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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Oh, Nyle," she whispered in relief and quick nausea, "I'm so sorry. What have they done to you?"

"Same thing they're going to do to you." His bitterness was worse than anger; he had gone too far beyond hope. "A kind of rape. I'm just lucky Eremis still wants me alive. Gilbur likes what they call 'male meat', but he has a tendency to kill his toys, so Eremis makes him leave me alone. Most of the time.

"They need me to make sure Geraden doesn't do something unpredictable. Or King Joyse either, for that matter."

Oh, Nyle.

She couldn't stay on her feet. Nausea crowded all the relief out of her. Without thinking, she retreated to the bed, sat down again. For some reason, she wasn't trembling anymore. But she was going to be so sick-- If she let go, she was going to puke her heart out.

"It's the same reason they've got you." Now that Nyle had begun to talk, he seemed intent on continuing. "Only the details are different. We're hostages. And bait. We're here to make sure Geraden and King Joyse do what Eremis wants.

"I actually thought somebody would try to rescue me." His tone made her want to throw up. Gilbur liked male meat. "But I was wrong. Maybe they'll forget about you, too. That's your only hope now--that Eremis made a mistake bringing you here."

Fighting down bile, she forced herself to say, "Nobody in Orison knew you needed rescuing. Don't you know what they did? They killed that physician, Underwell. They let monsters eat his face"--don't think about it, don't think about it--"they dressed him up to look like you. Everybody thought yu were dead." Because it had to be said, she concluded, "They thought Geraden killed you. You accomplished that, anyway."

"I know all that." Nyle coughed thinly, as if he were too weak and beaten to curse. "They sent Gart and a couple of his Apts into the room to knock the guards and Underwell out. So there wouldn't be any noise. They translated me here. Then they sent some of their creatures to feed on the bodies. They told me all about it.

"Do you think that's what I wanted? Do you think I had a choice?"

No. It was cruel to accuse him, cruel, he had been Eremis' prisoner and Gilbur's for a long time now, and the decisions he had made which had put him here had all been based on King Joyse's policy of foolish passivity, it wasn't fair to include him in her anger. Nevertheless she said, "Everybody had a choice."

She had a choice, didn't she? She was chained to the wall in the dark, and Eremis intended to use her for his pleasure until her spirit broke, and there was no way she could possibly be rescued, and she still had a choice. Only dead people didn't make choices.


That last part seems a familiar theme in SRD works: despair can't take hold as long as the trying continues. However, Nyle isn't allowed to try anything as a chained prisoner, so Terisa's response to Nyle here seems to be unfair, so far.


This passage is interesting. If we were one of these two could we say what Terisa is saying here? Or would we be Nyle? You have to admit, what Terisa says is pure nonsense. Only heroines in stories could escape this hell. Terisa is the heroine of this tale and she has magical powers besides. But Nyle isn't. Instead, Nyle is a realist. He doesn't accept that he's living in a sort of fairy tale. It must be hard being a realist surrounded by legends like Joyce and his daughters, his father, Artagel and even irrepressible Geraden and Terisa.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This passage is interesting. If we were one of these two could we say what Terisa is saying here? Or would we be Nyle? You have to admit, what Terisa says is pure nonsense. Only heroines in stories could escape this hell. Terisa is the heroine of this tale and she has magical powers besides. But Nyle isn't. Instead, Nyle is a realist. He doesn't accept that he's living in a sort of fairy tale. It must be hard being a realist surrounded by legends like Joyce and his daughters, his father, Artagel and even irrepressible Geraden and Terisa.


I have to admit, shadowbinding shoe, that I would be Nyle, bitter and defeated in such a situation, and used to seeing no way out. This defeated attitude would be partly the result of habitually being such a mortal among demigods (even if two of those "demigods", those champions, happen to be his brothers) and a mortal easily dismissed (by Joyse) or manipulated (by other characters as varied as Elega, Kragen, and Eremis), at that. And of course, with the repeated rape and other abuse, I would likely be pessimistic, where the most I could hope for was that death could happen for me soon. Very bleak stuff. Nyle has had to give up on hope at this point.

