like giving a drug addict a whole zeppelin hangar full of his favorite product.

            Kohta would do a dramatic overdose of drama.

          • GroUser2907
            GroUser2907

            Wo, can you actually get addicted to drama? I mean seriously? cause you saying that just reminded me of how many actors and actresses get addicted to drugs 😮

    • Less pompous, still suicidally reckless.

      • Prezes

        Too true :O

  2. Killmatronix

    BAM, madness.

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907
      • Killmatronix

        Effectively, mercenaries may be many, but, how well were they trained?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNa3Co83_gk

        • GroUser2907
          GroUser2907

          You do know they lost in the end right? 😛

          • Killmatronix

            I do. One of the three main battles the Greeks have lost against Persians. They wouldn’t have if it wouldn’t be for betrayal, though.

            Anyway, they may have lost, but the goal succeeded: It being to provide enough of a distraction for Atenians to run away and move their wounded off of the warpath.

          • GroUser2907
            GroUser2907

            Yeh, it is very much a case of losing the battle but winning the war.

            I was also going to point out that the Persians had vastly superior numbers, but remembered that that wasn’t why they won the battle.

            Of to bring the point back here the Red Guard and Mistress Shan’s girls have much greater numbers than the Dark Elves, but that too is not why they are winning the battle, and again it kinda has to do with betrayal 😀

  3. lena

    Juns question of loyality…

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Yeh, she’s in a tricky place. But he’s her brother, what else can she do?

  4. Resari

    This drive of his is going to get someone killed :(

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Just one? 😮

      • Killmatronix

        At least 3 goons died already. #GoonLifeMatters

        • GroUser2907
          GroUser2907

          And that number is not going to stay at 3 I can tell you that.

          • Vaasref

            You mean they will be resurrected ? :[)

          • GroUser2907
            GroUser2907

            Hehe, that’s optimistic of you 😛

  5. poncho

    Khota… buddy… how many graves have you prepared so far, cause I don’t think you’ve realized one of those graves could be yours.

    June, try and save his dumb ass before he fills the next open grave.

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Hehe, that’s probably exactly what she’s thinking.

  6. Seems like hes starting to let his anger drive him….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFkAAvDkj9k

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Hey, you can’t deny, it worked for him 😀

  7. SpectralTime

    So, what that pause… Jun realizing he’s doing it for the right reasons? Because he’s a good guy and doesn’t want anyone else to get hurt?

    I hope so. Kohta’s been having the worst luck lately, his sex life aside.

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Quite possibly, though possibly also realising it’s for the wrong reasons, or that despite her tough talk she doesn’t like seeing her brother this obsessed/enraged.

      Or it could be because of all of them or none of them, who knows?

  8. Charlemagne

    Enter the Berserker Rage

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Indeed, are his eyes starting to turn red yet? 😀

  9. Khenan

    I sense some hesitance in Jun, wise of her.

    Kohta seems a bit suicidal… Not the first time, so I guess she is used to it.

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Indeed, he does have a tendency to be… rash, about his personal safety. She is not so impatient.

  10. Prophet

    Pretty sure Jun was about to say something relevante, but fuck it, let’s kill some elves.

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Indeed, what’s talking going to resolve in the middle of a battle? 😛

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