>>68302952lol, so true
>>68302952I HATE YOUR WHIMPER
>>68303849>Health: 126>Might: 14>Maneuverability: 10>Metabolism: 8>Magic: 12>Mental: 14>Manipulation: 16
>>68302952Fucking love these dopey villain birds.
Where the fuck do I get bird people minis to convert into skeksis?
>>68305830Put pulture heads on dresses. Perhaps stick raptor claws on the hands as well.
>>68303995what system is this? I am intrigued. Also, Metabolism?
>>68305476WHERE IS THE ESSENCE SCIENTISTYOU SAID THERE WOULD BE ESSENCEIT'S RIGHT THERE JUST TAKE SOME YOUDOUBLE PODLING
>>68302952>TRIAL BY STONE!
>>68303654Why didnt the Gelflings just murder the mystics to beat the skeksis?
>>68308648Gelflings seem a bit naive and idealistic. I doubt the idea of orchestrating a slaughter of the mystics to defeat the Skeksis would ever be something they'd attempt, even if they conceived of such a plan.
>>68308648The mystics are hidden away and are capable on their own
>>68308648no one could even believe rian killed mira
>>68303654>doesn't mention the three dicksSorry, I cannot give this a passing grade.
>>68303849Favored enemy: paladins
>>68311998look at the bulge, silly
>>68311998Do Skeksis canonically have three dicks?
>>68312852no, its a joke because of the 3 streams of urine
>>68312991>>68312852I mean, evidence SUGGESTS they do.
>>68313033you dont know dick
>>68312852either three dicks, or multiple piss holes on one dick
>>68313079I've NEVER MANAGED to do a triple stream, double is my max.
>>68308648It was forgotten pretty quickly that the Skeksis and Mystics are connected in that way, except by Aughra, who didn't want anyone to know because she used to be close to the Urskeks and wanted them to be healed. Those gelflings who were present to witness the Great Division probably didn't see in the confusion that one Skeksis dies by killing his counterpart.
>I aAaamM sShTiiiLLllLl EmpeeRrerorrr-eck acke eck
>>68305830D&D and Reaper have made Vrock minis that do work after a little conversion.
>>68313323why did he die?Why didn't they just pour essence on his dick? They had enough podlings.
>>68312852They have three urethrae but no biological sex. It's suggested that they picked up the idea of gender as an affectation in imitation of the gelflings, and in the EU one of the six who died before the movie identified as female.
>>68313356Because he was sick with ULTRA AIDS.
>>68308781You know how /tg/ talks about domesticated house goblins sometimes? That's kind of what gelflings were. For most of the Alliance of the Crystal they were bred and cultivated by the Skeksis to be courtiers, because an empire of less than 20 members isn't much of an empire at all, and their only alternatives were podlings and semi-intelligent animals.
>>68313356>>68313414In the comics they say it's because he was the primary user and shaper of the Crystal's darkening power, which made him decay faster than his subjects.
>>68305830The trial by stone was the Chamberlain's idea. What the fuck was his plan?
>>68313499Not to get punked then gang-stripped that's for sure.
>>68313465AKA ultra aids.
>>68308648Better question:Why don't the Mystics kill themselves to prevent the Skeksis from hurting the innocent?
>>68314838They didn’t get any ambition or drive out of the deal that linked them. Ambition and Drive were completely given to the Skeksis.
>>68314877What a horrible existence, to be condemned to be a hippy-dippy stoner by the very metaphysic fuckup that spawned you.Admittedly they probably don't give a shit.
>>68313465In the Series he basically bathes in the stuff...
>>68314877Not hard to do a prayer circle that leads off of a cliff.
>>68314922But that means doing something.
>>68308648So far Rian, Deet and the other one haven't even told anyone they have that connection, and they might not fully understand it. Plus the Mystics are already gone. Maybe once they tell other people (if they do) someone will suggest killing the Mystics, but until then we can't say.
>>68314906They clearly do give a shit. They're just not motivated to action.
>>68313437Podlings aren't actually that bad, but Gelfling are much longer lived and more easily brainwashed (being so close to Thra and by extention the Crystal).Podlings are small tempermental and willful by nature (closest creatures to probably have freewill) everything else is tied up in threads of destiny and the like.
