Erayle, on 08 October 2009 - 01:38 AM, said:
...are the Fokrul Assail somehow associated with High House Death and perhaps Death-Aspected? did they once rule High House Death?
I don't think we've ever seen anything to suggest this.
WhiskeyJackDaniels, on 08 October 2009 - 02:52 AM, said:
Well I'm pretty sure that there were some FA that fought with the Jaghut in the war on death, ...
Based on what? because we saw there were dragons, but otherwise i don't think any other race was referred to.
Mentalist, on 08 October 2009 - 02:53 AM, said:
...however, I don't think it's the same war.
Agreed. I don't recall any ref to the FA in the context of the Jaghut War on Death.
Erayle, on 14 October 2009 - 01:13 AM, said:
after yet another re-read, i stumbled on this:
"Was there war?"
"Gods below, Caladan. No war can last that long."
"It can, when the face of the army is without relevance."
"Far away from here, friend, which is well. Image what your Lord might elect to do, if it was otherwise"
"He would intervene. He would not be able to stop himself."
the above lead to a few doubts about this being a war of ideals, seeing as Rake could do little to sway the Jaghut or Assail.
I figure this is happening on Assail. I have only pure speculation and theory to support that, but one could see how a war between two immortal races, one of whom is capable of bodyjumping, could spread over a continent and simply continue on ad infinitum.
It would also explain why the Tlan Imass are having such a hard time of it, beacuse FA and Jaghut are on a similar or higher power level.
- Abyss, could say they were assailed.
I have always been tempted to organize my bookshelf autobiographically, so i can tell you how i got from THE HOBBIT to THOMAS COVENANT by way of the naked lady cover of THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN when i was thirteen.