Side Effects of Eating Sranc

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« Reply #165 on: April 01, 2016, 12:35:04 pm »
On eating Sranc. Kellhus already knows what is going to happen, right? You know damn well he made a few Scalpers go on a Sranc diet. There is zero chance he pulled this out of nowhere, even if he didn't think they would have to. He won't though, he'll transport back to some city close and have dinner, wine and a few concubines.
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« Reply #166 on: April 01, 2016, 12:51:34 pm »
On eating Sranc. Kellhus already knows what is going to happen, right? You know damn well he made a few Scalpers go on a Sranc diet. There is zero chance he pulled this out of nowhere, even if he didn't think they would have to. He won't though, he'll transport back to some city close and have dinner, wine and a few concubines.

One would think so...and yet, that odd part of the blurb:

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But in light of dwindling supplies, the Aspect-Emperor’s decision to allow his men to consume the flesh of fallen Sranc could have consequences even He couldn’t have foreseen.

"Could have" consequences?  If there were no consequences, why even say anything?  I guess we'll soon see...
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« Reply #167 on: April 01, 2016, 02:29:17 pm »
Ha ha. I think the blurb is something cooked up by the publisher to make us wonder. I have to assume Kellhus saw this eventuality and prepared for it.
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« Reply #168 on: April 01, 2016, 06:59:50 pm »
"Could have" may also imply that Kellhus either did, or did not, foresee these consequences that may or may not in fact exist.
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« Reply #169 on: August 09, 2016, 11:39:19 am »
Those blurbs are written by add people, not the writer.  They exist to try and hook your attention.  Of course Kelhous arranged to have prisoners and volunteers eat Sranc and had the effects studied, but it is possible that those effects will interact with some secret of the Consult or conditions in the north that he didn't forsee.