(urth) Hierodules & time

Macronaut macronaut at yahoo.com
Thu May 25 07:21:11 PDT 2006

I think it was Vodalus, not Typhon, who made the chess
reference, and identified himself as playing the black
side.  I may be wrong -- if so, can b or someone else
point me to the Typhon reference?


--- b sharp <bsharporflat at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Both Tzadkiel and Typhon (I think it is him) make
> chessboard references to 
> the BotNS drama.  Tzadkiel tells Severian that his
> is a race of pawns, who 
> can only move in one direction in time, unless they
> reach the end (Yesod) 
> and are brought back to the beginning to play as a
> new piece. Aren't the 
> hierodules also pawns who can only move in one
> direction in time?
> But they move in the opposite direction of Severian.
> Typhon says Severian 
> plays for the black team, so his opposition must be
> the white team.  Each 
> side has players which are not pawns.  Which side
> are we supposed to root 
> for??????????
> -bsharp
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