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A TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned posted 02 February 2006 in Author Q & AA TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Ok, just figuring I would post this here since it is a debate we've been having over on the TTT spoiler forum

Ok, it's entirely possible this may be material you plan on exploring in AE or future books, in which case feel free to say so Scott. We've been wondering about a few things that involve the backstory of the Inchoroi.

1)What was the Inchoroi's knowledge of Sorcery before they came to Earwa? Did they already know some manner of Sorcery or did they rely solely on the Tekne and only gain knowledge of Sorcery, and begin to use it, after their arrival.

2)The Inchoroi travelled to Earwa from the Outside correct? presumably from another world (at least that is my assumption since they appear to have arrived in a space craft). Do the Inchoroi have a fundamentally better grasp of the nature of the Outside and of the metaphysics that your setting are bound by? What made them realize, and when, that their souls would be subject to Damnation after their deaths? Is this Damnation related to Sorcery or are they Damned for what they are (and their appetites) anyway? view post


A TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned posted 05 February 2006 in Author Q & AA TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned by Mithfânion, Didact

And related to this curious "damnation" concept brought forth in TTT, why are the Dunyain also damned, and why would for instance Moenghus (as Kellhus submits) follow the same path as the Consult? view post


A TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned posted 07 February 2006 in Author Q & AA TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Big questions. Since all this does come back to haunt the narrative, I'll try to keep my questions short and sweet.

1) The Inchoroi come from the Void, not from the Outside - for some reason it never dawned on me that people would think otherwise, though it seems clear enough to me now.

2) Let me just give you some puzzle pieces, if only to whet your appetite for AE. Everything in Earwa universe is intrincally, objectively, moral (it is a fantasy world). And there are very real consequences for the kind of life anyone leads, whether they think themselves innocent or not. This makes 'saving one's soul' a very real dilemma, with very real motivational power.

I should say that I'm personally reluctant to clarify the metaphysics too much, since for some reason it feels more realistic to have it all be fuzzy (real world supernatural metaphysical schemes are certainly replete with contradictions and ambiguities) and it seems - to me, anyway - that it detracts from the ambience I'm trying to conjure. It's almost as though the 'out there' needs to remain mysterious for the profundity the here and now to ring true. Does anyone else get that feeling? view post


A TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned posted 08 February 2006 in Author Q & AA TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Thanks for the answers Scott, and the distinction between the Void and the Outside. And yes I agree with you on the mystery aspect. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> Thanks muchly view post


A TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned posted 08 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; AA TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned by Mithfânion, Didact

And there are very real consequences for the kind of life anyone leads, whether they think themselves innocent or not. This makes 'saving one's soul' a very real dilemma, with very real motivational power.


Thanks for that little explanation Scott, it makes the Consult's motivation more believable for me, less vague. I know we are told in the book that this is because they believe themselves to be damned if they don't, but to learn that there actually are consequences in Earwa (and thus their fears are grounded) makes a world of difference. view post


A TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned posted 08 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; AA TTT question -possible spoilers inside, you've been warned by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I guess I had simply assumed the consequences were real anyway, despite the materialist groundings of the series I always read it as fantasy, and so the metaphysical aspects I took as being just as much truth as the material view points. view post


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