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Brady Candidate | joined 13 March 2005 | 10 posts

Another Maithanet Theory (possible spoiler) posted 13 March 2005 in The Warrior ProphetAnother Maithanet Theory (possible spoiler) by Brady, Candidate

Moenghus has lived in the big, wide world for 30 years now, but people only seem to look at how Moenghus would have effected and manipulated the things around him. What about viewing it from another angle? Kellhus has been away from the seclusion of Ishual for a period of roughly 2 years, and he is already changing. His Dunyain control is starting to slip. He is beginning to experience emotions for the people around him. Pity, for Cnauir. Love for Esmenet. Sorrow (possibly) and grief for Serwe.

Its only taken 2 years for the "Conditioning" to slip. Not totally, but enough that Kellhus no longer has complete mastery of his emotions. And Moenghus has been amongst these 'humans' for ten times and more as long as Kellhus has. Is Moenghus still an unfeeling, manipulative creature? I doubt it.

The emotional changes that Kellhus goes through is the reason (I think) that the Dunyain are fanatical isolationists. They know how much the world can corrupt thought and emotion, even for one of the Conditioned. A Dunyain at large in the world does not lose his awesome powers of manipulation, but he may start to lose his self mastery.

So, why would Moenghus set himself against the Consult? Because he cares about the world, and the people in it. He's spent thirty years in the world. It has affected him. He does not want to see it destroyed. So he sets himself, and his awesome power, directly in the path of the Apocalypse. The Consult know this, which is why they are so desperate to destroy the Cishaurim.

And that is why he has summoned his son. Moenghus knows that the Three Seas must be united against the Consult. But the religious divide between Inithri and Fanim is too great. There is to much hatred on both sides. He engineers the Holy War, an act which unites the Inithri factions and the Fanim factions (on opposite sides), but he can't control it. Just as Kellhus observed in TDTCB, the Holy War has too many leaders, too many people, too many variables involved to make predictions on it's outcome. How can Moenghus control and manipulate this massive, many-headed beast called Holy War?

Through his son. The father unites the Fanim. The son unites the Inithri. The men of the desert join the men of iron, under father and son, against the Consult.

Well, thats one theory at least <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> And it doesn't fully explain the presence of the Consult amongst the Holy War (unless they too are being manipulated by Moenghus into supporting the instrument of their own destruction) view post

Another Maithanet Theory (possible spoiler) posted 15 March 2005 in The Warrior ProphetAnother Maithanet Theory (possible spoiler) by Brady, Candidate

I also wondered if Maithenet could be a Consult agent, since the Consult seemed to support the Holy War, and hoped to use it to destory the Cishaurim. Maithenet seems to have been the prime mover in launching the Holy War.

I don't favour the idea though. From the brief conversations we see between Sarcellus and the Synthese, it seems more like the Consult are hi-jacking the Holy War, rather than being the engineers of it. Which leaves Maithenet as the unknowing tool, or willing accomplice/disciple of Moenghus. view post

Chorae bowmen posted 03 May 2005 in Author Q &amp; AChorae bowmen by Brady, Candidate

I think Mr Bakker has actually confirmed that Chorae bowmen are archers wearing Chorae, not archers loosing arrows made from chorae.

Which perhaps implies that contact with a chorae wielder lends an object the same magic-immune properties for at least a limited time. view post

Questions regarding Conphas posted 13 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions regarding Conphas by Brady, Candidate

The Mandate claim the Consult abruptly 'vanished' 300 years ago. I just assumned that was when the first started using the skin-spies. They 'vanished' because they began using undetectable agents.

Regarding granma - I'm pretty sure she was a skin-spy from the start. During her first appearance, Xerius thinks to himself that his mother is acting strangely. When Conphas returns, he also notes that her behavious is odd. Conphas later uncovers that Skeaos and Granma are plotting together to change the Emperor's plans for the Holy War, and we know that Skeaos is a skin-spy at that point.

At a guess, I'd say Granma got replaced sometime between Maithenet's public declaration of Holy War against the Fanim, and her first appearance in Darkness. Skeaos was probably replaced many years ago. According to the Glossary, Sarcellus was replaced in 3998 or something like that, which is over ten years before the beginning of Darkness. view post

Too many coincidences unexplained? posted 13 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtToo many coincidences unexplained? by Brady, Candidate

Kellhus meeting Meketerig (sp) was a coincidence, I agree. However, Moenghus did note that, with the Thousandfold Thought, the path was extremely narrow and that he simply could not plan everything. Kellhus' encounter with the Man Traitor was one of those unplanned things.

