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11th May '16 8:45:04 PM trixus
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** Certain leagesmen within that trilogy alone do make hints that they want to and/or plans to try and control Sanctaphrax (Heft Vespius, Imbix Hoth, Ruptus Pentaphraxis). And lets we forgot how the leagues are in Undertown. Having protection against them isn't unreasonable. Although more likely is that it is to enforce some order and protect tradition. Take the purge of earth scholars for instance. With the paranoia as seen in Winter Knights it's safe to assume that such forces were originally created to protect against Earth Scholars.

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** Certain leagesmen within that trilogy alone do make hints that they want to and/or plans to try and control Sanctaphrax (Heft Vespius, Imbix Hoth, Ruptus Pentaphraxis). And lets we forgot how the leagues are in Undertown. Having protection against them isn't unreasonable. Although more likely is that it is to enforce some order and protect tradition. Take the purge of earth scholars for instance. With the paranoia as seen in Winter Knights it's safe to assume that such forces were originally created to protect against Earth Scholars.Scholars.
** Well given the gatekeepers tried taking over it's fair to assume to have more factions in case one decides to rule everyone. And as for why those guys are the ones that can capture flying rocks, so if say, the league of weapon decides to attack them and says "guess what new management you give me the flying rocks and in return I don't paint your big rock red. They are not independant from Undertown because they can read, but because they have their army to protect what is theirs.
1st Mar '15 9:00:09 AM blitz2441
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* In ''The Winter Knights'', there's all this talk about "defending Sanctaphrax". The academics-at-arms, the gatekeepers, the giant catapults ... This all sounds perfectly sensible, except for one question: WHAT IN THE UNHOLY LIGHTLESS DEPTHS ARE THEY DEFENDING IT ''FROM''?! ''None'' of the other books - nor, indeed, this one - mention anybody wanting to attack Sanctaphrax, and besides, who'd attack it? They don't really interfere with the leaguesmen or sky pirates, so who would attack it? Even mentioning some attack that had been made in the past would have been enough, but there's just ... no explanation whatsoever for why Sanctaphrax is armed.

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* In ''The Winter Knights'', there's all this talk about "defending Sanctaphrax". The academics-at-arms, the gatekeepers, the giant catapults ... This all sounds perfectly sensible, except for one question: WHAT IN THE UNHOLY LIGHTLESS DEPTHS ARE THEY DEFENDING IT ''FROM''?! ''None'' of the other books - nor, indeed, this one - mention anybody wanting to attack Sanctaphrax, and besides, who'd attack it? They don't really interfere with the leaguesmen or sky pirates, so who would attack it? Even mentioning some attack that had been made in the past would have been enough, but there's just ... no explanation whatsoever for why Sanctaphrax is armed.armed.
** Certain leagesmen within that trilogy alone do make hints that they want to and/or plans to try and control Sanctaphrax (Heft Vespius, Imbix Hoth, Ruptus Pentaphraxis). And lets we forgot how the leagues are in Undertown. Having protection against them isn't unreasonable. Although more likely is that it is to enforce some order and protect tradition. Take the purge of earth scholars for instance. With the paranoia as seen in Winter Knights it's safe to assume that such forces were originally created to protect against Earth Scholars.
12th Feb '15 4:54:03 PM MorttheGhost
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** But isn't Riverrise the highest point in the edge?

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** But isn't Riverrise the highest point in the edge?edge?
* In ''The Winter Knights'', there's all this talk about "defending Sanctaphrax". The academics-at-arms, the gatekeepers, the giant catapults ... This all sounds perfectly sensible, except for one question: WHAT IN THE UNHOLY LIGHTLESS DEPTHS ARE THEY DEFENDING IT ''FROM''?! ''None'' of the other books - nor, indeed, this one - mention anybody wanting to attack Sanctaphrax, and besides, who'd attack it? They don't really interfere with the leaguesmen or sky pirates, so who would attack it? Even mentioning some attack that had been made in the past would have been enough, but there's just ... no explanation whatsoever for why Sanctaphrax is armed.
19th Oct '14 1:21:07 AM jdstephens
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** I assume you mean the fridge logic of the nightwoods being eternally night? even at Riverrise where there are no trees blocking out the light? That confused me as well at one point, but that final illustration does actually offer an apparent answer. Everything below a certain height in the edgeworld is in constant darkness, and the edge itself slopes slightly. therefore the Nightwoods, as well as the so called great fluted decline beneath the edge are in the dark zone. Doesn't seem any worse than any of the other atmospheric oddities of the series, and actually makes more sense than many. I'm more worried about whether this means the Edgewater river runs uphill.