>>68314877Yes. Please explain what they are, and why they split? Never understand that part of the movie(Haven't finished the series yet either)
>>68302952I used skeksis as inspiration for a villain once. He was a senile lich who forgot most of his magic but commanded so many minions and resources no one could oppose him, mostly because no one could actually get to him. He lived in a flying palace above a flying city above a shantytown metropolis where slaves worked to feed the aristocrats living up above. If the slaves rebelled, he'd fire a doom laser from the palace, but he'd fire through the city below, so the nobility ruthlessly stamped out resistance because they were terrified he'd kill them to kill the rebels below them.
>>68313499>what the fuck was his plan?
>>68303849Man what a great villain. Too bad he's gone, but they got the motherfucking Garthim to replace him. Those things terrified me when I was a kid.
>>68315065He killed a grand total of one (1) gelfling. The garthim wiped out all but two gelflings.
>>68305830Lords of Change would need some conversion but they have a staff and the stature to pull it off against most minis.
>>68311998>>68312852The fat one had three piss streams, so it could be three dicks, or three piss holes, or his dick was just grimy as fuck.
>>68314838The drive to act isn't part of their makeup, all that stayed with the skeksis. They also have all the patience, of which the skeksis have none. Combined, it means they're almost incapable of acting at all.
>>68315012Podlings are cool as fuck. Party all the time, give no shits about anything, regular sponge baths from Gelfling chicks, what's not to love?
>>68315023I don't know how they split exactly, but each half has all of certain personality traits. Ambition but no patience, aggression but no compassion, cruelty but no mercy, etc and vice versa. The skeksis were incapable of being anything but what they are.
>>68315096The Hunter wasn't out for genocide, he was an unstoppable killing machine that chose his targets for their merit. Had he wanted just a body count, he'd get it. The Garthim are a mindless army of killers, they do nothing but what they're told, so when ordered to genocide, they would.
>>68315096there has to have been something offscreen that gave him is infamous aura
>>68315257God I hate podlings.Such FILTHY little things. They don't even have subtitles!
>>68315023The World of the Dark Crystal is a really stylish companion book released with the movie that explains a lot of important shit.Long story short, the Urskeks came to Thra from another world two Great Conjunctions ago because they were exiled for some sin they really don't want to talk about. They built a castle and a network of mirrors around the Crystal for the purpose of removing every trait they thought was sinful, so they could redeem themselves and return home. But their black-and-white thinking was fundamentally flawed, and instead of being burned away, the parts of themselved they wanted to get rid of took on a life of their own and took over Thra, and their "purified" selves were crippled from the loss of the kind of energy that both good and evil springs from.So the Skeksis are kind of like the Jungian concept of the shadow: the true parts of the self that get excluded from one's self-concept, a source of creativity if understood and embraced, but something that causes more and more bad behavior the more it is denied and repressed.The audiobook is here: https://youtu.be/3g5iM-UYqi0
>>68315458Ohhh yeah.That's the stuff. Classic, unapologetic worldbuilding.
>>68315458What? Awesome, thank you anon.
I know it's literally impossible, but it's not stopping me from wanting to re-habilitate a Skeksis then snuggle it.
So this is what inspired the dark eldar
>>68315540Some shit in the series I won't spoil (and possibly the Gollum-like state of the Chamberlain in the movie) suggests that they can find at least a substitute for a small part of what they lost through being forced to interact with other races as equals.
>>68315583I love watching birds walk like that. They feel like some dude out of a Don Bluth movie.
>>68315586Can I pet the Chamberlain and tell them that they're a good bird?
>>68308577underrated, nice dubs
I love how the series makes the movie better. You can really appreciate the Chamberlain's desperation to get back in the castle after you see how accustomed he is to being able to manipulate people, then some Gelfing thot comes along and fucks everything up right when he almost had the shard.
>>68315738Does the Urskek that was produced by the chamberlain and one of the mystics still 'MMMHHHHMM' about?
>>68315752I believe it's implied he was the "Dark Heart" of the original urSkeks(responsible for the division), which would make him the most depraved of them, even before the split. Is it any wonder why his skek-half committed highest heresy in the finale.
>>68311998>doesn't see the bulge>>68312852It's questionable one way or another, but I'm leaning toward no as piss-streams splitting is extremely common in senior citizens.
>>68313499At a guess:He thinks the general is too stupid to do anything but blindly bash at the stone while he can use his superior intellect to target the weak points.
Seems like it would be trivial to change halflings to gelflings and gnomes to podlings in 5th.
