The Slog WLW - Chapter 8 [Spoilers]

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« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2016, 08:23:33 pm »
I'm expecting absolutely none of us to be right and we would have been better served discussing the themes and arguments presented in the books than conjecture!

Check this out:

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Meigon (4002- )—A member of the Dūnyain Pragma.

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Uän, Samarmau (4001- )—One of the Dūnyain Pragma.

Interesting to me that

1. These guys lived over a hundred years. Product of inbreeding with Nonman blood in the gene pool or was it something else? Might be good to check how long Anasūrimbor kings naturally lived. I wanted to make a thread about this since apparently Triamis the Great lived over 120 iirc.

2. Both were born within a year of eachother. Are the Dunyain hatched in cycles or something?

3. No death date. The prologue only mentions the elder Dūnyain were on the parapet and the polluted ones would die so maybe they weren't among them. But if they were, this seems to leave open the possibility they didn't kill themselves.

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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2016, 09:04:01 pm »
I'm expecting absolutely none of us to be right and we would have been better served discussing the themes and arguments presented in the books than conjecture!

Check this out:

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Meigon (4002- )—A member of the Dūnyain Pragma.

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Uän, Samarmau (4001- )—One of the Dūnyain Pragma.

Interesting to me that

1. These guys lived over a hundred years. Product of inbreeding with Nonman blood in the gene pool or was it something else? Might be good to check how long Anasūrimbor kings naturally lived. I wanted to make a thread about this since apparently Triamis the Great lived over 120 iirc.

2. Both were born within a year of eachother. Are the Dunyain hatched in cycles or something?

3. No death date. The prologue only mentions the elder Dūnyain were on the parapet and the polluted ones would die so maybe they weren't among them. But if they were, this seems to leave open the possibility they didn't kill themselves.
Yeah, it seems likely that Anasurimbor blood is now in every one of the Dunyain with their limited gene pool. Perhaps some of the long life is a result of the physical perfection they've been able to achieve as well.
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« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2016, 09:26:48 pm »
I'm expecting absolutely none of us to be right and we would have been better served discussing the themes and arguments presented in the books than conjecture!

Where the hell is the fun in that? :)
« Last Edit: April 27, 2016, 09:29:09 pm by MSJ »
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