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Cishaurim magic essentially anagogic?? posted 19 Sep 2005, 23:09 in Author Q & ACishaurim magic essentially anagogic?? by Scariot, Commoner

I just finished TWP, and one of the things I noticed was the description of the Cishaurim Sorcery. I think I remember during the assault on Caraskand, when the Cishaurim emerge that some of their magic was described as sparrows, which would be an analogy like the anagogic sorcery. Does this mean that the psuke is limited to analogous cants like the anagogic schools? view post

posted 25 Sep 2005, 03:09 in The Thousandfold ThoughtLike father like son? by Scariot, Commoner

I just wanted to throw this out there concerning the Consult's war with the Cishaurim. So far, it seems the Consult's main and ultimate goal is to resurrect the No-God, and bring about the second apocalypse. Also, while we have learned precious little about them, it seems that they are trying to use to holy war to crush the Cishaurim and somehow further their own objectives. The roles of Anasûrimbor Moënghus and his son Anasûrimbor Kellhus, in this situation seem to be vague at best. From what I've read, it looks like Moënghus' goal at hand is bringing his son to him. I think that it's very unlikely that Kellhus' summoning from Ishual just so happened to occur at the same time the holy war was proclaimed. Knowing of Kellhus' Dunyain training, Moënghus most likely intended for his sons' domination of the holy war. So to sum up my earlier points, I think that Moënghus has summoned his son, 'The Harbringer of the Second Apocalypse' to him, to dominate the threat of the holy war and bring an nearly unstoppable army to his doorstep. But, this still doesn't touch on the Consult's reasoning for war on the Cishaurim and conversly with Moënghus. The Consult would only wage war if they thought that Moënghus could somehow endanger their plans for the resurrection of the No-God. Throughout tDtCB and tWP, the Heron Spear has been mentioned several times. This weapon, which has supposedly been lost (at least to the Mandate), is the bane and only defense to the horror that is Mog-Phauru (sp?). So, put these points together and you come to one conclusion, the Heron Spear, The consult's greatest fear is in the hands of an Anasûrimbor, soon to be united with his son, the Warrior-Prohpet. Other than that, I haven't guessed much concerning what will happen during tTT. view post

posted 25 Sep 2005, 03:09 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by Scariot, Commoner

'The Dark Tower' by Stephen King is a must read, My favorite series of books by far. :D view post

posted 27 Oct 2005, 00:10 in Author Q & AYou should be afraid... very, very, afraid. by Scariot, Commoner

I'm shakin in me booties. view post

posted 08 Jul 2006, 05:07 in The Darkness That Comes Beforesranc by Scariot, Commoner

[quote:2cpmie1o]These little buggers do seem to be shorter but still stocky lot, hairy and dog like, but very decidedly humanoid.[/quote:2cpmie1o] I'm not sure I remember them ever being described as 'hairy', I've always imagined them as hairless and pale like the nonmen. I'd say that calling the sranc dog-like though fits the bill pretty well, as mentioned in the start of tDtCB. [i:2cpmie1o]They thronged for a moment around him—narrow shoulders and dog-shaped chests, stinking leather and necklaces of human teeth.[/i:2cpmie1o] Does anyone know of any specific instances of sranc being characterized as shaggy or hairy? view post

posted 08 Jul 2006, 05:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtAkka by Scariot, Commoner

One fact about Achamian's future is certain , he becomes a historian of sorts and writes a compendium of the Holy War whose excerpts are seen throughout tDtCB, tWP, and tTT. This could suggests that he isn't as ostracized as it seems at the end of tTT, or that he possibly reconciles with Kellhus and his new empire following tTT. view post

Heresiarch of the Cishaurim posted 08 Jul 2006, 06:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHeresiarch of the Cishaurim by Scariot, Commoner

I was wiki'ing some of the terms used in tPON and I thought the definition for [i:1zs6ff1o]Heresiarch[/i:1zs6ff1o] was kind of interesting. According to Wikipedia, a heresiarch is more or less the leader of a heretical movement. Modern usage of this word in particular associates 'heretical' as being opposed to the Roman Catholic church. With numerous parallels being drawn throughout tPON relating the Inrithi factions with western Christian terms and connecting the Fanim to more Islamic and Arabic terminology (such as 'crusade' for the Inrithi and 'jihad' for the Fanim, or even the respective geographies and appearances of the two factions), I thought it was very subtle that Scott would give the leader of the [i:1zs6ff1o]'heathen'[/i:1zs6ff1o] Cishaurim such a fitting title. Has anyone else noticed other words used in tPON series that are more than they seem at first glance? view post

posted 04 Feb 2007, 23:02 in Author Q & AThe next translations in french! by Scariot, Commoner

I tried to find out when it would be published, but unfortunately I don't speak French and I couldn't navigate the Publishers website very well. The best I could do is find a webpage where you can contact the French Publisher and possibly ask them directly. I hope that helps =) view post


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