Cubbins wrote:I wonder if anyone who browses these boards was born lacking a sense but, through recent medical breakthroughs, has had it 'reactivated' in some capacity, and if so maybe they could tell us (as best they can, anyway) what that experience is like.
I was born without a fashion sense... but, through shaming by various girlfriends, have since developed small intuition for what doesn't look good...
More seriously, I almost cut my thumb off once, and did sever a nerve. My sense of touch has been returning over the decade since, but I still can't feel temperature with it. The only thing that seems different psychologically is that I've picked up an obsessive thing where I touch the thumb with my forefinger nearly constantly... checking how complete the sensation feels. Mebbe there is a lesson there regarding Stanley: he's overly bossy because he remembers not having the ability to command and is constantly testing his own control... maybe not
So, assuming ~30 archons, with 5k per archon and 25k bonus for one being alive... we get =<~170k schmuckers to promote Tram to heir (since all we know is that it'll be enough to promote Tram... not that all of it would be required). If you believe that Charlie's comment implies that not having the living-archon bonus would make it so the total is NOT enough to promote Tram (which is the most logical interpretation in my mind, but is by no means the only one), then we can estimate the price at ~170k>=X>~150k.