From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: (urth) The wounded sun Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 13:45:06 -0600 Dan'l quoted and wrote: >> The wounding of Urth's sun, whether directly by Typhon's >> actions or as retribution for them, had no galaxy-wide ripple >> effect. > >This puzzles me. I have wondered for some time just why many >of the participants on this list assume that the wounding of >the Old Sun took place during the reign of Typhon. In reading >the Typhon-era passages of UotNS, I received the distinct >impression that Typhon reigned under a wounded Old Sun. Can >anyone give some specifics? You have to go back to SWORD for the answer (chapter XXV). Typhon speaking: "It was a period of great confusion as well. My astronomers had told me that this sun's activity would decay slowly. Far too slowly, in fact, for the change to be noticeable in a human lifetime. They were wrong. The heat of the world declined by nearly two parts in a thousand over a few years, then stabilized. Crops failed, and there were famines and riots. I should have left then." -Roy --