Joined: 02 Mar 2010
Gehn, lord of ages wrote:
Slump Virus wrote:
i got a question.
How does one survive the land onto the surface?
maybe things just find their way into some portal that leads to just above the ground. i dont know
From the evidence of the other fissure we've seen, and common sense, I'm guessing that you might not accelerate at all in the Fissure itself (due to not having any gravity in its between-worlds state, perhaps, or at least being in between the gravities of Riven and Earth) and that the Fissure opens only a short distance from your fall from Riven (so you only accelerate a little there - a couple feet of falling) and close to the surface on Earth (like we see in Uru - only some feet up from the ground or something). The combined acceleration is still probably somewhat harsh (and the Stranger is probably a bit squishier than the Uru avatars) but nothing lethal (obviously, since the Stranger survives for later adventures - however, there is enough time between those for the Stranger to recuperate from any broken bones or other serious injuries). Even the Riven remnants showed no major breakage (aside from the tearing and warping from when the Fissure's seal was broken), and I'd assume that at least the telescope would be a bit fragile in parts (or hey, the whark - they probably have somewhat thicker bones than a human, but none of those bones got broken, right?).
In URU, if I recall correctly, you appear just out of sight of the camera. Assuming that the male Avvi is 6ft, the screen would be at least 20ft high, which would be a two story drop. This is probably the limit, where someone without either training, or a soft landing, would break there bones. Considering however, that the Avvie survives this drop, it wouldn't be surprising that The Stranger survives it as well.