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    [–] Contradiction RE Denarians? (SPOILERS ALL) -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Unless you're gonna make the argument that they were also involved with a cult that had a capital D Dragon running the show, then we have the basis of how Michael and Charity met right off the bat that shows us the Swords are not 'only' for Denarians.

    And there is no quote in the text to support such a notion. The Swords fight evil, period. The Red Court during the fight in Changes saw all three Swords there and only one real Knight. Nicodemus himself had spoken about how he despised the Reds and they were dangerous to his long term plans. The Denarians as a group were not working with them and there is no evidence to suggest their involvement with the Nightmare either.

    The Knights are there to save the Denarians if they can first and foremost...then stop them if able. But the Swords and Knights do not ONLY deal with Denarians.

    [–] On the purpose of Unseelie Accords -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    So twice, and once was in a short story. Hardly the pervasive and consistent problem it sounded like it was being made out to be.

    [–] On the purpose of Unseelie Accords -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Uh...once. And those parties were indeed dealt with it by Dresden, as the Winter Knight, the chosen mortal champion of the author of those Accords.

    [–] On the purpose of Unseelie Accords -EG- 32 points ago in dresdenfiles

    There's a sign Mac's got hanging up at the door that reads ACCORDED NEUTRAL GROUND. It means that the place was supposed to be a no-combat zone, under the terms laid out in the Unseelie Accords, the most recent and influential set of principles agreed upon by most of the various nations of the supernatural maybe ten or twelve years ago. By the terms of the Accords, there's no fighting allowed between members of opposing nations in the bar, and we're not supposed to attempt to provoke anybody, either. If things do get hostile, the Accords say you have to take it outside or risk censure by the signatory nations. Proven Guilty

    It's the newest set of treaties and principles but others existed prior. Something probably happened (surrounding the Unseelie Incursion of '94 perhaps, given the time frame mentioned there) that required something new to be drawn up.

    [–] [Spoilers Cold Days] Fey Queen Thought -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Truth be told a Sarissa topic now and then is a nice reprieve from the...standard repetitive posts.

    [–] [Spoilers Cold Days] Fey Queen Thought -EG- 2 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Regardless of intent i've long been of the belief that Sarissa was going to be a big boon for her aunt, helping her 'move on' and get back to full strength as it were.

    [–] Episode 62: Specific Character discussions, Part 8! -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    -- My personal crazy theory on this is that Elaine is a Mirror Mirror version of Harry where Maggie Sr. had a girl instead of a boy. A little more incestuous, but would explain why they both have the same pentacle.

    If MirrorMirror is an alternate reality wherein the split occurred due to the 'big decision at the end of Grave Peril' and specifically is focusing on NegaHarry summoning Harry prime in order to fake his own death, then how could that be?

    [–] Episode 62: Specific Character discussions, Part 8! -EG- 7 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Pyrovax is the other Dragon left, so fire would seem to be the elemental connotation.

    As for Elaine and who or what she owes...

    "I built up a debt to Titania, the Summer Queen, in exchange for her protection. And now it's time to pay it off." She took a deep breath. "There's been a murder within the realms of the Sidhe."


    Elaine shrugged. "I owed everything to Aurora. Even if she'd wanted to quibble about whether or not I'd paid her back in full, it's a moot point now." -Summer Knight

    And WOJ:

    I had a question about favors and mantles. If someone owes a being with a mantle a favor (say someone owed Lloyd a favor), and that mantle passes to someone before the favor was called in (to, say, a certain Chicago Wizard), does the person who receives the mantle get the favor?

    Depends of the nature of the mantle. Not all of them are all about obligation, the way the Faerie mantles are. But as far as Faerie mantles go, yes. If you owed Maeve a favor when Maeve was the Winter Lady, you don't get out of your debt just because there's a new Winter Lady in town. Molly is the one who is going to collect now.

    So either she owes Titania still, or she owes Sarissa now. Either way, Summer almost certainly still has their hooks in their own Starborn.

    [–] Canada whenever the US does literally anything -EG- 29 points ago in PrequelMemes

    We should not have made this bargain...

    [–] Favorite Fight Scene in the series -EG- 9 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Proven Guilty. It was one of the Fetches.

    [–] When you're running late for work but have to stop at a red light. -EG- 90 points ago in PrequelMemes

    Yes. The crossing guard will be along in a few moments and then, they'll activate the pedestrian button.

    [–] [Spoilers Small Favor] Slow light bulb moment -EG- 10 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Death Masks is prior to Dead Beat and she has dialogue in it. Not a ton but, enough that A) no, the bit about her differentiating herself from mortals is not one of her 'first' lines and B) Harry doesn't clue in on what she is till the short story Heorot, which takes placed between White Night and Small Favor which is after DB and that line anyway, and after a fair bit of additional context is laid out for him as to what she is.

    Whether or not her being a Valkyrie was a huge twist has no bearing on anything I said initially, because her 'true' identity was not explicitly known or stated for some time after her introduction and a subsequent re-appearance.

    [–] [Spoilers Small Favor] Slow light bulb moment -EG- 32 points ago in dresdenfiles

    She does it first in Death Masks btw. No one knows what she is at that point but, it seems to be her go to move.

    [–] Ebenezar's Magic -EG- 14 points ago in dresdenfiles

    The nearest figure was considerably shorter than me and stout, but he stood with his feet planted as if he intended to move the world. He lifted his staff, smote it on the ground, then boomed, "Remember Archangel!" He spoke a single, resonating word as he thrust the tip of the implement at the Red King and the Lords of Outer Night.

    The second floor of the stadium-temple where they stood . . . simply exploded. A force hit the ancient structure like an enormous bulldozer blade rushing forward at Mach 2. It smashed into the temple. Stone screamed. The Red King, the Lords of Outer Night, and several thousand tons of the temple's structure went flying back through the air with enough violent energy to send a shock wave rebounding from the point of impact. -Changes

    Force magic.

    [–] the way to the BAT -EG- 2 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Booktalk Nation Q&A (~25min38s), May 2014:

    Will we see Faith again, and if so, will she learn to be a wizard?

    You will indeed see her, and I’ll leave that… actually Faith is gonna be the client who kinda sets off the big trilogy, she was the first Dresden client in the very first Harry Dresden short story that I wrote, so I wanna use her again to kinda kick off the big ending.

    [–] the way to the BAT -EG- 2 points ago in dresdenfiles

    They are welcome to source that because it has never been stated as being Book 20.

    [–] the way to the BAT -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Jim has stated, among other things, that the BAT 'kicks off' with Faith Astor, the original girl he helped in the first canon work, a short story called Restoration of Faith, will be the 'femme fatale' who comes to him and sets it all in motion. In that first book of the BAT.