Takasaki Reika Dec 10, 2021 9:06PM

no...don't run!

Aquwin Dec 10, 2021 9:54PM

Look kie the Raiden shogun and ei going to have to tag team her

Dayer Dec 10, 2021 9:56PM

See you next spring!

juanelric Dec 10, 2021 10:03PM


Sakura Cartelet Dec 10, 2021 10:03PM

Miko's not a pure fox though so I wonder if her pregnancy period is the same?

random Dec 11, 2021 5:51AM

^not unless she's pregnant with foxes. Humans have longer gestation periods for a reason.

Not that it would be relevant here, that android body doesn't even breathe...

Aquwin Dec 11, 2021 7:59AM

^that actually ei's body she inhabits the mind the the shogun control the body when she not using it

random Dec 11, 2021 8:46AM

^you really need to re-read the lore. Okay mega plot spoilers follow... The humanoid Raiden walking around is the Shogun replicant Ei built to serve as her proxy (robustness and ease of repair and maintenance were apparently design priorities, it's meant to last for ~eTeRnItY~ after all) and sometimes ASSUMES DIRECT CONTROL of when she decides to leave her little innerspace meditation retreat.
She transferred her own consciousness into that sword the Shogun keeps stored in its cleavagesome kinda internal pocket-dimension Hammerspace - what happened to her original physical body afterwards is not mentioned. Amusingly when she briefed the replicant of this step of the plan back in the day it apparently actually went to the effect of "are you quite sure about this, master?"

In short neither entity is exactly "alive" in any conventional biological sense. Funfact: did you know Raiden uniquely doesn't get that exhalation condensation puff in Dragonspine...?

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pill359 Dec 12, 2021 4:19AM

^^ The last part of what you said may or may not be intentional. Albedo originally had the same thing but they patched the breath for dragonspine in later.

random Dec 12, 2021 7:59AM

^Dragonspine was new then, plus that sounds like bit of a communication mixup between the writing and visual dept's as Gold's creations though artificial are very much organic and alive that got quickly sorted out. Raiden is nigh certainly intentional given the background lore, no other char coming out around the same time having that quirk (implying it's not a simple oversight) and the visual peeps being by now well used to the peculiarities of that area.

Personal pet theory: Ei's replicants are highly derived and refined Khaenri'ah Ruin Machine tech, possibly with some cues taken from those spoopy Maguu Kenki thingies (which are suggested to be someone's attempts at immortality). The lore only vaguely says she picked up the basic idea from somewhere then spent a lot of time and effort improving it and IIRC Yae at one point offhandedly refers to her having learned the "trick" of transferring souls into inanimate objects from an unspecified "someone" - among the weird in-universe stuff we currently know of those seem to fit the bill the closest.

Noctis Dec 16, 2021 12:44AM

Well at least we know Ei might have the chance to out a D in the shogun to help yae :v

random Dec 17, 2021 2:22PM

^"'Plug-and-play peripherals'? Do tell me more about this intriguing concept..."

Ei is also something of a craftsman/inventor god after all ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Sakura Cartelet Dec 20, 2021 3:36PM

Either that or ask Alice for some help given what we know about her (Alice's) abilities.