Re: Requiem script detail
Posted by dayofthedm on 6/9/2012, 11:50 am, in reply to "Re: Requiem script detail"
"in "The Lost Children," when Shadow Demon asked about the Weapons after the spaceship crash, I heard some relief in Venger's voice when he replied, "No doubt, destroyed . . ," as though a heavy burden (either practical or self-imposed,) had been lifted from his shoulders." |
But Tiamat is still around then, which means he will still need to face her eventually; without the weapons, he STILL must deal with HER.
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: In every D&D:tAS episode, where Venger appears, he always wants
: the weapons. In the Requiem script, he never mentions desiring
: them even once. Was he so 'hard up' for stopping the youth from
: getting to the cenotaph that he'd complete forgo getting the
: What are your thoughts on this?
: Venger also shows no interest in the Weapons in "Quest of
: the Skeleton Warrior" (where he was after the Circle of
: Power) - and in "The Lost Children", when he thinks
: that the Weapons were destroyed in the spaceship crash, he
: didn't seem all that upset.
: I think that Venger's priorities in "Requiem" may have
: been refocused on stopping the Young Ones from reaching the
: cenotaph before he did; but if he managed to succeed in this
: task, that he would have gotten the Weapons of Power anyway,
: albeit as a "side-benefit."
: That said, Venger's desire for the Weapons seemed to waver from
: episode to episode between some kind of practical need and
: simple, Captain Ahab-esqe obsession.
: I got the overall idea that Venger needed the Weapons for some
: reason, either magical or political, in his quest to dominate
: The Realm. But from the series' writer's standpoint, the
: Weapons may have simply been a "McGuffin Device,"
: intended to drive the plot of the series, and ensure that Venger
: would always be there to challenge the Young Ones. And from the
: fan's point of view, these two observations need not be mutually
: It may be me, but in "The Lost Children," when Shadow
: Demon asked about the Weapons after the spaceship crash, I heard
: some relief in Venger's voice when he replied, "No doubt,
: destroyed . . ," as though a heavy burden (either practical
: or self-imposed,) had been lifted from his shoulders.
"It is not the speed with which something is learned, but that it is learned at all, that counts"
-DungeonMaster (Dnd:tAS episode 27: The Winds of Darkness)
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