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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 10:47:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Craig Brewer 
Subject: (urth) (TBOTN) Utter speculation

I've been thinking about the Wall of Nessus and
Baldander's assertion (ch. 35 of Shadow) that the open
space inside the walls wasn't for Nessus' expansion.
But something about the sheer size and height of the
walls made me wonder how far off it would be to
suggest that Nessus wasn't always a city but that it
was initially (possibly) one huge space pad. Assuming
that the walls are circular, then would it be possible
that what we have is some kind of base for a huge
cylinder, like...the Whorl?

Now this would be a rather insane (and, as far as I
can tell) rather impossible way to build and "launch"
a ship as big as the Whorl (which seems to be too
massive to ever be "launched" from a planet).
Still...why is the wall miles high and spread so far
around the city?

If someone can easily disabuse me of this idea, please
do so since it's captured my easily distracted


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