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From:     James Perry <jperry@??.net>
Date:     Sat, 29 Jun 1996 17:48:06 -0500
Subject:  Re: Introducing myself
>Steven R. Martindale wrote:
>>
>> >>>Say, can someone tell me where that was specified?
>> >>>
>> >>>I keep hearing people say "Athas is a closed sphere", but none of my books
>> >>say that (Though admittedly I have few of the DS sources, and only about
>> >>half of what came out for SJ).
>> >
>> >It says so in The Complete Spacefarers Handbook.
>>
>> Nope: "...not on the spacelanes where Realmspace, Krynnspace and Greyspace
>> can be found. ... Whether it is unreachable or merely so far...any journey
>> would take lifetimes is unknown ."  And then goes onto say Spelljamming is
>> unknown to the common inhabitents on Athas, though it might be a secret
>> locked in some Sourceror King's library.  (TCSH: page 13)
>
>That was why I said it was off the normal routes of travel.
>
>>
>> Personally I prefer the "Extremely Distant" approach.  (One could take the
>> Rifts view that there is some activity in space, but (Because they've
>> squandered the limited resources in the rest of the sphere and nearby
>> spheres just as much as on Athas) the spaceborn keep a close eye on the
>> planet, ready to strike hard at anyone or anything that might be so foolish
>> as to try and reach orbit...)
>
>Unless you have Khelben Blackstaff in that spelljammer of yours, I don't
think that
>you could strike hard at the combined resources of a Dragon King. That
would require a
>hell of a lot of muscle, and if you're off the normal spacelanes, that
muscle will
>difficult to muster, and nearly impossible to maintain.

Well, you could always take the "Ringworld approach."  Pretend you are the
gods, returned at last.  And since you have metal to spare (read:
arrowheads, nails, screws, bolts, gold coins), you could raise one hell of
an army, and, although you might not be able to take down all the
sorceror-kings, you could take out a few of the weaker ones, or go to Tyr,
and enlist their aid, or go to the Avangion-King's city, he'd probably help.
Yeah, I'd say you could do some major damage, and if you had to, you could
always leave, go to another sphere, load up on scrap iron, fly back, and Buy
a kingdom. :)

        Ziggy



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Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    24 Jun 1996 23:55:21
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    25 Jun 1996 04:00:22
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    25 Jun 1996 13:25:22
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    25 Jun 1996 18:29:05
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    25 Jun 1996 18:39:35
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    25 Jun 1996 17:58:24
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    25 Jun 1996 18:00:30
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    25 Jun 1996 18:06:45
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    25 Jun 1996 19:33:52
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    25 Jun 1996 19:50:35
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    25 Jun 1996 19:58:43
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    25 Jun 1996 20:04:13
Re: Introducing myself    Paul Westermeyer    26 Jun 1996 02:42:49
Re: Introducing myself    Paul Westermeyer    26 Jun 1996 02:42:52
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    26 Jun 1996 03:46:14
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:53:46
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:55:26
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:57:39
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:58:19
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:56:37
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 16:58:02
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    26 Jun 1996 17:06:13
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 17:10:46
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 17:12:10
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    26 Jun 1996 18:38:39
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 18:50:15
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 00:08:53
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 00:11:16
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    27 Jun 1996 07:28:09
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    27 Jun 1996 14:39:47
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 15:05:29
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    27 Jun 1996 21:23:37
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    27 Jun 1996 23:40:16
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    27 Jun 1996 22:34:48
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    28 Jun 1996 02:01:26
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Jun 1996 00:38:08
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    28 Jun 1996 03:18:21
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    28 Jun 1996 18:25:58
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    28 Jun 1996 18:48:27
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Jun 1996 20:35:48
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    28 Jun 1996 21:22:44
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    29 Jun 1996 11:52:02
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    29 Jun 1996 11:54:18
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:19:50
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:25:13
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    29 Jun 1996 23:35:34
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:34:58
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:48:06
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 01:48:57
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:49:49
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 23:01:56
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 23:04:23
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Jun 1996 00:28:06
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Jun 1996 00:37:43
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    30 Jun 1996 02:23:01
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    30 Jun 1996 01:23:45
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 07:02:08
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 07:13:56
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 07:18:21
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    30 Jun 1996 19:54:04

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