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Re: Heresiarch of the Cishaurim posted 31 Jul 2006, 17:07 by Dagda, Commoner

[quote="Scariot":18s99ueu]I was wiki'ing some of the terms used in tPON and I thought the definition for [i:18s99ueu]Heresiarch[/i:18s99ueu] was kind of interesting. According to Wikipedia, a heresiarch is more or less the leader of a heretical movement. Modern usage of this word in particular associates 'heretical' as being opposed to the Roman Catholic church. With numerous parallels being drawn throughout tPON relating the Inrithi factions with western Christian terms and connecting the Fanim to more Islamic and Arabic terminology (such as 'crusade' for the Inrithi and 'jihad' for the Fanim, or even the respective geographies and appearances of the two factions), I thought it was very subtle that Scott would give the leader of the [i:18s99ueu]'heathen'[/i:18s99ueu] Cishaurim such a fitting title. Has anyone else noticed other words used in tPON series that are more than they seem at first glance?[/quote:18s99ueu] I was wondering if the Cishaurim was related to al-Hasan ibn-al-Sabbah ( The Old Man of the Mountain ) and the Hassasians. It would relate to the Cruisades. Dagda view post


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