|#1stclax_26Feb 22, 2004 20:59:02||I have a quick question to a reference made in the Sithicus chapter, on page 110, 2nd column, end of the 3rd paragraph; S mentions that the story of Nuitari "strikes me as outrageous. I would dismiss the tale outright, had Darkest Night in our own land of Darkon not taught me that the night sky can be untrustworthy."|
What is the "Darkest Night"? Is it a reference to something that occured during the Grand Conjunction/Great Upheaval? Was it mentioned in the 2nd Gaz and I just don't remember it?
Any help would be appreciated.
|#2Matthew_L._MartinFeb 22, 2004 21:49:57|
Originally posted by stclax_26
Darkest Night is the Darkonian term for the winter solstice, first introduced in the _Death Triumphant_ adventure in the _Requiem: the Grim Harvest_ boxed set and revisited in Gaz II. The reason S references it in this context is that on that night, the moon is _never_ visible in Darkon--no matter what phase it should be in, no matter how it should be behaving. According to Darkonian folklore and Eternal Order doctrine, it is the night when the Grey Realm of the dead draws closest to the world of the living. No light can be lit on that night, lest it draw the dead closer to mortals and hasten the Hour of Ascension.
Matthew L. Martin
|#3john_w._mangrumFeb 22, 2004 23:33:50||It was explained in Gaz II, yes.|
|#4stclax_26Feb 23, 2004 13:29:04||Okay, I was almost sure I had read about it before but just couldn't pin-point where, had I my Gaz 2 on me I probably would have figured it out.|
|#5zombiegleemaxFeb 23, 2004 16:14:50||Something I don't understand, if they are trying to sever the tie with Krynn, and not mention Soth at all, why was Nuitari still allowed?|