Hexwood

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Mon Jan 21 08:58:20 EST 2002


On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, The Venkarel wrote:

> --- Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at Proffitt.com> wrote:

> > >> > Well, in case you didn't know, spoilers for
> > >> > Hexwood below. 
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> > >> Do we need a spoiler space, do you think?
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> *snip*

> > At the end, when the Bannus confronts Orm Pender, he tells Orm
> > that in revenge for the way he cheated and got an extra thousand
> > years as Reigner One, he waited and plotted until he could get
> > revenge.  Then he spread his field through the communication lines
> > all the way to the House of Balance.  Every one of his (its?) 
> > plans of action was designed to end in Reigner One's death.  Right
> > up until I read this part, I assumed that the Bannus's field
> > having extended farther than anyone knew just meant that it went
> > as far as the hotel Reigners One and Three were at.  But what it
> > really means is that the ENTIRE BOOK takes place within the
> > Bannus's field.
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> That makes a lot of sense--though it was only able to
> nudge them, not plunge them full-tilt into another
> environment like it did at Hexwood Farm, right?  

Right.

Though I suggest a clarification: I think the Bannus was quite capable
of plunging the Reigners full-tilt into another environment before
they left the homeworld; it was only unable to in the sense that doing
so would have given the game away.


Paul
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"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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