(urth) Baldanders

maru dubshinki marudubshinki at gmail.com
Thu May 18 18:49:17 PDT 2006

On 5/18/06, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes <danldo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/18/06, Chris <rasputin_ at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > attempts to control his growth could keep him above surface without
> > collapsing under his own weight for only so long - and takes his place
> > under the water. The deluge that follows wipes the historical slate
> > clean, leaving no apparent Abaia or Baldanders, only the primordial
> > undines who themselves seem to be seen in a different light at that
> > point.
> I do wonder about this. Is there any specific (textual) reason to
> suppose that the Megatherians, at least some of them, _don't_
> survive the coming of the White Fountain? Thematically it makes
> some sense, but it also makes thematic sense that at least some
> _do_ survive -- such events never solve the big problems, only put
> them on the back burner for a while. (Of course, it could be argued
> that the Megatherians _aren't_ a big problem, only a symptom.)
> --Dan'l

I'd say that unless we have specific textual evidence to the contrary,
we should assume they survived. After all, in the first flood, Noah
did not need to carry on the Ark two of each kind of fish. And didn't
Sev see one of the Undines in a ruined city in the sea?


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