From: Alex Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 18 Apr 2000 - 01:09:04 EEST
Joerg Baumgartner, on True Dragons, and whether they 'maturely' mate:
> Allegedly, they do dream of matings - cf wyverns.
One of the vices of middle-age is vicariously reliving the indiscretions
of youth, no?
> > Another toughie. I'd say, off the top of my head, that prevailing
> > belief (i.e., if you could wring any sense out of EWF scholars,
> > dragonewts, and Kralori mystics (and good luck with any of that
> > nutty bunch, frankly), and there was any sort of consensus between
> > them...) it might be along the lines of, the draconic consciousness
> > has to continue to 'devolve' until it reaches a certain critical
> > point of individuation (like a 'newt, or a human), and only at that
> > point can it start to 'rebound'. Think 'Big Crunch', as it were.
> The EWF "activated" dragons the other way round, though - combining the
> multitude of individuals into one huge dragon. (Though why anybody
> should choose the Dara Happans for brain eludes me. Lot's of unused
That still fits in which the above, in that it's humans attempting to
do this, and not lesser dragons.
> > If this were a strictly apt comparison, they'd be more like
> > certain EI mystics, denying the material world wholesale, with
> > their newtly manifestation just a spiritual error which the egg
> > is striving not to improve, but to eliminate, as opposed to be
> > anything much like Kralori draconic mysticism.
> Apparently their spiritual development requires them to roll in the
> dirty illusion/dream of the material world.
Which implies to me that it's not _really_ illusionary. Come to that,
why does the egg itself have a material existence?
> >> An Inhuman King seems to have two effects:
> >> 1) It projects the aura wherein the 'newt cities avoid the worst
> >> entanglements of the world of illusions to the eggs.
> >> 2) If my suspicion about the "mother" being created from the
> >> collected 'newt effects, it contributes the highest set of
> >> draconic magics to the mother.
> > I can see the logic of those notions.
> Fine. Do you agree with them, or is it just that you can't refute them?
Someplace between the two.
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