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The Thousandfold Thought - Paperback? Large print? Hard... posted 03 November 2005 in Author Q & AThe Thousandfold Thought - Paperback? Large print? Hard... by Spamoram, Candidate

...cover?

My question is regarding the Amazon.ca listing of TTT. Apparently, the book is due out in paperback form in January but at a list price of $18.20 CD.

Is it a regular sized paperback? If so, how can you justify the list price?

Here's hoping it's just a missprint and that it's actually a hardcover. Or at worse, a large print edition. view post


Serious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... posted 03 November 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSerious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... by Spamoram, Candidate

I must disagree with Maithanet being Moenghus. Certainly, the scars, flawless sheyic, and his prominence amongst the Cishaurim would indicate that he is Mallahet.

It seems to me that Maithanet is most likely Moenghus' son. I mean, the man's been living outside of Ishual for 30ish years so it comes to reason that he has a another son.

This would also explain Maithanet's ability to find spies and his very quick rise to power (trained by Moenghus).

Now, as for why Moenghus would send a son to take over the thousand temples and then direct it in a Holy War against his own Cishaurim is beyond me. view post


Serious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... posted 07 November 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSerious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... by Spamoram, Candidate

Q. Sertorius


It was explained in the WP that you can be born as one of the Few but if you do not practice any sorcery you will still be pure in the non sorcerous sense.

Kellhus himself is one of the Few (proven when he was able to waken the Wathi doll) but he is still able to handle chorae. Furthermore, he is able to see the mark on Sorcerers and their artifacts.

Also, the College of Luthymae numbers many of the Few who chose not to practice sorcery. Thus they are able to recognize sorcerous spies and and recognize if a person has been compelled by use of sorcery. view post


Defective Copy? posted 07 November 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeDefective Copy? by Spamoram, Candidate

Get a refund. view post


Serious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... posted 08 November 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSerious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... by Spamoram, Candidate

Just to clarify, Maithanet knowing that Achamian is Achamian is explained in PoN.

Right after the incident in Momemn when Akka is recognized by Maithanet and Proyas, Maithanet plainly asks Proyas who that sorcerer was who dared defile his presence.

Perhaps we are all explaining rather badly how recognition of the Few works.

A person is born with the innate potential of the Few.

In this state, he can recognize others of thew Few if they've uttered a Cant.

However, it doesn't seem that the Few can recognize other potential members of the Few unless they've spoken a Cant. At least not by just looking at them

So, what does this mean about Maithanet, Inrau, Kellhus?


Maithanet has the innate ability of the Few (potential to become a sorcerer). Thus he can observe those who are stained by use of sorcery.

Inrau has the innate ability of the Few. He has been tutored by Akka but has not touched Seswatha's heart. The assumption is, you may be taught the basics of the gnosis but nothing of substance until you have touched Seswatha's heart. When Inrau used sorcery against the Consult, that was the first time he'd uttered a Cant and thus became irrevocably stained. Emphasized by the Chorae burning his hand. The fact that he didn't incinerate like full blown sorcerers would seems to indicate that the strength of the Chorae acting upon a sorcerer depends on how many Cants one has uttered. We can infer that Inrau had never spoken a Cant before by the fact that he was accepted into the Priesthood.

Kellhus has the innate ability of the Few. As explained in the Wathi Doll episode. Kellhus also explains in that little episode that he was able to see the mark on sorcerers which led to Akka requiring the proof of the Wathid Doll. view post


The Nail of Heaven - What is it? posted 08 November 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Nail of Heaven - What is it? by Spamoram, Candidate

I think the fact that it is mentioned as regularly as it is during the series so far indicates it is an object of importance.

What we know of the Nail of Heaven:

- it's really bright
- it has religious and spiritual significance to many



My theories so far have often revolved around space and ships.

- it is the Inchoroi Mothership
- it is a human arkship which travelled there from elsewhere...possibly Earth
- it is a non-man space ship
- it is a giant satellite that is beaming down the source of magic


Yah, just had to throw that last one in after reading some David Gemmell. view post


Have you ordered your TTT yet? posted 02 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHave you ordered your TTT yet? by Spamoram, Candidate

Ordered from Amazon.ca.

Estimated delivery date of Delivery estimate: Jan 27 2006 - Feb 9 2006.