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** I assume you mean the fridge logic of the nightwoods being eternally night? even at Riverrise where there are no trees blocking out the light? That confused me as well at one point, but that final illustration does actually offer an apparent answer. Everything below a certain height in the edgeworld is in constant darkness, and the edge itself slopes slightly. therefore the Nightwoods, as well as the so called great fluted decline beneath the edge are in the dark zone. Doesn't seem any worse than any of the other atmospheric oddities of the series, and actually makes more sense than many. I'm more worried about whether this means the Edgewater river runs uphill.uphill.
**But isn't Riverrise the highest point in the edge?
6th Aug '14 6:55:37 AM DonTriezieme
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* What. The fuck. Is the sun. I've been confused about it since I first saw the map of the Edgelands in Beyond the Deepwoods, and not even The Immortals, with its big reveal that didn't explain anything right at the end, never gave any hint as to WHAT THE SUN OF THE EDGE WORLD IS OR HOW IT WORKS and i dont even know why that bugs me so much, but it DOES.

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* What. The fuck. Is the sun. I've been confused about it since I first saw the map of the Edgelands in Beyond the Deepwoods, and not even The Immortals, with its big reveal that didn't explain anything right at the end, never gave any hint as to WHAT THE SUN OF THE EDGE WORLD IS OR HOW IT WORKS and i dont even know why that bugs me so much, but it DOES.DOES.
** I assume you mean the fridge logic of the nightwoods being eternally night? even at Riverrise where there are no trees blocking out the light? That confused me as well at one point, but that final illustration does actually offer an apparent answer. Everything below a certain height in the edgeworld is in constant darkness, and the edge itself slopes slightly. therefore the Nightwoods, as well as the so called great fluted decline beneath the edge are in the dark zone. Doesn't seem any worse than any of the other atmospheric oddities of the series, and actually makes more sense than many. I'm more worried about whether this means the Edgewater river runs uphill.
26th Jul '14 9:58:29 PM Zeralith
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*** Woodfish did indeed wander off, but in the ''Weird New Worlds'' blog it is revealed that [[spoiler: he is alive and kicking in the Third Age.]]

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*** Woodfish did indeed wander off, but in the ''Weird New Worlds'' blog it is revealed that [[spoiler: he is alive and kicking in the Third Age.]]]]
*What. The fuck. Is the sun. I've been confused about it since I first saw the map of the Edgelands in Beyond the Deepwoods, and not even The Immortals, with its big reveal that didn't explain anything right at the end, never gave any hint as to WHAT THE SUN OF THE EDGE WORLD IS OR HOW IT WORKS and i dont even know why that bugs me so much, but it DOES.
20th Apr '14 10:11:54 AM Hydia
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*** Maris being remembered as "Mother Maris" is remembering her own CMOA, [[spoiler: she wandered Undertown, adopted a group of waifs and strays, traveled into the Deepwoods, and founded the greatest society in the Edge's history. ]]

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*** Maris being remembered as "Mother Maris" is remembering her own CMOA, [[spoiler: she wandered Undertown, adopted a group of waifs and strays, traveled into the Deepwoods, and founded the greatest society in the Edge's history. ]]
20th Apr '14 10:11:25 AM Hydia
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*** Maris being remembered as "Mother Maris" is remembering her own CMOA, [[spoiler: she wandered Undertown, adopted a group of waifs and strays, traveled into the Deepwoods, and founded the greatest society in the Edge's history. ]]
1st Apr '14 7:40:46 AM Hydia
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*** But... where did it say that? Did I just miss something in the books, or was this said by the author somewhere else?

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*** But... where did it say that? Did I just miss something in the books, or was this said by the author somewhere else?else?
*** Woodfish did indeed wander off, but in the ''Weird New Worlds'' blog it is revealed that [[spoiler: he is alive and kicking in the Third Age.]]
30th Mar '12 2:53:57 PM ArlaGrey
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** Goom left because he couldn't resist the call of the Great Convocation of Banderbears. Woodfish wandered off later on.

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** Goom left because he couldn't resist the call of the Great Convocation of Banderbears. Woodfish wandered off later on.on.
*** But... where did it say that? Did I just miss something in the books, or was this said by the author somewhere else?
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