>>68314981That's even worse
>>68305830Tzangors, you just need to clip the horns.
>>68315540There is ONE good Skeksis, but if you tried to force another one to be good you would just make things worse
>>68317324That's pretty much the point, both skeksis and mystics are creatures helplessly bound to such extremes they can't help but be harmful in one way or another.
>>68303849I'm looking forward to how the show will depict skekUng, who's apparently good enough in a fight to be promoted to the new general, Garthim master and later emperor. skekMal was wild and indipendant, but skekUng is supposedly only second to the emperor in personal strength.
>>68317758Are we getting a season 2?
>>68317806Considering the universal positive reaction, I'd say at least two more seasons are almost guaranteed.
I was planning to watch the Dark Crystal movie before the Netflix series. Is that a good idea?
>>68318131Yeah, nothing wrong with that. Either order works.
>>68312852Yes.I mean, it's not uncommon for many animals to have more than one penis. Or to have penises that are proportionally WAY bigger than a human's. And these guys are mutated aliens.
>>68317806Most likely. I need to know what happens to Deet, my urge to PROTECC is strong with her.
>>68313356Because they wanted him to die. They were still too chicken shit to take over until he turned to dust though.
>>68315023>Please explain what they are, and why they splitThey split because they were messing with the crystal and it broke, splitting them in the process.>Never understand that part of the movieHow they split? MAGIC. Like, literally, MAGIC.
>>68315031That's actually pretty neat.
>>68302952What's with the blue pin watermark?
>>68302952I'm trying to watch it online but no luck so far.W-what about you guys?
>>68318827It's on Netflix
>>68318827I watched the first episode online just last night. Try harder
>>68315458Literally an episode of Rick and Morty
>You wouldn't shitpost about Tomb Kings, but never play Fantasy, yes? Anon spend all his time shitpost, but never buying the models, yes?>MhmmmmmHhmMMmm.. >Anon want to play Age of Sigmar. He wants to be shit on. It is what he needs.
>>68318085I'm liking it so far, still three or four episode to watch, but I don't like how sometimes things are handled, for example when did they saved Gurjin?He suddently reappears after a simple "we will save him", and other similar things that happen without previous developments
>>68319300I can unironically imagine SkekSil saying such garbage. Good job.
>>68319367Gurjin is the true hero. He Solid Snake'd his way out after getting freed, and I demand to see it.
>>68319431Skesil, do not serve. We rule, yes?
>>68319460SIGMAR PRESERVE ME, I CAN HEAR THE WHIMPER!
>>68319460I wonder if there's room for an Undead Tzeentch army.
>>68315773That's a theory on the wiki, but it's just as likely that the Dark Heart became the Skeksis who immediately killed his counterpart and himself the day they were divided.
>>68319436everyone wants to hug the hero
How's the new show?
>>68315323Maybe, but Hup was cool as hell!
Just watched the movie, good stuff I just wish I had watched it as a kid.What happened to the Urskeks at the end of the movie? Did they return to their home planet?
>>68319300ENOUGH, NOW BRING EMPEROR SHAERKS
>>68319918they head out and leave the 2 gelflings to fornicate endlessly in order to repopulate."aight niggas you figure this shitty land we lef for u out, peace"
i love this gelfling that never combs her fucking hairi wanna see more of her blasting fools with the darkening
>>68318880Your ignorance is only eclipsed by your narrow-mindedness. Now back to your studies!
>>68320106gelflings are pretty much done for. hell, all of Thra is dead.
https://twitter.com/darkcrystal/status/1169679086056329219?lang=enBest new character in the series.
>>68302952Is the show any good? I've been a voiding it because of concerns it was just standard hollywood nostalgia crap.
>>68322123It's fucking amazing anon, legit one of the few good things netflix has ever done.
>>68322123It's the original studio making it, I'd also recommend the comics.
>>68320307Deet is made of cute and is for cuddles.
>>68322259Deet has no right being that cute.
>>68316430Which he did, in fact chamberlain nearly won the contest, if you rewatch that scene he made a significant chip in the stone which let his opponent easily break it.
>>68322259based and deetpilled
>>68322306There's just something about her innocence that makes you want to just hug her for hours, even with the whole Darkening stuff. Also, she doesn't make me want to hate-fuck her like Seladon. Couldn't fucking stand that cunt.
>>68322497Don't judge me!
