> From: Jag [mailto:agrajag at dragaera.net] > On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 09:05, Chris Turkel wrote: > > On Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 12:23 AM, David Silberstein wrote: > > > > > On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Frank Mayhar wrote: > > > > > >> Chris Turkel wrote: > > >>> I have read on various web sites that Dragaera was settled by > > >>> Terrans...what evidence in the book is there? Did I miss it? > > >> > > >> Issola. During Sethra's long-winded explanation requested by Vlad, > > >> to his > > >> great regret. :-) She says as much, explicitly. > > >> > > > > > > She doesn't say exactly that. What she says is that Easterners - what > > > *we* call humans - arrived first (except for the Serioli, who are > > > native) and were modified by the Jenoine into Dragaerans. She doesn't > > > say explicitly "terrans", of course. > > > > > > This also jibes with the Serioli calling Vlad "of the Old People" or > > > "People from the small invisible lights". > > > > I should modify my original question . I have read Issola but even > > before it was published there was such speculation. Are there > > references in earlier books? > > Yes, but I don't think it was as clear as what was in _Issola_. I don't > remember exactly where it was mentioned, but I think the scene where > Vlad finds out about Dolivar and has the discussion with Aliera on > genetics probablly has something in there about it. I don't remember > what book that was in, but I want to say _Yendi_ for some reason. > > We all have it wrong. Terrans came from Dragaera Great Cycles ago. Steven is actually the reincarnated soul of Paarfi and they are communicating through the odd timing sequencing of The Paths. Steve doesn't know it, but Verra is actually disguised as a brown dog on his couch. W We do on the stage the things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else. --Tom Stoppard, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"