Gaming Update #40 | Completed: Temple of Nod
Posted 23 October 2009 - 07:32 AM
Welcome, Brothers, Sisters, and Children to the Temple of Nod.
This Temple is a place for all those who have been forced away from the Right Hand, and instead must walk along the path of the Left Hand on–Sha Ae Shee–the Path of Nod. This Temple is the heart and soul of the Brotherhood; the blood and the brain. It is the war-room and the hub of the Brotherhood’s advanced technologies. It is the beacon - the shining city upon a hill, if you will - for Brotherhood, Unity and Peace amongst the sea of corruption, lies, and two-faced societies.
The buttresses of our Temple also dually serve as a warning to the bigots and liars. Just as the Scorpion always seeks vengeance against Orion, the great hunter and oppressor of the weak, in the night sky; so does the Brotherhood. For the venom of Kane’s Temple is that of a nuclear warhead to strike against the enemies of the Brotherhood. The foes of Nod should never take its presence on the battlefield lightly, for their first steps on that battlefield could very well be their last. The ranks and children of Nod will stop at nothing to defend Kane’s Temple.
The Temple houses direct descendants of the R-7 family of USSR-made ICBMs. Brotherhood engineers brilliantly retooled the launch and re-entry of these rockets in order to prevent GDI's oppressive orbital defenses from targeting the warheads. As such, their range is restricted to the areas relatively close to the Temple.
The Temple of Nod was constructed by Ric and given its materials by both Ric and Soviet_Deso. Praise them, Brothers and Sisters.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:31 AM
I can fondly remember taking out this imposing structure for the first time... but not before it nuked the living crap out of me! The first time I rolled over it with Mammoth tanks. Every time since then it's been a combo of Orca's and the ion cannon. The sooner you bury it, the better!
An especially nice touch was the different ending clips you got depending on how you destroyed the Temple.
But I digress... It's a work of art, as always. I must say, those Bradley's look fantastic in-game.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:26 PM
Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:46 PM
Quite a mix you've got there.. Nod's followers must be mighty confused about what they believe!
Actually, the left vs right hand quote reminded me of Frank Herbert's Dune. He has a very similar concept in there somewhere.
Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:30 AM
I don't quite agree, to be honest. Nod's religion (whatever it is) is daylights from Christianity, and C&C3 doesn't make any claims to that effect, in my view. But there were a few Biblical references all the way back in the original C&C as well. Ezekiel's Wheel comes to mind.
Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:17 AM