All of the consternation over Melding Makuta's powers stems back to THIS item: Greg's description of Alt. Gorast using telekinesis on Vultraz, and his later confirmation that Melding Makuta had telekinesis as one of their Kraata powers. Should I perhaps ask Greg if, all things considered, he would go back on that decision and confirm that Melding Makuta do not have different powers? Or is this not worth the effort? --Angel Bob (talk) 03:14, 26 March 2015 (CET)
- I was always surprised that it was such an issue; I had assumed that basic telekinesis could very well be lumped in with the assorted other psionic abilities the Makuta had. But, at this point, I don't think it would do any real good to backtrack and retcon anything. Really, people should just be okay with a little canonical oversight. -- Talk 04:08, 26 March 2015 (CET)
- For those wondering, here's the actual quote from Brothers In Arms chapter 5:
They came at last to a vast fortress made completely of crystal and iron. Two more Makuta guarded the main gate. Mazeka and Vultraz recognized them as Gorast and Icarax, also in white armor. They allowed the party to pass through unchallenged. The only uncertain moment was when Vultraz glanced at Gorast and muttered, “Like the outfit.” Gorast’s response was to lift him in the air telekinetically and then slam him down on the ground. It was her version of a gentle warning.
- And FWIW here's the stage 4 Kraata description for Gravity from Kraata Variations (which to my knowledge is taken verbatim from an official source):
Can increase or decrease the effect of gravity on an object by touch.
- And stage 5:
Can use gravity to hold an object or creature to the ground from a short distance.
- By combining those, it follows that stage 5 Gravity Kraata can decrease the gravity on an object (i.e., cause it float) from a distance. Sounds almost exactly like what Gorast did if it weren't for that pesky word "telekinetically" thrown in there. So that's another possibility. -- talk) 01:14, 27 March 2015 (CET) (