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Heresiarch of the Cishaurim posted 08 July 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHeresiarch of the Cishaurim by Scariot, Commoner

I was wiki'ing some of the terms used in tPON and I thought the definition for Heresiarch was kind of interesting. According to Wikipedia, a heresiarch is more or less the leader of a heretical movement. Modern usage of this word in particular associates 'heretical' as being opposed to the Roman Catholic church.

With numerous parallels being drawn throughout tPON relating the Inrithi factions with western Christian terms and connecting the Fanim to more Islamic and Arabic terminology (such as 'crusade' for the Inrithi and 'jihad' for the Fanim, or even the respective geographies and appearances of the two factions), I thought it was very subtle that Scott would give the leader of the 'heathen' Cishaurim such a fitting title.

Has anyone else noticed other words used in tPON series that are more than they seem at first glance? view post


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