In regards to Orb Building...

Thu Jan 9 10:46:33 PST 2003

Dumb question, but why doesn't Aliera just ask Pathfinder where to
get a nice juicy hunk of trellanstone?  The Gods are obviously not
the sole suppliers...

- Philip

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Chris Olson - SunPS wrote:

> > >Vernor Vinge fans will ask, Is the Empire heading for a sorcerous
> > >Singularity?  (I.e., will there be general Orb-building then Orb-building
> > >Orbs or Orb-assisted Elder Sorcery learning and boom everyone's godlike?)
> >
> > That might happen if Orb construction wasn't severely circumscribed to the
> > point where it appears that no additional Orbs can be made.
> As I recall, the Orb is made out of Trellanstone<sp>
> which, according to Aliera and Morollan is only found
> as a gift from the gods.
> Given this, I find it very improbable that there would be
> mass production of Orbs around the Empire.
> (Though, as a lark, I'd find it amusing to see a bunch of
> Athyra on an Orb-building assembly line, grumbling about low wages and
> work-house conditions....)
> Chris
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