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Arcanian Civil War Implications?

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Re: Arcanian Civil War Implications?
Post by Astelon   » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:50 pm

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There are certain statements by the author that MAY indicate it remains two sided for some time.

Also with Arcana exploring for two hundred years, before finding Sharona, it appears unlikely that they will find a third party in the next several years.
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Re: Arcanian Civil War Implications?
Post by SCC   » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:40 am

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boballab wrote:Some food for thought:
2. We also don't know where 5 of those portals go to (1 going back through a chain to Arcana, 2 Chains that the Arcanan's are/were advancing through)

Um, no. Arcana is only going down one of them, the one towards Sharonia.
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Re: Arcanian Civil War Implications?
Post by Jonathan_S   » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:29 am

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SCC wrote:
boballab wrote:Some food for thought:
2. We also don't know where 5 of those portals go to (1 going back through a chain to Arcana, 2 Chains that the Arcanan's are/were advancing through)

Um, no. Arcana is only going down one of them, the one towards Sharonia.

boballab probably got confused because the chain from Hell's Gate to Sharonia splits and recombines. And so the HHNF does talk about the Arcanans moving down parallel chains; but they're parallel just from Thermyn to Traisum, not from Hell's Gate..


Just going from the HHNF diagram, Hell's Gate connects to
a) Mahritha (towards Arcana)
b) New Uromath (towards Sharona)
c) ?
d) ?
e) ?
f) ?

New Uromath connects to Thermyn
Thermyn connects to
a) Tailcham -> Karys -> Traisum
b) Nairsom -> Resum -> Lashat -> Traisum
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Re: Arcanian Civil War Implications?
Post by bkwormlisa   » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:51 am

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Eight? Gadrial's portal-finder found six, since that was the maximum it could detect. The farthest of those six was about three hundred miles away, and we know that at least four of them are in very close proximity (someone on a dragon could see four at once). But I don't remember anyone saying anything about eight portals. Where did you find that?

Also, we only really know the locations of two; Arcana and Sharona. Neither side explored the others yet. Some Sharonians fled through one (to the rain forests of South America) when the war kicked off, but there was no exploring done before that and we haven't seen anything from them more than a few hundred feet into the jungle. Chan Baskay said something about two within fifteen miles of Fallen Timbers and another sixty or so miles away, so they located them, but I don't think they explored them.

As for it becoming a three (or more) sided war, it's possible. Some posters think all the portals in that universe might have a civilization. It would be an interesting story if it happened. But there's no textev, obviously. If I remember correctly, MWW has said that no, for the first quartet, it'll just be Sharona and Arcana. He wants to add us in the next set, several decades later. It was in a really long interview on YouTube, if I remember right. Does anyone else remember hearing that, or know where to find it?
boballab wrote:Some food for thought:

1. We know that there is 8 portals on the world where this all started.

2. We also don't know where 5 of those portals go to (1 going back through a chain to Arcana, 2 Chains that the Arcanan's are/were advancing through)

3. With 5 mystery portals why are we assuming it will stay a 2 sided war? Someone stumbles through one of those portals at the wrong time and they will get blown away and make it a 3 or more sided war.
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Re: Arcanian Civil War Implications?
Post by Howard T. Map-addict   » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:19 am

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For my list of worlds going out from Sharona and
towards Arcana, please go to

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1673

HTM

Jonathan_S wrote:[snip - htm] the chain from Hell's Gate to
Sharonia splits and recombines. And so the
HHNF does talk about the Arcanans moving down
parallel chains; but they're parallel just
from Thermyn to Traisum, not from Hell's Gate..


Just going from the HHNF diagram, Hell's Gate connects to
a) Mahritha (towards Arcana)
b) New Uromath (towards Sharona)
c) ?
d) ?
e) ?
f) ?
g) ?

New Uromath connects to Thermyn
Thermyn connects to
a) Failcham -> Karys -> Traisum
b) Nairsom -> Resum -> Lashat -> Traisum
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