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SotS Official Snippet #3

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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by DrakBibliophile   » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:39 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:
Bahzellstudent wrote:Well that's me good and confused! But liking what I'm reading - so the fact that I can't predict what happens next just means that I am not an author, and certainly not one as good as RFC



You guys are so cute! :lol:

Why do you insist in assigning such Byzantine motives to me? :twisted:
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by fallsfromtrees   » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:52 am

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DrakBibliophile wrote:snip
For that matter, if a hradani would raise a few eye-brows, a hradani married to a human woman would raise even more.

Couple of assumptions here. One that the bar keep is married to Leeana, and two that the woman is human. Thee is in fact no textev in these snippets for either.
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by Nick   » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:48 pm

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akira.taylor wrote:
Bahzell's height: actually, he is identified as over a foot shorter than normal (6'6", instead of 7'9"), but I would guess that is viewer imprecision, and a typo.

Direcats: I believe we see one in Oath of Swords, when Bahzell and Brandark meet ... Tomanak's sister the Bard (that's how they find the cave).


Being somewhat less altitude enhanced myself, I tend to just think of everyone over 6'6" or so falling into the same "very tall" category. In this case, it seems the 6'6" is referring to Kenhoudan's height, not our mystery hradani.

You're correct on where we've encountered the direcat (although in Oath of Swords it's "dire cat", two separate words). Bahzell meets a smaller version there prior to Chesmirsa's appearance, and mentions the larger cats that rule the Eastwall Mountains. Thanks!
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by Nick   » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:56 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:
You guys are so cute! :lol:

Why do you insist in assigning such Byzantine motives to me? :twisted:


Gee, I don't know. Whatever could it be. :roll:
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by Lunan   » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:04 am

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well as to that i still have questions about a certain half-human/half-hradani child that may or may not turn out to become wencit


runsforcelery wrote:
Bahzellstudent wrote:Well that's me good and confused! But liking what I'm reading - so the fact that I can't predict what happens next just means that I am not an author, and certainly not one as good as RFC



You guys are so cute! :lol:

Why do you insist in assigning such Byzantine motives to me? :twisted:
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by brnicholas   » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:38 pm

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Reading the responses I am confused.

Why do people assume Bahzell is tending the bar? It seems fully in character for him to be sitting at the entrance of the common room at the inn where he is spending the night and warmly greeting anyone who comes in. Spending a night in an inn while traveling is fully in character. And if warmly embracing a strange poor man who walked in isn't normal for him, it isn't all that abnormal either and, maybe Himself gave an order.

At this point I see no reason not to believe that this is our Bahzell and Leeana traveling together on business with a party of friends and retainers.

The direcat is new but I thought DW said this story was going to be set a number of years in the future and Bahzell has plenty of friends connected with Gods who might have acquired one in all kinds of ways.

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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by DrakBibliophile   » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:21 pm

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Yes, Bahzell would be willing to greet a stranger so warmly.

However, this hradani was acting as would a tavern owner would to a traveler coming in out of the rain not as a guest in the tavern would act.

If it was Bahzell, as a guest in the tavern, why would he call out to another guest about bringing food to a fellow traveler?

The hradani's words are those of the owner of the tavern or a person in charge of the tavern.



brnicholas wrote:Reading the responses I am confused.

Why do people assume Bahzell is tending the bar? It seems fully in character for him to be sitting at the entrance of the common room at the inn where he is spending the night and warmly greeting anyone who comes in. Spending a night in an inn while traveling is fully in character. And if warmly embracing a strange poor man who walked in isn't normal for him, it isn't all that abnormal either and, maybe Himself gave an order.

At this point I see no reason not to believe that this is our Bahzell and Leeana traveling together on business with a party of friends and retainers.

The direcat is new but I thought DW said this story was going to be set a number of years in the future and Bahzell has plenty of friends connected with Gods who might have acquired one in all kinds of ways.

Nicholas
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by Weird Harold   » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:22 pm

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brnicholas wrote:Reading the responses I am confused.

Why do people assume Bahzell is tending the bar?


because:

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He inhaled cautiously, pulling his gaze away from the direcat by sheer force of will to look at whoever had spoken, and his nostrils widened in fresh astonishment. No stripling himself, he was overtopped by the man he faced, and his green eyes widened as he recognized a hradani. Not just any hradani, either. This was a giant among them; at six and a half feet, the redhaired man’s head barely topped the other’s shoulder. The white apron over the leathers of a fighting man — and the sheathed Wakūo hook knife at his hip — only added to the aura of unreality, for the hradani were the only foes more savage in combat than the huge direcat which sat with such bizarre daintiness at the giant’s side.


At the very least, the Bahzell and Leanna of the snippet are tending the bar for a friend, but jovial patrons don't generally wear the Barkeeep's apron just for kicks.
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by kaid   » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:12 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:
Bahzellstudent wrote:Well that's me good and confused! But liking what I'm reading - so the fact that I can't predict what happens next just means that I am not an author, and certainly not one as good as RFC



You guys are so cute! :lol:

Why do you insist in assigning such Byzantine motives to me? :twisted:



I blame vampires.

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*runs away and hides before lightning bolts smite me.*
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Re: SotS Official Snippet #3
Post by brnicholas   » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:22 pm

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Very good point. I had missed the apron and the other clothes don't point to Champion of Tomonak.

Nicholas

Weird Harold wrote:
At the very least, the Bahzell and Leanna of the snippet are tending the bar for a friend, but jovial patrons don't generally wear the Barkeeep's apron just for kicks.
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