From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) One Ship: reply Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 12:53:24 -0500 Ashley Crill wrote: >>-Its true that Jonas and Sidero differ in ways from the Chems of the Whorl, but there are a variety of Chems that are constructed differently and serve different purposes. Contrast Maytera Marble with a Talos.<< I assume that you meant a "Talus", not Dr. Talos. First of all, a talus is not a chem. A chem operates on nuclear power; a talus on fish oil. (EXODUS, 53) Second, taluses were made on the _Whorl_; chems were made on Urth. (ibid.) >>-Chems wouldn't be found on Urth at all if they were invented on board the Ship. Reference Sidero's claims concerning this.<< See above. Also, Hammerstone mentioned to Silk that chems were being stockpiled "for maybe twenty years" on Urth before being placed aboard the _Whorl_. (LAKE, ch. 9) -Roy --