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posts by Dagda Commoner | joined 20 Jul 2006 | 6

Questions posted 20 Jul 2006, 15:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions by Dagda, Commoner

Question: Is it me, or are the female charactors in the series all whores, or just women in the process for being used? How exactly do two competing species in the same eccosystem evolveto such a high level? Where did the humans come from? Are humans an introduced species? Ach .... questions! Dagda view post

posted 21 Jul 2006, 13:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions by Dagda, Commoner

[quote="FanManSC":3d8pupgz]The female characters in the series are all women living the way they can in their world. This is a medieval type setting, where the women have no overt power and must find it however they can. This has been discussed in other posts on the board. This isn't the typical midieval setting that most novels use as jumping off point since the first three books have been running a 1st Crusade shadow, right down to Micheal's manipulation of the crusades. In the Greek world the women had stronger, Roman-legal rights, and weren't as manipulated as the Euorpean world of the time. I just think that the female charators need some ballance. As to the ecosystem, I'm not sure how that works, but it seems as if the nonmen and the men developed in different parts of the world, and the men just wandered into the nonmen's area. I know it's picky .... and you can say the same for most SF/F works, but it just drives me nuts when there is a large gap of logic. The Inchoroi and the Sranc are introduced species, the Inchoroi by crashing in their spaceship/ark, and the Sranc by the Inchoroi. I understand that ...... I'm just wondering if humans in this world, who seem to arrive after the noman/Inchori wars, were introduced as well. It would be a interesting twist. Hope that helps.[/quote:3d8pupgz] Thanks .... much appriciated! view post

posted 21 Jul 2006, 16:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions by Dagda, Commoner

I didn't see the refrence to humans as noman slaves .... the only refrences I picked up are the Tusk tales of peoples coming over the mountains, I assume from an original homeland. If you find the item, please post it for me. Great info! view post

posted 26 Jul 2006, 16:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtQuestions by Dagda, Commoner

Thanks for the info eveyone. What would the Human timeline be then? I know that the Apoc. is dated to 2000 yrs before PoN. What date is the end of the Nomen/Icc Wars? Would this preclude genetic/techne interference with the development of humans? ( I know, I can't give up on the idea of produced humanity in this world, but it would be such a breathe of fresh air ...... something different! :lol: ) I'll check out the female discussions also .... Dagda view post

posted 31 Jul 2006, 17:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHeresiarch of the Cishaurim by Dagda, Commoner

[quote="Harrol":326kzkeb]I will argue that the fanim are more like Christianity than the Inrithi based on the fact that I myself and many other do not worship saints or angels and the point that There is no Biblical Trinity or worship of the other previous mentioned.[/quote:326kzkeb] The books are based on the First Crusade's orginization and leadership, so even if the religions are created, Inrithi are the Euorpean/Greek contigient, and the Famin are the Arab/Kurd/Turkic group. Dagda view post

Re: Heresiarch of the Cishaurim posted 31 Jul 2006, 17:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHeresiarch of the Cishaurim 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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