(urth) The Piteous Gate

Maru Dubshinki marudubshinki at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 18:41:14 PST 2006

On 2/21/06, mournings glory <mourningsglory at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Also, why we're discussing the ending of _Shadow_ I still do not understand
> the purpose of the Autarch's pandours--the cacogen warriors who stand watch
> inside the honeycombed Wall. Dr. Talos thinks they're looking for a specific
> miscreant (Osama Binlanders? Feh!) But Jonas's tale of the black beans seems
> to hint at the Megatherians. The fact that they're aliens as opposed to
> humans puzzles me too, especially since the only other aliens we meet are
> Father Inire, the Cumaean, and Ossipago, Barbatus and Famulimus--all
> Heirodules. Are the pandours from Yesod as well? And is it Father Inire they
> obey and not the Autarch? Aren't the cacogens generally disliked/feared? And
> what is it they're on the watch for that humans couldn't detect? The
> Ascians--who are far to the north? Or something even more dastardly?
> em

I think they are on watch for old things, revenants, things yet to be
perhaps... like Jonas.


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