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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:27 pm 
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Was your Spanish class taught by reverse nuns who forced you to use your unholy left hand?

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Was your Spanish class taught by reverse nuns who forced you to use your unholy left hand?

Aha! But you see, I am not left handed!

Sorry, I already had Princess Bride on my mind because, essentially, that scene where the Dread Pirate Roberts says he doesn't trust the word of a Spaniard because "[he's] known too many Spaniards" is always applicable to me. See, when I decided to take Spanish I didn't expect to be talked down to about how Spain does things so much better because they never switch their knives to their right hand. So, taking that as an offense, I decided to get back at the textbook by teaching myself to use my knife with my left hand.


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Do you follow blogs/channels/series of media for the explicit purpose of get better as a writer?

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Not at the moment. Writing is taking the backseat in my life right now. I would consider doing it in the future.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:34 am 
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Which races do you think, at least in your own headcanon, are the oldest sapient races in the Multiverse?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:39 pm 
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The eldest race is no doubt in my mind the race that forms the core of the people of Equilor. They appear as spirits of a sort but they probably had familiar living forms at some point. Prior to the Bolas backstory, I would have said they were humanoids of a distant and unknown sort, a primordial prototype like the "Race of Gold" in Greek myth or any other sort of higher "First Men". I would have suggested the Elder Dragons to be their temporal equals. Now though? The Elder Dragons came into being when humans already had civilization, so I'd guess the People of Equilor to be human base. Perhaps, in their vast power and wisdom and given the untold ancientness of the plane they call home, they're responsible for a sort of panspermia that is why we seem to find familiar humans on far more planes than any other species. And perhaps they were still distinct... thinking about it, I'm remembering the relationship, in Doctor Who of the Time Lords to modern Earthlings (and the other perfectly human "aliens"). Thanks, Rassilon.

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The eldest race is no doubt in my mind the race that forms the core of the people of Equilor. They appear as spirits of a sort but they probably had familiar living forms at some point. Prior to the Bolas backstory, I would have said they were humanoids of a distant and unknown sort, a primordial prototype like the "Race of Gold" in Greek myth or any other sort of higher "First Men". I would have suggested the Elder Dragons to be their temporal equals. Now though? The Elder Dragons came into being when humans already had civilization, so I'd guess the People of Equilor to be human base. Perhaps, in their vast power and wisdom and given the untold ancientness of the plane they call home, they're responsible for a sort of panspermia that is why we seem to find familiar humans on far more planes than any other species. And perhaps they were still distinct... thinking about it, I'm remembering the relationship, in Doctor Who of the Time Lords to modern Earthlings (and the other perfectly human "aliens"). Thanks, Rassilon.

Well, "Ancient Equilor lies upon Time's furthest edge," oh, wait, I didn't mean to just start quoting myself there.

Anyway, I had thought of Equilor, and it seems like a good place to start. I wasn't sure if Planeswalker had identified the race of the people there, or not. It's been a long time since I've read that book.

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Sorry for the absence, I was completely overwhelmed by the stress of managing two jobs at once. Which is not to say I'll be very present in the next days - today I had a random free day from one of them - but I wanted you to know.

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Which races do you think, at least in your own headcanon, are the oldest sapient races in the Multiverse?

You just had to throw "sapient" in there, didn't you? A could have made a really terrible joke if you didn't. I suppose somebody still could if they knew of an intelligent racing event.

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The Dominia Cabal dossier features a timeline with the Cabal War raging around the "4800 AR", with decreasing numbers that hint the calendars refer to a successive event. In the Wiki page about the Mending is said that it happened in 4500 AR, which clearly is another dating system. Can someone enlighten me about this? Is the dating system used in the dossier meant to be compared to the canon timeline?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:00 pm 
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It should be -4800 AR. As in, 4800 years before 0 AR. 9300 years before the Mending.

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When was the Dominia Cabal founded? Having a rough estimate about the duration of the Cabal would make it easier to understand its role in the mind of very old planeswalkers.

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Are Grover and Elmo the same species, just with different coloration and slightly different morphology, or are they separate, distinct species?


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They are the same species. All furry characters aren't animals are consistently referred to as monsters, implying they are all the same species (this includes Cookie Monster, and all of the big monsters as well). The BBC-produced spinoff Furchester Hotel introduces some of Elmo's relatives who have different coloration, lending further credence to the theory. The spinoff even has a recurring theme of monster traditions, showing that monsters are not only a single species, but have a shared culture.

Source: I have two toddler daughters.

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A pretty authoritative source, second only (maybe) to have been involved in the writing of the Muppet-lore.

Let's change the approach: who can I ask about the Cabal? The Archive says it has been a joined effort of the whole community, but I wasn't around at the time so...

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I spearheaded a lot of it. Raven also got really involved.

To your prior question, it's not a question that has been previously answered. We know a lot about the Cabal's final days, but we haven't heard a lot about its early years. It is my personal belief that it would have been around for a long time as mortals reckon it: they built up a lot of stuff, controlling and restructuring the societies (and possibly nature) of many planes, a process that would take, for their most developed worlds, multiple mortal lifetimes. I don't know where they were around for two thousand years or for ten thousand years, but I can deduce that they didn't come into being overnight.

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I can state that there were thoughts addressed as to their upper limits of activity. They do not predate Zhiran, but the margin in which they worked was still very early in his ascendancy. Some of the members might be older than he was at the time, but the actual organization only came into being after he had ascended.

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I spearheaded a lot of it. Raven also got really involved.

Yeah, it was certainly a community effort, but I largely consider it a Tevish project, at least primarily. I came up with, I think, three or four of the members? But the main concept was Tevish's, added to and polished up by the rest of us.

To your prior question, it's not a question that has been previously answered. We know a lot about the Cabal's final days, but we haven't heard a lot about its early years. It is my personal belief that it would have been around for a long time as mortals reckon it: they built up a lot of stuff, controlling and restructuring the societies (and possibly nature) of many planes, a process that would take, for their most developed worlds, multiple mortal lifetimes. I don't know where they were around for two thousand years or for ten thousand years, but I can deduce that they didn't come into being overnight.

Yeah, basically this. The only minor clue we have is from Tales of the Dominia Cabal: Lucien, wherein the "sacred text" found on Pythdon is described as "young, less than two decades." To me, this hints that the timescale the Cabal operates on is long enough that they can gain control of a plane, and then literally leave it sit for decades before any of them bother to revisit it. They also had a far older feud with Lucien, indicating that the organization is far, far older. I definitely think, though it has not been canonically established anywhere, that we are dealing with a timescale in the thousands, as Tevish says here. We do know, however, that it was an imperfect system, and even the planes under their control were perhaps not as controlled as they might have liked.

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I can state that there were thoughts addressed as to their upper limits of activity. They do not predate Zhiran, but the margin in which they worked was still very early in his ascendancy. Some of the members might be older than he was at the time, but the actual organization only came into being after he had ascended.

Do we have a sense of how long ago Zhiran was born and/or ascended?


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Zhiran is ten millennia old.

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