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From:     vjg@????????.???.com
Date:     Tue, 14 Dec 1993 13:13:33 -0500
Subject:  Re: Arcane
Karl K. Northrup suggests:

> In wildspace there are the occassional sargassoes that
Spelljamming
> vehicles avoid like the plague, because in many if not all of
these
> sargassoes Spelljamming Helms do not work.  I would hazard a
guess
> that the reason for the Spelljamming Helm failure would be that
> someone is trying to hide something.  Namely the Arcane.  It is
my
> idea that inside these sargassoes the Arcane have bases/worlds
where
> they do their work.  How do the Arcane travel within a
sargasso, you
> ask.  Being masters of TechnoMagic devices they have items on
there
> person that allow some kind of motive force to propel their
ships.

I like this idea. If not Arcane, maybe something else hides in
the
Sargasso. Potentially something worse. Sounds like a premise for
an
epic adventure.

> As to the creation of Helms, maybe a process involving the
Energy Planes,
> positive or negative or both, is worked out within these
sargassoes where
> the destruction powers of these planes fails to work (i.e. the
finished
> helm doesn't work here either).

Daring to rip off a "science" fiction show, I can envision a
mutual
destruction of positive and negative material from the opposing
planes 
to generate the magical forces needed to move a ship (aka the 
antimatter generators in Star Trek). The spelljammer's
magically-attuned 
mind acts as the "dilithium crystal" that controls the reaction
and 
directs the energy produced into useful motive force. That could
explain
why some magical devices can take the place of or boost the power
of a
spelljammer; they have the channels built into them to control
the flows
of positive/negative material and channel the energy. In theory,
there 
could be devices built along the same principles as a helm that
could 
have other purposes (a planet killer or crystal sphere smasher?).

-Vince Guinto
 vjg@????????.???.com



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Arcane    Karl K. Northrup    14 Dec 1993 14:03:54
Arcane    Stijn Nuyts    14 Dec 1993 17:16:57
Re: Arcane    vjg@????????.???.com    14 Dec 1993 18:13:33

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