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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When you have a column that is 1000 feet high, how could the stairs not wrap around? the graphic doesnt make any sense, it looks more like a ladder there. I always thought they wrapped.. I looked at LFB's description, it doesnt seem to say.

Kevin's Watch doesn't go straight up. It leans out from the mountain. It is a \\ not a ||. So the stairs go staight up the steep slope on the upper side.

In Lord Foul's Bane was wrote:
There he saw that he was on the tip of a slim splinter of stone-at least five hundred feet long-that pointed obliquely up from the base of the cliff like a rigid finger accusing the sky. Stairs had been cut into the upper surface of the shaft, but it was as steep as a ladder.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fine! I'm wrong! Be that way! And then, work for days just to prove it! Smile

Good job on finding that!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know ... the freudian symbolism involved makes me wish that Kevin's Watch was shaped somewhat differently. "Like a rigid finger acusing the sky" ... that's not my finger, he said.

Maybe instead of being members of Kevin's Watch, we should be watchers of Kevin's ...

I could go on all day. :0)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In Lord Foul's Bane was wrote:
There he saw that he was on the tip of a slim splinter of stone-at least five hundred feet long-that pointed obliquely up from the base of the cliff like a rigid finger accusing the sky. Stairs had been cut into the upper surface of the shaft, but it was as steep as a ladder.

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The book cover did give the basic concept, but too bad it got everything else except the angle wrong.

I guess you could say the rocks behind the base of the watch represent the "base of the cliff" but IIRC those mts were much taller than the watch itself. From the size of the person, it appears to be about 25 feet high

Except that the Watch leans out at more of an angle, I picture something more like Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite (can you all tell I love the place? Smile

The whole cliff is about 3000 feet high. Imagine climbing down stairs on that!

http://www.wabnig.net/yosemite2/yos204.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildography/100567871/in/set-820925/

http://zephyr.unr.edu/zephyr/outdoors/out_dronkers_show1.html

(and of course, TC didn't think to bring his rapelling gear with him)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's certainly some spire!

Can you imagine the determination needed to carve that stair/ladder?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or Revelstone for that matter!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relayer wrote:

http://zephyr.unr.edu/zephyr/outdoors/out_dronkers_show1.html


I was looking at photos of Yosemite just yesterday, and thinking how well suited it is, in many ways, to serve as pictorial reference for the Land. The massive scale of the place dwarfs humans, which is something fantasy artists have used to convey the ascendancy of nature in the Land (I'm thinking specifically of the paintings dAN pasted).

But that last link gives me the wibbles. Smile And I don't even have a fear of heights. If Kevin's Watch was anything like the Lost Arrow, no wonder Covenant was bonkers by the time he got down. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The book cover did give the basic concept, but too bad it got everything else except the angle wrong.
Yes, that picture is inadequate in most respects (especially scale), but it's the *only* picture that shows the Watch at an angle (that I am aware of).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, and Lost Arrow doesn't quite do it either. I'm sure there are other spires around somewhere that would convey it too, but I couldn't think of one that I could find pics of quickly Smile Like jwaneeta said, that one really conveys what it must've felt like to be up there...

Now I'm forgetting something... who did create the Watch, or at least carve the stairs? I don't think we have any history on it, other than "here Kevin stood..."
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...some of you have said 'create' the watch, others mention 'carving' out the stair. I have a hard time picturing any Earthpowerful being getting their chisel out to chip out the stone. I would guess that Kevin could've easily called out the stone to form the stair.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the Author of the Atlas of the Land, SRD spent days with her going over maps and text, so I'm sure he "ok'd" or assisted with her view of Kevin's Watch.

Also, in the Atlas, there is no mention of who carved the steps or the floor, etc of the Watch itself. Only that the watch stands upon a leaning Spur of rock a "stones throw" from the last mountain.

Note: Sadly, the author of the Atlas of the Land, Karen Wynn Fonstad (a fellow Wisconsinite), who also created other popular fantasy series Atlases, died 11 Mar 2005 of cancer at age 59.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Library Reply with quote

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/034531431X/026-9417162-4023657?v=glance&n=266239

I really want this book now, however a used copy for 35 quid? I dont think so.


I see that this is an old post, but I'm reading the entire series for free on my iPad kindle from my local library.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: Library Reply with quote

+JMJ+

joedean wrote:
Warmark wrote:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/034531431X/026-9417162-4023657?v=glance&n=266239

I really want this book now, however a used copy for 35 quid? I dont think so.


I see that this is an old post, but I'm reading the entire series for free on my iPad kindle from my local library.


Welcome there, friend! And your frugal sagacity along with you!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome joedean .. be welcome and true
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