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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Space Vampires from the Green Planet!
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 09:57:53 -0800

Mantis wrote:

> As for Typhon loading an ark to repopulate Urth. No.  This
> function is being carried out, either by design or by
> accident, by the Ship Tzadkiel. From the play by Talos; from
> the plan for the sailors in the Hall of Justice (iirc it was:
> if the sailors win, they can stop the New Sun, if they lose
> they can populate Ushas); from the way that guards bring news
> of ships dropping off people at the time of the deluge
> (echoing the play): it seems like Tzadkiel drops off Adam&Eve
> packets onto Urth in lean times, just as Tzadkiel seems to
> snatch people up in other times (all that trade in slaves).

... and you know what? This is the best argument I've seen for
the WHORL returning to Urth: Tzadkiel (or Tzad's masters) rerouting
it to repopulate. It still falls a smidgeon short of a smoking gun,
but it provides a much more plausible reason, imho, than Typhon
giving enough of a damn about posterity to want to repopulate Urth
after the coming of the New Sun (which, I believe, he intended to
prevent anyway ... though he's clever enough to play both ends 
against the middle this way).



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