From: Stephen Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 01 Feb 1998 - 01:08:54 EET
>Time for my Daruda theory! I think Kralorela was originally
>inhabited by a multitude of hsunchen tribes. The strongest
>of those were the dragon people, who were not nomad hunter-
>gatherers, but built towns. Then there was an invasion of
>sky worshipping Vithelans. The other hsunchen were pushed
>to the margin areas: mountains, jungles, but the dragon
>people were strong enough to put up some resistance. So
>the cultures melded, dominated by the sky worshippers, who
>provided the first emperors (Metsyla, Shavaya).
>The came Daruda, a dragon people hero, who quested and
>brought back new draconic knowledge and understanding. He
>became emperor and made for a draconic revival. However,
>by this time the influence of the sky people had changed
>the dragon people into something knew. And this became
>the draconic Kralorelans.
Last time I brought it up, Greg shot down by 99% identical theory (I
didn't make the Vithela/Solar Empire connection), but that doesn't mean
that you and I can't convince him now that we both know the other knows
Peter>>It may be but we know Kralorela cannot be that place for it has
>>been conquered by Orlanth, Kajaboom, the God Learners and by
Nils>Then please tell us in what way they changed Kralorelan
>_culture_ in a major way. Foreign conquerors don't
>necessarily mean broken tradition.
Also, some of Peter's objections are irrelevant, because they are untrue
- -- it is never said that Orlanth or Kajaboom _conquered_ Kralorela, it
merely says they _invaded_ Kralorela. No, it does not even say that -- it
says they are mentioned in the Kralori Catalogue of Foes as being enemies
of Kralorela in the Gods Age. If the Kralori have a written document
which has been added to over time, since the end of the Golden Age, this
implies a lot more cultural continuity than Peter wants to allow. I agree
with Nils that it would be more interesting to have one Gloranthan
culture which actually _is_ culturally 90% or more the same as it was in
the Golden Age. And yellow elves don't count.
The Book of Drastic Resolutions
You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com
Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.7 : Fri 13 Jun 2003 - 23:06:03 EEST