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*Spoilers* Traveller's identity posted 02 March 2009 in The Judging Eye*Spoilers* Traveller's identity by RazorSmile, Candidate

Quote: "anor277":2r3iblsm
Just on the topic of the scalpers. I wonder how much of the idea stems from Wild West tales of Indian scalp hunters (those who hunted native Indians to collect a bounty paid by the US or Mexican govts; those who collected Apache scalps must have been brutal men indeed)? Is there an echo of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian in the Scalpoi. We know that Scott was definitely impressed by McCarthy's novels.[/quote:2r3iblsm]

I knew the Scalpoi reminded me of something! So, if Cleric is Judge Holden and Ironsoul is Glanton, does that make Akka The Kid? <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> Alternatively, if Cleric is everything Gandalf should have been and Ironsoul is an infinitely-scarier Aragorn, does that make Mimara an inverted Frodo (given that she finds – and seemingly makes - the One Ring after they've already passed through Moria and Mount Doom?) Again <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

Then again, maybe Cleric is really Kellhus bilocated/translocated keeping an eye on the Akka Investment and the whole expedition is part of his real plan.

... Yeah, I don't buy that either.

Say, did anyone else notice the quick mention of Iyokus? I take that to mean the Scarlet Spires still exist in some form.

Lastly, did anyone else think Sarl might be a skin-spy? Consider: one thing all skin-spies have in common is their misplaced affect. Inappropriate facial expressions and emotional states are classic skin-spy pathology. Sarl does it, the one Kellhus destroys in camp does it, even the one that Cnaiur fought way back when did it. Evidence! view post


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