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28th Oct '17 3:22:48 PM purgethexenos
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** No. It is extremely easy to cover up said embezzlement. There are about 1500 students in the University, assuming an average tuition of 20 talents this amounts to 30.000 talents earned by the University every span. This also means that the University spends a lot. All the bursar has to do is to add the embezzled amount to a bulk purchase, faking a minor price increase. On the other hand, if the students' tuitions are recorded, making Maer pay extra would be revealed in an instant if he ever decided to check it out.
21st Oct '17 3:48:14 AM Arkanoid0
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** In book 2 while in Sevren Kvothe is talking about preforming with Denna, and even says "Half-Harp and lute is uncommon, but not unheard of."
18th Oct '17 3:36:28 PM phylos
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*** Eh:
----> Vashet smiled lazily. “And if the pursuit of truth was my goal, that would concern me.” She gave a long yawn, stretching like a happy cat. “Instead I will focus on the joy in my heart, the prosperity of the school, and understanding the Lethani. If I have time left after that, I will put it toward worrying on the truth.”
13th Jul '17 11:12:55 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Adem women secretly controlling their pregnancies through diet is never even hinted at in the books. That would be a pretty major lie at the center of their society. Also, as I recall, the only cook we meet in Four Corners is a man. How do Adem women secretly control their diet when there are men making their food? Also, Adem women spend a lot of time away from their homeland fighting. How do they maintain a contraceptive diet when food resources are limited? Also, none of this addresses my previous concern that animal husbandry reveals the link between sexual intercourse and pregnancy.

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** Adem women secretly controlling their pregnancies through diet is never even hinted at in the books. That would be a pretty major lie at the center of their society. Also, as I recall, the only cook we meet in Four Corners Haert is a man. How do Adem women secretly control their diet when there are men making their food? Also, Adem women spend a lot of time away from their homeland fighting. How do they maintain a contraceptive diet when food resources are limited? Also, none of this addresses my previous concern that animal husbandry reveals the link between sexual intercourse and pregnancy.
13th Jul '17 11:05:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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**** I just reread the book and I don't recall her saying that. The closest I can recall is that she tells Kvothe he can think what he wants.
13th Jul '17 7:57:17 AM phylos
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*** This counterargument to the Adem being liars and hypocrites, or simply dogmatic (to put it another way), requires outsider an Ademre woman has sex with to be eating contraceptives just because. Even just Kvothe and the Poet King is too much of a coincidence already.

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*** This counterargument to the Adem being liars and hypocrites, or simply dogmatic (to put it another way), requires every outsider an Ademre woman has sex with to be eating contraceptives just because. Even just Kvothe and the Poet King is too much of a coincidence already.
13th Jul '17 7:56:27 AM phylos
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*** Except for the statement, not even suggestion, that they don't care for the truth, I assume.

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*** Except for the statement, not even suggestion, that they don't care for the truth, I assume.truth.



*** This counterargument to the Adem being liars and hypocrites requires *every man* an Adem woman has sex with to be eating contraceptives just because. Even just Kvothe and the Poet King is too much of a coincidence already.

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*** This counterargument to the Adem being liars and hypocrites hypocrites, or simply dogmatic (to put it another way), requires *every man* outsider an Adem Ademre woman has sex with to be eating contraceptives just because. Even just Kvothe and the Poet King is too much of a coincidence already.
13th Jul '17 7:47:59 AM phylos
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*** Except for the statement, not even suggestion, that they don't care for the truth, I assume.


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*** This counterargument to the Adem being liars and hypocrites requires *every man* an Adem woman has sex with to be eating contraceptives just because. Even just Kvothe and the Poet King is too much of a coincidence already.
10th Jul '17 12:43:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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*** As I recall, the animals that Europeans thought reproduced without sex were animals like flies, not domesticated animals like cows and chickens. And while Europeans might have not understood the arcane biological details of reproduction, they knew enough to understand that sex causes it and use that knowledge to domesticate animals.

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*** As I recall, the animals that Europeans thought reproduced without sex were animals like flies, not domesticated animals like cows and chickens.chickens that they could observe having sex and getting pregnant. And while Europeans might have not understood the arcane biological details of reproduction, they knew enough to understand that sex causes it and use that knowledge to domesticate animals.




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** I didn't get the impression that Kvothe intentionally threw the fight. Kvothe is caught between his "Kote" and "Kvothe" personas, making his abilities inconsistent when he tries to draw on them. Sometimes, when he's firing on all Kvothe cylinders, he's as badass as he ever was, but most of the time these days he's Kote, and he's not able to harness his old abilities. Kvothe's crack about forgetting who he is admits to this. He knows that he's becoming Kote more and more: a shadow of his former self.
10th Jul '17 9:14:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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[[folder:Embezzling from the Maer]]
* Kvothe intentionally drives up his tuition price on a deal with the University's bursar and gets to keep half of all money above 10 talents. From the masters' point of view, that's simply stealing from the school, since they would expect all of the tuition they assign to go into the school's coffers. Wouldn't the real play be to simply tack on extra money to the school's official tuition when requesting money from the Maer, and then split ''that''? That way, all the money the masters expect to go to the school ends up there, and the Maer still gets overcharged.

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[[folder:Embezzling from the Maer]]
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* Kvothe intentionally drives up his tuition price on a deal with the University's bursar and gets to keep half of all money above 10 talents. From the masters' point perspective of view, the school's accounts, that's simply no different from stealing from the school, since they school. If anyone reviewed the accounts, there would expect all of be money missing. Shouldn't Kvothe and the tuition they assign to go into the school's coffers. Wouldn't the real play be to bursar simply tack on extra money to the school's official tuition when requesting money from the Maer, and then split ''that''? divide ''that'' between them? That way, all of the money the masters expect to go to the school masters' assigned tuition ends up there, in the school's coffers, and the Maer still gets overcharged.
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