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
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.
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