>>68322497gelfling women made for IMAGINE yes?
>>68322579But gelflings only have one reproductive organ.
So second season is definitely going to be Gelfling genocide with no brakes
>>68322679So obviously you need 3 gelflings at once, yes?
>>68322093Thra was clearly still alive at the end of the movie, and even the dead parts were brought back to life at the very end. There are clearly enough podlings to survive, main question is if there are enough gelflings kicking around to be a viable pool for repopulation or not.
>>68322765Wait do skeksis have three cocks?
>>68318085>>68318181Don't be so sure. Henson company doesnt have high hopes for it because of how expensive it is to make.
>>68322990there's a scene where they are pissing are there are three streams, that's why people believe so.
>>68322093You can get a population back from one couple, they just need to make sure to have lots of kids and hope neither has serious hereditary issues.
>>68323049Truly these uberchads are the rightful guardians of the crystal.
I've got a medium army of sealed oop all metal daemons of tzeentch and the skeksis are one of reason I am still thinking about sell them or not...
>>68322696A bit of me hopes all the talk of possible futures is hinting to a different ending that doesn’t lead to the movie.
>>68318232That’s the pin from when a thread is pinned. Look at the first two threads in the catalog. Whether this is a screencap of an old pinned thread’s op image or the person who made it was having a laugh is unknown to me.
>>68323107Even if they do have serious hereditary issues it'll get solved by natural selection eventually.
>>68303995>manipulation greater than maneuver>on the fuckiong Hunterhe is literally the only Skeksis that isn't a shuffling junkie.
>>68322696Probably not, no prophecy yet.>>68323370I agree, though full-on bad guys win genocide would certainly be interesting.I am especially interested to observe the reactions of those not familiar with the movie.
>>68322123The Jim Henson company is an unassailable bastion of quality.
>>68323835I think the prophety is that of the Heretic, but is not widely known yet.
>>68322123It's awesome. Genuinely surprised me there. I expected some cutesy "watchable, I guess" meme kiddie stuff but it's something on another level. I feel a little like reading the Hobbit for the first time, if I dare to make such a comparision.I dare to say it might be the only constant quality high fantasy flick the internet tv has give to us, for the time being.>especially interesting in worldbuilding sense I'll add
>>68324475>Oh, I've read about the female orgasm!
>>68322123It's a fucking roller-coaster, in a good way.
>>68324592She probably read the Gelfling kamasutra enciclopedia (50 volumes) back to back, but considering I don't want to fuck muppet more than anything I like her as a character. Has more personality, to me.Not that I dislike frankly anyone in this flick, Deet is moe as hell.
>>68313499I think he mostly wanted to humiliate him and beat him at his own game. Didn't expect his rival to still be strong enough to come out on top, let alone so smashingly.
>>68317359hey, these are pretty good! Thanks!
>>68319367There's a lot of unstated timeskips in season 1, months at least.
>>68324205>meme kiddie stuffI was worried about that too, right up until Mira died.
>>68313323I honestly love that scene. The Emperor’s death is iconic “bad guy dying” to me.
>>68322696There's a lot of skeksis that need to die before we're down to the handful left in the movie, so the actual genocide may be season 3. Remember, the skeksis didn't order them exterminated until after the prophecy was made.
>>68323248Fun fact, right after the split, skeksis had wings.
>>68313499>>68316430>>68325382isn't the general slain by the chamberlain? in AoR? Doesn't that inconsistently relate to the movie since AoR is a prequel?
>>68323370I doubt it. Odds are we'll get to see the Garthim kill them all, or see them drained.
>>68323523Maybe, they named three others that didn't live at the castle, including skekUng, the final emperor.
>>68325704He did, after he was mortally injured due to a lack of essence and being bested by a gefling. Chamberlain stabbed him in the gut and he exploded into dust.
>>68325727I guess they nominated a new general before the movie events take place
>>68325704SkekUng isn't at the palace, he's one of the skeksis that's mentioned as a "good fighter" when they realize war is inevitable. So, he'll probably show up in season 2 as the physical threat to replace the Hunter, since he's supposedly the second strongest skeksis.
>>68325704The General in the movie is skekUng, the General in the series is skekVar.
