[Glorantha]JarEel's Death

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_quicksilver.net.nz>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 01:10:38 +1200


Jane Williams:

>Me> JarEel was killed when Harrek tore her heart out. What is
> > being described is a heroic death from which nobody returns.

>Staying well out of most of this argument: but the contradictions about
>Jareel being killed by Harrek, but very much alive a paragraph later, have
>several possible solutions. One of which is that the fight being described
>wasn't between Jareel and Harrek.

I can't think of many other people that would leave Harrek with:

Not to mention the fact that Harrek was so touched by the conflict that he wore the other person's heart as jewelery.

The apparent contradiction in that JarEel appears again on the next page is easily resolved by observing that the Battle of Heroes excerpt in which JarEel was killed is a direct borrowing from Harreksaga that was inserted by the Southern Compiler. That Compiler knew that Harrek killed JarEel at some stage but didn't know precisely where and so inserted the Harreksaga fragment at the wrong place.

--Peter Metcalfe

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