<sigh> another month! view post


The Nail of Heaven - What is it? posted 02 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Nail of Heaven - What is it? by Spamoram, Candidate

I guess it depends on how the nail is visualized. If you think of it as a nail already hammered into the heavens than it is most likely a star.

I've always thought of the Nail as well...a nail. So it always had the vertical length visible and not just the nail head. view post


Serious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... posted 21 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSerious TTT thoughts, predictions, ideas... by Spamoram, Candidate

I just stayed up all night reading TTT and I just wanted to give myself a nice pat on the back <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Have you ordered your TTT yet? posted 21 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHave you ordered your TTT yet? by Spamoram, Candidate

TTT was delivered to me by amazon.ca on Jan 20th. It's pleasant when good things come early <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Glad to see we have this forum posted 21 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtGlad to see we have this forum by Spamoram, Candidate

Pretty sure Cnaiur survived.

The "death came swirling down" phrase kept being repeated was a literary device to hammer in the fact that death and pain was all around.

An example of this would be the "I have a dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr.


Twayleph, do you really want the Dunyain to get the secret of the gnosis? Especially after Kellhus kills Moenghus because he is Dunyain and is therefore damned as well. Damned to the point that his goal would eventually allign with that of the Consult. Destruction of the human race. view post


Glad to see we have this forum posted 27 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtGlad to see we have this forum by Spamoram, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Grallon&quot;:2ff55zw5
Quote: &quot;Andrew&quot;:2ff55zw5
...The existence of magic absolutely disproves any materialistic worldview.[/quote:2ff55zw5]


Don't be absurd. Genetic mutations enabling energy channeling is far more plausible then deities &amp; other religious nonsense.

Quote: &quot;Andrew&quot;:2ff55zw5
... i don't see how this can even be a question. It is fully dealt with in the book and actually provides a plausible basis for the Inchoroi/Consult quest to exterminate humanity.[/quote:2ff55zw5]

It was neither fully dealt with nor obvious. Imagine aliens arriving here - do you seriously think they would start feering the muslim god or the christian hell ? It's ludicrous. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->


G.[/quote:2ff55zw5]


Please, please, please refrain from using phrases such as, "don't be absurd/stupid/dumb" to start off discussions. That only serves to raise the hackles of other people who then will feel the need to "defend" themselves. Rational discourse will then be discarded in favour of 1 upping each other.


Now, I'm as non-religious as the next guy but the idea that a genetic mutation allowing for energy manipulation is somehow less far fetched than deities existing seems strange to me. Now, seeing as we're reading fantasy, the possibility of magic and deities, even genetic mutations to manipulate energy are all quite plausible in my book. In this fantasy world...

I think you should stop trying to relate the real world with a fantasy world. The real world has to operate by following the natural laws. In a fantasy setting, the author is free to create his own laws thus enriching the world.

So ya, in the real world, we can't prove that gods exist. Neither does magic. However, the author of a fantasy fiction is free to create a world full of interesting deities, magic, monsters. Perhaps even having rules differing from World to World. That's what makes it so fun and why we read them...or so I hope. view post


Glad to see we have this forum posted 27 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtGlad to see we have this forum by Spamoram, Candidate

I don't know why you're being so belligerent.

I suppose you are correct. Genetic mutants with the power to create force fields and communicate to dreamers is much more real.

Spare me the attitude. view post


Sol / Hertata posted 07 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSol / Hertata by Spamoram, Candidate

Good question. I think you should pose this question in the Author Q&amp;A section. view post


What should we have anticipated? posted 07 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWhat should we have anticipated? by Spamoram, Candidate

Quote: &quot;anor277&quot;:gizuowvm


3. I think someone in the earlier threads speculated that Maithanet was in fact the protege/son of Möenghus. This was an inspired guess because it turned out to be right. It seemed more reasonable to suggest Maithanet was a skin spy. This begs the question why would the skin spies would tolerate such a brilliant individual as head of the 1000 temples? On the other hand why would Maithanet tolerate the skin spy infestation of the 1000 temples - he played a very good hand, especially as there could have been no sorcerous communication between Maithanet and Möenghus as Maithanet was not a sorceror.

Any other comments/suggestions?[/quote:gizuowvm]


I'm just here to give myself Kudos :p view post


A poll on souls posted 07 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtA poll on souls by Spamoram, Candidate

What does the skin spy having a soul have to do with his ability to perform sorcery?

If a soul is linked with the use of sorcery, does this mean only the Few have souls (I don't believe this).

