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From:     "Thomas O. Magann Jr." <tomjr@???.com>
Date:     Mon,  9 Sep 96 15:58:16 PDT
Subject:  Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism
>I'm just throwing out ideas. My personal take on the whole thing based
>on small inferences here and there. Go ahead, now's your chance to
>return fire. :)

If you wnat. I know that there are at least 3 subspecies of tohr-keen (maybe
more, I don't really follow DS) and that all 3 species are specific to a
particualr location. This sounds more like some sort of evolution of the
Thri-keen, possibly a social one, given that most of the differences seem to
be social, and that the genitics are close enough to allow for interbreeding.

So what does this give us? A closed sphere, with at least 4 subspecies of
Thri-keen, including spell using and psionic members.

What doe we have in the rest of the universe? One species, non spell using or
psi using from what references I have, plenty of evidence of an earlier
civilisation, yet no idication that any spell using Thrikeen ever existed,
not even a standard helm on any ship, old or new, that i;ve seen, just the
Crystal Helms. There was even a member of that old civilization rescude from
flow stasis, and, while he seemed to be a priest of the TK religion, he had
no spell ability.

No, even ignoring the fact that the Sphere is closed, 3 of the subspecies are
ONLY found on Athas. That implies they developed there from the parent race,
which MAY have come from outside, but even the thrikeen of Athas are
different from the TK everywhere else.

If the TK had started on Athas, then spread out, would there be indications
of the other subraces and the spell using ability, as well as the psionics,
SOMEWHERE.

No, it's more likely that the parent race evolve to fit the various niches on
Athas (in 4 different ways) that every other TK in the universe changed in
exactly the same way, while in very different enviroments, magical and
otherwise, thru out the universe.

But that's just my opinion, based on what is, essentially, circumstantial
evidence. And Occam's Razor.

Thank You For Your Time,

Thomas O Magann Jr
http://www.sfo.com/~tomjr/

<tomjr@???.com> or my back-up: <TMagann@???.com>




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Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Game Master    30 Aug 1996 03:08:42
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    30 Aug 1996 13:31:19
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Paul Westermeyer    30 Aug 1996 19:54:11
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    30 Aug 1996 20:44:19
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    03 Sep 1996 13:43:56
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    03 Sep 1996 21:50:25
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    04 Sep 1996 13:31:46
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    05 Sep 1996 23:01:39
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    05 Sep 1996 23:14:09
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    06 Sep 1996 01:14:13
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    09 Sep 1996 20:41:28
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    James Perry    09 Sep 1996 20:49:02
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    09 Sep 1996 21:01:17
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Eugene Shumu1insky    09 Sep 1996 21:10:44
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Deviant    09 Sep 1996 22:44:08
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    09 Sep 1996 22:58:16
Re: The Common Tongue! & Realism    Deviant    09 Sep 1996 23:43:56

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