>>68325761>>68325762Oh tight thanks for the clarification
Fuuuuuuuck I dont want the gelfling to get genocided, this is the Silmarillion all over, AAAAARGH MAKE IT STOOOOP
>>68313213i have. usually only when my foreskin is at an odd angle, its more like a double and a trickling third going way off in the wrong direction due to surface tension bullshit like pouring down the side of a mug instead of straight down from it. Very hard to hit bowl with all three. I usually just clench and stop flow for a second, adjust, then it's back to one proper combined. But Skeksis are definitely foul bachelors so why care about the mess?
>>68325819I do, I spent the entire first season pining for Garthim. I don't know why but I always like a story where relationships, struggles and hopes can't prevail over an overwhelming physical threat.
>>68318169humans have the biggest proportionally and objectively of all great apes though. So HFY there. We're also the only animal to have permanent tits not counting inbred as fuck for milk purposes domestic cattle.
>>68315323Terrible taste my mate, poddlings were the best part of the show. PODDLING JUTISTA!!
>>68317377does that mean there's an evil mystic somewhere?
>>68325917Can't really say without giving away spoilers.
>>68326017Thats a very thinly veiled yes.
>>68326059Nope.The good skeksis and his mystic counterpart live together in exile, and both are good. They're the ones who hid the crystal shard.
>>68314877Where's my Skeksis half then?
>>68326171I loved them, they were so fucking fun.PUPPETRY
>>68302952So the urSkek turned into urRu and Skeksis.Whence came the ruSis?
>>68326171>imagine being so based even your evil half is chill
>>68315043your hits do no damage if can't actually hit what you're aiming atgranted, just because you can dodge attacks doesnt mean you can win a fight
>>68323107>>68323482I don't think they were the last two gelflings. I mean, each one was wrong before about being the only one; there were probably some more out there.In the comic based on the sequel that died in preproduction, most of the gelflings do not act like they're direct descendants of Jen and Kira. I mean, a lot of things in that comic suck, but I'm going to cite it anyway.
>>68326423>>68326171Headcanon is that the mystic was exiled for being sick of his peers' shit. Since counterparts tend to have similar or complementary jobs, he was probably some kind of ambassador to the other races, which made him realize how fucked-up it was that his people were doing literally nothing for a millennium.
>>68324054>unassailable bastion of quality
>>68327692i didn't think that was actual henson. just like avenue q.
>>68328737Woop, nope. Director Brian Henson.Damn. His dad would be so disappointed. Maybe consult Frank Oz next time.
What game to do DC?
>>68327692So they decided to make an in-house "Meet the Feebles"?
>>68328781>sister oversaw the superior productWhat went wrong?
>>68327584The Heretic was originally the Conqueror, and was charged with expanding the Skeksis domain through, well, conquest. Considering his urRu counterpart is called the Wanderer I'd imagine he'd be one of the few of them who ventured out of the Valley of the Mystics. In fact, between the Heretic being driven out and skekVar being killed by the Chamberlain over a minor slight and skekUng's promotion it seems like the role of military leader in Skeksis society is a fairly chaotic one.
>>68323523I was just Hmmm posting, man
We can all agree that SkekSil is the most petty and evil of the Skeksis, right? A lot of the shit that happens is directly his fault, after all.
>>68330788You mean the coolest, yessssss?
>>68330788Of a bunch of conniving greedy bird demons he's the most conniving and greedy. Which is literally his job. Chamberlains, chancellors, and advisors are never to be trusted
Hup is how I paladin
>>68331017Hup has inspired my Warforged Paladin to gradually learn emotions and actual honor instead of being a religiously programmed HK-47.
>>68330974True. Simon Pegg knocked the role out of the goddamn park, too.
What ever happened to Tartakovsky's 2006 Dark Crystal sequel that was in production?
>>68332674I think it got canceled. That, or it's still I Development Hell.
>>68332674It got axed, so the script got adapted into a comic instead, The Power of the Dark Crystal
>>68330788Aughra is on record thinking that the Scroll Keeper is the least honest, the Treasurer is the pettiest, and the Scientist is the most evil.
So because Gelfling are a race of eternal cucks and didn’t press their advantage to slaughter the Skeksis to the last bird, their entire race is exterminated?
>>68331399I seriously couldn't believe that was Pegg. God damn, he was good.
>>68332876It was uncanny how precise he was with matching the original Chamberlain.
