[TGO/TUC Spoilers]The Boy, Crab Hand

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« on: August 16, 2017, 04:11:43 pm »
I had an off-hand thought. From what I recall, Kellhus' grandson was considered defective by the Dunyain (correct me if I'm misremembering). Did it ever outline what his defect was? Do we just assume it is his hand? I can't recall the details for the life of me.


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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 04:17:15 pm »
I had an off-hand thought. From what I recall, Kellhus' grandson was considered defective by the Dunyain (correct me if I'm misremembering). Did it ever outline what his defect was? Do we just assume it is his hand? I can't recall the details for the life of me.

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 04:34:10 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 04:36:40 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 04:42:50 pm »
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What I understood from TGO was very much the same, though I wonder
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 04:49:26 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 04:52:38 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 05:12:12 pm »
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I suppose that's possible, yes, hadn't really thought of it that way. :)
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 01:22:56 pm »
I had an off-hand thought.
lmao with the hand puns.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 01:34:20 pm »
I had an off-hand thought.
lmao with the hand puns.
Entirely unintentional. Also, thanks for the edit.

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 10:21:56 am »
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that the text says "lopped" indicating that they were cut off at some point rather than being a case of ectrodactyly.

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 07:01:05 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 08:01:18 am »
Crabicus's mental abilities seem to be on the lower end of the Dunyain scale (he catches on pretty quick, but he's not good at deception) and that's why he was suspected of being defective.  Remember he hadn't been declared Defective yet, but he was probably developing slower than he should have (these are the Dunyain, of course they would track childhood development) and so they were suspecting he would turn out to be defective.  He's clearly a phenomenally talented boy by reasonable standards, but the Dunyain care about chasing the Absolute.