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Most cruel act yet? posted 18 Aug 2005, 05:08 by Mithfânion, Didact

For me it's definilty the treatment of Xunnurit, elected King of Tribes of the Scylvendi. The way he is handled by Conphas and the Emperor is beyond simple cruelty and malice. Sure, he was an asshole to Cnaiur before the battle but even he didn't deserve this. Heavy chains about his neck, wrist as well as the feet, his eyes stabbed out, totally naked and in addition to that, deliberately malnourished so that he would also come to look as an emcciated skeleton. Rarely have I seen a description of a man so degraded (reminiscent of German war camps). Did anyone think there were surpassing acts? view post

posted 18 Aug 2005, 16:08 by Lucimay, Subdidact

well...kelhus hanging in the tree with serwe was pretty awful but i think for cruelest, i'd have to agree with you regarding xunnurit. view post

posted 18 Aug 2005, 22:08 by Nauticus, Auditor

I'd have to agree about Xunnurit as well, I think. The book had it's fair share of cruelty, but I think he got the worst of it. view post

posted 18 Aug 2005, 22:08 by Deerow, Auditor

I agree. Especially because I liked his character so have to see him go through that was particularily cruel (especially considering the reason he was there). view post

posted 19 Aug 2005, 08:08 by H, Auditor

I'll go with Kellhus taking Esmet from Akka. Take what a man tresures most, and not have the decency to kill him? Pretty bad, leaving Akka with nothing but the Dreams and an empty bed, plus the added indignity of having to watch Kellhus be with her too. Ouch. I don't really like Akka much, buit i'm felling that... view post

posted 19 Aug 2005, 09:08 by anor277, Didact

I cannot shed too many tears over Xunnurit or Achamian; for mine the most cruel act was Serwe’s family actually selling her at the age of 14 into God knows what rape and indignity. That this act seemed to be fairly widespread among the Norsirai families makes it all the more reprehensible. view post

posted 19 Aug 2005, 13:08 by Deerow, Auditor

good point anor. There is really too much rape and torture and abuse to pick out just one thing that bothers you. view post

posted 30 Aug 2005, 03:08 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I think what Moenghus made Cnaiur do really takes the cake for me. Being tricked into betraying your own father unto death and then only after realizing you got played. Oh, and that the guy who tricked you knocked up your mom too and thus got her ripped to bits. And he's 14 when this happens? I totally sympathize with his homocidal tendencies. I don't know if I would actually try to kill Moenghus myself, but I would sure want to... view post

posted 30 Aug 2005, 07:08 by Mithfânion, Didact

Yes and then theer's the added resentment of a lifetime long being scoffed at by your clansmen. Faggot weeper. Nice. view post


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