>>68313356Darkening, not even once
>>68302952...hei Guise....(mod' from Tengu PF.v1)>Skeksis Racial Traits>+2 Strength, +2 Intelligence, –2 Constitution: Skeksis are brutal yet thoughful, but they are a step away from being undead.>Skeksis are humanoids with the Outsider subtype.>Medium: Skeksis are Medium creatures and receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.>Normal Speed: Skeksis have a base speed of 30 feet.>Senses: Skeksis have low-light vision.>Bastards: Skeksis gain a +2 racial bonus on Bluff and Intimidation checks.>Old Blood: Knowledge: Nobility and Knowledge: History are class skills.>Unnatural Lives: the Skesis are obessesed with living longer than is natural, and will take any measure to stay alive. they have a +4 bonus to all Death related saves.>Swordtrained: Skeksis were familiar since their creation with violence, and as a result are automatically proficient with swordlike weapons.>Natural Weapon: A Skeksis has a bite attack that deals 1d3 points of damage. (or should it be claws?)>Languages: Skeksis begin play speaking Common and Skeksi. Skeksi with high Intelligence scores can choose any languages they want (except for secret languages, such as Druidic).
>>68330372>Minor SlightThe general took the Chamberlains place as consort to the Emperor. Thats hardly a minor slight.
>>68333394thoughtful isn't the word i'd use. cunning might be closer.>str bonus, con penalty. proficient with all swords, even weird exoticsWelp, I feel like Spring Attack is obligatory for a martial here. Some kind of two-handing rogue mayhaps? My hit and run mallet terrorizer build would do nicely, the only issue is it specializes in nonlethal and fear, not murder.alternately you compensate for the low hp with a fuckton of ac.OR you go Barb, for the big HD and DR.
>>68333616They would look like good pathfinder Magus rather, considering proficency with all sword weapons means they get the best swords in the game. Intimidate and Bluff wont do much, but who needs either when your chopping up and shocking the geflings.
>>68303849>Tzeentchian Night Lord
>>68305830>Where the fuck do I get bird people minis to convert into skeksis?I used a pack of Warmahordes Murder Crows I got on discount. Only need a little bit of tweaking.
>>68332854Skeksis can apparently slaughter gelflings in 2 to 1 encounters with minimal effort.
>>68333394>Skeksis>-2 ConstitutionThey seem like they can take a hell of a lot more punishment than the other races of Thra. The problem is that they shouldn't be a PC race at all, they're more like outsiders or something.
>>68334173Imo, skeksis should be more like Drider. +4 to all stats with a +6 to strength and Con specifically. Considering it took two of the best gefling fighters to even manage to fight on even terms with one of their best hunters (And they still lost). They should get big penalties for being deprived of essence though.
REMOVE GELFLING remove Gelfling. Gelfling genocide best day of my life.
>>68334640You haven't lived until you've fucked a Gelfling chick in the ass.
I wonder about how skekSa the Mariner looks like
>>68334871He likely has a hooked claw, hooked foot and hooked tail.
>>68325691nah, they ripped the wings off of other creatures and used them as fans and posturing tools for elaborate dances.
>>68334912skekSA is the only female skeksis
>>68334996Her name should be SkekSi
>>68335020I didn't write the lore, m8
>>68333394>>68334173>>68334485Whatever they get, they also need a negative to their wisdom. They're deviously intelligent, but good god are they dipshits sometimes.They started genociding their prime source of immortality before the prophecy was even spoken. The only one who seemingly had the sense to warn against it got ignored AND kicked out of musical chairs.
>>68335031Because they are impatient, and while obssesed with immortality, they can't for their lives calculate on the long run. The deal Seladon offered them, despicable as it is, was extremely good for them, but the arrogante of the emperor and his short-sightness made him say no to each of her proposals (this is one of my favourite scenes, its so heartbreaking).
>>68327544Exactly, Thra is a planet, what's stopping some gelfling from picking a random direction and just not stopping when they get the fuck out? There could be thousands of them left.
>>68332821SkekTek is literally the reason everything goes wrong. If not for him there would be no Garthim, and no essence.
>>68335434He wouldn't have done anything about that if the Chamberlain hadn't planted the ideas in his head. Hell, SkekTek was devastated when he accidentally caused the Dark Crystal to start draining life and was trying to think of a way to fix it.
