(urth) started my second read of New Sun

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes danldo at gmail.com
Wed May 5 09:07:33 PDT 2010

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Cliff Judge <transentient at gmail.com> wrote:
> Forgive me for, inevitably I am sure, rehashing things that were probably
> well-hashed on this list before the millenium. I've done my searching. A lot
> of these points feel familiar but I haven't found the threads that talk
> about them.
> 1) Sev introduces himself to Vodalus, and there is a sentence that would
> make sense if spoken by Vodalus ("I am a Vodalarii..." etc) but is in the
> same paragraph as Severian's utterance. Is Severian introducing himself to
> Vodalus as a follower of Vodalus?


> 2) Severian actually brings Triskele back to life the first time they meet,
> doesn't he?


> 3) Is the House Azure actually part of the House Absolute?

Arguably, yes.

> 4) What might have actually been going on during the ceremony at the Feast
> of Holy Katharine? Did he actually behead the woman and then resurrect her?

No, this seems to be smoke and mirrors.

> Masters Gurloes and Paleamon and the maid herself - who if I recall
> correctly may have been Severian's mother -

There is a rather vocal contingent who believes this, yes.

> must have been in on it
> basically...which would mean they all knew he was likely the bringer of the
> New Sun and had the whole thing planned out as a test.

Unlikely. He has seen elevations to journeyman before and would have
noticed if his was different somehow.

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes

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