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). --Blattid --