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Consult vs Mandate posted 13 Mar 2006, 18:03 by Twayleph, Auditor

Hi Scott, these are a few questions regarding the recent past of Eärwa that've been nagging me for a while. The Consult and the Mandate stopped skirmishing openly about 300 years ago, correct ? My questions is, how was it then when the Consult and the Mandate [i:2kjissml]did [/i:2kjissml]skirmish? Were there spectacular, devastating sorcerous battles or, to the opposite, did it only involve intrigue and spying with occasional, low-profile conflicts when their agents were uncovered? Were the clashes open enough for the whole Three-Seas to be aware of them or was the Consult already slipping into legend back then? Was the Mandate respected because of their struggle, or were they already being scorned by the great factions? Were they aided by the Anagogic Schools from time to time, or did they fight on their own for 1700 years ? Also, what was, exactly, the aim of these battles; was it simply the Mandate and the Consult attempting to exterminate each other, or was it more of a strategic effort by both Schools to gain foothold, per example, in the Middle-North? Sorry for the horde of questions, but I figure among all of them, there's bound to be at least a few you can answer without giving spoilers :) view post


posted 15 Mar 2006, 16:03 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

It was a cold war more than anything else, with neither side possessing the resources to really do more than bruise the other. I'm inclined to be coy about this, because I'm thinking about writing a novella prequel on this period, something that could lay the groundwork for TDTCB - make it more accessible. I'm thinking about calling it [i:g97uancp]An Atrocity Tale[/i:g97uancp]... view post


posted 15 Mar 2006, 21:03 by H, Auditor

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":1au3bw5f]It was a cold war more than anything else, with neither side possessing the resources to really do more than bruise the other. I'm inclined to be coy about this, because I'm thinking about writing a novella prequel on this period, something that could lay the groundwork for TDTCB - make it more accessible. I'm thinking about calling it [i:1au3bw5f]An Atrocity Tale[/i:1au3bw5f]...[/quote:1au3bw5f] Wow, that'd be awesome! The most compelling parts of the series so far for me are when we get to see Seswatha and the No-God in action, so a whole book would be amazing! view post


posted 15 Mar 2006, 23:03 by Zarathinius, Auditor

Yeah, kind of like the [i:3eiaruf8]Silmarillion[/i:3eiaruf8] for Tolkien's books. view post


posted 16 Mar 2006, 17:03 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

[quote="H":1wrk561m][quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":1wrk561m]It was a cold war more than anything else, with neither side possessing the resources to really do more than bruise the other. I'm inclined to be coy about this, because I'm thinking about writing a novella prequel on this period, something that could lay the groundwork for TDTCB - make it more accessible. I'm thinking about calling it [i:1wrk561m]An Atrocity Tale[/i:1wrk561m]...[/quote:1wrk561m] Wow, that'd be awesome! The most compelling parts of the series so far for me are when we get to see Seswatha and the No-God in action, so a whole book would be amazing![/quote:1wrk561m] It would be post Apocalypse :) So no Seswatha or No-God :) view post


posted 16 Mar 2006, 20:03 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

EE is right view post


posted 17 Mar 2006, 01:03 by H, Auditor

True, but since it's far closer to it, we would most probably learn alot more about both from it. view post


posted 17 Mar 2006, 04:03 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Also true maybe a better look at many things. view post


posted 17 Mar 2006, 06:03 by unJon, Auditor

It'll be like The Hobbit for The Hobbit.... view post


posted 17 Mar 2006, 17:03 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

It would be like.... um, one of the Unfinished Tales books! Yea... that's it :) view post


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