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    Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Hue on Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:54 pm

    What are they doing there? What do they power? they never move and some of them are broken
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Rarayn on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:22 pm

    Spare and/or broken parts for the various mechanisms in the Archives, I'd wager.
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:23 pm

    The best theory I ever came up with was to rotate the tower. There are cells which can't be reached by the stairs. At least in their current orientation.

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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Hue on Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:35 am

    skarekrow13 wrote:The best theory I ever came up with was to rotate the tower. There are cells which can't be reached by the stairs. At least in their current orientation.

    Makes sense, but woudln't it be easier to just pu a ladder and a platform?
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:57 am

    Yes. But less awesome!

    My other theory involved a retractable roof and an apparatus to collect moonlight for experiments

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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Tolvo on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:03 am

    Ladders and platforms would be easier, but that could be exactly the point. With cells that always have paths to them, if one was to break free they could escape. However, stuck far above the ground, most wouldn't dare even try to climb down since death would be certain.
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Reaperfan on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:16 am

    Hachouma wrote:
    skarekrow13 wrote:The best theory I ever came up with was to rotate the tower. There are cells which can't be reached by the stairs. At least in their current orientation.

    Makes sense, but woudln't it be easier to just pu a ladder and a platform?

    Seeing as how the Archives also contain the still-functional rotating staircases, it doesn't seem like the Tower-rotating mechanism would be so far-fetched of an idea. Besides, it's fairly obvious that that area of the archives hadn't been used extensively in a long time what with all the crystal growth and the descriptions on the Cell Keys stating that even the Man-Serpents who guard there don't know anything about the location or its purpose. Given that and the reddened/rusty look of the gears, I'm inclined to believe Skare's theory.


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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Ashran on Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:28 pm

    What if that artifact is the reason Seath got mad?


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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by lalliman on Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:57 pm

    What kind of artifact is shaped like a pile of non-functional cogs?
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Hue on Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:59 pm

    lalliman wrote:What kind of artifact is shaped like a pile of non-functional cogs?

    A pile of non-functional cogs i guess...?
    But seeing how they aren't linked to anything in particular, i guess the best theory is the rotating tower; would have been so awesome to unlock some areas by rotating it.
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Myztyrio on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:56 pm

    skarekrow13 wrote:The best theory I ever came up with was to rotate the tower. There are cells which can't be reached by the stairs. At least in their current orientation.



    This seems right. I've always wondered about that big empty space, myself.


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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Ashran on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:47 am

    Do you know what we can do? draw all the pieces by separate and try to build something. Maybe is some kind of clock.


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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by lalliman on Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:37 am

    ^ Haha good idea! I hope we have an engineer amidst us!
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Ashran on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:30 am

    lalliman wrote:^ Haha good idea! I hope we have an engineer amidst us!

    By the power of dks lore, we shall summon an engineer! ( or just somenone who knows about 3d modeling software) Praise the Sun


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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Shkar on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:51 am

    lalliman wrote:^ Haha good idea! I hope we have an engineer amidst us!

    I'm sure I could rearrange the gears to form some pointless contraption that just spins the gears...


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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by lalliman on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:03 am

    Ashran wrote:
    lalliman wrote:^ Haha good idea! I hope we have an engineer amidst us!
    By the power of dks lore, we shall summon an engineer! ( or just somenone who knows about 3d modeling software) Praise the Sun
    The modeling software isn't the problem, the problem is that we gotta make something functional out of it.
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:15 am

    skarekrow13 wrote:The best theory I ever came up with was to rotate the tower. There are cells which can't be reached by the stairs. At least in their current orientation.
    I always thought that they are remnants of something like the rotating stairs, or a platform to acess the different cells, but it got broken by Seath, since he's too big to use it and instead could do it all manually.

    There are gears and other stuff below the hidden stairs, leading to the forest. I've thought of it as an maintenance room of sorts and backdoor exit/entrance to the forest. But then, where is the usual entrace, right?


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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Animaaal on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:49 pm

    Has anyone ever checked to see if they change position after Seath moves to crystal cave?
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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by Sentiel on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:07 am

    Animaaal wrote:Has anyone ever checked to see if they change position after Seath moves to crystal cave?
    I used to go there to farm Humanities from Pisacas and I've never noticed anything significantly different.

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    Re: Cogs in the prison tower

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:48 am

    I jumped on them and climbed around a few times and never saw anything different ever. On NG it would have been first time imprisoned and then after I had the key to save Logan. Again


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