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srancchieftan Candidate | joined 29 October 2008 | 13 posts


Critcism, please! posted 18 November 2008 in Member Written WorksCritcism, please! by srancchieftan, Candidate

Wow, very good prose and world building. You have a remarkable ability to pull the reader in and immerse them in the books world. Many books I read cant do this. I found myself intrigued with the plot, I found myself caring about what was happening. Your character devlopement was very good with the emperor, I was able to see inside his head and see his weaknesses and fears. Your world biulding is very good in that it comes out through the thoughts and dialogue of the characters and within the plot. The plot was very good as well. Your prose was amazing when I read good prose it flows like a song every word fitting together, very good. Also very good attention to detail.
I would like to have seen more character devlopement with the other characters, like you did with the emperor also more descriptions of characters appearances. Corect me if Im wrong but i dont recall you describing what the emperor looked like. I like when authors describe fights with blow by blow descriptions and brutality. For example: when an author describes how a man slashed at his oponent with a downward stroke the oponent blocked the fiented left and severdthe mans hand with a downstroke, something like that. When gore is described with brutal clarity it makes the story seem more real.
I will be watching the posts for more of your work I hope you continue this story, I want to know what happens in it. You are very talented. view post


An Epilogue ( Critisism please! ) posted 19 November 2008 in Member Written WorksAn Epilogue ( Critisism please! ) by srancchieftan, Candidate

Very good. Your writing is powerful. I was able to feel the emotion of the characters, the glory they felt. Your writing style is very good, i wouldnt change that. However I would have liked more description, and attention to detail. Try describing the location and characters more. view post


poems posted 19 November 2008 in Member Written Workspoems by srancchieftan, Candidate

let me know what you think,


"the hunted"
Darkness
racing through lights
mixing blood with a little bit of life
mixing memories with a little bit of blood
cant run from the past
cant kill the pain
desire
the howling of wolves
this is what I am
this is what I have become
remembering
the look in her eyes feeling love feeling alone
darkness view post


kay kenyon posted 09 December 2008 in Literature Discussionkay kenyon by srancchieftan, Candidate

I am currently reading Kay Kenyons' "Bright of the sky". It is awesome. His world biulding is insanely detailed, you feel like your really there. Its a mix of Science fiction and fantasy. Very amazing. Check it out. view post


*Spoilers* Traveller's identity posted 25 February 2009 in The Judging Eye*Spoilers* Traveller's identity by srancchieftan, Candidate

Esmi difinitely knows were Akka is. Theres that part were shes thinking about Mimara, and she subvocalises "Akka keep her safe". So we know that Kellhus knows were Akka is. If Kellhus saw Akka as a threat, and didnt want him to find Ishual, than he would have just killed Akka, not sent someone to follow him. This leaves two possibilities.

The traveller is from the consult. Remember that the consult considers the Dunyain, not just Kellhus as their biggest threat. They have no idea were the dunyain reside, they know that Cnauir told Akka about the Dunyain, and that Akka hates Kellhus. Akka is the only person alive besides Esmenet that knows about the dunyain, this makes him the most likely and only person that has motivation, and the means to find Ishual. Thier only hope is to follow Akka. This seems like the most likely scenario, the consult is the most likely to follow Akka. Consider this, if Kellhus wanted to spy on Akka, than he wouldnt send Mimara, why? Because this blows his cover. Akka imediately knew that Kellhus sent Mimara.

Or,
Kellhus sent the traveller, maybe he predicted that Akka would go north to find Ishual, and he wants to keep tabs on Akka, or protect him, because he is an asset in the war against the consult. Maybe Kellhus knows that the consult will follow Akka so he sends someone, possibly Lord Kosoter or Mimara, so that he can keep tabs on the consult. Maybe Kellhus wants Akka to find the Ishual and expose the dunyain, maybe this would force them out of hiding and then they would help Kellhus, or Kellhus considers the Dunyain his enemy and fears that they will side with the consult. Remember what happened to Meangis, when he became tainted by the world, and became a variable, a threat to the Dunyain they sent Kellhus to kill him. Maybe Kellhus fears that the Dunyain will try to take him out.

