Torment Thursday – Chatting With the Genocide

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The conversation with The Genocide that we spend most of this episode on is probably my favourite piece of Torment: Tides of Numenera so far. The Tabaht have shown up in a number of places as we went through character creation and found out further details about the history of Sagus Cliffs but here we have a piece of the past, literally one of their leaders installed into a machine and effectively turned into a permanent mouthpiece, denied the ability to attack and forced to answer any questions asked of it. It clearly is not happy with its fate but it is also not shown as resigned to it. It is a fascinating perspective and I am not sure what it says about me that I couldn’t help but attack its one solace, that it has outlived its enemies, by revealing that the Changing God who thwarted it still exists as a force within the world. It is hard to outlive ones enemies when they appear to be immortal.

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