Merlin. Minor Spoilers.
moggy at sonic.net
Wed May 28 17:25:09 EDT 2003
Philip.Belben at eme.co.uk danced around singing:
>Now the Guide to Dalemark says very little about it, except to link it
>basic pattern of a net". Some centuries previously, Mallard and Tanamil made
>amulets for the defenders of Credindale, on which was painted a # sign to
>represent a net. I think (less sure about this) that Roddy also mentions
>symbol in connection with the Knots and Crosses spell.
>But what is #? It is the game board for playing NOUGHTS and Crosses! If you
>speak with a Scottish accent, "Noughts" and "Knots" are pronounced
You're right, she does -- I just finished reading the book yesterday and
she specifically states near the end that the net-type spells are done with
either the hash used for the game tic-tac-toe, or a cat's cradle. Also I
believe that in TLoCC the idea of using a cat's cradle is mentioned at
least once, and wasn't a net also used to capture many of Gabriel's
lives? (Or am I mixing that up with the short story in Mixed Magics?)
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