Captive Red Emperor

From: Michael O'Brien (mob@bayswater.schnet.edu.au)
Date: Tue 03 Feb 1998 - 08:49:36 EET


G'day all

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Captive Red Emperor

>*BTW, Peter's recent idea that there might have been (still is?) some sort
>of post-Manzikert "captive Red Emperor" held somewhere in Kralorela is one
>of the coolest things I've heard in a long while!

>>Still lives IMO.

Like a lot of stuff coming out about Kralorela lately (hell notes, eighth
bridge, the heavenly kingdoms, etc.) this is a great example of whacky
Gloranthan creativity at its best*! Are we talking a humilated prisoner,
held up to ridicule in a golden cage (sort of like, say, the Emperor Romanus
Diogenes wasn't?), a tame Prince Orhan-like pretender held in reserve as a
diplomatic bargaining chip, or something completely different?

I love the idea of a Lunar pretender's court, perhaps with his own Hell
Sisters (his own Great Sister?), living in a pale parody of the real thing
at the Celestial Emperor's pleasure.

   *though not as absolutely mind-meltingly weird as someone's recent
suggestion
    that people would pop down to their local Uleria temple to play *bingo*!

Cheers,

MOB

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>From the "Notes from Nochet" files (quoting this month from Book
XXIX, Subsection V):

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