Proyas's mother [Q&A]

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« on: October 20, 2014, 12:58:55 pm »
Hello all,

Rereading TDTCB I noticed this from Achamian's perspective,

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Over the four years he had spent as court tutor in the Conriyan capital of Aöknyssus, Achamian had fallen in love with the boy—even more than with his legendary mother.

Does anyone recall if she was ever mentioned again in the series?

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 02:44:54 pm »
Haha, you'd think with a description like that she'd be in there again, but I don't recall that she ever is brought up again. However, my memory is mediocre at best. Maybe someone else remembers.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 11:38:30 pm »
Hello all,

Rereading TDTCB I noticed this from Achamian's perspective,

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Over the four years he had spent as court tutor in the Conriyan capital of Aöknyssus, Achamian had fallen in love with the boy—even more than with his legendary mother.

Does anyone recall if she was ever mentioned again in the series?

Akkeagni - i think there is a part in WLW where proyas is reminiscing about carrying his mother's 'train' dress-thingy.  Perhaps in proyas' pov before the meeting with kellhus and nonmen?  i can't remember anything special about it, but you've got me curious!

calling it now--proyas will be like augustine for the next age of earwa and his mom will be st monica!!!

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 11:47:57 pm »
Ah, thanks. I found the passage in WLW, but like you said, nothing special I noticed.

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 01:10:49 pm »
I completely missed both of these instances.  It is interesting to think about her now...


But, it does beg the question of how far we are reading into everything.  While realizing that our circumstances are almost forcing us to dig so deep, one must keep in mind the Dwarves of Moria who delved too greedily and too deep.  We know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dum... shadow and flame.


Now do any of us want that on our conscience?




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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 01:15:43 pm »
Yes. Yes I do. Bring it on.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 01:17:10 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2014, 10:39:33 pm »
lol, if Bakker's right about nihilism-semantic-apocalypse then we're just pissing away the time

truly, i want all of Bakker's works printed in small type in two columns on a page with very thin pages, bound into one volume, and broken into numbered verses...

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014, 03:12:13 am »
I am in the midst of rereading the Thousandfold Thought and came across this other mention of Proyas mother.
It is Chapter 4 (kind of a weird chapter since it includes the emperor being killed by his mother, the orphan Hertata being taken by slavers in Summa [what the hell was that about]).  DA is reflecting on how things have changed since Kellhus has taken over the Holy War and remarks
"On one occasion, after Esmenet's palfrey was lamed while descending a precarious switchback trail in the Enathpanean hills, Achamian watched as some dozen knights offered to give her their chargers - something tantamount to giving her their honour, since their mounts were their means of waging war.  Achamian had witnessed much the same while accompanying Proyas and his mother to her dowager estates in Anplei."

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 03:36:25 am »
Interesting. So she does get mentioned a few times, but so far just in passing...

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 04:49:25 pm »
I am in the midst of rereading the Thousandfold Thought and came across this other mention of Proyas mother.
It is Chapter 4 (kind of a weird chapter since it includes the emperor being killed by his mother, the orphan Hertata being taken by slavers in Summa [what the hell was that about]).  DA is reflecting on how things have changed since Kellhus has taken over the Holy War and remarks
"On one occasion, after Esmenet's palfrey was lamed while descending a precarious switchback trail in the Enathpanean hills, Achamian watched as some dozen knights offered to give her their chargers - something tantamount to giving her their honour, since their mounts were their means of waging war.  Achamian had witnessed much the same while accompanying Proyas and his mother to her dowager estates in Anplei."

Welcome rnblut!  Sweet observation.  Are you a nurse?  I want to be a nurse!

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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2014, 06:58:58 pm »
LOL.  No, I am not a nurse.

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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2014, 07:12:21 pm »
sorry! thought it might be Registered Nurse Blut.  i am going to be a nurse for reals however!  woohoo!

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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2014, 08:02:01 pm »
lol MG that was a pretty big leap.
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