Given Kellhus's intellect and the consults motivations I think that its quite likely that both Kellhus and the consult have spies that are with Akka.

As for Clerics identity, I know that hes definitely got a hidden agenda because we know that hes lying about his name. Akka said that he never heard of Incariol and that thats not possible. I dont think hes Mekeritrig, remember Mekeritrigs manurisms and his demeanor. Arrogant, proud, and beligerent. This is completely different from Incariol's demanor, wich is more humble, but he could just be faking it. More importantly though is what Cynical Cat pointed out, Akka has dreamed Mekeretrig and would recognise him. view post


*Spoilers* Traveller's identity posted 26 February 2009 in The Judging Eye*Spoilers* Traveller's identity by srancchieftan, Candidate

What about the sound of Mekeretrig's voice. Wouldnt hearing the voice up close ring a bell to Akka. Whether they look the same or not I dont think that Akka could be around Mekeretrig so much and not recognise some traits, however I wont completely rule it out though. I dont know who he is but i just dont have enough to suspect that he's Mekeretrig.

Scott may have left us enough to find his identity. Im going to hit up the glossary of TTT for nonmen history, and reread the passages in TGO that heve Cleric and the Nonman ghost interacting, and see if I can come up with a hypothesis. Speculation is very fun for me. view post


Small things in TJE that you liked posted 27 February 2009 in The Judging EyeSmall things in TJE that you liked by srancchieftan, Candidate

I liked seeing the Nonmen and the Sranc more dominant in the story. In the first trilogy we only got one glimpse of Mekeretrig and the Sranc in the prologue, and one glimpse in TWP. They fascinate me. The Nonmen who have gone erratic as a result of their unnatural immortality. The Sranc who are driven solely by their sexual desires.

I liked Seswatha's dreams very much. Its awesome how the history is not just a setting but is played out in actual events. Before TJE I wasnt sure if Seswatha"s sole was changing the dreams, now I know that hes actually reaching out to Akka.

I liked to see what a Dunyain child is like. I also liked seeing more of Maithanet. It would have been nice to see more of Meongis junior, im curious to see how a child with scylvendi and Noisari blood raised by Dunyains will be like.

I also liked seeing more of Northeren Earwa. view post


Dunyain machinations posted 03 March 2009 in The Judging EyeDunyain machinations by srancchieftan, Candidate

I think that presently the dunyain have no knowldge of the consult, and the outside world. I dont think that they have sent any dunyain out into the world besides Kellhus. I think that they dont care about whats going on out there and only wish to remain hidden. This hypothesis could change in the future, I only believe it because throughout the four novels we havent seen any other dunyain and we have seen no indications that the Dunyain are involved in outside events. Remember that Meonghis was the first dunyain to learn about the apocolypse and the consult, the dunyain didnt know about any of this. We have know reason to beleive that Meonghis or Kellhus have told the dunyain about the consult. We definitelt know that Kellhus fears that the dunyain would side with the consult if they knew about their mission, after all thats why he killed Meonghis. So we know that Kellhus hasnt told the Dunyain about the consult. It seems pretty clear to me that Kellhus has gone rogue and is no longer working with the dunyain.

It is possible that I am wrong and so am not going to rule it out that the dunyain are out there, I just havent seen anything to make me believe otherwise, so far. view post


*Spoilers* Traveller's identity posted 03 March 2009 in The Judging Eye*Spoilers* Traveller's identity by srancchieftan, Candidate

landrew wrote
"(the Consult would be aware of Akka's role/fight with Kellus but wouldn't be able to predict his later behaviour as Kellus can)."

Not necessarily. When Cnaiur told Akka about the dunyain, the skin spies were with him. We know that the consult knows that Akka knows about the dunyain, therefore the consult knows that Akka is likely to set out and look for the dunyain, they can predict his behaviour based on what they know. They could have watched him for twenty years until he finally decided to go look.

