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The White-Luck Warrior / Re: Moenghus the Elder's (Other) Children
« on: June 05, 2013, 01:00:25 pm »
How could there only be 2? I know this isn't the central question being discussed, but for me... Seriously!? How is it possible that an Emperor with an empire full of willing woman, and a blind priest, end up finding the same number of viable mothers?

I think you've hit upon a central question, Wilshire: What distinguishes worldborn mothers capable of bearing Dunyain seed?

The White-Luck Warrior / Re: The Ground, the Void and the Outside.
« on: June 05, 2013, 12:53:34 pm »
Perhaps Mengedda's Topoi was determined by intensity of the experience (Last Human Struggle, No-God's Passing) or by the frequency (Battle in TWP is the Fifth Battle of Mengedda, No-God's Passing being the Third, before Vulgar - I don't have my books on me? Nevermind, that's right, checked PON wiki. How handy is that, right in the top corner lol).

EDIT: Also, do Contest of Faiths make the Ground more or less susceptible to Topoi?

General Earwa / Re: The Inchoroi
« on: June 05, 2013, 12:47:13 pm »
How do we know that there are more than the one screw at Cil'?

You mean, how do we know there is such a staircase in the Mansions of Viri?

I feel like the holy water is threatening to drown this thread (I couldn't find it :p)

Lol, the Deluge has ceased.

I went back to reread your earlier post to look for what Wilshire commented on (unless it's in the earlier thread) - small nitpick: the Halaroi are the peoples of the Four Tribes. Emwama is the term used to otherwise denote the peoples of the generationally enslaved human populations. The Halaroi are never enslaved by the Nonmen.

General Earwa / Re: Music
« on: June 05, 2013, 12:41:55 pm »
Good to see you round these parts, solo. I'm going to tackle a TDTCB, Ch. 16 soon, now that the forum is successfully ported ;).

Imagine Dragons are fairly talented, I think. I'll have to re-listen with TSA in mind.

News/Announcements / Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
« on: June 04, 2013, 07:43:13 pm »
A moving soul chained to the brink, to the exquisite moment before quoting, posting. The forum, the thread, the post, the quote transformed into nothing by repetition, by the endless accumulation of the same refusal to focus.

A corona of gold across the clear screen of the Macbook.

... and then nothing.

No thought.

The White-Luck Warrior / Re: Moenghus the Elder's (Other) Children
« on: June 04, 2013, 07:37:27 pm »
I think we're talking past each other a little. I'm agreeing with you, I think.

Kellhus had a much broader range of breeding stock, imperial concubines are mentioned.  Like an empire worth of choices.  He has people who will conduct any secret mission and happily top themselves after doing whatever task he asks of them without question.

We agree here, I think?

Maybe Esme was the only other one who could produce viable children (albiet with less success), but it wasn't for lack of opportunities.

We agree here, I think?

Um, how many women did blind Moenghus/Mallahet the Priest have to choose from?


Seriously ... he managed to find the only other worldborn woman able to bear dunyain children?

I'm on a sabbatical from work at the moment and I took a little vacation: a friend of mine who hovers here and I had a conversation, which featured this exactly (aside I recorded it as I'm thinking about breaking into unrelated podcasts but I wanted to test my editing skills).

Moenghus the Elder arguably found at least one woman, if not more than one, with which to breed (arguably) viable offspring (also, we don't know what proscriptions Mallahet "broke" as Cishaurim to do so).

But yet Kellhus who can exploit all the advantages in selection, which you highlight, can only find one other woman to produce a child that is physiologically normal...

So Moenghus and Kellhus, arguably, found the only two women with which to breed with...

I think we're both wrestling with the same incredulousness here.

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