>>68332821Could he be the most evil when he shows a bit of regret/shame when she reminds him they used to be friends?He even has a little animal he considers a friend that the Emperor starts strangling the little thing the Scientists says a random number as soon as possible so the Emperor stops strangling it and after the Emperor leaves, the Scientistnimal in his gage and tells it that "all is well".He may be a mad scientist but he doesn't seem like such a cunt when compared to other Skeksis
>>68325819>He doesn't root for the Skeksis and realise they're the real protagonists
>>68326423Apparently he uses to be a savage warmonger, he just realised the error of his ways and was booted out of the palace for it
>>68330788Yes, that's why people love him
Stat this God among Podlings.
>>68336222Who's gonna kill him?I say Skekung
>>68302952>no humans present at all in this showDid TDC just BTFO /tg/?
>>68336407It would be a glorious battle, that's for sure. It's probably why he's so bombastic in the movie. Sheer trauma.
>>68332821Aughra hardly seems like the most impartisan source, really. Her former friendship with the Scientist and the fact his work is antithetical to her position as the voice of Thra colour her judgement quite a bit.
>>68335591Not to invoke Godwin's Law or anything, but having a pet you like does not make you any less evil. In terms of who has done the worst things, the Scientist tops them all, even the Slavemaster and the guy who built the genocidal army of Frankensteins.
>>68336222Race: PodlingClass: Paladin, Level 3STR: 12DEX: 12CON: 18INT: 10WIS: 6CHA: Graham's Number
>>68333428Keyword being relative. Skeksis have almost exactly one rule, don't kill other Skeksis, and the Chamberlain broke it.
>>68324475Tavra=Deet > everyone elseHup is best though
>>68336222Legendary Creature - Gnome Knight [R][W]Noncreature, non-Equipment artifacts you control have "Equip Gnome Knight " and "Equipped creature gets +X/+0" where X is that artifact's converted mana cost.1/2
>>68323523>>68325722Speaking of the others is it ever stated how they were able to prolong their lives?If you told me that The Hunter was able to do it by giving himself a clear objective and goal and through sheer badassery I would believe it.
>>68337827You have to take in consideration that skeksis hardly show any good emotions related to other races at all.The show implies that the worst they treated The Scientist the worst he became. Remember he crushing the Pod's hand saying the same thing that they said while they took away his eye?>>68338376Heartbreaking
>>68334046>the crows show up after warmahords diesPOTTRY
>>68333616>cunningso they're an ill-made, devious, disobedient, spiteful little race full of envy, lust, and LOW CUNNING
>>68338493One of the main reasons the Skeksis are dying because of their exposure to the Darkening, the Emperor being the furthest along of them. The whole point is that their pursuit of power is destroying them. Garthim Master/second General is extremely physically capable like the Hunter and it's presumable that the Mariner is away from the Crystal a lot, while the Slavemaster is a shuffling crippled spiteful little shit in the movie.
>>68334753why ass when the puss is a thing?
>>68339802americans and meds prefer the ass for some reason
>>68335031This is the problem with being an incomplete being. The Skeksis and the urRu both have at least most of the intelligence of the urSkeks but the urRu have that knowledge without any ambition or drive to save them from their infinite patience paralyzing them and condemning them to centuries alone with their thoughts, unable to influence the world around them to fix what the urSkeks broke. The Skeksis have power and intelligence without much/any capacity for moderation, patience, or self-reflection; even SkekSil, the most cautious and pragmatic of the bunch most of the time, can be hasty and impulsive, like when he badly underestimated SkekUng and went forward with the Trial By Stone despite the fact the contest was obviously in SkekUng's favor.
>>68339802Puss is only for GOOD Gelfling, yes? Ass is Punishment!
Racists get the spoon
AM I the only one who just can't bring himself to hate the skeksies?I just find them t obe so entertaining despite them being avatars of evil and corruption.SkekVar has my favourite design among them with hunter being second.I also really like how mystic Archer looks. Reminds me of thos drawings of Nordic folklore characters in a really charming way.I have watched 6 episodes so far and I love it.I did not expect it to have such a high quality to it.
>>68340745Judging from the /co/ threads a lot of anons would agree with you
>>68340745>Reminds me of thos drawings of Nordic folklore characters in a really charming way.
>>68336652ya human-only fags get completely torn apart by the success of this show
>>68336652Utterly and completely HMMMMed the fuck out, with no hopes of a counterattack
>>68338376Didin't expect him to straight up bash that Gruenak's skull in, expected some shitty cop out moment where someone blocks his armI was pleasantly surprised
>>68338493There's no telling what their "natural" lifespans are, since their existence isn't natural to begin with. The Urskeks seem to be immortal, as they spend a whole thousand trine on Thra without any noticeable changes (we also don't know exactly how long a trine is, but that's another story.) It could be that the Skeksis are only degrading because of the Darkening and the Uruu are only degrading because the Skeksis are.
