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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: 'I serve the Amnion.' Reply with quote

A few thoughts...

From C&O:

Quote:
"...you must be made aware that the Amnion have developed airborne
mutagens. These are slow acting and somewhat crude, but they
suffice to meet the present need."
She stared at him. Airborne - Panic clutched her stomach.
Only years of dark resolve and bitter discipline enabled her to
keep herself from grabbing her gun and blasting him in the face
so that he wouldn't say what came next.
"Sacs of them," he went on quietly, almost inaudibly, "have
been set upon the scrubber pads of this vessel." That must have
been done while equipment and supplies were being loaded from
Calm Horizons. "I am able to trigger their release. If you deal
falsely with us, I will provide that your crew does not."


From TDAGD:

Quote:
On the other hand, the fact that Soar had turned against
Calm Horizons required a great deal of attention. Specifically
it required Marc Vestibule's attention. He had been invested
with decisiveness aboard Calm Horizons. And he remembered
more of his former humanity than any other Amnioni like him.
Because he remembered, he was not replaceable.
Sorus Chatelaine's betrayal had been quintessentially human:
no Amnioni could have imagined - much less carried out -
such an action. Even Marc Vestibule only grasped it with
considerable effort.


Quote:
The Amnion did not comprehend terror or frenzy. They
understood urgency: they were capable of haste. Their dedication
to their own purposes was complete - and completely organic.
But they were not genetically encoded for desperation.
They could not encompass it.


If the concept of betrayal was so incomprehensible, why did they prepare for the possibility that Soar might 'deal falsely' with them?

Even Marc Vestibule's recollection of desperation and contemplation of the implications of betrayal was only in hindsight.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the Amnion are unable to contemplate commiting betrayal, but they are quite capable of understanding what it means to be betrayed by human false-dealing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, Wayfriend.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simalerly to Lord Founl in the 2nd chroncles..the Amnion like to cover their bases.

It's just that someimtes people do things they never even thought of...Like Sorus turning the gun on Vestibule
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the thoughts in this old thread interesting, so I wish to revive it. I agree with the sentiment that the Amnion don't think of committing betrayal, but understand that they need to guard against human betrayal.

Quote:
On the other hand, the fact that Soar had turned against
Calm Horizons required a great deal of attention. Specifically
it required Marc Vestibule's attention. He had been invested
with decisiveness aboard Calm Horizons. And he remembered
more of his former humanity than any other Amnioni like him.
Because he remembered, he was not replaceable.
Sorus Chatelaine's betrayal had been quintessentially human:
no Amnioni could have imagined - much less carried out -
such an action. Even Marc Vestibule only grasped it with
considerable effort.


I think that this quote that Sorus used to start the thread refers to Marc Vestabule's incomprehension that Sorus betrayed them even though they took steps (installing the airborne mutagens aboard Soar) to prevent her from betraying them. The Amnion didn't take into account how deep her resentment ran against them for making her destroy Beckmann's lab.
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