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The Motivation of a Dunyain posted 20 Nov 2005, 09:11 by cyruskhan, Commoner

Scott, I'm curious as to what would motivate a Dunyain. A man with no desires has simply that- no desires. So how could he aspire to anything? Why bother going out among the worldborn and dominating? That implies ambition, and a lust for power over others. Kellhus can be explained (he has been sent after his father), but that still leaves the question of his father. Is this something you have not yet revealed, and will in future books? Also, reading TWP, i noticed that you have an incredible fondness for the phrase "Death came swirling down." I wonder why must death always swirl to and fro? Why can't death simply pass by, or maybe stop for some coffee? Always with the swirling! Thanks, Joe view post


posted 25 Nov 2005, 15:11 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

'Death comes swirling down' is one of Homer's favourite stock phrases in the Illiad. Just part of my convoluted nod to the father of all epics. As for the motivations of the Dunyain, RAFO! :wink: Remember too that the Dunyain do not pretend to have overcome the darkness that comes before, only to much further down the road to the absolute than the worldborn. There's much more on this is TTT. view post


posted 25 Nov 2005, 16:11 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Oh no, a dreaded RAFO! *runs and hides* Heh :) Just as long as we don't start seeing this too often as a stock Jordanesque answer it's all good :) view post


posted 01 Dec 2005, 18:12 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I think it would make a great title for book. :wink: view post


posted 02 Dec 2005, 04:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I agree Scott, publish it without explaining what RAFO means and watch the whacked out theories begin to accumulate among people who don't know what it really stands for. :) view post


posted 02 Dec 2005, 18:12 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

The truly beautiful thing is when they ask me for clarification, I'll just say... RAFO! view post


posted 03 Dec 2005, 05:12 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Scott, you need to gain about 70-100 lbs., grow a beard, and start carrying around a pimp cane - THEN you can say RAFO and be credible doing so :P But let's practice you saying this: Does CnaiĆ¼r 'get any' in TTT? ;) view post


posted 04 Dec 2005, 05:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Also...dress like Captain Jack Sparrow for Halloween, then we can take the RAFO's seriously indeed. view post


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