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Re: Plot holes and mysteries
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2010, 05:33:13 pm »

*sigh*

In case you hadn't noticed, much of what we "know" about the Orz is fairly open to interpretation. Hence this topic.
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010, 12:49:11 pm »

The Orz themselves are the manifestations. The technology is just that: technology. It can be built by anyone.
But they need ship captains...
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2010, 10:37:22 pm »

The Orz themselves are the manifestations. The technology is just that: technology. It can be built by anyone.
But they need ship captains...
Even though they are a single entity, it could be possible that the single entity expresses itself in multiple forms in our universe.
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Re: Plot holes and mysteries
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2010, 12:01:00 am »

a hand has five fingers

pop some bubbles on a sheet of bubble wrap, push your fingers into the clingfilm that remains

looks a bit like bubbles huh

weird bubble, but the same sort of shape

basically, that's orz
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 10:50:39 pm »

My theories on a few things...

1) Some can't understand what's "Arilou are from above, Orz are from below".
Itis fairly simple in religious "planes/layers" of the world (7 skies, 9 "levels" of hell, etc). Sounds like Arilou pretend to be angels.
I disagree as others have said in that this likely means that they come from two different "dimensions".  The quote marks are explained below...

2) Catch Nggn, "not solid enough".
Nggn - some ghost-like form of pseudo-life. you must be black-hole solidity/density grade to catch those (only possible in a certain "plane" or quasi-space). (or a more simple explanation, "solid" is a mistranslation, they meant "concentrated").
I think it is more along the lines of existence in multiple dimensions, at least how I see it.  If you have 3 dimensions A B C and you have a being that exists in two of them B C and you who exist in B, how can this be easily explained without a long sentence like this one?  To them, you are "not solid enough" because you simply put do not exist in half the dimensions they do.  Since they observe multiple dimensions at once, you seem "not solid enough" since you are missing in some of their perceptions (one of the dimensions) yet exist in other parts of their perceptions.

If they don't quite understand the science behind dimensions then they likely are explaining it as best as they can.  You seem to not be "solid enough" whereas the planet, existing in all their dimensions, seems quite solid.

3) What did "fish-folk" Orz do to "clones" (Androsynth)?
They punished Androsynth in time, mutating them (hence the Syreen, with human-compatible genome).
I think this one ties into the dimensional problems.  Imagine that air and water are two separate dimensions.  A fish lives in one dimension (water) and you can go in either.  You, to punish the fish, put it in another dimension (air) where it cannot survive and observe the effects.

From the descriptions of the one planet (been a while, maybe I got this wrong), it seemed like the population vanished.  Well, if the Orz exist in multiple dimensions then to punish the Androsynth they might have forced them to go into another dimension where they summarily died.  Maybe the Orz physically did it, maybe they used a "not solid enough" item to do it, or who knows.  They somehow did it and like a fish out of water each being died.  That would be rather horrific.  That would fit.  Plus, it ties all these thoughts together.

Kinda sorta maybe not.  It is open to interpretation and there is no right answer.  However, above is at least the answers I saw in these cryptic lines.
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