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 May, 4 2007

A journal for discussion of the story "Reconciliation."


Just what the hook says. I will try actually to reply to any comments in this journal.

Does that mean there were other points you thought were unclear?

Not so much unclear as implausible. You have no idea how many times the move from Dol Amroth to Calardin was redone!

Re: knowing one's 'home turf'

I think one tends to forget that in earlier times, there truly were blank, unknown spaces on the maps ("there be monsters" and all that) if they was not a populated areas and/or just used to pass through. Areas that were simply not interesting in themselves.

I'll attest that there are large swaths of suburban and rural areas of the U.S. that are no more than places on maps, and very blank places at that. But certainly, a less mobile population would find anything too far beyond the borders of their own community to be a vast, unknown and unknowable waste. Swan Knights aren't quite so constrained and are expected to travel somewhat, but unless there were some really good reason to know with precision what was between Strategic Point of Interest A and Strategic Point of Interest B, they probably wouldn't know much beyond "we're about 20 miles from anywhere we need to be."

Glad my questions were useful!

They do help remind me that while all is clear in my own head, it is not necessarily so in reality!



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