And yes, as you say, I have to admit also that what Terisa says here is nonsense. I comprehend that she's scared of what Eremis is planning to do to her as soon as he finishes his report to High King Festten, and she's trying to distract herself from that. I also understand that Terisa feels ashamed for ever doubting Geraden and trusting Eremis, and so she will automatically defend Geraden and deflect blame from him when Nyle states he hasn't had a choice since Geraden knocked him out. But Nyle is right; he hasn't had any real choice since then. Crying or Very sad Yes, he's a realist.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, who is oldest and who is youngest among those three? Is it Nyle, then Terisa and finally Geraden?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't see Nyle again until the fight between Gart and Artagel gets to the point where Artagel's defeat looks certain.

In Chapter 51 of A Man Rides Through was wrote:
What a way to die. No, worse than that: what a way to be beaten. Artagel was a fighter; he had lived most of his life in the vicinity of death. For him, it was at once so familiar and so unimaginable that he couldn't be afraid of it. But to be beaten like this, utterly, miserably--

Oh, Geraden, forgive me.

If only, he thought dumbly, if only he hadn't been hurt the last time. If only he hadn't spent so much time in bed.

Terisa, forgive me.

But it was stupid to wish for things like that. Foolish regret: a waste of time and energy and life. Gart had beaten him the last time, too. And the time before that.

I will regret nothing.

He retreated down the passage, past more doors than he could count; stumbling barely on his feet. By bare will, he kept his sword up for Gart to play with.

If anybody thinks he can do better than this, let him try.

That was enough. As unsteady as a drunk, he stopped; he locked both hands around his wet swordhilt.

I will regret nothing.

Almost retching for air, he jerked forward and did his absolute best to split Gart's head open.

Negligently, Gart blocked the blow.

Artagel's eyes were full of blood: he couldn't see what happened. But he knew from the sound, the familiar echoing clang after his swing, and from the sudden shift of balance, that he had broken his sword.

One jagged half remained in his fists; the other rang away across the floor, singing metallically of failure.

"Now," Gart breathed like silk. "Now, you fool."

Involuntarily, Artagel went down on knee, as if he couldn't stay on his feet without an intact weapon.

The High King's Monomach raised his sword. Between streaks of Artagel's blood, the steel gleamed.

For some reason, a door behind Gart opened.

Nyle came into the passage.

He looked like Artagel felt: abused to the bone; exhausted beyond bearing. But he held the chains of his manacles clenched in his fists, and he swung the heavy rings on the end of the chains at Gart's head.

The instincts which had made Gart the High King's Monomach saved him. Warned by some visceral intuition, some impalpable tremor in the air, he wrenched himself aside and started turning.

The rings missed his head, came down on his left shoulder.

They hit him hard enough to strike that arm away from his sword. But he did most of his fighting one-handed anyway, despite his weapon's weight. While his left arm fell numb--maybe broken--his right was already in motion, bringing his blade around to sever Nyle's neck.

Nyle!

In that moment, a piece of time as quick and eternal as a translation, Artagel brought up the last strength from the bottom of his heart and lunged forward.

With his whole body, he drove his broken sword through the armhole of Gart's armor.

Then he and Nyle collapsed on Gart's corpse as if they had become kindred spirits at last.

He had the peculiar conviction that he needed to prevent Gart from risingup after death and shedding more blood. A long time seemed to pass before he recovered enough sanity to wonder whether Nyle was alive.


YES! Nyle gets to make a difference at last! Cool


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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By the way, who is oldest and who is youngest among those three? Is it Nyle, then Terisa and finally Geraden?


To the best of my memory, I think Nyle is around 26 or 27 years old, Geraden is 25 years old, and Terisa is 19 years old.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nyle gets to make a positive difference yet another time in the story, helping to save Geraden after Gilbur's defeat.

