History WMG / Ringworld

23rd Feb '14 11:33:16 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* Maybe an unknown-to-us defense system was able to deflect the black hole away once it came between the ringwold and the sun (after making Fist-of-God) The PowersThatBe had detected the black hole coming and were ready for it, but couldn't deflect it until after it impacted. The creating of the mountain was an acceptable loss.

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* Maybe an unknown-to-us defense system was able to deflect the black hole away once it came between the ringwold and the sun (after making Fist-of-God) The PowersThatBe had detected the black hole coming and were ready for it, but couldn't deflect it until after it impacted. The creating creation of the mountain was an acceptable loss.
23rd Feb '14 11:33:05 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* Maybe an unknown-to-us defense system was able to deflect the black hole away once it came between the ringwold and the sun (after making Fist-of-God) The PowersThatBe had detected the black hole coming and were ready for it, but couldn't deflect it until after it impacted.

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* Maybe an unknown-to-us defense system was able to deflect the black hole away once it came between the ringwold and the sun (after making Fist-of-God) The PowersThatBe had detected the black hole coming and were ready for it, but couldn't deflect it until after it impacted. The creating of the mountain was an acceptable loss.
23rd Feb '14 11:32:27 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* Maybe an unknown-to-us defense system was able to deflect the black hole away once it came between the ringwold and the sun (after making Fist-of-God) The PowersThatBe had detected the black hole coming and were ready for it, but couldn't deflect it until after it impacted.
10th Sep '12 2:22:44 AM pittsburghmuggle
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[[WMG: Fist-of-God was not created by an asteroid, but a small black hole.]]
It passed through and continued to pull the scrith "upwards" as it did so. There's the issue of the black hole going into that sun - maybe it didn't have time to do much damage before the Ringworld left that solar system all together.
27th Aug '12 11:03:54 PM SuddenFrost
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Louis speculated that "the puppeteers bred like digger wasps: their progeny ate the flesh of a helpless host." Some readers have criticized the idea that a herbivorous species would go through a carnivorous stage in their life cycle. So what if it's not actually the host's flesh that the fetus is eating? Suppose all sex for puppeteers is oral: the two "males" deposit their gametes down each of the throats of the "female"/host, and fertilization occurs in the host's stomach. The fetus then absorbs nutrients from the plant matter that the host eats, causing the host to slowly die of malnutrition. When development is complete, the infant uses his hind leg to [[{{Chestburster}} kick a hole through his mother's abdomen]] and emerge. This also explains why sane puppeteers are reluctant to kick with their hind leg as a means of self-defense: they consider it to be obscene.

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Louis speculated that "the puppeteers bred like digger wasps: their progeny ate the flesh of a helpless host." Some readers have criticized the idea that a herbivorous species would go through a carnivorous stage in their life cycle. So what if it's not actually the host's flesh that the fetus is eating? Suppose all sex for puppeteers is oral: the two "males" deposit their gametes down each of the throats of the "female"/host, and fertilization occurs in the host's stomach. The fetus then absorbs continues to develop in the stomach, absorbing nutrients from the plant matter that the host eats, causing the host to slowly die of malnutrition. When development gestation is complete, the infant uses his hind leg to [[{{Chestburster}} kick a hole through his mother's abdomen]] and emerge. This also explains why sane puppeteers are reluctant to kick with their hind leg as a means of self-defense: they consider it to be obscene.
27th Aug '12 10:58:26 PM SuddenFrost
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[[WMG:How does puppeteer reproduction really work?]]
Louis speculated that "the puppeteers bred like digger wasps: their progeny ate the flesh of a helpless host." Some readers have criticized the idea that a herbivorous species would go through a carnivorous stage in their life cycle. So what if it's not actually the host's flesh that the fetus is eating? Suppose all sex for puppeteers is oral: the two "males" deposit their gametes down each of the throats of the "female"/host, and fertilization occurs in the host's stomach. The fetus then absorbs nutrients from the plant matter that the host eats, causing the host to slowly die of malnutrition. When development is complete, the infant uses his hind leg to [[{{Chestburster}} kick a hole through his mother's abdomen]] and emerge. This also explains why sane puppeteers are reluctant to kick with their hind leg as a means of self-defense: they consider it to be obscene.
10th Sep '11 1:08:44 AM Azaram
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** It's also necessary that it be that size, if it's to exist at all. If it was smaller, all the air would have been lost and nothing would be living on Ringworld. The smaller punctures are problematic, unless they are all very, very recent; while the Ringworld is foogin' huge, how long would it take even a small puncture to drain all the air away, let alone many of them. As to how the City Builders would have used it, they wouldn't. They had the 'walk through walls' device that let them walk through the scrith to the spaceports outside.
10th Sep '11 1:04:00 AM Azaram
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** Nope.

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** Nope.
[[WordOfGod Nope.]]
10th Sep '11 1:03:38 AM Azaram
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** Nope.
16th May '11 1:52:46 PM Journeyman
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*** It's throne. I remember now. Louis and the others met Bram in Throne, then Bram was replaced by Tunesmith, who became the boss in Children.
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