[TUC Spoilers] The Sorcerous Ekkinu

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« on: July 25, 2017, 02:00:12 pm »
Yeah... what'd it do? Where'd it go?
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 02:05:42 pm »
We dropping the TUC spoiler tags from now on, since it's the 25th?
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 02:13:05 pm »
I actually would put that up to discussion, but no, I didn't mean to and am not going to personally, I just haven't made a thread in awhile.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 02:15:18 pm »
It Flares once last whelming chapter page 227.

The long tails of the Ekkinu, the ensorcelled arras suspended behind his father's chair,waxed bright for no explicable reason.The boy glimpsed the mouths of the DEcapitants masticating,as if the one murmured into the ear of the other....

This is inbetween paragraphs where Kellhus is talking about the arc being a poison and who it has infected.

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 02:46:37 pm »
ar·ras
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noun
a rich tapestry, typically hung on the walls of a room or used to conceal an alcove.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 03:18:42 pm »
ar·ras
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noun
a rich tapestry, typically hung on the walls of a room or used to conceal an alcove.

So, perhaps then the question is, "what was it concealing?"
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 04:17:25 pm »
So, perhaps then the question is, "what was it concealing?"

Exactly my thought when I read the definition. What is it concealing, what manner of alcove hides behind an enchanted tapestry. In Earwa, I would guess its probably not of the 'Narnia' variety.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 10:25:26 pm »
I need some kind of insight on these things.

the glossary entry for the Ekkinu says they are first mentioned in 4122, one year after Kelhus learns the Daimos.

The glossary also says they are called "articles of damnation," and might relate some kind of language. Indeed, kelmomas notices them "wax bright for no explicable reason," and immediately after sees the decapitants seemingly talking to each other. Wtf.

Also the white-luck-sorweel describes them "bearing an endless descent of writhing text that only he and the Demon (Kelhus) can read. What kind of text would it be displaying that only gods and ciphrang could read?

Maybe some kind of message board from the Outside?
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 12:07:21 am »
Me and Setmahaga have a blog.  We used to let Hish post there sometimes, but it was always souls he had for lunch and it got pretty boring.

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 12:12:29 am »
Typical. Nobody wants to see pictures of the souls you eat on Instaphrang or Ciphbook.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 12:18:11 am »
A year AFTER all they mysterious deahs that Bakker RAFO'ed?  An object of the Daimos, no less?  Human souls, faithful to Kellhus, on the eternal vigil for all things Outside-ie?  Maybe the same for the hearth thing he has in his quarters.

Also, how exactly is a Wathi doll made?  They ever mention it? 
Well, he no talkie good like me and you, so his vocabulistics is limited to 'TELL ME...' and 'WHAT DO YOU SEE?' and, 'WHAT AM I?' Exclusively in that order.

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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 12:26:41 am »
Maybe the focus on the metaphysical "how" of the Head on a Pole has distracted from the more mundane question of whose Heads were on Poles.

For me personally, a little human sacrifice goes a long way as a prelude to Pacting, you know? Zioz will back me up.

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2017, 01:00:58 am »
seriously, nobody ever mentions that they see text on these things except a demon-possessed assassin?
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2017, 01:20:40 am »
Typical. Nobody wants to see pictures of the souls you eat on Instaphrang or Ciphbook.

Lol, love it.


Also, how exactly is a Wathi doll made?  They ever mention it? 

I soul is torn from living person and imprisoned in a doll. It is mentioned somewhere, can't remember where though. That's about all the detail we have.
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2017, 02:09:36 am »
If it's torn out using the Diamos, then we might be on to something here.
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