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No-God's questions posted 29 October 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNo-God's questions by Murrin, Peralogue

But do we really know that the No-God did plan the war, and that it chose to stay off the battlefield? That could be the perception taken of it by the people of the Three Seas, but it could just as easily have been the Consult who made the decisions, the Consult who held it back until necessary. The idea that the No-God was in charge could come from a misperception of its nature.

When it asks "what do you see?" that doesn't indicate that it cannot see, only that is cannot see itself. To this extent Harrol would be right to say it lacks a "certain amount" of self-awareness. It cannot perceive its own nature. The fact that the king repeats the words at the end suggests he may have been the one the No-God was attempting to ask, to communicate with. The No-God wanted to know what it was.

Myself, I think the No-God may have been some element of the Outside that the Consult trapped in the World, sealed within the Carapace. If the thing that became the No-God (that becomes the No-God when this is done to it) was not of the World, it would have difficulty understanding the World if it suddenly found itself trapped there. view post


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