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Postby Crystalis on Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:06 am

Hmmm, going back a week or two, it appears they were only two, POSSIBLY three stories up. Based on the length of the rope they're currently dangling from, I'm not sure why the stripper is being so melodramatic. She might fall 10 feet, and that shouldn't be enough to do serious damage.

Unless the perspective's been wonky this whole time, but I distinctly recall seeing her feet from a shot of Gav on the ground when Luca was holding on to her and just the window sill. Now that they're hanging off nearly a story's worth of rope her feet ought to be nearly touching the ground. ;-P
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Postby bloodeye on Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:32 am

Sorta the same viewpoint I'm holding. :wink:
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Postby Silver Adept on Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:48 am

Of course, with it only being that far down, Gav may just have to lower the rope sufficiently for King Luca to also drop safely to the ground. If King Luca had his spear, he'd probably be driving it into the mortar work to use as a handhold (assuming it didn't break the first time he tried.)
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Postby Atanamis on Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:57 am

I would say maybe 5 stories at the max, with at least 1 story of rope. Even when she was jumping from the top, it was my opinion that unless she landed on her head she was unlikely to die from the fall. A little quick googling suggests 30 feet is normally considered lethal, so a 5 story fall would probably be enough. That said, it looks like less than 5 stories, and she is falling from the end of a rope and a King. I suspect she will live (unless she lands badly, after all, people die from tripping too).

What I am impressed by is Luka's strength. To hang onto the rope despite the yank of a one story fall while holding another person (again with a hand grip) is pretty impressive. The guy has powerful hands! I had totally underestimated his power in the past...
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Postby suicide junkie on Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:40 pm

http://www.nukees.com/d/20061124.html

She was only one story up when Luca was holding onto the ledge.

http://www.nukees.com/d/20061215.html
Now, Luca's head is even with the bottom of the second floor window, so she should only need to bend her knees.
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Postby BenTGaidin on Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:53 pm

Well, it _should_ be almost to the ground... Usually (in my experience, anyway) the floor of the bell-tower is second-story, just above the entrance to the church. The bellpull reaches down to the floor and then a bit, so that when it's being rung, it doesn't yank the alter-boy off his feet when the bell swings back up. So hanging out of the tower like that, the rope should reach down to about the floor of the second story... Putting Luca's hand somewhere around fifteen feet off the ground, and feet about eight or nine feet. That means she's only four or five feet up at the most.

Assuming the church isn't constructed oddly, anyway.
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Postby Silver Adept on Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:08 am

If all of this is true, that would explain why the camera angles involving Gav and Luca's predicament are all looking up to give us the perspective of a bigger fall than it actually is.
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Postby Crystalis on Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:35 am

Whoo! Vindicated!
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