timely musings

From: Peter Metcalfe (P.Metcalfe@student.canterbury.ac.nz)
Date: Thu 31 Oct 1996 - 01:31:30 EET


Lewis Jardine:
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In response to Olivers question about what life was like before the
Great Compromise.

>In God Time (or on the heroplane for that matter) time does not flow
>or exist. People do not age (normally) and linear sequences do not
>occur.

In which case this is *not* what Oliver was asking about as the Dara
Happans, Pelandans and Naverians all acknowlege people growing old
and dying (DH - End of Kestinoros's reign, Pelandans - growing
Koverian, Naverians - Red Kings immortality rituals) in the Good Old
Days.

Pam Carlson:
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>The Dark Age - probably pre-humans - elder races only? Who knows what
>time was like?

This is like wondering what time was like in the days of homo habilis
or when the dinosaurs ruled the earth.

>The Green Age/Golden Age - humans abound, and are much closer to the
>deities. Things were generally pretty good, and didn't change much.
>The world was generally warm, and the weather was usually good - sunny
>with some gentle rains.

There is some massive change between the Green and Golden Age in
Peloria. The First Winter struck when urbanisation in Peloria
was getting off the ground (one of Brightface's boasts was that
he *returned* the Sky to stability) and the massive barbarian
migrations (Erlandings, Ram People, Andam Horde). Whether there
was any winter during the Golden Age of Peloria is a good question,
and I think that there was.

Philip Hibbs:
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>>Is there a difference between the era before the instance when
>>the Great Compromise was forged and the period after the Compromise?

>There *was* no 'era' *before* the Compromise - there was *nothing* before the
>compromise!

Compromise =/= creation. There are things *before* the compromise.

- --Peter Metcalfe

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