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posted 01 Mar 2006, 18:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtExplanation for Achamian's survival?? by Abyss, Commoner

Couple of thoughts.... Achamian lived because the Ciphang was not sent to kill him. Humble him, maybe. 'Possess' him in some subtle way, also maybe, but not kill him. Who knows, maybe Achy has this supposedly powerful demon riding shotgun in his body as of the end of the book. I have no trouble with the notion that Iyokus, as a sorceror who controls other beings, would enjoy the notion of having his own creature possess/control a Mandateman. Also, Achy could have easily killed Iyokus when he demanded his eyes instead. - Abyss, enjoyed the limited use of the demons in the story. view post

posted 01 Mar 2006, 19:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Heron Spear by Abyss, Commoner

Consider more broadly... 'tekne' never seems to be as simple as mere technology. The Ark/Golgotterath was suggested at least once to be a 'mothership' in truth, perhaps having given birth to the Inchoroi. So if the ship is actually a living being, who's to say whether the Heron Spear is 'merely' a gun. Loath as i am to draw the analogy, in the Shanarra books, the Sword was never just a weapon you hit the bad guy with. So much is left unanswered about the No-God and the Inkies, that I'm not sure the Spear's nature can be taken for granted. - Abyss, is relatively sure it doesn't rely on truth, justice and the america way for its power source, tho'. view post

posted 01 Mar 2006, 19:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions regarding Conphas by Abyss, Commoner

A few points... The Nansur army was ripe for rebellion... even when they left the Holy War initially, there was some uncertainty and defection. Then the 'deserters' who stayed loyal to Conphas saw or knew of their leader being utterly humiliated by Cnaiur (let's be clear - beaten and raped by a Scylvendi - a people he was supposed to have crushed). And then when he turns the tabels on Cnaiur, he loses him, freaks out and sends his entire cavalry off after him. And THEN a Mandate schoolman comes along and just wrecks the Nansur army, trashing the supposedly powerful Saik just before they ambush the Men of the Tusk on Shimeh's doorstep. And THEN Saubon's forces show up (and I agree this was Kellhus' plan the whole time) and further turn the odds. So things weren't looking good for the would be Emporer at that point. - Abyss, figures Conphas was having a really bad week by the end there. view post

Seswatha's history posted 02 Mar 2006, 22:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSeswatha's history by Abyss, Commoner

Sirwitta, is mentioned in the glossary, C-I wars entry, as a criminal who seduced and impregnanted a Nonmen/Cunuroi woman as was sentenced to the Second Watch on the I-C ark. Gets in, gets out, apparently goes nuts. Chats with a king and supposed to be excuted but imprisoned instead, supposedly has his tongue removed. The king in questions ends up chatting with the Inkys about immortality. Seswatha's entry states an origin of birth, son of a bronezesmith, child prodigy and so on. But such could easily be historically faked. The glossary even states, at various points, that the accuracy is up for debate and contradiction. But I'm wondering, speculating, at a connection... the Mandate dreams seem to only cover his experiences during the Apocalypse. And in Achy's recollections of the search thru the ark for the Heron Spear, Seswatha seems at times to know where he's going... like he's been there before. - Abyss, may be putting a lot in a name, but wonders.... view post

posted 02 Mar 2006, 22:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSchools of the 3 seas by Abyss, Commoner

It's clear that the Scarlets are radically hurt by the battle at Shimeh. I vaguely recall Eliz' at one point mentioning that all their ranking sorcerers were there. In theory there are students and lower ranks still back in the north somewhere. And Iyo's wearing of Eliz's robes has some significance. The Saik don't appear to have been radically hurt - Achy took out four of them, so in theory they're still at full strength. The Cishaurim were also decimated, arguably wiped out or close to it. Obviously the Mandate is still at full strength, but they are a bit apart from the Psuchke and Anagogic schools to begin with. There is reference to the Anagogic schools of the Circle and Mysunsai in the Glossary which i don't think we ever saw in the books. Hard to evaluate where they stand. - Abyss, kicks it Old School. view post

posted 02 Mar 2006, 22:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Meeting between Kellhus & Moenghus? by Abyss, Commoner

Unless Kellhus' ultimate plan is beyond just stopping the No-God. He knows, better than Moe did, that the NoGod has to be stopped. But Moe's perspective was warped by his dead end with the psuchke [sp]. Consider what the Inchoroi have to offer - immortality for one thing. And there is the suggestion in Seswatha's memories that the No-God is a created thing, or a summoned being in a constructed vessel. I think Kellhus is going for the big win. Godhood. He knew Moe would fail because ultimately his own fear of damnation and Dunyain reasoning would cause him to fail and go the Consult route. So he took Moe out of the picture. Kell surpassed Moe, and my guess is he's intending to use the Gnosis and whatever else he can to become even more than a prophet. Consider his comments that a One God and the No God both speak to him. he won't just stop the No-God. He'll surpass him too. Maybe. - Abyss, also thinks the Illuminati are spying on us all... moo hoo hah ha... view post


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