How will House Phoenix arise from the ashes?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Dec 13 13:54:09 PST 2005

Scott Schultz wrote:

>> I disagree with your conclusion.    Why can't a fundamental 
>> law of the 
>> universe not be created by the Lords of Judgment?
>There's no reason they can't. It just seems that, _A Dream of Passion_
>aside, they don't really seem to be into that sort of thing. Moreover, the
>limited knowledge we've been given would indicate that they don't really
>understand it all that well or have any control over it. If they had put it
>into operation, you'd think there'd be an Architect who they'd be consulting
>instead of putting up with cryptic mumbo-jumbo from Verra and her sisters.
>Most of the time they don't even seem to know which phase it's pointing to,
>though this could very well have to do with the way time flails around in
>the vicinity of the Halls along with the fact that the Cycle represents
>Dragaeran Terrestrial time.
It's quite possible for the powerful to implement something they do not 
fully understand.   It is quite possible to underestimate final results 
of such an implementation and to ignore subtleties of it.

Especially if it makes a better story.

Or do you prefer your myths with gods who always get what they expect?