From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) arcologies like mountains Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 11:53:17 -0700 Crush quoted David and said... > > ... the Hieros/Hierogrammates/Hierodules are creations from > > Urths past and now they want the new sun so that Urth can > > regain it's glory and then in turn recreate them again. 100K > > years seems too few for such a cycle. > Wait a minute. I don't think I'm understanding this point. > What possible limitations of time could the Hieros offer? > They go backwards in Time, go outside of Time, drop in on > Time. I presumed that Hieros were created in a future far > beyond the Age of the BothNS. Well, while you're right that the Hieros don't help us set up any kind of time limits, it's a _little_ more complicated than that -- it's established in UotNS that the Hieros are from an "earlier" cycle of the universe. If there is any meaningful time-relationship at all (and I question this, since "time" is only a meaningful measurement within a given spacetime), it's to be measured in Sagans of years. --Blattid I would while away the hours smoking all the flowers and shooting up the rain --