using magic in rather conventional ways. >barrier to protect self why not trap the enemy in a barrier then create a cyclone of fire and lightning inside, or just release the new sphere of dooms barrier firing shit all over the place?
Better yet, why not change the projection of the spell? fire being connicle is starting to be dull, why not concentrate the fire and blast it into the ground and have it blast up in random patterns? I'm sure if you fired of a blast of ice that forks around a person then reconnects creating a blast of ice rivets, they wouldn't be able to guess that the initial part was all for show.
Correct! Your liver has two sets of connections for major blood vessels and bile ducts. It can be cut in half and transplanted using one set of those connections, and the remaining liver tissue will expand to take up the burden! Very handy.
However, those connections are impossible to regrow, so you can't keep cutting out half your liver to pay for more magic cards and splatbooks
>>43472914 >>43472650 Gandalf didn't have class levels at all, he is an angel, literally. His spells are actually racial SLAs Gandalf is specifically a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maia_(Middle-earth)
If you just chill with some wine and the local betters once in a while, talk shop with traveling hedge wizards and provide the occasional spell, people will love you, it'll help you from stressing out and you get a reputation as a good guy all around.
Even wizards die, anon, you want to be remembered as "That asshole from the tower" or "Djelybeybi the Kind, protector of Whitechapel, patron of the Art"?
Look, you can prologue your life, sure. You can even do something to make it very hard to kill you. But eventually it's going to happen. Even more importantly, why would you seek an unnaturally long lifespan? There's always going to be more work to be done, so you can't simply insist on finishing it. People and societies change, and this is generally a good thing. We are all products of our time. Let the youth fight their own battles and through this grow strong. Be at peace with the fate of all life. In the end, a man who studies for a thousand years merely becomes unable to share that knowledge with others. But generations studying for the same time will spread all they know among themselves.
When your time comes, meet it with dignity and reflection, not screaming like a madman while urging your undead hordes onward.
>>43473463 But what if you cut off half, let it grow back and then cut off the half that regrows? Wouldn't you still have the original connection? Or can they not connect the cut off liver-bit to the transplantee's liver-connection.
>>43473502 I see where your commuting from, I feel like it is highly possible for the less extreme casts though. >decide to cast offensive ice spell >choose cast method cone, spear, suppresser, something crazy >skill check and roll to connect, or roll for success in first half of spell >roll to see if the spell reconnects or misses and goes awry >roll damage, if it connects add a small-moderate damage boost for the spell due to its level
this is all thesis and probably wrong on many levels however
>>43479831 Hey, you seem to have a lot of misconceptions. Sorry about that. It would take awhile to address all of them, so I will just mention the ones that annoyed me.
>a man who studies for a thousand years merely becomes unable to share that knowledge with other How did you even manage to type this? Because some people decided to record information through the use of written language, so now you can get on the internet and spew bullshit. Society is built around communicating knowledge that isn't immediately intuitive. >When your time comes, meet it with dignity and reflection, not screaming like a madman while urging your undead hordes onward. Because if we disagree with you, clearly we are Insane Evil Necromancers. It's impossible for you to see someone not being a deathist and not being insane. Why am I even responding to this?
>Because if we disagree with you, clearly we are Insane Evil Necromancers.
No, but the mind has limits. How many centuries can you keep going before you go crazy? How much time before the entire outside world seems foreign and bizarre? If you, right now, hop on a plane to a different country, even with a similar culture, will be uncomfortable. People will speak in different ways, and I don't just mean the language. The distance between them varies. Eye contact isn't the same. Culture ever evolves. As you grow old, even the society you grew up in will seem strange. After a century, it'll be vastly different.
Do you really believe you can keep in touch, somehow? That, without really developing human bonds you'll care enough? Do you imagine that seeing everyone you know and care for die will leave you untouched
As for the thousand year scholar thing, well, not sure how to break this to you, but people tend to hang on to their ideas. They tend to test them. One man studying for a thousand years, no matter how brilliant, produces less than others. The more you study, the more specialized you are. The less comprehensible your work is.
As for writing, well, have you tried reading something from a century ago? Have you ever read a research paper from that time? Hell, have you ever read a maths paper from *our* time? Most of what you figure out will be already known or hypothesized, due to sheer statistics and it's likely they'll surpass you for the same reason.
No. The only reason to cling to this life for more than a century or maybe two is terror of the unknown.
>>43486881 tl;dr What about all these things that the regular working ant people care about, things that would not and should not ever matter to true genius
Fuck off you third rate dogshit wizard, you keep telling yourself those things and stroking your ego's dick to forget the fact that you were never meant for great things, you were never able to rise above mediocrity, keep pretending that your fleeting moment of existence wasn't a complete waste, it's all your good for, in the end this is just a big masturbatory exercise, it's about making you feel better about your failure
Because proroguing your life, far beyond what you could reasonably handle is such a clever move. It's worked so well for everyone who's tried it, like...hmm. Nobody. It's never panned out.
You can work to become a god, but that's not quite what we're talking about here. Not to mention the many other drawbacks.
You're not a "true genius". There's no such thing. You're a sentient being that requires emotional connections to maintain any sanity. What you're talking about is merely another form of insanity. But, you know, I'm sure you're destined for truly great things, aren't like all the others, they were fools, you'll show us all, etc.
Enjoy those crusaders that are bound to be crashing your party in a few centuries. I'm going to a farm fair, the miller's daughter is rumored to like men with knobby staves.
Well, what can I say? All the best to you. Maybe you'll finally break that precedent. Although considering how you're already talking about regular folks, well, I wouldn't bet on it. Didn't even need a divination spell for this one.
>>43487643 Would that greatness even exist if no one else knows about it? Like a tree falling in a forest, without someone to share it with, it may as well never happened in the first place. Knowledge only reaches its full potential when it is shared, for others may think of uses or interpretations that you are unable to, because of either personality, or bias.
>>43488192 No, not fame, because fame is a fleeting thing, that quickly fades away. No, the motivation is not mere fame, but to have an impact that rings through the annals of time, to make a mark upon history, so that if/when I pass into the next world, I shall never be forgotten, because, if no one remembers you, it would be the same as if you were never born at all! As long as people remember you, you would remain, in a way, alive, therefore, to be remembered for all time makes you in a way, immortal.
>>43490639 (chuckles) No, because fame is something that lasts only a single generation. Tell me, would you consider Newton, Plato, Bismark, or Caesar to be famous, because to do so would mean you put them on the same level as Lady Gaga, or Berber, (shutters). Besides, I only said that my goal is to be remembered, I never said I had to be remembered in a positive light, though that would be preferable.
>>43487878 Most of the Elminster books are about how shitty his life is. He just soldiers on because it's all he has left at this point to give him meaning. He hides it well, but why else do you think most of his relationships are with people as old as he is? Why he flits around like he does? Why he's on reasonable speaking terms with even his sworn enemies? He's clinging to the few constants left to him.
This has been the most fucking ridiculous exchange I have ever had the displeasure of reading. Pedantic as shit, cringe worthy even.
That being said I have to agree with ambitious wizard, I haven't spoken, face to face with another person for a few months outside of ordering food at restaurants and listening to lectures, frankly I've never felt better. yay science wizard
Dunmer live around 400 years or so. Besides, let's not forget the fuck puppets he made. Divayth Fyr lives in seclusion, obsessed with the Dwemer. He's uninterested in anything outside his work, and his only real link to being normal are the "daughters". I'd chalk his seeming normalcy to him not being in any way human. Besides, an Altmer can live for a thousand, if they avoid disease and war.
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