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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.


baby's on fire, better throw her in the water


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