Kellhus meeting Cnauir - not so much of a coincidence. The Utemot are the northernmost tribe on the steppe. The path between Ishual and Shimeh must cross Utemot lands at some point. And if Kellhus crosses Utemot lands, there is an excellent chance he'll be captured by Utemot tribesmen and brought before the Utemot chieftain.

The nature of the meeting - Kellhus half dead on Skiotha's barrow - was very fortuitous - but the meeting itself was something Moenghus was planning on IMO. view post

Mekeritrig posted 13 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtMekeritrig by Brady, Candidate

He may have been referring to the Cunio-Inchoroi Wars when he said he's ridden against the No-God.

I like the theory that he freed Seswatha better though. Ses escaped somehow, obviously. view post

Chorae - Weapons of the Tekne? posted 13 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtChorae - Weapons of the Tekne? by Brady, Candidate

Does anyone else think that Chorae are possibly weapons first designed by the Inchoroi to combat the magic of the Non-men? I recall Akka (or maybe some other character) reflecting that no one knows where Chorae came from, or how they are created.

The main clue that made me think the Chorae could be 'weapons of the Void' is during one of the Ciphrang POVs in TTT. Zioz recognizes the Chorae only as 'absences'', which perked my interest. Absence implies that the Chorae lack something that links them to the world, and to the Outside. Zioz, as a creature of the Outside, cannot quite fathom what they are, because they are alien to Earwa. They are things of the void, like the Sranc or skin-spies. view post

Mekeritrig posted 13 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtMekeritrig by Brady, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Warrior-Poet&quot;:1l512psk
No-God was not created during the time of i the Cuno-Inchoroi wars he came after.[/quote:1l512psk]

Moenghus claims otherwise. from page 368 of TTT;

&quot;Twice it has reared from the ashes of its falling: the first time in what the Mandate call the Cuno-Inchoroi Wars, the second time in what they call the First Apocalypse.&quot; view post

Achamian and Seswatha posted 16 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtAchamian and Seswatha by Brady, Candidate

It states somewhere in the glossary that Seswatha and Celmonas II suffered a rift in their relationship. It even speculates that the rift arose from rumours that Seswatha seduced Cel's favoured wife, and was the true father of Cel's famous son Nau Cayuti. Ses and Cel were renconciled only on the eve of the Apocalypse.

I'm wondering if the future between Akka and Kellhus will be at all similar. The source of their rift is partly (some might say mostly) due to Kellhus' current 'wife', Esmenet. I can almost see rumours circulating in TTT that Esmenet's son by Kellhus is really Akka's offspring. Also, Akka's last dream in TTT featured Kellhus in the place of Anaxphorus at the Plans of Mengedda, which can be interpreted many different ways, including a bit of foreshadowing that Akka and Kellhus will face down the reborn No-God together. Another similarity is that Seswatha seems to have been one of the first Men to try to warn the world about the Consult, just as Akka was one of the first Men to learn of the true danger posed by the Consult in the present day (first after Moenghus, of course)

Granted, not everything is the same. Seswatha seems to have been the prime sorceror in the Ancient North, and was Grandmaster of the most powerful School in Kuiniuri, while Achamian is merely one of several ranking sorcerors in the Mandate, with nothing to indicate that he outstrips any other Mandatti sorceror of rank in power. view post

Achamian and Seswatha posted 18 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtAchamian and Seswatha by Brady, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Edge of Certainty&quot;:jrgai3lz
don't take being a retard away from me <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: --> that's all I have left....seriously tho, what would be the point of akka and kellhus (what is kellhus' nickname anyway?) kissing and making up when kellhus already has far surpassed achamian's abilities in the gnosis? sometimes i wonder why kellhus kept him alive at the end..tho I'm very very glad he did. He's no longer of use to as far as them settling their differences, I don't know if that will ever happen, but I did appreciate the finely crafted parallel that, appearently, only I didn't recognize....and thanks for not calling me a retard wp <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> ...[/quote:jrgai3lz]

Yeah, the comparison isn't totally fitting. Seswatha was probably a lot more powerful than Akka. Also, Celmomas probably needed Seswatha's help a lot more than Kellhus will need Akka's.

We can only speculate on what (if any) role Akka will have in TTT. The only thing that Akka possesses that might be of use to kellhus now is his knowledge of 'forbidden' sorcery, like the Wathi doll, so perhaps Akka will spend the net 20 years delving into those forgotten and forbidden arts. view post


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