(urth) Short Sun blog review

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Wed Sep 22 16:13:39 PDT 2010

  Plus, the fact that he "chose to make Urth his capitol" at least opens 
up the possibility that he's from somewhere else, not to mention that 
the source of his powers is still unknown.

How many Roman emperors were born in Italy once the capitol shifted 
east---even before then? Very few, if any. Diocletian never set foot in 
Rome. I am not sure about the example of Byzantium.

On 9/22/2010 6:01 PM, James Wynn wrote:
>> Andrew Mason -
>> Typhon: first, can someone point me to the evidence that he was not
>> born/raised on Urth? I'm not sure what the source for this is.
> For me, it is based on the story of "Spring Wind". I was rather 
> surprised to discover that it was at all controversial that "Spring 
> Wind" referred to Typhon. But I suppose there is little about these 
> stories that is not controversial. If it seems reasonable to you that 
> Spring Wind = Typhon, then the obvious implication is that he is 
> extra-terrestrial :
> Sword of the Lictor, Chapter 19
> "*On a mountain top beyond the shores of Urth* there once lived a 
> lovely woman
> named Early Summer. She was the queen of that land, but her king was a 
> strong,
> unforgiving man, and because she was jealous of him he was jealous of 
> her in
> turn, and killed any man he believed to be her lover.
> One day Early Summer was walking in her garden when she saw a most 
> beautiful
> blossom of a kind wholly new to her. It was redder than any rose and more
> sweetly perfumed, but its strong stalk was thornless and smooth as 
> ivory. She
> plucked it and carried it to a secluded spot, and as she reclined there
> contemplating it, it grew to seem to her no blossom at all but such a 
> lover as
> she had longed for, powerful and yet as tender as a kiss. Certain of 
> the juices
> of the plant entered her and she conceived. She told the king, 
> however, that the
> child was his, and since she was well guarded, he believed her.
> It was a boy, and by his mother's wish he was called *Spring Wind*. [snip]
> Now it happened that the chances of war often brought Spring Wind to 
> Urth, and
> there he came to know of two brothers who were kings.
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