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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by elaineofshalott   » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:50 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:
We have no intention of harming you in any way, Your Grace,” she told him. “None. As Merlin said, we’ve only come to enlighten you. You’ve talked a lot about your special relationship with Schueller and the archangels, so we thought you might like to meet them.”


The bold is of course mine but it was how my first instinct was to read it. I can certainly see Merlin standing back and watching if it looked like Clyntahn was going to go down without his intervention. Plus I will add that I have recently been listening to all the audio books again. I felt a bit like the section with Samyl Wylsynn was foreshadowing Clyntahn ultimately committing suicide rather than facing trial for his many crimes.

Not that I'm too wedded to the idea. RFC takes us all by surprise often enough.
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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by DuncanB730   » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:06 pm

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How about a strong hallucinogen and a hologram or two? A little something to mess with Clyntahn's head and scare the bejesus out of him.
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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by n7axw   » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:07 pm

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Curiouser and curiouser...Now where have I heard that before?

I'm not even going to try to guess, because any guess I might make would be wrong...

Sure has me looking forward to the book, though!

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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by martin   » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:12 am

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Henry Brown wrote:They are not going to harm him? Didn't Merlin once swear that Clyntahn was a dead man if he could ever catch him outside of the temple?


Remember there are missing words and the Seijin can appear however they like (within their height range) it could be 'Schueller' that harms him. Without necessarily being the actual Schueller.
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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by Thrandir   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:57 pm

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RFC that is just damn nasty teasing all of us like this :lol:

Like others I am now drooling for the book - pity there is no way to time travel just so I can obtain the book :lol:
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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by Keith_w   » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:50 am

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Thrandir wrote:RFC that is just damn nasty teasing all of us like this :lol:

Like others I am now drooling for the book - pity there is no way to time travel just so I can obtain the book :lol:


Of course there is time travel. Unfortunately it is one second per second in an entropish direction. :lol:
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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by WeberFan   » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:38 am

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runsforcelery wrote:Okay, I'm gonna toss this out and then snatch my hand back from the shark tank. I will say only that I snipped 11 words out of the text (not saying where), just to hide the serial numbers and, well . . . :twisted:

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Demons!” Clyntahn whispered hoarsely, raising his scepter between them. “Demons! Creatures of hell!

“Hell, Your Grace?” She laughed, and the sound was cold and cruel. “You don’t know the meaning of the word . . . yet.”

“Stay back!” he snapped.

“We have no intention of harming you in any way, Your Grace,” she told him. “None. As Merlin said, we’ve only come to enlighten you. You’ve talked a lot about your special relationship with Schueller and the archangels, so we thought you might like to meet them.”

OK... So I've been chewing on this for a while.

At the end of HFQ, we have Merlin visiting Thirsk in his study as the cliffhanger. I think that's what we're looking at here - the cliffhanger. Just to keep our appetites whetted for the "grand finale."

As to Clyntahn's visitors? I believe they're Merlin and Nynian. Where Nimue would certainly be motivated to say the things that are being said, I can almost HEAR Nynian saying them... With all the force, sarcasm, and venom of 40+ years of brewing hatred for the Inquisition and the "Grand Fornicator" in her voice. I believe that by this time, the Inquisition has effectively collapsed as any kind of disciplinary entity.

I see them showing Clyntahn the "grand truth" of the Gbaba, Schueler, Langhorne, et al, and the images of all the deaths that have resulted because of their actions. Recall that we've learned from the recent posts that there have been uncountable other deaths (and remember our speculations about that)?? I could easily picture those images being shown to Clyntahn... Thousands upon thousands of dead bodies... Misery... Agonizing misery and privation... The voices crying out for revenge... For justice... Things that HE - Clyntahn, sequestered in his chambers in the Temple - was directly responsible for... Something that will finally pierce even his psyche... Along with the message that the dead are crying out for retribution...

And in the next book, I can easily see Clyntahn falling into insanity (the kind that everyone else recognizes as well - babbling all the time, drool leaking from the corner of his mouth, etc. etc. etc.) and the Pasqualates taking him away to a nice, safe, quiet monastary somewhere... And then humanity's slow recovery from the predations of the Inquisition.
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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by McGuiness   » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:31 am

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runsforcelery wrote:Demons!” Clyntahn whispered hoarsely, raising his scepter between them. “Demons! Creatures of hell!

“Hell, Your Grace?” She laughed, and the sound was cold and cruel. “You don’t know the meaning of the word . . . yet.”

“Stay back!” he snapped.

“We have no intention of harming you in any way, Your Grace,” she told him. “None. As Merlin said, we’ve only come to enlighten you. You’ve talked a lot about your special relationship with Schueller and the archangels, so we thought you might like to meet them.”
Then Clyntahn's ex-mistress, who had been dead for an entire season, stepped out of the shower...

"Oh bother", said Pooh as he glanced through the airlock window at the helmet he'd forgotten to wear.
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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by Keith_w   » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:37 pm

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McGuiness wrote:
runsforcelery wrote:Demons!” Clyntahn whispered hoarsely, raising his scepter between them. “Demons! Creatures of hell!

“Hell, Your Grace?” She laughed, and the sound was cold and cruel. “You don’t know the meaning of the word . . . yet.”

“Stay back!” he snapped.

“We have no intention of harming you in any way, Your Grace,” she told him. “None. As Merlin said, we’ve only come to enlighten you. You’ve talked a lot about your special relationship with Schueller and the archangels, so we thought you might like to meet them.”
Then Clyntahn's ex-mistress, who had been dead for an entire season, stepped out of the shower...


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Re: A Totally different out of order snippet
Post by CJRothy   » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:00 am

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I agree the holographic appearance of Merlin and companion are the most likely explanation for why they are not killing him. Another guess at the source of the holograms is that Owl finally managed to localize the Hamilcar, and accessed the Temple from it.

C'mon guys - we all suspected it was still there, parked in the system somewhere. That's how the original Sejins were educated for the war of the fallen, and that occurred after Alexandria.
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