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Title: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: SmartyPants on September 17, 2010, 02:39:34 PM
Why did Dean Lukas (http://telepath.wikia.com/wiki/Dean_Lukas#Stats) learn Shadow Resistance when Light resistance woud have been easier?  With Dean Lukas having Light Affinity, it would be easier for him to use gain Light Resistance.  Since the Academy didn't teach Shadow or Cyro, Lukas would have went out of his way to find someone else to teach him Shadow Resistance or teach himself Shadow Resistance.  Is this a sign that he predicted a conflict with the Shadowling Empire?
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Duskling on September 17, 2010, 05:25:41 PM
I think he just started preparing himself at the first sign that they were facing Shadowlings. Also, I think it's fair to say that he's a wise, yet trusting person, so why have an affinity that will protect him from his students, but not from Shadowlings?
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: SmartyPants on September 17, 2010, 06:16:09 PM
TRPG2 lasts for about a year and during that time, the Hero learned very few attacks.  Also, there has only been two humans seen using two elements.  I don't imagine anyone, including Lukas, able to hastily learn to use another element.  I bet he started training shadow resistance after the first student abduction, because he foresaw a major conflict against the Shadowling Empire.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Duskling on September 17, 2010, 06:25:27 PM
I bet he started training shadow resistance after the first student abduction, because he foresaw a major conflict against the Shadowling Empire.
Isn't that a warped version of what I said? Either way, I think he foresaw this, as you said, after the capture of David, and how the Shadowlings were using him for his scanning abilities, where, shortly after, the Shadowling General, Tastidian, shows up at the Academy, and capturing the Main, I think the Dean may have been able to feel his emanations at, and, seeing as how the Shadowlings have begun kidnapping human Psy Academy students, he may have seen it as a sign of war. Is this what you meant, as it seems very likely in my opinion.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: SmartyPants on September 17, 2010, 10:11:18 PM
I don't think he knew that Tastidian personally captured the Hero or thought it was a sign of war, but I do agree that Lukas knew that the Psy Academy would eventually end up fighting the Shadowling Empire.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Duskling on September 18, 2010, 11:51:20 AM
So then we agree to partially disagree then?
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: SmartyPants on September 18, 2010, 12:17:37 PM
So then we agree to partially disagree then?
Sure.

I don't think Lukas was able to sense Tastidian at the Academy, becuase Tastidain is skilled at manipulating people's perception of psy power.  Remember how Tastidain was able to trick the Hero's sight into seeing his health at 999.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Duskling on September 18, 2010, 12:42:19 PM
I don't think Lukas was able to sense Tastidian at the Academy, becuase Tastidain is skilled at manipulating people's perception of psy power.  Remember how Tastidain was able to trick the Hero's sight into seeing his health at 999.
Yes, in fact, I was going to mention that, but I was feeling lazy at the moment. But Dean Lukas and Tastidian were roughly at the same level, if Lukas wasn't a bit stronger. Even though Tastidian could hide his attacks and health from us, his health, according to the Wiki, was at roughly 250 area, while Dean Lukas, while not able to conceal it, had 320 health. The point being, I think they're both at around the same level.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: SmartyPants on September 19, 2010, 08:19:33 AM
Tastidain may have less health, but he was able to heal himself every turn, while he was using shockwave and manipulating people's perception of psy power.  This means he was probably more powerful then Lukas.  Even if Lukas and Tastidain were of the same level, Tastiadain would be more skilled at manipulating people's perception of psy power, then Lukas would be at scanning.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Duskling on September 19, 2010, 12:16:09 PM
Tastidain may have less health, but he was able to heal himself every turn, while he was using shockwave and manipulating people's perception of psy power.  This means he was probably more powerful then Lukas.  Even if Lukas and Tastidain were of the same level, Tastiadain would be more skilled at manipulating people's perception of psy power, then Lukas would be at scanning.
Oh! Now I get it how you do it! You just find holes in our knowledge, and fill them in yourself... very, very clever.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: SmartyPants on September 19, 2010, 12:55:54 PM
You also know Lukas didn't sense Tastiadain, because Falstaff said David was the only one who sensed the shadowlings.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Zackirus on September 19, 2010, 08:06:30 PM
Lukas wasn't metioned in the first game. I am pretty sure he would sensed a powerful shadowling.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: bugfartboy on September 19, 2010, 08:07:35 PM
But once again, he was able to hide his true power. Tastidian that is.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Zackirus on September 19, 2010, 08:10:59 PM
Even though he is able to hide his power, don't you think Lukas would have gotten susipious after the first shadowling abductions. I think that he wanted to be safe if shadowling attacked Psy Academy (As shadowlings all use shadow attacks).
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: bugfartboy on September 19, 2010, 08:15:14 PM
Except Festus. He had no shadow attacks.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Duskling on September 19, 2010, 08:17:23 PM
Except Festus. He had no shadow attacks.
Yes, but generally all Shadowlings know how to use Shadow Blast or Dark Vortex.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: Zackirus on September 19, 2010, 08:20:27 PM
Correction: most shadowlings have shadow attacks. I assume that the Dean only did it has a precaution because of the shadowling threat.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: bugfartboy on September 19, 2010, 08:21:51 PM
Unless he is almost as powerful as the two shadowlings with multiple affinities but he only got to resistance instead of attacks.
Title: Re: Dean Lukas' Resistance
Post by: SmartyPants on September 19, 2010, 09:02:46 PM
Lukas wasn't metioned in the first game. I am pretty sure he would sensed a powerful shadowling.
Falstaff said, "He was the only one who could sense them, due to his talents, but even he didn't notice thier presence until it was too late."  "Only one" is pretty clear. That mean on one else could sense the shadowlings including Lukas.

Even though he is able to hide his power, don't you think Lukas would have gotten susipious after the first shadowling abductions. I think that he wanted to be safe if shadowling attacked Psy Academy (As shadowlings all use shadow attacks).
I agree with that.  At the time, he thought war was the only way to stop the shadowling abductions, so he began to prepare for war four years before the Academy joined the Dissidents.