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Cnair posted 03 September 2004 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnair by Joel, Commoner

Interesting thread. Although I'm not sure I'm understanding everything that's been said so far.

I haven't really given much thought to Cnaiur in the greater sense of things as near the end of TWP his role seemed to diminish. In general he comes across to me as a foil/counter/opposite of sorts for Kelhus. All rage and passion to Kelhus's endless objectivity. I suspect that that is why Kelhus still uses him, a sort of fascination with something so different, has he ever been able to study a madman before? Plus, he is easy to manipulate and a powerful man. Why discard the tool you might need.

I'm sympathetic to Cnaiur because of the more straightforward honesty inherent in him. I'd never want to meet him but his character is a pleasant rarity in The Prince of Nothing so far. It's refreshing to read about him after all the pages devoted to people manipulating each other.

And as to speculation about where he is heading well, I tend to think that either he's going to continue his degradation and die. Or there will be a redemption of him which eventually leads to him returning to command the Scylvendi in the 2nd Apocalypse. Wow, what daring guesswork.....<!-- s:-( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:-( --> view post


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