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2 hours ago, Baron Wulfraed said:

Let's confuse matters

That earned me the extra +1% illumination. Now I know how elves and dwarves really emerged out of a common Earth stock . . . and why they learned to hate each other once the lines were drawn. 

Some shrooms went Mostal. Most of the rest drifted into the Dark or were born there anyway. We dare not go a hunting, for fear of little men.

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Most well-known "hsunchen" tribes aren't actually archaic survivals who never learned civilized ways, but instead represent the fallen (I do not use the word "degenerate") descendants of nations that pursued alternatives to the great imperial systems or opted out . . . and were cursed for it. Dragon people, great wolf empire, lords of the dance (bull dancers, snake dancers), Hykimites, barkulists, pipers at the gates of Dawn. Some of these alternative systems were if anything more sophisticated and even more "modern" than the aggressive cultures that first methodically eradicated competitors and then heroquested to cover their guilt with a compelling story about beast rune people inexorably receding from the world under the ablative pressure of Time.

That is a sad story, but not True. The true tragedy of history: the brutes won and the material traces of their fallen foes were universally suppressed, again and again and again.

While the God Learners turned this into a literal science of conquest, the roots of the ideology are found in the rhymed genocides of Hrestol against the lion kingdoms (on the one hand) and Nysalor's expulsion of the Broken Council rebels (on the other). The bitter womb of the trolls is only a metaphor, a new story to dress their perpetual solar sadness, an armature of fresh blame. Otherwise the arkat would have fixed it. As for the lion people, it took a few generations beyond the flamesword before their great-great-great-grandchildren once again sat on the throne of Seshnela . . . and thus was their doom rendered permanent and truly awful.

But we are who we are and we can do better.

- Black Hralf, Weasel Words / Weasel Wisdom

 

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19 hours ago, scott-martin said:

Most well-known "hsunchen" tribes aren't actually archaic survivals who never learned civilized ways, but instead represent the fallen (I do not use the word "degenerate") descendants of nations that pursued alternatives to the great imperial systems or opted out . . . and were cursed for it. Dragon people, great wolf empire, lords of the dance (bull dancers, snake dancers), Hykimites, barkulists, pipers at the gates of Dawn. Some of these alternative systems were if anything more sophisticated and even more "modern" than the aggressive cultures that first methodically eradicated competitors and then heroquested to cover their guilt with a compelling story about beast rune people inexorably receding from the world under the ablative pressure of Time.

That is a sad story, but not True. The true tragedy of history: the brutes won and the material traces of their fallen foes were universally suppressed, again and again and again.

While the God Learners turned this into a literal science of conquest, the roots of the ideology are found in the rhymed genocides of Hrestol against the lion kingdoms (on the one hand) and Nysalor's expulsion of the Broken Council rebels (on the other). The bitter womb of the trolls is only a metaphor, a new story to dress their perpetual solar sadness, an armature of fresh blame. Otherwise the arkat would have fixed it. As for the lion people, it took a few generations beyond the flamesword before their great-great-great-grandchildren once again sat on the throne of Seshnela . . . and thus was their doom rendered permanent and truly awful.

But we are who we are and we can do better.

- Black Hralf, Weasel Words / Weasel Wisdom

 

Become ungovernable by becoming a turtle! Or a bat. I had wondered what those Pujaleg are doing hanging around Trowjang and Melib in the Guide. It's perhaps no surprise Harrek finds something of interest in Laskal to occupy his attention for years at a time... 

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The Thelxinoë of the Graclodont set.

Eight Arms and the Mask

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A minor one:

The reason the Red Emperor returns in the Mask of Phargentes the Younger in 1638 is because he is obligated to perform the propitiatory sacrifices to Thrice Blessed, which would have been due in 1639 after their completion in 1628. These would be the 27th propitiation. Twice that is 54, which is the length of a wane in years. 54*11 is 594. Very close to that 600-year cycle of the Devil's return in King of Sartar...

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The Thelxinoë of the Graclodont set.

Eight Arms and the Mask

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15 hours ago, Joerg said:

Eurmal is the mother of Lodril!

After she visited the sky, she came down with fire.

 

I believed that storm gods were only cousin of light gods but now...

 

As Eurmal found death and Umath is the father, we can consider that Eurmal is Humakt mother

then it means that Lodril is Humakt brother,

then... Yelm and Dayzatar too

 

Yelm and Orlanth are brothers

Storm Bull is Dayzatar's brother

 

 

 

 

 

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