History Headscratchers / InheritanceCycle

21st Feb '17 1:49:28 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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** There are many magical swords in this universe (most of which Galbatorix collected from the dead Riders). It wouldn't really be that odd if Durza had a cursed one.
21st Feb '17 1:34:26 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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** Murtagh says, "I stripped him of his wards," to which Galbatorix replies "I have plenty of wards." Apparently Murtagh either wasn't fast enough, skilled enough, or clear enough with his intentions to clear them all.
11th Feb '17 8:21:11 PM LampUnderTheTable
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*** On the other hand, Roran's weapon of choice is a hammer. Not a war hammer or anything special, but just your standard-issue forge hammer that he took from Horst's forge back in Carvahall. How he's managed to survive this long against sword- and spear-equipped career soldiers can be chalked up to the same thing that kept Eragon alive - an absolutely absurd amount of luck (or the appropriate trope: PlotArmor)

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*** On the other hand, Roran's weapon of choice is a hammer. Not a war hammer or anything special, but just your standard-issue forge hammer that he took from Horst's forge back in Carvahall. How he's managed to survive this long against sword- and spear-equipped career soldiers can be chalked up to the same thing that kept Eragon alive - an absolutely absurd amount of luck (or the appropriate trope: PlotArmor)PlotArmor).
11th Feb '17 8:20:31 PM LampUnderTheTable
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** While elves can alter their appearance with magic, Rhunon comes across as a no-nonsense, pragmatic elf. She probably doesn't think it's worth her time and effort to alter her appearance with magic. It's also possible that working a forge for as long as she has has weathered her appearance.



*** Also keep in mind that Eragon, Brom and Arya have superhuman strength, so a Kull would be less of a challenge for them.



*** It's also mentioned Galbatorix has put a ward on his true name that kills anyone who tries to use it.



* Actually, a harem is one of the things he's said to be NOT indulging in. Or omissions says "He's not yet abandoned himself to debauchery", or something like that.

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* *** Actually, a harem is one of the things he's said to be NOT indulging in. Or omissions says "He's not yet abandoned himself to debauchery", or something like that.



*** On the other hand, Roran's weapon of choice is a hammer. Not a war hammer or anything special, but just your standard-issue forge hammer that he took from Horst's forge back in Carvahall. How he's managed to survive this long against sword- and spear-equipped career soldiers can be chalked up to the same thing that kept Eragon alive - an absolutely absurd amount of luck.

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*** On the other hand, Roran's weapon of choice is a hammer. Not a war hammer or anything special, but just your standard-issue forge hammer that he took from Horst's forge back in Carvahall. How he's managed to survive this long against sword- and spear-equipped career soldiers can be chalked up to the same thing that kept Eragon alive - an absolutely absurd amount of luck.luck (or the appropriate trope: PlotArmor)
24th Dec '16 7:43:58 PM BlueTangFromPixar
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** She doesn't. two or three chapters after she hatches she actually disagrees to the point of not talking to him and taking him out the the middle of the forest to avoid a fight. plus the time she pinned him down and told him to be more careful. plus, there not two completely separate minds, they work together mentally to the point they practically fuse minds at points, so it not that she always listens, its that they almost always agree.

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** She doesn't. two or three chapters after she hatches she actually disagrees to the point of not talking to him and taking him out the the middle of the forest to avoid a fight. plus the time After they left Daret she pinned him down down, telling him he was the problem, and told him to be more careful. plus, there not two completely separate minds, they work together mentally to the point they practically fuse minds at points, so it not that she always listens, its that they almost always agree.



* I have to wonder why Glaedr did not want to breed with Saphira. Yeah, he may not love her, or visa versa, but the only other male dragon on the planet as far as we know, is Thorn, and he isn't really an option. Sure there is the last egg, but it has 50% chance of being female as well, and that doesn't help anything either. Sure, one could argue that the time wasn't right, but 1) they may not have another chance, and 2) the elves would be happy to look after the eggs.

