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Whatever happened to Mallahet? posted 16 July 2008 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Whatever happened to Mallahet? by Curethan, Didact

Mmm, teleportation is undeniably one of the most potentially powerful abilities someone (especially Kellhus) can have, to say nothing of the level of physical manipulation involved when compared to, say climbing invisible steps into the sky or making things burn.

Generally magic systems have rules that aproximate scientific ones. By this I mean that the amount of power/change expended is related to some 'cost'. In the case of Earwen sorcery we know that it is the 'bruising' of the onta, damnation and the deepening of the mark. What this means is unclear, but I think perhaps that Kellhus will realise there is a cost which forces him to use teleportation sparingly.

Back on topic, my original question was related to the fact that Mallahet was described as being both a notorious and powerful Cishaurim, second only to the heresiarch, which is the only thing that runs contrary to him being easily identified as Moenghus. Also, what the heck was he doing running messages if it was Mo?

Again, Kellhus in the novel clearly describes how the attack on the Scarlet Spires was inspired by a Cishaurim faction that was not in Mo├źnghus' control.


I don't remember this, can you please eloborate? I think that the assasination is what is prompting speculation that Mo could also teleport (which I think would be highly unlikely because I believe it requires knowledge of the Gnosis). Speaking of which I don't think it would mean Mo would've been able to infiltrate the 1000 temples himself because he still wouldn't have enough time to do so - being able to move instantly doesn't add any hours to your day <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


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