Or perhaps you can have a soul but not be able to perform sorcery, but you can't perform sorcery without a soul. view post


Ciphrang, altogether confusing posted 15 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCiphrang, altogether confusing by Spamoram, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Edge of Certainty&quot;:18whjuxd
Oh, I have a whole slew of questions about the Ciphrang. Ok first, and maybe I should be asking scott this but, why aren't they mentioned in the TTT glossary?

second: are they Vulnreble to chorae and if so why? It's on page 325 where those three Ciphrang descend onto the First Temple and broke through the roof and the Voice tells them &quot;Fall upon them!...Rend them! Only in their midst will you be safe from the Chorae!&quot; Also on page 326, the Ciphrang called Setmahaga falls when he is struct in the eye by an &quot;absence&quot; which is how Schoolmen refer to Chorae.

third: What's this voice they're hearing? Again, I curse myself for not rereading the books, but I don't remember reading anything about any &quot;voice&quot; in relation to the Ciphrang.

finally, this has more to do with the Daimos than the Ciphrang, but, When Iyokus calls them, what's the deal with him drawing things....Is it an addition to the utterals and inutterals?[/quote:18whjuxd]


Can't answer your first question.

They are vulnerable to chorae. They seem to be creatures of energy/sorcery and chorae is especially designed to unmake sorcery.

The voice is Iyokus'. The other books wouldn't have helped you here.

Sorcery is more complicated than just utterals and inutterals. You obviously can use inanimate objects to enhance or hold sorcerous power and cants. Examples of this are the Wathi doll, the Urobian(sp) circle Akka was chained in, and chorae. view post


back to what comes before ...why Esmenet? posted 30 March 2006 in The Thousandfold Thoughtback to what comes before ...why Esmenet? by Spamoram, Candidate

I think you need to edit the original post with some decent punctuation and spacing. Just to entice more people to read it.

It took me 3 tries to read it and I still don't see the connection between Esmenet and Onkis. view post


Cnaiur posted 30 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur by Spamoram, Candidate

I noticed the glossary lists Cnaiur and Anissi's daughter. I can't remember the name right now but I don't recall the daughter being mentioned anywhere else in the series.

Possible teaser for The Aspect Emperor? view post


Batathent -a palm cupped round the remnants of civilization posted 30 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtBatathent -a palm cupped round the remnants of civilization by Spamoram, Candidate

Sorry to be a pain in the ass, but this post is just a huge blob of text. You make it even harder for readers by using shortcuts and acronyms.

I only got half way through this post and my feeling on &quot;cupped palms&quot; is that the author favours that phrase. It has a nice ring to it. view post


Is the World really communicating with Kellhus? posted 30 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtIs the World really communicating with Kellhus? by Spamoram, Candidate

There's a Kellhus centric passage wherein he seems to be communicating with the world and it seems to be answering back. The passage begins can be found on page 289-291 in the canadian trade paperback edition.

In this passage, Kellhus can hear his name being shrieked and actively begins conversing with an entity that replies through seemingly natural phenomenon. I don't understand some of the imagery however one did stick out after rereading the book.

Kellhus seems to ask the wind, &quot;What was I to do? Tell them the truth?&quot; and amazingly the world answers. He finds a twig in his sandal and on it are two leaves. One green and healthy; the other brown and dead. I think this is Kellhus invisible voice telling him that he must murder his father. Seemingly Kellhus is opposed to this idea as he responds, &quot;No, I cannot.&quot;

Of course, there might be some other explanation for this.

Any alternative suggestions or help interpreting the other images in this passage would be appreciated here <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Batathent -a palm cupped round the remnants of civilization posted 30 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtBatathent -a palm cupped round the remnants of civilization by Spamoram, Candidate

Yes, this forum doesn't seem to have enough contributors to encourage that chat type thing :p

That's why I usually post my ideas and let them germinate for a week before looking in on replies. view post


Female Dunyain? posted 30 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; AFemale Dunyain? by Spamoram, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Will&quot;:2524nfnu
I looked through the Q &amp; A forum, but didn't see this one. My apologies if it has been asked before.

Are there women among the Conditioned?[/quote:2524nfnu]


I think the answer has to be yes. That children born by world born women do not have the capacity of full dunyain implies that it takes 2 Conditioned to make an offspring with the potential to be Conditioned. view post


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