well, at least now we've cleared up that the thorns in fact do NOT work for akanthus.....
based on the visual we got for the manaphages POV, it seems to be because of an absurdly high amount of mana, even more than that of a nexus, because even though the meter for potential mana was filled, the bar kept going, where with the nexus, it just stopped at the full point. it seems like this is something specific to bell, though, as her soul ally didn't seem to know what it was about either.
@silver sky magician
well, in the guardians defense, the problem was that the orbs were either stolen by a great dragon, stolen by a doom knight, stolen by spies working for said doomknight, or was split in half by a single clumsy guardian(and one half was stolen by a VERY talented treasure hunter). the only real exception to this is the darkness orb, which wasn't even being protected by guardians anymore due to them being wiped out in a vampire attack. basically, the orbs were taken by things that were out of pretty much anyone's league. theoretically, that SHOULDN'T have been an issue anymore, due to the threats of both wargoth and the shadowscythe are gone.
as for the second bit, theano isn't a "rogue subordinate". besides, he very openly admitted that akanthus knows all about the thorns and what there up to. he just doesn't care about them, and chooses to hide their actions from jaania.
for the third one, yeah, he's not really that smart when it comes to hiding your plans from the good guy.
and the manaphages probably don't attack rose members for the same reason that they didn't attack galanoth. not enough mana to be of interest. they probably just seem like background radiation to the manaphages.
well, they didn't exactly "ignore" the hero, their systems freaked out when they scanned us, so they were more confused by our existence than anything. it's kind of like how when browsing the web, you find an image so bizzare you just decide then and there "yep, i'm done with the internet for the day......"
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