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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject: Is the Orcrest a portal to another dimension? Reply with quote

Given that the orcrest appears to be translucent but does not allow objects to bee seen through it, could it be a portal to another dimension or perhaps a conduit to nothingness? Or is it a bane of earthpower that does not perceive the ordinary world similar to Glimmermere?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought of it as a piece of rock that has an extraordinary amount of earthpower in it. Perhaps it can mind-meld with other pieces of Orcrest; I wouldn't know because I do not have rocks in my head. Screwy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I always thought of it as a piece of rock that has an extraordinary amount of earthpower in it. Perhaps it can mind-meld with other pieces of Orcrest; I wouldn't know because I do not have rocks in my head. Screwy


Hmmm... Did the Orcrest get its mindmelding power from the Haruchai?
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I am absolutely certain that they did.

Well as certain as I can be with no proof, circumstantial evidence, or any reason to think it's true at all Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proof? What more proof do you need than that Linden was unable to decypher the Orcrest language?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am absolutely certain that they did.

Well as certain as I can be with no proof, circumstantial evidence, or any reason to think it's true at all Very Happy


Thanks very much for that vote of confidence...wait a minute!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sure hope we get to see the One Stone in the Last Chrons!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I sure hope we get to see the One Stone in the Last Chrons!!
You took the words right out of my thoughts. If the One Tree is sprouting out of the top of the Worm's head like an ingrown hair, where do you think the One stone is sticking out of?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhhhhhhhh Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked i thought i'd left physics behind with my last exam!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe we'll hear yet another creation story, and the One Stone will end up in it somewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recall any mention of a "One Stone". Did I actually miss something???
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. Very Happy But it'll take me a few minutes to find it.

Kids!! Start going through LFB!! I need mentions of the One Stone!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One Stone..hmmm...You would think I would remember that...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I found it.. In the Illearth War when Tohrm gives Covenant the Orcrest...

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"It is orcrest, a rare piece of the One Rock which is the heart of the Earth. The Earthpower is abundant in it, and it may serve you in many ways. Will you accept it?"

Covenant stared at the orcrest as if there were something cruel in Tohrm's offer. "I don't want it."

"I do not offer it for any want," said Tohrm. "You have the white gold, and need no gifts of mine. No, I offer it out of respect for my old friend Birinair, whom you released from the fire which consumed him. I offer it in gratitude for a brave deed."


Sheesh, how could I have forgotten something like that?? Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The One Rock was the original colonists' teleportation device; so was the One Tree. They intergrated their technology with plants, and they also used stones and water.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exactly the part I was looking for when I checked this thread again and saw that you found it! It's been so long that I called it the wrong thing!! Shocked Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL!! Hysterical

Well, at least you remembered it...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does translucent mean the same as transparent?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So does translucent mean the same as transparent?


translucent

\Trans*lu"cent\, a. [L. translucens, -entis, p. pr. of translucere to shine through; trans across, through = lucere to shine. See Lucid.] 1. Transmitting rays of light without permitting objects to be distinctly seen; partially transparent.

transparent

\Trans*par"ent\, a. [F., from LL. transparens, -entis, p. pr. of transparere to be transparent; L. trans across, through + parere to appear. See Appear.] 1. Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent diamond; -- opposed to opaque. ``Transparent elemental air.'' --Milton.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so why was this "one rock" only meantioned once? surely u'd think that it would be more important than one meantion...
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