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At a guess, I'd say that speeding it up would have detracted from her attempts to save lil' Ben from the disease, and that's why she didn't attempt it.


I don't know. I mean, you know you are so ill you could die anytime, why don't try make your baby sooner? It would make the risk shorter...


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Nedara wrote:
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At a guess, I'd say that speeding it up would have detracted from her attempts to save lil' Ben from the disease, and that's why she didn't attempt it.


I don't know. I mean, you know you are so ill you could die anytime, why don't try make your baby sooner? It would make the risk shorter...



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Not if doing so would mean that the spores might advance again. She was keeping them at bay through her sheer will power and Force use there for a while. To deviate beyond the safe barrier she made of her womb to protect Ben may have killed her right then and there- hence it would risk Ben to speed it up. IMO
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Also, in the RC books Etain almost lost her baby and nearly died because she sped up the pregnancy. She had to stop it and go on bedrest. So probably not the thing to do even when you're healthy. Undoubtedly it would have killed Mara and Ben.
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I have to confess i haven't read RC -I think I had enough eith Traviss' LotF-, so I had no idea she had such problems. Did she had them from day 1 or it was something more progressive?


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It seemed progressive to me. I liked the first two RC books. After that she started going off the deep end.
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I had totally forgotten that Etain spend up her pregnancy and Tenel Ka had slowed hers. Those kind of Jedi "abilities" kind of creep me out.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
I had totally forgotten that Etain spend up her pregnancy and Tenel Ka had slowed hers. Those kind of Jedi "abilities" kind of creep me out.


Same here! When I first read Tenel Ka did that I was like Confused , that's kinda scary.
To me it doesn't sound like a wise thing thing to alter the span of a pregnancy and something that could potentially go wrong...
I don't know, it just doesn't sound like a very Jedi thing to do to me.
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Traviss wrote the Etain pregnancy and Denning the Tenel Ka one. I'm just saying...
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It's still disturbing. Confused
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I don't know why, but for some reason slowing down a pregnancy by using the Force doesn't seem as bad as speeding it up. Though both seem wrong. Since I haven't read the RC novels, what was the reasoning behind Etain speeding it up?


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From a lore standpoint, both seem to be dark and unnatural abilities a la Sith alchemy.


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I don't know why, but for some reason slowing down a pregnancy by using the Force doesn't seem as bad as speeding it up. Though both seem wrong. Since I haven't read the RC novels, what was the reasoning behind Etain speeding it up?



As I recall, so she could give birth while on assignment away from Coruscant so the Council wouldn't find out.
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The story was kind of ridiculous all the way around. She's pregnant so Skirata sent her off to this really crappy planet where fighting is going on (she and Darman had met there). Then she has this crisis because she sped up the pregnancy so Skirata then takes her to this resort-type planet.

She also sped up the pregnancy to keep it from Darman -- which Skirata made her do. Then Skirata turns around and tells Darman about the baby after it's born.

The whole thing made no sense whatsoever.
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Cerrinea wrote:
The story was kind of ridiculous all the way around. She's pregnant so Skirata sent her off to this really crappy planet where fighting is going on (she and Darman had met there). Then she has this crisis because she sped up the pregnancy so Skirata then takes her to this resort-type planet.

She also sped up the pregnancy to keep it from Darman -- which Skirata made her do. Then Skirata turns around and tells Darman about the baby after it's born.

The whole thing made no sense whatsoever.


Drama for the sake of drama? Was the first planet Qiilura? I'm kind of curious what the resort planet was as well. Resort planets are awesome.


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Yes, the planet was Qiilura, but I don't remember the resort planet because she was there so briefly. Etain actually had the baby on Mandalore because that's where Skirata took her to give birth.
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