Kinda bummed about the Silver Mount and have a few questions (spoilers!!!)


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I was kinda bummed about the fact that the people piloting the silver mount were human. I was hoping for some mysterious race of super aliens.

But if there were humans piloting the Silver Mount wouldn't there be human remains?


You included the spoiler in the title, so I'm not going to spoiler my stuff.

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I was honestly expecting the same thing; Some sort of otherworldly aliens out of Lovecraftian lore, perhaps even the Dominion of the Black. However, this makes much more sense; Not only are Androids human-like, but if the Androfans were not human or at least humanoid, then the PCs and NPCs would have a much, much more difficult time using their gear, no?

So I think it is much a gameplay reasoning as much as a story one. Though if they were indeed from another galaxy, it goes to show you how common Humans are in the universe, making you wonder.. just how did they get spread so far?

As for the no bodies, it has been ~9,000 years since it crashed; It explains on numerous occasions how "Alien remains have turned to dust" in the first adventure. One can assume the same happened here. Unlike Ancient Thassilon, for example, they weren't enhanced with magic, which may helped preserve their corpses, as it did with the Kasatha (Who got cursed)

That, or something much more sinister happened to them. DUN DUN DUNNNNN!


I mean I wonder if the Technic League knows that

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humans piloted the Silver Mount and are keeping it secret or if during the fight with The Dominion of the Black the humans were mutated into monsters.

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I'm perfectly okay with it, though I wish they didn't reveal who they are in the Iron Gods Player's Guide! Now I'm desperately hoping my players don't happen to read that part of the guide...


this is not new info, tough I hoped they would be

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post-humans, ''super'' humans or something similar

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My concern is why are the items not like those described in previous Pathfinder books. Most look like they're from Gamma World. The android bloodline has an attack at 1st level that even androids can't do. I expected something different.


Neongelion wrote:
I'm perfectly okay with it, though I wish they didn't reveal who they are in the Iron Gods Player's Guide! Now I'm desperately hoping my players don't happen to read that part of the guide...

I kinda wish they would have waited to reveal that the pilots of the Silver Mount were

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human until the vary last adventure path.
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samuraixsithlord wrote:
Neongelion wrote:
I'm perfectly okay with it, though I wish they didn't reveal who they are in the Iron Gods Player's Guide! Now I'm desperately hoping my players don't happen to read that part of the guide...

I kinda wish they would have waited to reveal that the pilots of the Silver Mount were ** spoiler omitted **

Keeping secrets like that from the GM isn't the way we do things.

That said, I suppose we shouldn't have mentioned it in the Player's Guide... but that ALSO said...

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all of the technology in the region is obviously built to be used by things with human shaped bodies, so I'm not sure how much of a surprise it would have been anyway....

People looking for weird alien technology will find some later on... particularly in Part 4 of the Adventure Path.


I can't wait for part 4! ermahgurd

Granted, I can't wait for parts 2, 3, 5, and 6 either! :D


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I will probably DM iron gods, in October, so it isn't really a spoiler for me.
I really didn't catch that part in the player's guide, i did know that the silver mount is a human ship (i think that James Jacobs has said so in a thread) though so maybe i glossed over that part.
I also hope that my players don't catch that part.

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The knowledge that it's a

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human ship
doesn't really spoil anything of significance in Iron Gods' plot really. That discovery is more or less well known in Numeria, where a lot of people have seen ...
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technological items, like armor or weapons, or the shape of furniture or halls or the like in various ruins, that more or less blatantly suggest if not obviously prove that the people who ran the ship were human... or at the very least, human shaped.

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