Excerpt - The Unholy Consult, Chapter One

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« Reply #165 on: March 19, 2014, 04:16:15 pm »
Strange how resilient NC seems in the excerpt.  Seems to be at odds with the brokenness of the captive waiting to enter the golden room.

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« Reply #166 on: March 19, 2014, 10:13:16 pm »
I never subscribed to that theory but I suppose it could have been after this scene... after he was broken.
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« Reply #167 on: March 20, 2014, 09:50:18 am »
Yeah, Nameless could be someone else entirely. We are conditioned by the fact that Nau-Cayuti's dream comes next but the first time Achamian dreams him, Nau-Cayuti falls asleep and Achamian watches still.

I never subscribed to that theory but I suppose it could have been after this scene...

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« Reply #168 on: March 20, 2014, 03:48:41 pm »
Nameless could always be Seswatha. :)

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« Reply #170 on: March 20, 2014, 04:42:08 pm »
Nameless could always be Seswatha. :)

Stripped of sorcery or collar-bound?

Could be... didn't Nameless have his tongue cut out?  Or was it just that he no longer had teeth from the constant beatings?  Maybe...
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« Reply #171 on: March 20, 2014, 04:46:57 pm »
LIke!  Would be kind of neat if one of the big reveals was that Nau-Cayuti is completely fictitious.  Ses made him up for some reason and just rewrote history because it was easy to do in the aftermath of mog's death.

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« Reply #172 on: March 20, 2014, 09:07:02 pm »
Lol - all possibilities.
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« Reply #173 on: March 20, 2014, 11:14:26 pm »
Suddenly I've got SEVEN email notifications regarding this topic and I had crazy hopes for new chapter or may be even book release info.

Way to let me down, guys >_>

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« Reply #174 on: March 21, 2014, 10:10:42 am »
Lol, maybe you'd be wanting notifications of this thread, Kein?
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« Reply #175 on: July 08, 2014, 08:49:22 pm »
Does anyone know about this bit from the excerpt?
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A shape no Son of the House Anasûrimbor could fail to recognize: the Shield of Sil.

Would this symbol be like an overstandard for just any skirmish with the Consult or what?

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« Reply #176 on: July 08, 2014, 09:20:19 pm »
Rereading the excepts, a couple of thoughts:

- I get the impression that Shauriatas is kind of ark-bound, that he might never leave it and hasn't for a long time.  I wonder how that fits with Serwa's assertion that she has battled as Seswatha.  Either Shauriatas must come forth (making him seem really vulnerable to me) or maybe Seswatha fought him in the Ark, like while fleeing with Nau-Cayuti.

- This quote "He thought, as he always did when he became agitated, of the Qirri. A querulous part of him groused, wondering why Mimara should bear the Nonman King’s pouch, when he was the leader of their piteous company–their Slog of slogs. But like an old dog caught in the rain yet one more time, he shook away these peevish thoughts. He had come to understand the narcotic ash over the months of his addiction, at least enough to distinguish it’s thoughts from his own."

   - Are we going to see some trouble between Akka and Mimara over the qirri?  I wonder how the gnosis would fare against her chorae beam?

   - Is the passage implying possession as in Nil'giccas is within them, that his remains are thinking thoughts in Akka's mind?

- Shauriatas threats to NC seem strange.  Couldn't he just use compulsion?  Are there methods by which a nonsorcerer can resist compulsion?  Maybe Shae is just having fun, but I think he would probably compel the answer first and then have torture play time.

- When Akka says he knows how Shae cheated death, it sounds a bit like the dream just revealed the method that the Mandati were unaware of, like he learned it just then.  Or not?

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« Reply #177 on: July 09, 2014, 02:40:10 am »
Shauriatas might be bound, but he has his synthase, and there perhaps other vehicles.

The Qirri bit is interesting. The reader is likely to write-off the "its thoughts" as a form of addiction, but it could mean that it actually has some agency.
Makes me wonder what voices Cleric was hearing...

Shae could have probably used compulsions.

Probably a new revelation about death.
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« Reply #178 on: July 09, 2014, 05:45:40 pm »
I'm starting to think more and more that qirri is going to be a catalyst for some major violence in TUC.

Forgot about the synthese, d'oh!

I feel like there is another example somewhere in the series where compulsions could be used but aren't, implying that some level of strength of character negates the compulsion?

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« Reply #179 on: July 10, 2014, 12:19:03 am »
- I get the impression that Shauriatas is kind of ark-bound, that he might never leave it and hasn't for a long time.  I wonder how that fits with Serwa's assertion that she has battled as Seswatha.  Either Shauriatas must come forth (making him seem really vulnerable to me) or maybe Seswatha fought him in the Ark, like while fleeing with Nau-Cayuti.

- When Akka says he knows how Shae cheated death, it sounds a bit like the dream just revealed the method that the Mandati were unaware of, like he learned it just then.  Or not?

I'd say Seswatha pwned Shae 1v1 well before the capture of NC.  Shae had his normal body in 'False Sun' and the time elapsed isn't that great.  Seswatha probably inflicted a mortal wound and the soul trap was employed as a last ditch method of cheating death.
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