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Bashrag posted 05 February 2006 in Author Q & ABashrag by BankytheHack, Commoner

Scott,

I was wondering if you could elaborate on exactly what the Bashrag are? There are several mentions of them throughout the three books as well as in the Glossary, but they're not spoken of specifically. view post


Bashrag posted 05 February 2006 in Author Q & ABashrag by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Like the Sranc, Wracu, etc they are creations of the Inchoroi through the Tekne. Personally I sort of envision them in much the same manner as the Balrog from the Lords of the Rings. Giant, humanoi, demonic creature (can't remember if it said if they had wings or not.) Their little twist is that their limbs are all like three limbs fused together into one or something, at least thats how the bone structure is set up. Pretty bad ass. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Bashrag posted 05 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by Mithfânion, Didact

I see where a Balrog comparison might come from, if you would lay the Tolkien and Bakker bestiaries next to each other I guess these would correspond the most, but I think Balrogs are clearly far more powerful creatures, with deeper might and more intellect. Sofar the Bashrag seems big, brutish monsters, nothing that we have not really seen before. view post


Bashrag posted 06 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by zarathustra, Peralogue

To use the Lord of the Rings analogy I tended to think of them as the equivalent of trolls. Scott is using his trick of sketching out a description before providing more detial in a later book. There isn't a glossary entry for them in my advanced readers copy version. I was wondering if there were many of them still around in the present Three Seas? view post


Bashrag posted 06 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by Entropic_existence, Moderator

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To use the Lord of the Rings analogy I tended to think of them as the equivalent of trolls. Scott is using his trick of sketching out a description before providing more detial in a later book. There isn't a glossary entry for them in my advanced readers copy version. I was wondering if there were many of them still around in the present Three Seas?[/quote:qkilg6bc]

I don't think there are any in the Three-Sea's. There aren't even Sranc in the Three-Sea's proper really. Apparently the Wracu were pretty much decimated population wise during the First Apocalypse but there are definitly some still around. There may be some Bashrag in the remnants of the Ancient North and there are likely ones outside of the Earwa, in Eanna. Remember during the First Apocalypse the No-God called hordes of Sranc along with Wracu and Bashrag from outside the borders of the land of Earwa.

As for my Balrog Bashrag comparison it was more just on the merits of physical appearance and not a comment on intellect at all. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Bashrag posted 07 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by zarathustra, Peralogue

Sorry should have been more explicit there meant whole of Earwa rather than just The Three Seas. No I can't imagine there are any in the Three Seas itself they would be quite conspicous. I would guess that there are some in the far North. I can't think the Consult would have too much use for them at the moment as they don't seem the sharpest tools in the box. However come a major battle I'm sure they'll come into play... view post


Bashrag posted 07 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by H, Auditor

Since they were described as having three arms melded together, i was pretty much thinking of them as being a sort of amalgamation of three sranc-like creatures... view post


Bashrag posted 07 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

<!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> I had to check the glossary myself - I can't believe I forgot the entry for Bashrags, and what's worse, I think White Lord actually pointed this out to me when he critiqued the draft. Man o' man, how someone as scatterbrained as me managed to pull this off is beyond explanation. I'll have to pull together a list of addenda for the mmpb...

The Bashrags are roughly analagous to trolls - in keeping with my shameless blur of Tolkien. The Bashrag are the only viable result of several botched attempts by the Inchoroi to create slave warriors able to physically overcome the ancient Nonmen Ishroi. The redundant skeletal structure, understood in out terms, was the only way they could coax the mass and strength they needed out of the Nonman genome. Even in this pre-apocalyptic age, their understanding of their own Tekne was far from complete. view post


Bashrag posted 07 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by rycanada, Peralogue

I had thought they were some kind of living dead (put together from corpses), but I think the srancs-combined idea is probably a better bet. view post


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