DD Episode 3
Denar wrote:Yeah I'm saying that, Digdoug could create metal structures anywhere he likes, but the magic of the Lightning Trap is that it is made to interact with the terrain
Weatherbug had an awful tower. The squat little thing was only a stone cylinder with a few slit holes and a conical, pavilion-style roof which left the lookout platform open to the elements. The metal spire on top of that roof got hit by lightning fifty times every turn, and at some point he would probably stop dropping to the floor on his stomach every time that happened. He hoped. But it was well built and well grounded. Whoever ha
d constructed the spire knew what they were doing, or maybe they had learned by trial and error. Anyway, he wouldn’t need to do anything major to the basic engineering of the thing.
Digdoug didn't build the lightning rod, building it didn't require a special Dirtamancy spell unique to that terrain, nor did the spire require a special enchantment on it in order to interact with the terrain.
Again, that's a lightning rod, and not a Lightning Trap. Which required him to cast a spell. You literally missed out the very next part of that same episode, where he describes the process of actually making one
Gah. Okay, enough. Work time. He turned and looked at the structure of the tower, using his special Dirtamancy senses to feel out the metal shaft of the spire within the stonework and wood. Let’s see, he’d had a plan here...oh, right. He was going to start with spell storage...
Finally, in our most recent update, the creation of a lightning trap is said to involve
the placement of a metal spire. In fact, your quote *proves* that it is more than just a metal spire, because you've just shown exactly that a metal spire is *not* a Lightning Trap. For the reasons I've listed above and previously, we know that there is more to his spell than placing a piece of metal on the tower.
You also carefully selected the first part of my quote to leave out information I had said
and store lightning bolts as charges and fire them off.
See, when you don't take what I said out of context, comparing a lightning Trap to the metal spire at Weatherbug doesn't make as much sense.