(urth) note Re: Short Sun blog

Jane Delawney jane_delawney at sky.com
Mon Sep 27 17:27:42 PDT 2010

On 27/09/10 20:33, Roy C. Lackey wrote:
> Typhon had been revived before Little Sev died. That's how he knew Sev had
> the Claw. He said he was watching when Sev tried to use it to bring back the
> boy.
> -Roy
Yes, Big Sev actually asks Typhon why he didn't warn them about the 
ring, acknowledging that Typhon was revived and aware and watching them 
even as they stumbled about the lower slopes of Mt. Typhon. (Typhon 
replies that he had no interest in them at the time.)

If Severian is responsible for Typhon's revival, it happened a tad 
earlier, during his first visit to the Cursed Town immediately before 
Little Sev's demise, when they both view the dessicated corpse of a two 
headed monster in the round building. AFter that they have a weary climb 
to the mountain's left shoulder and arm, leaving plenty of time for a 
revived Typhon to watch them.

The chapter (3:24) is entitled 'The Corpse'. One is left uncertain 
whether this title refers to Typhon, to Little Sev, or to both.


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