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« Reply #135 on: November 17, 2003, 11:30:06 am »

Another problem with the Taalo device is that it is exactly one device, and its range is probably not that great. It has problems shielding a single ship's crew from one Dnyarri (who has spent most of his life translating "Submit or die!" into dozens of languages). The Excruciators were apparently easy to manufacture, while the Taalo device may have been too complicated to mass produce.
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« Reply #136 on: November 17, 2003, 06:32:25 pm »

I get the impression that this Dnyarri is more powerful than the originals, due to the umgah enhancements beyond the repair.
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« Reply #137 on: November 17, 2003, 08:56:05 pm »

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I get the impression that this Dnyarri is more powerful than the originals, due to the umgah enhancements beyond the repair.


You are right:
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Dnyarri
This evil alien race consists of small, grayish
creatures resembling a cross between a
toad and an unhealthy mushroom. The
Dnyarri’s unassuming aspect belies its true
nature as one of the most hostile and dan-gerous
species in the galaxy, because each
Dnyarri possesses psychic compulsion men-tal
powers. With these powers, a single
Dnyarri can hold an entire planet
enthralled. A Dnyarri mental command is
so strong that only one race, the extinct
Taalo, had been able to resist its power.


This is from the Star Conrtol 2 Resrouce file that came with the Star Control 3 package with SC1 and SC2 on one CD-ROM.
So a Dnyarri able to control alone an entire species and it´s entire fleet within the species sphere of influence is certainly stronger than the original "1 Dnyarri controls 1 planet".
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