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Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from Chikageko
Review:
Very nice update, though I've got to wonder what happened to the Meroe dragon Whelps. In the chapter where the blue clan attacked you mentioned dozens of hatchlings sitting hungry in the home cave, but when you described the willows there there weren't any dragons.

Also, since you're using the ugly ass hobgoblins to make a mining track are you going to use them to build the sunny rail project and a easy grade passage between sunnyhell and the dragondoom?

Had a funny thought, if you decided to somehow let some of the dragons live or save the ones you mentioned earlier, they could go to work for sunnyhell as supplementary power utilities. Their lightning brt could be used to light the city and power the initiative tesla guns and even teslat tanks while the hobgoblins provide metal for their manufacture.

Also, why not bring a complete star jammer or three to sunnyhell? I have little doubt the crew could be hied with the dragons hoards to explain and dissect one of the starjammers and sunnyhell could reverse engineer them to be phenomenally better, securing them a trading contract with Lantan.
Comments from author:
The Hobgoblins will eventually be working on SunnyRail, but not for a while.

The Hatchlings, I will admit I forgot about. You're the second person in as many days to point that out. Now I have to find a way to fill in that plothole without it sounding contrived.

I did have other Hatchlings put into a fostership program, so maybe these can be put there, too.

Starjammers are coming, mostly because they're awesome.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Chikageko] • Date [31 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [4 Jan 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from Hurlekain
Review:
OMG! You killed Xander! You bastard! Seriously, did not see that one coming. He hasn't had a big part and I was hoping you had something big planned for him… Just not that. Oh well, it is still excellent work.
Comments from author:
Yep. I didn't want people to see it coming. And I do have things planned for him.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Hurlekain] • Date [9 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from dlgood
Review:
As a quick follow-up, I definitely enjoyed the Buffy - Malar scene. I imagine the characters might attract the attention of many of the Deities, even pre-Time of Troubles. I like how Buffy hasn't bothered to learn enough of the deities to recognize Malar, but also how he would view her (outside of her pesky desire to protect the weak) and sort of push her to embrace the hunting side of the Slayer. Half expect a confab between Torm, Ilmater and Lathander as they also line up to influence her...

A part of me started wondering if twin Xanders would get the attention of Beshaba and Tymora, but perhaps not... I didn't see it going where you went...
Comments from author:
I really worked hard on the conversation between Buffy and Malar. It just seemed like Buffy would be his kind of mortal, even if she is a goody little two shoes. Lathander is really not too pleased with what's been going on in Sunnydale and he at least partly blames Buffy for letting in even more undead to the Realms. Ilmater, yeah, that kind of makes sense for Sunnydale.

I really tried to make Xander's story a surprise, and I think it's worked thus far.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [dlgood] • Date [9 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from Albino
Review:
Great story

The question is now is which Xander that Bane did resurrect as. Since it sounds like he get the memory from Xander. Did he get the memory from Buddha Xander or the other one or did he get memory's from both?.

can you put up a map over the country Sunnydale is ruling over know. Since the two maps in this story do not show the villages that have been popping up around them Sunnydale since there arrival.

Keep the chapters coming
Comments from author:
That is a good question. You'll have to wait for the answer.

I'm putting together another map of the area. It has changed from the last maps I put up. I think I'll work on that today.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Albino] • Date [8 Dec 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from dlgood
Review:
Just stumbled across this fic a few days ago. Major kudos!

Very much in keeping with the spirit of the show and the Realms mixing in both serious and campy. I'm a big fan of your recurring culture clashes and also the number of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences

Especially those fiendish emus. Up there with my friends noticing the Half-Dragon template could apply to any living creature, and trying to figure out what sort of circumstances could lead to a Half-Dragon Black Pudding and just shuddering.

An enormous story. Lots of different elements. Really appreciate that you keep such a great sense of fun throughout.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you enjoy it, it's been a delight to write even if it is a lot of work.

The fiendish emus are a fun little thing. Some of them are even Half-Fiend. What's really scary about your combo is that fiendish critters must have an INT of at least 3 and Half-Dragons have a +2 to INT, which means they qualify for taking levels. So a fiendish Half-Dragon black pudding could level up as a monk or maybe even a barbarian.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [dlgood] • Date [6 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from baduqwa
Review:
For the love of all that is holy (i.e. twinkies), please tell me you did not just kill of Xander! TWO Xanders even! What an epic cliffhanger. Good stuff.
Comments from author:
I am the anti-twinkie. I just killed two Xanders.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [baduqwa] • Date [5 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from (Current Donor)Katrina
Review:
Aiegh! No. Not the Xanders!

On the other hand, Bane does not know with whom he has just f***ed. Too bad for him.

All in all, I reread the whole story so I could remember where this was in the scheme of things and this is an awesome story and great update. Thank you.
Comments from author:
Bane thinks he knows more than he really does. I think he'll not be pleasantly surprised.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [(Current Donor)Katrina] • Date [5 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from SnowyMountain
Review:
Niiiiice. I like the whole bit with Xander's resurrection as Bane. Definitely didn't expect that. Glad to see you're still working on this story and obviously, you haven't lost your touch. Eagerly awaiting to see what happens next.
Comments from author:
Thanks, I really tried to get that scene right.

Should have more sometime soon. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [SnowyMountain] • Date [4 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from superbrutal
Review:
Wow, that certainly one way to end a chapter. I can only imagine the what's next.

Great to see you adding more to this story. Its among my favorites, totally in the top 5.
Comments from author:
Thanks! I really tried to have this chapter have the same feel as a reveal in a TV storyarc.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [superbrutal] • Date [4 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from (Recent Donor)tchizek
Review:
Well damn I am sad you killed Xander.
Great to see this come back to life!

Tom.
Comments from author:
Well, not everybody has a happy ending.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [(Recent Donor)tchizek] • Date [4 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from Mathus
Review:
As before. This is awesome. Keep up the fantastic work.I really like the way you interweave *consequences* of previous actions into events that happen to people.
Comments from author:
I think that's what makes this a little more real to me than some of the other stories I've written. I'm building the story up, but it gives me many opportunities to go back and play with certain plot lines here and there.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Mathus] • Date [4 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from Thedruid
Review:
Great to see this again, and very interesting at how you are making economics such a ongoing part of the story.

It really is amazing how a different perspective has so changed the world of Forgotten Realms.

I hope that isn't the end of the Xanders. Hmmmm, wonder if the Budda as a new religion in FR is going to come out of this.
Comments from author:
These are the things that make the Forgotten Realms so interesting: you can really run any kind of theme and it will work out. Economics are just as important as armor class, at least in my opinion.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Thedruid] • Date [3 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from HMaxMarius
Review:
Hmmm... Wonder how long before Hyena and Soldier-guy kick Banebutt?

;)
Comments from author:
Nope, not going to happen. Bane is a deity. No puny posessions are going to kick him out.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [3 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "~Dealing with Deities~" from Riniko
Review:
Hopefully the Xanders will cause Bane a world of pain in their own special way soon. The Willows should be helping Sunnydale quite a bit with the influx of wealth they will bring with them and the magical knowledge they have found. Looking forward to the next chapter when you are ready as this is a truly great story.
Comments from author:
The next chapter should see at least some of the Scoobies getting back together. This one was to point them all in a similar direction. I think it should workout amusingly.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Riniko] • Date [3 Dec 13] • Not Rated
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