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The wolves would have killed Geraden then. He was too shaken to defend himself, too deeply shocked. Artagel and Nyle arrived in time to save him, however. Artagel was exhausted, of course, hardly able to lift his arms; but he had Gart's sword, and it seemed to give himstrength. And Nyle swung his chains crazily, which made one or two of the wolves hesitate, giving Artagel the opportunity to dispatch them.

The three brothers hugged each other long and hard before they went to look for Terisa.


I think Nyle is willing to do such reckless things like crazily swinging his chains as targets such as Gart's head and the big wolves because he's been given a chance he'd never thought he would ever have again: to fight for the people that he loves.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cord Hurn wrote:
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By the way, who is oldest and who is youngest among those three? Is it Nyle, then Terisa and finally Geraden?


To the best of my memory, I think Nyle is around 26 or 27 years old, Geraden is 25 years old, and Terisa is 19 years old.


Really?! Terisa is that young? I was sure she was at least 23, more like 25. The way she's stuck in her 'meaningless' life in that skyscraper apartment it felt like years, not months. And her beauty is always described as womanly, not girly, in Mordant. Her cynicism might have added to this feeling but are you sure she's only 19?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cord Hurn wrote:
shadowbinding shoe wrote:
By the way, who is oldest and who is youngest among those three? Is it Nyle, then Terisa and finally Geraden?


To the best of my memory, I think Nyle is around 26 or 27 years old, Geraden is 25 years old, and Terisa is 19 years old.


Really?! Terisa is that young? I was sure she was at least 23, more like 25. The way she's stuck in her 'meaningless' life in that skyscraper apartment it felt like years, not months. And her beauty is always described as womanly, not girly, in Mordant. Her cynicism might have added to this feeling but are you sure she's only 19?


I am not absolutely certain, and will have to do more research into this. As far as Geraden being 25 years old, I have these two passages for evidence:

In Chapter 4 of The Mirror Of Her Dreams was wrote:
Terisa considered him for a moment. "But you're still not going to answer my questions." Thanks to her years of training, her tone betrayed almost no bitterness.

With a wince, he replied, "No, I can't. You heard him. I think he's wrong, but that doesn't make any difference. I've been trying to become a Master since I was fifteen. I can't give it up." Again he said, "I'm sorry."


Later in this same chapter, after Geraden has introduced Terisa to Joyse and explained he didn't tell the Masters about Terisa's mirrors, we get another clue as to Geraden's age.

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Geraden made an effort to look at the King squarely; but his discomfiture was too strong for him.

"Did you tell the Masters that she may be a Master herself?"

The Apt swallowed thickly, "No."

"Ah," King Joyse said mildly. "That explains it, then. Of course they let her go, thinking her to be just another one of your mishaps. But why didn't you tell them?"

A slow flush spread over Geraden's face. Muscles knotted in his forehead. His embarrassment was so acute that it nearly brought tears to Terisa's eyes. But he clamped his jaws shut and didn't answer.

"My boy, that may have been foolish." The King's hand still held Geraden's shoulder; his expression was kind. "You've been trying for--what is it now? ten years?--to become an Imager, a member of the Congery. How can you hope to succeed, if you risk angering the very men who control the knowledge, skill, and position that you crave?"


So, Geraden began as an Apt at age 15, and has been trying to become an Imager for 10 years. Geraden is 25 years old. Concerning Terisa's age, I haven't found any definitive evidence yet for why I think she's 19 years old. I have found this passage in TMOHD's chapter 1, however:

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He wasn't reflected in the mirror: he was in the mirror. He was behind her startled image--and moving forward as if he were floundering through a torrent.

He was a young man, perhaps only a few years older than she was, and he wore a large brown jerkin, brown pants, and leather boots. His face was attractive, though his expression was foolish with surprise and hope.


Geraden at 25 years old is perhaps only a few years older than Terisa. This doesn't prove that she is 19 years old, but she certainly can't be as old as 25. Hopefully, I can find more proof for my belief that she's 19 sometime soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concerning the age of this thread's subject, I haven't found anything that says what Nyle's exact age is. I simply have found this from TMOHD chapter 19, in a passage that I have quoted earlier in this thread:

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Unabashedly curious, Terisa studied Nyle. She would have known him as Geraden's brother anywhere. He had Geraden's hair and coloring, Geraden's build, only an inch less than Geraden's height.
It was clear that he took no joy in meeting Geraden.

