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A few questions . . . posted 20 January 2005 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Cu'jara Cinmoi":dgglhln8
I'm not sure I understand the question, WL... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->[/quote:dgglhln8]

Just a little clarification, please: did you mean to give that rolleyes emoticon a sarcastic or suggestive meaning? Because its accepted meaning is sarcasm -- though I didn't read any in your answer, so I take it to be suggestive.

I guess this means I'll get the answers in the books at some point. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> I just wish I came up with answerable questions, as it's kinda painful to be on tenterhooks about one's theories all the time! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

Also a few questions (and please tell me if I'm bothering you; wouldn't want you to waste time on silly questions as I guess you're busy writing TTT):

1. About the Sranc. In the scene where Kellhus battles the Sranc in the North we get a description of one of the Sranc's face as being beautiful. Now fast forward to where Akka is tortured by the Scarlet Spires, and his flashbacks to Seswatha's torture at the Mantraitor's hands. Again his face is described as inhumanly beautiful.

Now since I know that the Sranc were made by the Inchoroi as a weapon against the Cunuroi, I get the impression that this is an example of perverted Inchoroi sense of humor. I think they manipulated Cunuroi genes and basically preserved Cunuroi faces (beautiful) putting them on misshapen (freakish) bodies, as a way to taunt the Cunuroi. If I'm right I wish I had witnessed their first encounter! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> So is there any truth to this or am I just imagining too much? And why do I think I just might not get an answer to this one either? <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

2. Caste-nobility. Towards the end of TWP Kellhus is accused of being a pretender to the warrior caste. Now since he is the rightful Crown Prince of Kuniuri (regardless of the fact that his nation is 2000 years dead) how can he be a pretender? Even if he misrepresented himself as a prince of Atrithau his nobility should be unquestioned: a similar thing to Saubon's status (a lackland prince but still a prince, though of dubious authority).

So I guess the gist of this one is: are there any differences in the concept of nobility in the Ancient North and the Three Seas? Did caste-nobility as such exist in the Ancient North or was it a much less rigid and closed system with upward mobility?

For that matter can a caste-merchant or -menial move upward to the warrior/nobility caste in the Three Seas? view post


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