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posted 17 Jul 2004, 12:07 by Joel, Commoner

[b:31dp33yg]Replay[/b:31dp33yg]: Why would Moenghus care enough about the Consult to launch a covert war on them? We know little about Moenghus, but if Kelhus is any guide, he wouldn't really care until they started interfering with his goals. So what could that possibly be? This is where I keep coming to in my thoughts. So much seems to rest on this one man whom has barely been written. Has he been corrupted by the world, straying far from the Dunyain path? Or has he reached a truer enlightenment and seeks to initiate all upon the shortest way? blah, blah, blah.....Who is he and what are his goals? The hidden war between Moenghus/Cisharium and the Consult certainly provides a great reason for calling his son after all those years. But, I alos tend to agree with Anor277 about the head of the Scarlet Spires not being a skin-spy. I think it's more likely that the consult masqueraded as the Cisharuim to enlist the Scarlet Spires might. Besides, why have two high ranking skin spies in the same faction? Aren't they rarer than that? Scarcellus and Skaeos both seemed alone in their respective camps. Of course, so far all skin spies have names beginning with S. Hmmmmm. Can skin spies also be members of the few then? That could certainly change things. I agree with [b:31dp33yg]Saintjon[/b:31dp33yg]. I really don't want Achamiam to teach the Gnosis to Kelhus either. But, I do think he's going to learn magic. He's not the type who would let any advantage atrophy. Which brings me back to my original question about Kelhus becoming a Cisharium like his father. It still seems likely to me. I'm strange in that I want to be surprised. Having Achamiam cave and teach Kelhus is just too expected. Wow, I didn't realize I was so jaded. [b:31dp33yg]Anor277[/b:31dp33yg]: Why would Akka bear a grudge? Page 574 (10th paragraph or so) of the Warrior Prophet; '[i:31dp33yg]I carry his child.[/i:31dp33yg]' How? How could she betray him? " You somehow survive the impossible, thanks in part to the love you share with your soulmate, stagger back across untold hardships only to find the love of your life, your reason for living (especially in Achamiam's case), in bed with your closest friend. I certainly wouldn't blame him for holding a grudge before you get into all the other reasons regarding manipulation and deception. But, if Achamiam can get past his emotion than yes, it makes perfect sense to teach him the Gnosis. Can he though, is something we just have to wait and see. Any bets? An interesting angle might have Akka teaching the Gnosis to Kelhus so he can gain respect and regain the pride that was lost when Conphas and the other Great Names mocked him. Becoming the open advisor/teacher to the reborn Warrior Prophet/Saviour kelhus would certainly show those who mocked him a thing or two. Speculation is fun. Wish I could finish reading the trilogy tomorrow though. view post

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