Stiffly, he bowed to the two women. "My lady Elega." He and Elega didn't And he would have had Geraden's face, if his features hadn't been set for brooding instead of openheartedness. He looked like a disconcerted version of his younger brother, a man whose basically serious nature had curdled.
look at each other. "My lady Terisa. I'm glad to meet you"--Terisa heard no pleasure in his voice--"even though my brother hasn't bothered to introduce us."


Geraden is Nyle's younger brother, so I figure Nyle is 26 years old at the youngest.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Chapter 52 of A Man Rides Through was wrote:
Then Geraden and Artagel and Nyle entered the room.

Despite their obvious exhaustion, they had all come to fight for her. Artagel held his sword poised; Nyle swung his chains; Geraden's face was full of threats. They all came forward to fling themselves at Master Eremis. But when they saw that he wasn't moving, that he couldn't move, and she was unharmed, Geraden gave a shout of joy, Artagel blinked in happy astonishment, and Nyle dropped his chains.

Oh, Geraden. Oh, love. Mute with relief and constricted weeping, she hugged him and hugged him while Artagle thumped her back boisterously and Nyle shed quiet tears of his own.


Everything that happens now is just too good to be true for Nyle; to be rescued and having his brothers safe is more than he could have hoped for in all the time he was a tormented prisoner. That is why he sheds quiet tears in this scene, I think.
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None of them asked any questions. They were all happy to wait a while to find out what happened.

On the other hand, after a moment they all found themselves looking at the mirror.

Its focus had to be adjusted before they could see King Joyse. He had ridden so far down the valley, was so heavily engaged among the Cadwals, that he was momentarily out of view. When they located him, however, they saw at once that he might win this battle.

His forces and the High King's still seemed roughly equal in numbers. But the Termigan and his men continued to block the left side of the valley; the soldiers Prince Kragen had left in place sealed the right side. As a result, High King Festten wasn't receiving any reinforcements.

He needed reinforcements. The Cadwals simply weren't fighting as well or as hard as their opponents. King Joyse and the Prince attacked them from two sides, and the Termigan cut at their rear, and the rampart wall and the slug-beast's corpse hemmed them in: they had no room to maneuver, no avenue of escape. And the men of Alend and Mordant fought as if they couldn't be beaten.

At the sight, Artagel's face shone, and Geraden cheered, "Look at him! Didn't I tell you he was worth serving?" He had apparently forgotten that Nyle might have a different reaction. "Didn't I?"

Terisa still needed to weep. At the same time, a fierce exultation rose in her. She had to struggle to make her throat work. "Something I want to do."

Unable to explain, she waved Geraden and Artagel and Nyle back from the mirror. She moved it so that Master Eremis no longer blocked her way. Nearly in tears, nearly crowing, she adjusted the focus of the Image up to the rampart, to the last catapult.

The engine was ready to throw--and both King Joyse and Prince Kragen appeared to be within range.

Striking her only blow of the battle, Terisa translated a strut out of the catapult's frame. The timber was under such pressure that it came through the glass like a shot and slammed against the far wall.

Without the strut, the engine wrenched itself apart.

This time, both Geraden and Artagel cheered. Some of the men in the valley looked like they might be cheering.

That helped; but she still couldn't unknot her grief and joy. If she remained where she was, with Master Eremis like that in front of her, she might begin sobbing wildly.

"Let's go," she said.

Artagel nodded at once and turned to support Nyle. But Geraden looked at the erect Imager, and at the cloak on the floor, as if he were embarrassed by pity.

"Shouldn't we cover him?"

Terisa shook her head. "Leave him alone. He's probably happy that way."

In surprise and relief, Geraden gave a shout of laughter.

Artagel laughed, too, a loud, long hoot of mirth. Even Nyle managed a wan smile.

