Prax, etc.

From: Paul Anderson (
Date: Tue 31 Aug 1999 - 05:43:07 EEST

Keith N:

>Varajiia Nopor
Please remind me who she

Nick Brooke:
>Aeolians and Orlanthi as closer than Saxons and Normans
Thank you for putting so clearly the right answer; another parallel (in this
respect only) would be the Buddhists in China, who have a 'higher'
interpretation of folk religion, but do not battle with it or it with them.
Of course this sort of relationship can break down, like the Buddhists in

Peter Metcalfe:

You see difficulties I do not.

I do not believe that the 'oases' of Prax are all palm groves. The climate
is temperate (see chart in SC/Borderlands); the pictures and descriptions of
the Zola Fel are temperate, and some of the rooves of Pavis are beamed; and
the suggested picture of Prax is from the American Southwest - over which
wagons were used and kept in repair.

I think is MGF for the procurment of wood from the Aldryami to be a quest,
whether done by meeting their price or conquering them. The Aldryami do not
generally surrender under threat of forest fire - any of them that did were
whittled to nothing by Zorak Zorani long ago.

>Lunars don't hate elves; elves hate Lunars
Do Lunars _officially_ and collectively hate anyone, even Orlanatus
Terminus? It is policy that everyone should come in for therapy and be
Healed. Many Lunar Citizens have no feeling whatever against Aldryami.

But there are currents in the culture strong enough to have massacred at
least two elvenwoods. Consider: one of the Seven Mothers was a troll, and
the Empire has long and profitably been allied with dwarves. It is not
surprising that any culture which manages to contain two of the Elder Races
should occasionally lash out against the third.

Paul MacLean Anderson
"I'm not making this up, you know!"

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