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* I have to wonder why Glaedr did not want to breed with Saphira. Yeah, he may not love her, or visa versa, but the only other male dragon on the planet as far as we know, is Thorn, and he isn't really an option. Sure there is two more eggs at the last egg, time, but it has they have 50% chance of being female as well, and that doesn't help anything either. Sure, one could argue that the time wasn't right, but 1) they may not have another chance, and 2) the elves would be happy to look after the eggs.



** Well Saphira was only 8-12 months old and Glaedr was several hundred years at least. Maybe he's just not into lolicon.

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** Well Saphira was only 8-12 months old and Glaedr was several hundred years at least.much younger than Glaedr. Maybe he's just not into lolicon.
16th Dec '16 8:57:17 PM BlueTangFromPixar
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** Well there's also Shruikan. There was still the chance that they could save him from Galbatorix, and since he was implied to be good before being controlled by Galbatorix and there was the possibility as far as we knew that he could be turned back, I would like to think Saphira would at least think about being his mate if necessary.




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*** We are never given Glaedr's age. He could easily be less than two hundred years old. And Saphira isn't really 8-12 months old, considering her size, her language skills, and her general knowledge. (And no, I am not going off the movie on this.)
26th Sep '16 4:42:24 PM Temporary14
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** Also, keep in mind that the death words are easy to block. If Eragon had started saying one of them, Galbatorix would have time to shout out a simple "shield!" or something and get a basic ward. Not nearly as good as the ones he spent the last century perfecting, but plenty good enough to stop the death words.
13th Jul '16 7:06:54 AM Namor21
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****** Arya was already heading to find Brom, who happened to be in the same town as Eragon, so there would be no need to rush her; in any case, she was more likely to trust a former Rider than some farm boy. Besides, it's not like she could use teleportation, otherwise she would have escaped from the Urgals when they ambushed her.
6th Feb '16 11:32:36 AM Temporary14
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** One explanation is Remember how the Human Rider's Elfification takes a few years? Same deal with the elves when they first bonded the dragons, took a few years but they got there. Alternatively, even if the modification happened instantly, or she didn't develop wrinkles that fast, don't forget that she has spent most the last several tens of millenia in front of a forge working, and I'm pretty sure that working in front of a forge for years gives wrinkles early similarly to how the working in the sun does, and she just didn't care to fix them. The voice can be explained as (again) her spending the last several tens of millenia in front of a forge, that's a lot of fume inhalation, even if she did take precautions to reduce it which there was no sign of. Finally she is stated to be ''the'' oldest elf still alive, as I said before she was there for at least a few years, probably decades of the Elves war with the dragons, all those thousands of years would have to leave mark(the other elf from that time period is also described as looking old I believe, if without the wrinkles) if she didn't fix it with magic. So pick one of these or combine them to your hearts content. Personally, I think it's a mixture of all three, age pre bonding, forge work, and age now.

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** One explanation is Remember how the Human Rider's Elfification takes a few years? Same deal with the elves when they first bonded the dragons, took a few years but they got there. Alternatively, even if the modification happened instantly, or she didn't develop wrinkles that fast, don't forget that she has spent most the last several tens of millenia two and a half millennia in front of a forge working, and I'm pretty sure that working in front of a forge for years gives wrinkles early similarly to how the working in the sun does, and she just didn't care to fix them. The voice can be explained as (again) her spending the last several tens of millenia two and a half millennia in front of a forge, that's a lot of fume inhalation, even if she did take precautions to reduce it which there was no sign of. Finally she is stated to be ''the'' oldest elf still alive, as I said before she was there for at least a few years, probably decades of the Elves war with the dragons, all those thousands of years would have to leave mark(the mark (Gilderien, the other elf from that time period is also described as looking old I believe, old, if without the wrinkles) if she didn't fix it with magic. So pick one of these or combine them to your hearts content. Personally, I think it's a mixture of all three, age pre bonding, forge work, and age now.
6th Feb '16 11:29:22 AM Temporary14
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** Note that the guardian of the city, Gilderien, is of the same generation as Rhunon, as he held his post since the war with the dragons. He showed no sign of aging, so it can be safely assumed that "age now" can be taken out of consideration.
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