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Questions about Xerius posted 03 May 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions about Xerius by Gravity Gun, Candidate

First, why did the Consult choose to kill him?

Second, how did he think he could get away with destroying the Holy War in front of Shimeh, even if he succeeds? This is war, involving hundreds of thousands of people -- there's no way he could keep this a secret. How can he possibly escape the greatest outrage (the Shrial Censure would be the least of his problems) among the Inrithi? view post


Questions about Xerius posted 03 May 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions about Xerius by anor277, Didact

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First, why did the Consult choose to kill him?[/quote:2ml67w24]

i) Because he was superfluous

ii) Because the Consult knew that he planned to betray the march on Shimeh.

iii) Because he provoked the desire of a skin spy (whom he had also unmasked) into a killing rage.


Second, how did he think he could get away with destroying the Holy War in front of Shimeh, even if he succeeds? This is war, involving hundreds of thousands of people -- there's no way he could keep this a secret. How can he possibly escape the greatest outrage (the Shrial Censure would be the least of his problems) among the Inrithi?


Perhaps he hoped to present his populace with a fait accompli. Evidently he trusted the Fanim more than his Inrithi brothers. It is also true that Xerius was probably not a very deep thinker. view post


Questions about Xerius posted 04 May 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions about Xerius by Phil, Candidate

Plus, once the Men of the Tusk had been wiped out, who would be around to do anything about it? view post


Questions about Xerius posted 08 May 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions about Xerius by anor277, Didact

Just a thought on why (maybe) the Consult stayed their hand with respect to Xerius when they knew, well in advance, that he had conspired with the Fanim to betray the holy war. Had the heir to the throne, Conphas, been committed to the Holy War, then the Consult would have turned off the treacherous Xerius very early on. Conphas of course was just as duplicitous as Xerius (and much more capable) so any move against Xerius would not have been complete until Conpahs had also been nobbled. (This is probably a failure in the Consult's long term plans - after they knew Xerius has been eliminated, they should have taken steps to neutralize Conphas - but for Kellhus and Achamian, Conphas would have succeeded in the Holy War's destruction before Shimeh.) view post


Questions about Xerius posted 25 June 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions about Xerius by Nerdanel, Peralogue

I think the true crucial reason was that while he in his lust and drunkenness had been able to disregard his brain's warnings about the suspicious youth of Istriya, he was about to have sex with her, and he would most definitely not overlook a penis. That left the skin-spy with very few options. view post


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