Suddenly, the knot in Terisa loosened, and she started laughing as well.

Happy that way. Ready and capable and full of himself until he died. Giggling and chuckling, she and the Domne's sons laughed all the way back to the Image-room.

In the center of the damaged ring of mirrors, they found Adept Havelock. He sat on the bare stone as if he had appeared there by translation. His eyes were strangely focused, and his face wore lines of sorrow; he looked like a man who had lost an old friend.

His arms held the arch-Imager.

Vagel had what looked like a tree limb driven through his belly. He was covered in blood, obviously dead.

Havelock was singing to him softly.

"I understand," the mad, old Imager crooned as if he were comforting a child. "I understand everything. Everything."

Terisa felt a renewed desire to weep, but it didn't last long.

The flat glass showed King Joyse surging through the press of Cadwals toward High King Festten. He wasn't using his sword anymore: he didn't seem to need it. His charge alone was enough to make the Cadwals give ground. They were being routed.

The destruction of the last catapult had struck them like an announcement from the stronghold that Master Eremis and Master Gilbur and the arch-Imager Vagel were defeated. And the forces of Mordant and Alend gave the Cadwals no space or time in which to rally. The High King appeared to be screaming furiously, but he couldn't make the wall of men around him hold.

"He's going to do it," Artagel breathed happily. "He's going to beat Festten."

"With Prince Kragen," Terisa said for Nyle's benefit, pointing out the alliance between Mordant and Alend. "They're doing it together."

Nyle stared as if he couldn't believe his eyes.


Seems like now everything is just too good to be true for Nyle. I like Terisa for pointing out to Nyle that his belief in Alend had not been in vain. I feel she is being very compassionate and considerate to Nyle for demonstrating this! Hug
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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By the way, who is oldest and who is youngest among those three? Is it Nyle, then Terisa and finally Geraden?


To the best of my memory, I think Nyle is around 26 or 27 years old, Geraden is 25 years old, and Terisa is 19 years old.


Really?! Terisa is that young? I was sure she was at least 23, more like 25. The way she's stuck in her 'meaningless' life in that skyscraper apartment it felt like years, not months. And her beauty is always described as womanly, not girly, in Mordant. Her cynicism might have added to this feeling but are you sure she's only 19?



I have just begun a re-read of Mordant's Need, shadowbinding shoe, and I see that I must change my mind about Terisa being 19 years old in the story:

In Chapter 1 of The Mirror Of Her Dreams was wrote:
But she didn't. In the dream, a small vexed frown pinched her forehead as she regarded her passivity. It was the story of her life, that mute nothingness--the only quality she could ascribe to her uncertain existence. How could she act? Action was for those who didn't seriously doubt their own presence in the world. During the more than twenty years of her life, her opportunities for action had been so few that she typically hadn't recognized them until they were past. She didn't know how to make her limbs carry her toward the rider.


"More than twenty years" could mean twenty years and several weeks , or mean she's 21, 22, or even 23 years old (but probably not older, if she notes that Geraden appears a few years older than her, and we know that Geraden is 25).
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I can accept Terisa as a 22-23 year old. 19 year old Terisa caused a mental dissonance for me. Thank you for all the quote searching, Cord Hurn. Do you have a photographic (or at least reference-book like) memory?
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Yeah, I always though of her as early to mid 20's.

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I can accept Terisa as a 22-23 year old. 19 year old Terisa caused a mental dissonance for me. Thank you for all the quote searching, Cord Hurn. Do you have a photographic (or at least reference-book like) memory?


You're welcome for the quotes, shadowbinding shoe! Liking SRD's writings like I do, I feel it makes reading a thread more enjoyable to add quotes from his works. I don't think I have a photographic memory, but my memory works fairly well, I like to think. But I've also read MN several times (four or five times, I think).
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Yeah, I always though of her as early to mid 20's.

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Turns out you were correct. I'm not sure how I incorrectly pictured Terisa as only 19 years old, but perhaps I interpreted the passage saying that Geraden looked "several years older" than Terisa too liberally.
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