From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) Another Avern for you Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 09:01:06 -0700 As regards the Ascians, Patera Nutria inscribed: > Interesting point. But doesn't the text make is clear that they > are from the equator, and directly under the sun, and that is > the basic meaning of Ascian? Actually, the text makes clear that they are from _north_ of the equator (or "waist of the Urth"), and that this is a false belief, a folk-etymology common among the people of the Commonwealth. The real reason they are "shadowless" is not given ... but note the title of the first volume of tBotNS. --Blattid baby's on fire, better throw her in the water --