Release That Witch

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Ch. 82 - Border Town's Defense - Attack!
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don't slappy slap people, please.
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@elisto
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"Those tricks won't work in the face of absolute power."

...I mean...he's right.
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@krossite

No the astrology guild doesn't have telescopes.
Clear glass exists
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@Lazyxbum not exactly, it's multiple variables that changes face of warfare, in the case of firearms it introduction were slow due to there inaccuracy and hard to manufacture compered that to a crossbow that are easy to train conscript with and reload faster and more accurate even for instance even a longbowman has more range and he is more effective at than the firearms that can blow up an killed it crew but due to new discovery and rediscovery in mathematics, metallurgy etc.. lead to small,cheaper more accurate firearms to be produce that lead to 17 - 18th century formation in line with bright color to flex(look my country can manufacture that much uniforms with bright color) prestige that much later in the industrial revolution discovery lead to pine fire and then to bolt action rifle in the mid-late 19th century than change the conditions that engagement, ( Top 69 funny moment in history : in the started of ww1 france was still using formation and Napoleonic tunics they got gunned down in the first battle by the German machine gun, this lead to french command to change how they view warfare ).

In the case of the nuke, it has become a danger not because of "raw power" but later in the introduction of missile than ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) and stealth submarine this created the conditions of MAD (mutual Assured Destruction).

but it's just a matter of time until something that can destroy a nuke in mid air a la star wars and nuke will just be a thing of the past.
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@elisto
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That was a damn good chapter.
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Yeah, "The First Dead King Wannabe!"
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@elisto TIL about Chinese wheelbarrow, Thanks!
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It's technically plausible for the duke to have a telescope,
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Brought a gun to a swordfight.
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@Lazyxbum it's not the introduction of guns that killed the sword it's the discovery of the new smiting using mechanical process that render possible the safe use and production in mass of fire arms.
until the end of 16 century sword and pike were use in Tercio.
A "Superior" technology will also not be necessarily be used like for instance : the Chinese wheelbarrow use less force can transport more weight but due to wide spread of the classic wheelbarrow isn't be using at all outside china.
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@kevin282819: I think these are just very very low quality kind.

The telescopes he was making was the kind for looking into space, and perfectly clear glass for beakers (since most of their glasses have impurities changing the color)
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Hol' up, is that a fucking telescope? they do NOT have any form of magnification at this time, it's a fucking plot point later on about him trying to make clear glass to create instruments like telescopes and beakers. Illustrator screwed up here.
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Whoa there TL. When you said few days I didn't think it would be right next day. Thanks