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The Unholy Consult / Unnecessary Capitalisation
« on: November 27, 2017, 10:01:40 am »
I don't know if any else has noticed it but TUC seems to be filled with certain words being capitalised...when they really don't need to be.

World being upgraded from "world" I can live with, being a term to denote physical existence instead of the Outside and Void to be space.

But TUC, and the TGO seems to just randomly capitalise words for the sake of it.

Ages, Enemy, Terror, among countless others.

It just seems quite glaring. While I'm enjoying the reread even more, this and the incessant use of italics is really doing my nut in.

The Unholy Consult / Re: A certain scene in a pool
« on: October 27, 2017, 05:22:53 pm »
That makes sense Madness!

I was so confused on my initial read but I knew it felt familiar.

I’m gonna try and find the original dream to compare.

The Unholy Consult / A certain scene in a pool
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:37:40 pm »
The first scene of Chapter 7. Is this a dream sequence from Cnaiur's POV? I assume he must have found Moenghus floating at some point, but the worm coming out the mouth and the pool seems somewhat surreal.

I'm sure during PoN Cnaiur has an almost identical dream of Moenghus Sr. wherein a snake comes out of his mouth? I need to search either TWP or TTT.

Any thoughts?

General Earwa / Re: Narrative shifts in perspective
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:33:24 pm »
Isn't the Mimara/WLW ones third person present? There's no use of "I" so I don't think it's first?

I'm sure I read in an interview thar Bakker said that Mimara's change in narrative style was something to do with the God, though I can't remember the quote.

I guess the WLW one is to show how he exists in multiple timelines at once, it was personally of my faviourites.

What I don't understand at all is the Moenghus one. If the entire book was written like that, fair enough, but solely for his final scene? Unless he is planning on using that tense for all of Moenghus' POV's in future books. But on it's own, I don't think it added anything.

General Earwa / Re: The Sohonc and Mangaecca
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:14:16 am »
I'm sure in the Sohonc is mentioned as having "sorcerers-of-rank", so the terminology used seems to be consistent with modern Schools.

General Earwa / Re: The Sohonc and Mangaecca
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:17:14 pm »
All great points. The idea of the Mangaecca predating the Sohonc by some 400 years got me excited...but TFS footnote and the Bakker quote seem to through it off.

The fact that is was referred to as the "Learned School" by 668 makes in seem far more than a gathering of contemporaries.

General Earwa / Re: The Sohonc and Mangaecca
« on: October 08, 2017, 05:09:16 pm »
Thanks Madness, I always feel like a bastard when I point these out. But if I didn't enjoy it so much I wouldn't dig so deep.

Bakker drives me insane trying to work out which is genuine oversights and which are intentional.

I'm operating under the impression that Noshainrau being the founder is the incorrect entry. Illustrious no doubt, but not the founder. If the Mangaecca was attempting to plunder Golgotterath since 777, I can't see a recently founded School of Sohonc giving them much pause.

Coupled with the fact that the footnotes from TFS aren't written by an in-universe character as is the case with the glossary, I'm more likely to believe their take on the founder.

Gin'yursis was likely in Cil-Aujas for many years after his Siqû duty was up and the Sohonc leadership had been passed over to Men.

General Earwa / Re: Mistakes and things that piss off in the series
« on: October 07, 2017, 08:44:54 pm »
He's referred to as a Breacher as well. While he's technically associated with the Mysunsai, the same could be said of Achamian and the Mandate. They have both repudiated their respective Schools.

General Earwa / The Sohonc and Mangaecca
« on: October 07, 2017, 05:09:17 pm »
I've just been reading some glossary entries and I'm sure this has been mentioned before but I'm not sure whether Bakker ever gave an answer.

If the Mangaecca was formed in 684 as a rival to the Sohonc, but the first Sohonc Grandmaster, Noshainrau, wasn't even born until some 400 years later.

Both Noshainrau and Gin'yursis are listed as tha founders of the Sohonc?

And Titirga is the second Grandmaster of the Sohonc and a pupil of Noshainrau?

Can someone help clear this up for me. I'm getting the impression that the Mangaecca was founded before the Sohonc and splintered from Gin'yursis' teaching. While he founded the Sohonc, Noshainrau was the first human Grandmaster, the position not being necessary or filled due to the presence of Gin'yursis, and thus Noshainrau incorrectly goes down in human history as the founder. Perhaps for religious reasons too, given the Tusks condemnation of Nonmen.

The dates have really thrown me and something just doesn't seem to add up. ???

[EDIT Madness: Title.]

General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Nascenti of Zaudunyanicon
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:15:42 am »
Was the audio/video of this uploaded somewhere? Or any of the responses for the Q and A?

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoiler] The Ciphrang
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:06:42 pm »
Seems like a bunch of Potents they unleashed. Apart from Zioz, I think the rest we've seen were debiles.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoiler] The Ciphrang
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:04:34 pm »
As far as I'm aware Kakaliol escaped and claimed Iyokus' soul.

The others I think did some pretty heavy damage to the defences and we're destroyed in the process. It just happened off screen. Hagazioz left a huge breach with his death throes.

General Earwa / Re: Mistakes and things that piss off in the series
« on: September 13, 2017, 03:48:16 pm »
Ingraul is listed in both glossaries as as Thunyeri Sranc March but in TUC they are incorrectly referred to as Tydonni.

They still wear they're characteristic black mail, but seem to have changed nationality.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Psalm of Imimorûl
« on: September 10, 2017, 11:08:45 am »
Imimorûl uses the wombs of lions for his progeny and the mane for wigs.

Bakker pls confirm.

General Q&A / Re: [TGO/TUC Spoilers]The Boy, Crab Hand
« 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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