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Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 04 August 2005 in Author Q & AAnasurimbors as high councillors by Mithfânion, Didact

Scott, I was wondering, do you feel either of the two brilliant Anasurimbors would make good advisors, good councillors to a King? It's a bit of an odd question I guess but one that popped into my mind anyway. Could for instance Moenghus be the wise councillor behind the King, or do thei personal characteristics and upbringing make them unfit (or lacking in wisdom)? view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 04 August 2005 in Author Q & AAnasurimbors as high councillors by target, Auditor

Inetersting thought. I would imgine they would makeexcellent advisors given their incredible aility to read people and master them with nought but words and looks.

I would not think they could be lacking in wisdom, although i may be proven wrong, especially due to their apparant reat intellects and their inate abilities to hit the crux of the matter almost immediately. I would consider this a very strong reason for them to make great councillors.

I think they would definately haveto have very strong ties of kinship or loyalty to their ruler however because to weild so much sway over their ruler would probably lead to them ruling with their 'king' acting only as a puppet for their command.

So i would say yes and no. Although Scott, undoubtedly, will have a much better idea than i do. view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 04 August 2005 in Author Q & AAnasurimbors as high councillors by White Lord, Subdidact

Yes, but why would they want to be counselors to anyone?

First of all, they don't care much for the world, (or at least that is the initial impression for them both, which may well have changed for Moenghus, or is about to for Kellhus), and in any event they are descended from kings, and have the means to regain their birthright, so why shouldn't they go for that?

You may also be underestimating the degree of predestination that may be woven in the world, so if the Anasurimbor are "destined" to retake the role of Celmomas, as the leaders of Men in the Apocalypse, to do anything else might be impossible.

Remember that Scott has said somewhere of Kellhus that he is a meaningless character trying to conserve his meaninglessness in a world deep with meaning (or words to that effect). So I wonder what is "meant" for Kellhus, and if he'll be able to use the vaunted Dunyain abilities for much . . . <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

Enough of my rambling . . . Comments welcome! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 05 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAnasurimbors as high councillors by Mithfânion, Didact

Target, WL,

Obviously the idea of why they would advise rather than rule anyone (given their power) comes uo immediately. But I'm assuming that there is a situation where they have either reconciled theirselves with a role as councillor or in which they are forced to be the man behind the throne (for instance because of a public dislike for their character as actual rulers). view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 05 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAnasurimbors as high councillors by target, Auditor

Well if it is a case of the having no choice but to council a lord then i would presume they would be excellent advisors. I would certainly rather they advised me than my enemies. view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 06 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAnasurimbors as high councillors by White Lord, Subdidact

Nothing wrong with this train of thought; I simply question whether it'll ever come up. And I don't think it will. I believe there are other things in store for the Anasurimbor, than being counselors to someone else.

I guess we'll simply have to wait and see . . . <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 06 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAnasurimbors as high councillors by Mithfânion, Didact

I believe there are other things in store for the Anasurimbor, than being counselors to someone else.


That goes pretty much without saying. In terms of prospective councillors, I think that perhaps some of the Nonmen coming back into play might fulfill a role here. Who knows?

Well, actually, someone does.... view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 10 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAnasurimbors as high councillors by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Scott, I was wondering, do you feel either of the two brilliant Anasurimbors would make good advisors, good councillors to a King? It's a bit of an odd question I guess but one that popped into my mind anyway. Could for instance Moenghus be the wise councillor behind the King, or do thei personal characteristics and upbringing make them unfit (or lacking in wisdom)?


As I think has already come up, the first question would be one of why any Dunyain would ever put their intellect at the disposal of another's intent. I think the differences in intelligence are such that it would simply be impossible for a Dunyain to be anything other than a de facto regent, though he might pose as an advisor. We are literally like children to them - the way we will undoubtedly be to some artificial intelligence some day. Once the differences in intellectual ability become too great, then the relationship simply HAS to become manipulative. view post


Anasurimbors as high councillors posted 10 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAnasurimbors as high councillors by Mithfânion, Didact

Makes sense <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


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