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From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Nicholas=20Gevers?= <vermoulian@yahoo.com>
Subject: (whorl) Rings and other red herrings
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 09:03:13 +0100 (BST)

Two points have arisen:

1) The esteemed Kevin Maroney points out that Krait
imparted what he assumed to be the full Secret to Horn
long before the first episodes of astral travel; how
then can astral travel be part of the Secret? Well,
the Secret has two parts: a passive part revealed by
Krait (the reproductive behaviour of the inhumi and
their general dependence on human blood for
intelligence) and an active or inferrable part (that
humans can come to Green and do a Herod on embryonic
inhumi). Krait's revelation to Horn is dangerous at
the time of its utterance because the knowledge can be
used by humans in other ways--people already on Green
(like Sinew) can attack the breeding pools directly
and people from Blue (like Hari Mau) could come to
Green on landers for the same purpose. Astral travel
simply makes the process particularly

2) The Ring playing a role in astral travel: Horn had
no ring at the time of his first astral jaunt (to
Nessus, late in IGJ.)

--Nick Gevers.

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