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posts by poeg Commoner | joined 15 Jul 2006 | 5

posted 15 Jul 2006, 21:07 in Author Q & AAkka's Magical! by poeg, Commoner

I think that the events that have unfolded around him along with the man Akka is has allowed more of Seswatha to exist in him than any suspect including himself. Where the others dream of Seswatha and are able to use the Gnosis, our hero is as much Seswatha as he is himself. I think this is a linchpin in the greater storyline. view post

posted 21 Apr 2007, 05:04 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Achamian by poeg, Commoner

I think we have a man who has lost much of what he thought was his identity and now have a clear path to more of Seswatha coming through. In his earlier use of the Gnosis we have seen the magic of the other schools a poor second cousin at best. So we have either a school who could easily dominate all others fielding its students to war but chooses not to or a student who is far more his teacher than any could ever have thought possible or probable. Its one thing to have schooled as mage, another to have been a battle mage having experienced actual combat but something altogether different to have been a true power in the most horrible of campaigns seen in an age. view post

posted 27 Apr 2007, 15:04 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Those wacky Dunyain, sorcery and other ramblings by poeg, Commoner

What if all the Dunyain have to train/learn is perception and sequence of events. Two lessons which open up all things and after 2000 years of refinement... The success of a school is not in handing its students specific knowledge but in opening up each students ability to learn and the greatest part of which is problem solving. Knowing all the parts of a thing does not mean you can fix it or even make best use of it, knowing how to solve a problem does. Whomever best sees the use of "if-then-else" always wins. Why send Mo? The proper tool is always the one best suited to solving the problem at hand. view post

Predictability posted 26 Jun 2007, 13:06 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Breaker of Horses and Men by poeg, Commoner

Exactly why he's the most interesting to me. He's the only wild card in the whole deck. view post

posted 26 Jun 2007, 14:06 in Literature DiscussionWhy Bakker by poeg, Commoner

In his series of books, religion actually exists and is as feared as it should be. Most of what I've read elsewhere in Fantasy shows it to not exist or to bare minimal impact on the population of their worlds. Want to see a host of peasants being happily torn to shreds pulling down monsters? The fever of religion can deliver such martyrs and in quantity. A very scary picture. view post


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