A Couple of Questions

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Gaby Moreno

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« on: March 22, 2015, 08:50:56 pm »
Any insight would be helpful, this series has so much provocative mystery in it.

1) Any guesses on how long the Skeos and Sarcellus skin-spies were in place?

2) I'm not sure what to make of this--Synthese speaking to Inrau "No different, I suppose, from what you were doing in the *Shriah's apartments*, hmmm?"  Did Inrau actually get into Maithanet's personal quarters?  What would that mean?

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 10:58:02 pm »
To answer the Sarcellus bit,

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 06:15:51 pm »
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Coincidence, or some weird hidden brilliance on Xerius' part?
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 06:30:05 pm »
Coincidence, or some weird hidden brilliance on Xerius' part?

I think Xerius is a whole lot smarter than he appears at first glance.
One of the other conditions of possibility.

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 07:06:42 pm »
He had his moments, like the way he foiled Conphas’s coup attempt.

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 07:20:40 pm »
Maybe he had some inkling that something was wrong with Skeaos at this point, and this is simply how he explained it to himself.

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 08:44:25 pm »
Coincidence, or some weird hidden brilliance on Xerius' part?

I think Xerius is a whole lot smarter than he appears at first glance.

I agree. On my first re-read, I was surprised at how competent Xerius actually is once we (the readers) know what is and isn't bullshit. He's still paranoid as all hell, but it seems less excessive when you realize how much conspiracy was actually happening all around him.

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 12:17:33 pm »
Whole series spoiler:
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It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you.

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 09:44:19 pm »
I think Xerius is a whole lot smarter than he appears at first glance.
Also, he's the first one in the text who actually pronounces a line, which is a No-God's catchphrase.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2015, 05:10:43 pm »
Xerius actually picks up on the fact that
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He's smarter than he is usually given credit for, no doubt.
What is reason, but the blindness of the soul?

R. SCOTT RAP3ZT TERRIBLEZ LOLZ.

if Kellhus was thinking all of this, he's going to freak out when he get's back and Kelmomas is all "i lieks to eatum peeples da"

the whole thing is orchestrated by Kellhus who is wearing a Bashrag as if it were a suit

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2015, 05:35:51 pm »
Probably would have been hugely successful of regaining his historical empire, probably ruling over much or all of the three seas before his death, if not for those dunyain.
One of the other conditions of possibility.

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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2015, 02:48:31 am »
Xerius is also pretty much the only one capable of reigning in Conphas. And Conphas is the kind of personality that desperately needs reigning in to be a success.