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Wahisietel

Wahisietel

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Yeah, no. The ape-like horrors sharing the same homeworld as the apes and monkeys is the whole point of that book being a thing in the first place.

The previous cycle did not have monkeys and apes, the Dragonkin are the only thing known to survive from it. If Xau-Tak was around and known to the Dragonkin when Jas bound them to the stone, she likely would have done something about it.

The Mwanu devolving into what we now know of horrors is kind of the whole point of the books - there's a noticeable degradation in the depiction of the horrors between the fourth and fifth books, which are explicitly said to be horrors.
You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

20-Mar-2018 21:24:33

Wahisietel

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We know that Jermyn/Bobonosia is from the current cycle because we know it's Marimbo's home planet, so it is impossible for it t be the Dragonkin homeworld. You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

20-Mar-2018 22:06:08

Wahisietel

Wahisietel

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You know, we do actually have a confirmed instance of Xau-Tak being written about in a book by the Dragonkin. Specifically, Kalibath talking about the gods/followers Tarshak encountered while following V.

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He has seen people worshipping giant pigs, giant plants and giant rocks. He has seen them throw their own children into living flames. He has seen them engage in fights to the death with combatants in the billions. He has seen them welcome the obsidian hand of death around their throat with a smile.


I feel like Kalibath would probably give Tarshak's account of Xau-Tak followers more weight if all the Dragonkin had encountered Xau-Tak and not what appears to just be some of the Dactyl.
You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

21-Mar-2018 17:48:40 - Last edited on 21-Mar-2018 18:24:12 by Wahisietel

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