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Inchoroi Origins/Aims posted 17 February 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtInchoroi Origins/Aims by Twayleph, Auditor

The question is, what is it that makes Men so special when it comes to linking the world to the Outside?

I'd say the fact that they have souls. Scott already said "only the rare animal on Eärwa grows a soul". In this case, the implication is that on Eärwa only Men and Nonmen had a soul, therefore only they counted when linking the world to the Outside. For that matter, maybe even the Inchoroi did, although perhaps their souls are too dirty for that <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

As for whether the Consult's business is sealing Eärwa or sealing the universe containing the planet on which Eärwa is located, good question. I think that the Outside's influence is restricted to Eärwa, since it is directly fueled by the number of souls on the world. As you get farther and farther away from the planet, the influence of the Outside would diminish until it becomes irrelevant. Otherwise, any single planet with enough souls would be enough to bathe the entire universe in the Outside's influence, and that doesn't seem right. It would make the Consult's job impossible as long as there is even a single inhabited planet apart from Eärwa. view post


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