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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:19 pm 
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I suppose that's one way to keep it out of the hands of the enemy.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:26 pm 
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Almost certainly DAMES. The Can o' Sky defense systems seemed set up for hiding from them and it's the clearest reason why a galaxy wide war would have absolutely no baryonic survivors except for a ship that enforced a no-active-annie-plant rule.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:54 pm 
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I vote self-destruct.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:39 pm 
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I'm with it being the Pa'anuri. We know they can manipulative gravity on a grand scale, they're actively hostile to baryonic life, and we know that they were why the Oafa went into retreat.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:59 pm 
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Nemoricus wrote:
...we know that they were why the Oafa went into retreat.

I'm pretty sure we only strongly suspect this.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:12 am 
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Yeah, I'm with it being the DaMEs/Pa'anuri.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:19 am 
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Nemoricus wrote:
we know that they were why the Oafa went into retreat.


Actually, we specifically don't know that. We know (or have been told) that the Oafa built Eina-Afa as a redoubt against some sort of recurring galaxt-wide apocalypse, but neither we nor as far as I can tell, they know what the nature of it was. The Archive and thus Petey might know, but it's not clear.

As far as the Pa'anuri collapsing Ula Oa, their preferred method of dealing with thing "Annoying" is to smash whol stars together. YHey could as easily just thrown a mere planet sized mass into on and left nothing behind. Heck, we don't even know if they existed/had evolved in the Oafan's time. If they did, and the progenitors of the F'sherl Ganni fought them to a standoff much later they must have DE-volved a lot.

Remember, Petey seemed to think Oisri was a (baionic) construct for creating DaMEs rather then imprisoning them.

So my epileptic treeking on this this is "Yes, it may have been a DaME (or DaMEs) but not a pre-existing race that the Oafa were already at war with." Rather, the "World Forge" was built/used Oisri, which then in typical Sci-Fi Grey-Goo/Frankenstein-Complex fashion unleashed a force they couldn't control, and from which they ultimately fled int hiding.

But that's probably too trope for His Malevolence, so you may now all proceed to lhoot and point derisively.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:43 am 
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The Oafans specifically fought the Pa'anuri, and it is why they retreated to Eina-Afa. It's mentioned in this strip. What we don't know is if the Pa'anuri were the cause of the cyclic galactic extinctions that caused the Oafan to build their shelters in the first place.

Admittedly given that first the gatekeepers and then Petey were able to fight the Pa'anuri to a standstil I would think that the original Oafans would have been able to do it as well. They had the necessary technology and far greater infrastructure. So I'm betting something else smashed them first. And then the Pa'anuri showed up to finish the job.


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Also, no one's so much as mentioned the Pa'anuri at all this arc, which is kind of odd considering that Petey has been fighting a full-fledged war over in Andromeda against them. For them to make no appearances whatsoever would surprise me.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:01 am 
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I think the F'sherl Ganni might be the originators of gate-cloning, and it let them produce TAD systems on a scale not even the ancient Oafans could match. We saw how deadly that could be during the core war.


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Arcanestomper wrote:
The Oafans specifically fought the Pa'anuri, and it is why they retreated to Eina-Afa. It's mentioned in this strip.

I forgot about that strip... however, shaky trees time:

That was Ennesby interpreting what a crazy person said...





No, it probably was the Pa'anuri that caused the Oafans to retreat.


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evileeyore wrote:
Arcanestomper wrote:
The Oafans specifically fought the Pa'anuri, and it is why they retreated to Eina-Afa. It's mentioned in this strip.

I forgot about that strip... however, shaky trees time:

That was Ennesby interpreting what a crazy person said...





No, it probably was the Pa'anuri that caused the Oafans to retreat.

Not crazy, just incoherent and with a little memory loss.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:30 pm 
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grahamf wrote:
Not crazy, just incoherent and with a little memory loss.

/raised eyebrow

I believe the quote was "She has forgotten more than all of us have ever learned, combined", or something there abouts.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:02 pm 
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Well the latest comic pretty much confirms it was the Pa'anuri, even if he is taking a really long time to come out and say it.


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