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last_inchoroi Commoner | joined 26 January 2009 | 5 posts


SPOILERS: Translocation posted 27 January 2009 in The Judging EyeSPOILERS: Translocation by last_inchoroi, Commoner

I think the most interesting part of the translocation is the fact that (and this was mentioned in TTT) the cant of translocation requires one utteral, and two inutterals. assuming only kellhus (and perhaps one or two of his offspring) can master the second set of inutterals, his options and abilities would be so far beyond those of mortal men that his only limitation would be his stamina. over and over I am amazed at how bakker can play with the concept of a vastly superior intelligence combined with a muscular and durable physique to create an individual seemingly adept at everything.

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The Curse of the Judging Eye (SPOILERS!!!!) posted 27 January 2009 in The Judging EyeThe Curse of the Judging Eye (SPOILERS!!!!) by last_inchoroi, Commoner

Scott has stated that in Earwa belief gives objects and ideas real moral weight in Earwa.


based on this, then, and assuming that each individual's belief in X Y or Z is equal to another's belief, be it in A B or C. assuming this equivalency of belief, then the important fact concerning right and wrong (and thus damnation) is not that there are morals intrinsic to the universe, but that what matters is what the majority believe...

If this is true (and I think it is a facet of the thousandfold thought) what Kellhus must be doing is attempting to shift the balance of belief from morals that cause pain (the subjugation of women) to morals that encourage balance and happiness.

why he would do this I can only guess...my pet theory is that he re-writ Sejenus' stance on women to empower his wife while he was absent on campaign/the great ordeal (the nice thing about Kellhus is that we can assume he is able to anticipate almost anything), and changed the tusk's stance on sorcery so as to enable his own appropriation of sorcery, and to better weld the sorcerous schools to him (the only sorc. other than achamian we see in JE pretty much weeps at the thought of his own salvation through Kellhus)

So this boils down to one of two options, and likely the latter.

1. Kellhus is entirely focused, to the exclusion of all else, on the destruction of the consult, the incu-holoinas, and gol-gutterath (pretty sure those last two are synonyms but the book is far away) and everything he does is to those ends with no regard for himself (would require a substantial growth in humanity and character from what we last saw of him in TTT) OR

2. Kellhus' immidiate goal is the destruction of the consult etc., but he harbors secondary goals and is actively working towards both ends

let me know if my logic fails as any point here. view post


*Spoilers* Favourite new character. posted 27 January 2009 in The Judging Eye*Spoilers* Favourite new character. by last_inchoroi, Commoner

I absolutely love the diabolically twisted nature of Kelmomas...i love that he's so devious, and so obviously a perfect deceiver. It seems like the various children all assumed portions of Kellhus, but I think Kelmomas might be the closest in overall talent to him. the key difference is that Kelmomas quite obviously loves his mother, and it is this love that provides a basis for emotionality. where kellhus is able to use rationality and logic to maximize his intellect, i feel that Kelmomas is an emotional version of Kellhus, and while most capable is in all likelihood the most dangerous of all the children, if only for the destabilizing aspect that raw emotion could potentially play in further books....we'll have to wait and see...

on another note, the thought of Incariol being Merkeritrig makes me want to reread every section he's in about 20 times over....nonmen are definitely one of Scott's best and most unique creations. view post


*Spoilers* The gods must be crazy posted 28 January 2009 in The Judging Eye*Spoilers* The gods must be crazy by last_inchoroi, Commoner

And what the hell is wth all that stuff about &quot;Good Men shine brighter than good women&quot;?


there are some old posts concerning the metaphysics of Earwa, the gist being that whatever is believed becomes real... that belief actually shapes reality, instead of various belief systems merely being random attempts to explain the world. In Earwa, belief is causal instead of arbitrary.

my theory is that this means that most people believe that men can be more good, or more evil? than women can in either capacity. because that is what is commonly believed.

check other postings, esp. under the thousandfold thought, as that's where the best metaphysical stuff comes up. view post


Chorae (SPOILERS!!!!) posted 29 January 2009 in The Judging EyeChorae (SPOILERS!!!!) by last_inchoroi, Commoner

I've also found the chorae to be one of the cooler aspects of Earwa...another way Scott takes something standard and adds a unique twist to it. I'm insanely excited to see what more Mimara can do further with the Chorae, and what Achamian has to say about it...I always love his dissertations that do so much to expand on Scott's lore...there are never enough though. <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> view post


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