DIVA: Anakh the Jackal-God and the First Man DOUBLE ISSUE! #1/#2
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Mon Dec 15 08:36:56 PST 2014
On Sunday, December 14, 2014 6:14:58 PM UTC-6, Scott Eiler wrote:
> I admire how you've even considered hydrology in your legendary stories.
> Still, maybe the gods can build a god-city out of god-fused sand
> bricks in the middle of the desert, but then someone has to build roads
> to get to all the men who come after the First Man. Did Anakh reveal
> the secret of sand-working to the First City, or does he accept contract
> jobs for them, or do they traffic with rival magicians for that stuff?
> And it's fun I can even ask these questions.
I do tend to be rather particular when it comes to the mechanics of things in the DiVerse, yes. More so about certain things now that I'm more knowledgeable about Terran atmospherics (write what you know and all that).
Not to spill the beans too much, but Anakh's Singing Glaives are the gift of - and burden from - Siguna, the DiVerse's God of Sound. Gift, because they allow the manipulation of physical phenomena that would normally only be possible through magic, which Anakh detests (for good reason); and burden, because they're a reminder of the promise he made with Siguna in order to escape the destruction of his home planet. Part of that promise is that he will build all of Dur Lachesis, in order to provide a safe point from which human population (not repopulation, thus 'First Man') of that world can be accomplished.
Eventually, Anakh will teach those who become Anakhi - collectively, the Anakhisath, a term I brazenly lifted from World of Warcraft's 'Anubisath' - how to forge their own minor Glaives and control sound. The city's transport, communication, and possibly (haven't gotten that far) defenses are all based on the manipulation of sound, which requires no magic as minor Glaives are completely technological in nature. The Singing Glaives were created ex nihilo, but that's another matter that Anakh... well, if you put the question to him, he'd tell you that the Deities hold the power of the only true and pure magic, whereas he hates everything besides that.
Some of that I don't think Mister Perron has even been told yet. :)
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