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A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« on: May 25, 2019, 03:29:57 am »
First of all, let me preface by saying I should put "new" in quotation marks here. I've been around since before 2008, and in that time never heard anyone put this theory forward, so I'm guessing I'm the first. Anyhoo...

 Schala could have easily escaped the Ocean Palace, she just chose [not to.


 After certain events, she tells the party that she only has enough power left in her pendant to teleport the three of them to safety, but not herself.

That...  ...is kind of BS. :/  Ok but hear me out here:

   The party is able to use the Mammon Machine to power up their version of the pendant, and when Schala saves the party, they are literally sitting right in front of it.

  Given materials in both CTDS's new ending and both sequels, it can be reasonably presumed that Schala had no intention of leaving the Ocean Palace, especially not if her salvation came from the accursed Mammon Machine.

Quote from: Radical Dreamers, paraphrased
Hating what she'd done, refusing what she said or heard, to simply continue living was her curse.

tldr; Theoretically, Schala could have escaped and even avoided ending up in the DBT by way of recharging her pendant. She just didn't want to, for the pain was too great.

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 03:38:23 am »
This reminds me back when I pointed out the pendant the party had landed not far away from everyone else; and remained there despite the party and Magus being warped out. Schala could've used that one as well, it's not like it was too far to reach or even notice.

However, I would agree that in her current state of mind, she would've not done it, either.

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 11:24:50 am »
I'm not sure the pendant could have been recharged at that time, considering the state the Mammon Machine was in.

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 02:51:21 pm »
I'm not sure the pendant could have been recharged at that time, considering the state the Mammon Machine was in.
Maybe... or are her some think... what we donīt know even now??

Somehow, if her go out, that pen her mother much darken... so?

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 10:01:01 am »
I'm not sure the pendant could have been recharged at that time, considering the state the Mammon Machine was in.

My thoughts exactly. Was it plausible? Perhaps only Melchior (with his intricate knowledge of the MM) would know for sure.

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 07:15:59 pm »
The mammon machine was still very usable, despite obvious cosmetic damage when seen again in the Black Omen. After all, it was powering the whole structure, and the Queen.



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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 12:44:33 pm »
Hey? Isnīt we talking Schala?...or are i lost a point  :shock:.

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 04:48:37 pm »
In hindsight, I think her staying behind by choice was always the implication.

And although I hadn't quite expressed it in my topics, sorry bud. I probably came up with it before you did. :P

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 08:17:08 pm »
In hindsight, I think her staying behind by choice was always the implication.

And although I hadn't quite expressed it in my topics, sorry bud. I probably came up with it before you did. :P

No problem, just provide a link to the post if you did.

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 11:14:20 am »
In hindsight, I think her staying behind by choice was always the implication.

And although I hadn't quite expressed it in my topics, sorry bud. I probably came up with it before you did. :P

No problem, just provide a link to the post if you did.
There also wanna?

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 01:48:23 pm »
In hindsight, I think her staying behind by choice was always the implication.

And although I hadn't quite expressed it in my topics, sorry bud. I probably came up with it before you did. :P

No problem, just provide a link to the post if you did.

https://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php?topic=12695.0

Implied it somewhere in this topic... And reminded me of the reason I decided to cut it up into multiple topics... >.>

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Re: A new, heartbreaking theory regarding Schala
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2019, 10:15:55 am »
Looks good, but I also redirect you to the very first few lines of my original post.