>>68340593I instinctively read that in Chamberlain's voice and now I fucking hate you.
>>68340745>I did not expect it to have such a high quality to it.I bet if you remade the original film with the new techniques, it would have much better reviews.
>>68339802>>68340147Nigger culture. Also yanks do ass fucking so she doesn’t get pregnant and is still a virgin and it doesn’t count as premarital sex before Jesus because they didn’t go into the vagina.But the rectum isn’t made for poundings so every so often Daddy’s Little Angel has to be taken to the hospital to have her anus stitched up (this happened to the preacher’s daughter in my town.) and her parents get a nasty red pilling.
>>68342008AAAAAaaAAAAaaAAAAAH! You have opened my mind to horrors beyond my comprehension.
>>68341078there's a reason for that, anon
>>68342539He looks like a Mystic.
>>68341478Fairly sure a trine is just a year.
>>68344054well, it's a thranian year, sure. but is it 365 days? and is a day the same lenght as on earth?
>>68340657holy fuck cringe!
>>68344101Well it doesn't say it ISN'T a 365 year calender, so having it be 1000 years makes sense. I mean the alternative is like, 1000 months of something.
>>68313499The novelization elaborates on it. He had to go through with it or else he'd forfeit any claim he had on the throne.
is it a coincidence that the only stable happy complete family we see in the series is a gay one? rian's family consists of a distant and neglectful single father, with the troubled sister trio being shepherded by a detached and apathetic single mother
Seeing the micro-expressions on the puppets was more amazing than any CGI face rendering I've seen since the Lord of the Rings movies premiered. Fucking outstanding.And good fucking lord I didn't know I needed high-velocity carriage battle puppeteering in my life, but now I don't know why the hell nobody had done this earlier.
>>68344561Deet's gay dads are a couple of shit farmers or somethong, Brea and Rian's parents hold important positions that come before their family
>>68344245idk my intuition tells me it's closer to 750 days to a trine.
Rolled 7 (1d20)I am Skekjaon the-
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>68344727Skekses the...
>>68344571I'm pretty sure a lot of those micro expressions were CG augmented though, the Skeksis tongues were definitely CG and a lot of the eye movements looked pretty sketchy to me.
>>68344691it doesn't even make sense that they'd have children at all
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>68344727SkekEd the
>>68344727>>68344762>>68344861We are all freaks?
>>68344918Well it is appropriate that much can be said
>>68344727SkekJak the Arbiter!
>>68344763I think they worked on some algorithm or something. IIRC they said they controlled face and head musculature through wi-fi.
>>68344727I am Skeklin the Hedonist, which is either incredibly fitting or incredibly ironic depending on who you ask
>>68344727Skekea the ......
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>68344727SkekHan the
>>68344727I HATE YOUR INCESSANT WHIMPER, CHAMBERLAIN! AND SKEKUNG IS AN AUTIST!
>>68344790I assumed they were adopted or found
SkekSneed the FarmerFormerly UrChuck
>>68341478>The Urskeks seem to be immortal, as they spend a whole thousand trine on Thra without any noticeable changesDid they say when they originally were split? The Skeksis had been sustaining themselves all that time off the crystal's energy, and I assumed they had been split apart for the full thousand trine (when they first arrived?).
>>68344727SkekMaf The Jester
>>68308520>TRIAL BY STONE!!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>68344727Rolling
>>68346821SkekRir, the Barber-Surgeon
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>68344727SkekLil the
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>68344727SkeeJag the
Do you dream?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>68344727SkekChn the ____
>>68346655The Urskeks arrived whole during a Great Conjunction and spent a full thousand trine preparing to "purify" themselves.
We actually have these guys in D&D they are called Nagpa there.
>>68305830>bird peoplewait a minute...
>>68334640two syllabesbegins with Gincludes "lin"tiny creatures disrupting empires of superior beings
>>68302952wtf why would they sticky this
>>68349038Mods work for the Skeksis
>>68344727Skekmol the Maestro
>>68344727SkekLon the Aesthetician. Nice.
>>68344727Skekgio the AestheticianMeh