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Hey, is this a new part of Kishar, or something completely different? --Ishmayl 14:26, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

In effect, something completely different. I wanted to work on another, slightly less ambitious novel than the Omega Crucible series. While waiting to rewrite that one, I'm brainstorming this setting. Technically, it takes place in a prior iteration of the world, and thus is related in theme, if not in substance. I want to develop cultures that feel vibrant and lifelike, but also exotic. --Matt 15:00, 2 April 2008 (EDT)
Matt, you can type 4 tildas (~) and it will automatically put a signature. So, for your signature, you can do something like "--~ ~ ~ ~" (spaces inserted to keep from signature working now) and get this: --Ishmayl 17:26, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

Nice polar idea.

Such a mix of old empire egyptian and old Iranian. There is something of the zoroastran feel, with the dun worship and Ahura Mazda and the lunar'sa and Ahriman...Is Chadra written upside down as a word of disgust by the Solars, one wonders? Can I compliment you on the inncocuous but crucial notation on the strict standards for weights and measures...? Drives me crazy that most gamers don't understand that the reason we use a precious metal is that a coin is worth it's weight in that metal...*sigh*. Good job, I'll keep reading. NNJM4LordVreeg 00:42, 6 April 2008 (EDT)

To be honest, neither Egypt nor Zoroastrianism had occured to me when thinking about this; however, I like your ideas with it. So I may wind stealing something like the upside down name thing (I wouldn't call Chandra Ahriman, but maybe the solars think he's an evil god, since he's their enemy). It is a neat idea, thanks on that. I had actually been thinking about history and that maybe the solars were fleeing a falling empire outside the archipelago (about 1200 years before current time); perhaps that other empire was something like the egyptian one, and where they derived their sun worship. And you can offer any compliments you wish--I won't stop you ;) --Matt 14:53, 6 April 2008 (EDT)
Your writings really made me think of this. (Angra Mainyu is another name for Ahriman).

"Yasna 19.15 recalls that Ahura Mazda's recital of the Ahuna Vairya invocation puts Angra Mainyu in a stupor. In Yasna 9.8, Angra Mainyu creates Aži Dahaka, but the serpent recoils at the sight of Mithra's mace (Yasht 10.97, 10.134). In Yasht 13, the Fravashis defuse Angra Mainyu's plans to dry up the earth, and in Yasht 8.44 Angra Mainyu battles but cannot defeat Tishtrya and so prevent the rains. In Vendidad 19, Angra Mainyu urges Zoroaster to turn from the good religion by promising him sovereignty of the world. On being rejected, Angra Mainyu assails the prophet with legions of demons"

Yummy stuff. Just ideas.--LordVreeg 21:59, 6 April 2008 (EDT)

Interesting. Thanks, I don't recall seeing that passage before. It may give me some ideas for what the culture the solars fled may have been like, too. --Matt 07:45, 8 April 2008 (EDT)