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The Doomed Ordeal? posted 03 April 2009 in The Judging EyeThe Doomed Ordeal? by Truth Shines, Candidate

I agree that while the idea is interesting, there is just not enough time before the No-God rises again to repopulate the north.

Also, I think the primary reason why Kellhus wants so many children is that he's afraid the Consult will infiltrate his court with skinspies (who probably killed Nau-Cayuti two thousand years ago). Even with translocation he can only be in one place at a time, so he needs more Dunyain eyes to spot the skinspies.

As for the question of &quot;the besiegers becoming besieged&quot; if they go by sea, well I still think it's better to go by sea. Yes, they will be surrounded by Sranc if they just land from ships next to Golgoterrath. But that doesn't really matter much since all sieges involve a double-envelopment to some degree: one inner layer to prevent breakout, and one outer layer to prevent relief. Even if they march by land, they would still face the same problem. But there will be two big differences: one is they can be resupplied by sea, and two is their army will not be diminished by a thousand cuts from innumerable Sranc guerrilla attacks as they march by land (which is what I assume will happen, not unlike what the first Holy War experienced in the desert from those camel-riding Fanims, who name I don't remember <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> ). But of course this means Kellhus would have to conquer Zeum first, then build the mother of all fleets -- and maybe he just doesn't have the luxury of time to do so.

Also I have been curious about the fighting capabilities of Srancs. TJE is the first time we actually see Srancs fight when a group of them charged the Skin Eaters in Cil-Aujas, and frankly without the No-God they don't seem very impressive at all. Wild and ferocious as individuals, they don't seem to possess the skill and discipline to fight as a real army, and their weapons are consistently described as pitted and rusted. Those big Bashrags, however, look like trouble. Hopefully there will not be too many of those things. view post


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