Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Tue Jan 22 10:53:56 EST 2002

On Tue, 22 Jan 2002 14:17:46 +0000, Hallie O'Donovan wrote:

>>--- Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at Proffitt.com> wrote:
>>>  On Sat, 19 Jan 2002 04:24:12 -0800 (PST), The
>>  > Venkarel wrote:
>>  > >BTW, what does it mean to be half-lifed?
>>>  Wasn't that in reference to the creatures that
>>>  served the Reigners, the ones
>>>  that were failed Servants or something?  I'm
>>>  remembering the part where
>>>  Reigner One starts telling the other Reigners about
>>>  the Reigner rebels being
>>>  stashed on Earth, and there are the
>>>  two...things...that get very excited and
>>>  one of the other Reigners puts them to death.  I
>>>  picture something like
>>>  people who've been modified until they have human
>>>  awareness but mostly
>>>  inanimate form--or something like that.  Or like
>>>  that Door thing in
>>>  ElfQuest, if you've ever read that.
>>Sorry, not familiar with ElfQuest.  The reason I ask
>>is because the Bannus is made of half-lifed Reigners,
>>I think.  Which is one reason why it is so vengeful
>>after Orm circumvented the system.  And why it has so
>>much power. I feel that Orm perverted a lot of things
>>when he took over--like using half-life-ing to turn
>>those failed servants into statues.  There must have
>>been a respectable use for half-life-ing before.
>It's funny, the same thing popped out at me on this reread, and it's sort
>of been niggling ever since.  If the two statues are half-lifed (lived?)
>in the same way the Bannus is made of half-lived Reigners, then I'm even
>more confused.

I could be wrong about the statues.  I didn't go look it up; that was just
my impression of where I'd heard that term.

>Right, so if somehow Reigners have the power to do *something* to other
>reigners which results in both the statuey things and the Bannus, leaving
>the Bannus with some sort of super reigner-power and the statues with none?
>No, I really do not get this at all now.

Maybe the Bannus resulted from Reigners choosing to be half-lifed, not being
forced to?  I don't know.

Melissa Proffitt
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