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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.

I'd like to join Denise in thanking you, Dwim, for this really fascinating and believable extrapolation of Haradric belief in general and how it pertains to Andra in particular. I, too, especially appreciate the "in-Arda"-explanation.

And why does Haradric honor demand the suicide/death of a lord's avenger anyway (re: Andra's thoughts/statements in Kin-Strife)? Would Andra somehow incur dishonor by killing someone who has caused Imrahil's death? Or, since Andra's blood oath is based on him owing his life to Imrahil, does his life have no value once Imrahil is gone? I admit I've never been clear on the reasoning behind his commitment to that line of thought.

Here, I am reminded of real historical examples - Japanese Samurai. When their master died, they became ronin, or outcast. They were supposed to avenge their master and then commit ritual suicide.

To me, it seems to fit quite well into Andrahar's mindset.


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