"in my opinion, Kellus is counting on the Dunyain's reaction - far be it from me to predict, but could you imagine the effect of a strike force of Dunyain (thousands) suddenly appearing virtually out of nowhere and from a totally different direction just as the great ordeal joins battle with Golgotterath? maybe the ordeal itself is part diversion "

We have know reason to believe that Kellhus hasnt gone rogue. Kellhus killed Meonghis because he feared that The dunyain in Meonghis would lead him to side with the consult. The outside is a variable that the dunyain cant control, they would want to close it off, this is the consults mission. Kellhus doesnt want the dunyain to know about the consult cause he fears that they will side with the consult. Kellhus is on his own he is no longer working for the dunyain, hes working for himself, he took it upon himself to save the world. view post


Dunyain machinations posted 06 March 2009 in The Judging EyeDunyain machinations by srancchieftan, Candidate

@Will

You're forgetting that Kellhus has already been revealed as a prince of nothing in TWP. It is well known to anyone who was at Caraskand, when Kellhus was ordered to die on the circumference. The "official" reason he was ordered to be executed was because he posed as a prophet and because he posed as a cast noble. This is well known throughout the three seas. No one cared about this after he survived because then they beleived he was a prophet, leading the holy war to victory also didnt hurt. This is not a problem for Kellhus anymore.

If the Dunyain have chorae then they have a chance against sorcery. Maybe there is an inner circle of Dunyain who know about sorcery, and have chorae. They have too know about it to some extent, after all Meonghis sent them messages in their dreams.

Meonghis was a slave to the sranc, imagine that. After suffering from numerous sadistic sranc orgies, the scylvendi camp must have looked like a cake walk to him. view post


Dunyain machinations posted 14 March 2009 in The Judging EyeDunyain machinations by srancchieftan, Candidate

my bad will i thought you said something that someone else said

my post was supposed to be directed to anor277, in response to him saying

"There are plots within plots within plots here, and I certainly can't untangle them. I do think, however, that the one over-riding concern of the Dunyain is to preserve their isolation and to keep the outside world at a far remove. On the other hand, maybe Kellhus himself wants to keep away from Ishual (and from nearby Atrithau) in order to keep the story he told about himself straight"

@Anor277
You're forgetting that Kellhus has already been revealed as a prince of nothing in TWP. It is well known to anyone who was at Caraskand, when Kellhus was ordered to die on the circumference. The "official" reason he was ordered to be executed was because he posed as a prophet and because he posed as a cast noble. This is well known throughout the three seas. No one cared about this after he survived because then they beleived he was a prophet, leading the holy war to victory also didnt hurt. This is not a problem for Kellhus anymore. Kellhus doesnt have to worry about Attrithau. However he certainly has to worry about Ishual, if other people find out about the Dunyain then they'll find out that Kellhus is not a god, like he claims. view post


*Spoilers* Traveller's identity posted 14 March 2009 in The Judging Eye*Spoilers* Traveller's identity by srancchieftan, Candidate

Im starting to think that Kellhus sent the traveller. It would not be good for Kellhus if the Dunyain came out of isolation, or were discover by the public. Then people would know that Kellhus wasnt a god, and that he was instead the product of the Dunyain. Maybe Kellhus is going to use Akka to take out the Dunyain, or let them duke it out and take out the survivors, then he will have successfully eliminated the Dunyain and Akka, and he can protect his original identity. view post


The eye in the Pick's heart *spoilers* posted 16 March 2009 in The Judging EyeThe eye in the Pick's heart *spoilers* by srancchieftan, Candidate

Akkamian explains this to Mimara when he says

"The boundaries between the world and the outside are like those between waking and sleep, reason and madness. Wherever the World slumbers or goes mad, the boundaries break down, and the outside leaks through..."
"This place is a topos, like I already said. We literally walk the verge of Hell"

I think that the bloody pick got too close to that black stuff that was engulfing everything in the end. Maybe Gammarah got sucked into the portal and thats how her hand got severed. The bloody pick describes the black stuff,

"It wraps like a shroud it keeps the blackness in."

this is the same stuff that the skin eaters encountered later. At first I thought that the bloody pick was talking about darkness and that he had encountered sranc, after the end of the book I realized he was talking about the portal. The eye in his heart was triggered by hell leaking into the world. Just like the plains of Mengedda when bones came up out of the ground. view post


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