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The Dream that went wrong posted 16 February 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Dream that went wrong by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Quote: "Mog-Pharau":3umoep50

As far as the hypnosis, perhaps Kellhus didn't speak to "Seswatha" at all. Maybe he just soothed Achamian's latent fears of giving him the power of the Gnosis. It's pretty murky, but I have a hard time accepting that the ancient sorceror is present in the Mandati in any form capable of conversation.[/quote:3umoep50]

It wasn't Achamian's latent fears that prevented him from giving Kellhus the Gnosis, he literally couldn't do so of his own accord. It's something else, a fail-safe mechanism built into the Mandate through their ritual involving Seswatha's Heart, they are literally incapable of betraying the Gnosis, they need permission in order to do so. That is why Achamian was opening his mouth... and nothing would come out. Kellhus used the hypnotic trick to get around this.

Seswatha is still a presence within each and every Mandate Sorceror, he preserved his consciousness, or at least an impression of his consciousness to be passed on to his followers, I really do think that this had something to do with what Kellhus did. view post


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