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Monday, July 30, 2012

Vance's Dying Earth, Reference Notes - Pg#7-8

(Ascolais, Land of) - [PLC]
"A man lives in the land of Ascolais, not far from your castle Miir."

"...Who is this Man?"

"...Prince Kandive the Golden."
Pg#7


(Blue Stone, Amulet of carved) - [ITM][SPL]
"... an Amulet of carved blue stone."
Pg#7


Kandive wears this amulet hidden below his singlet. When an enemy appears he takes it out to display on his chest, such is the potency of the charm. No matter what else, do not gaze on this amulet, either before or after you take it, on pain of most hideous consequence."
Pg#8


(Crystal)- [ITM][SPL]
"Extend your hand," said the voice. Turjan did so, and felt a hard object placed therein. "When your mission is accomplished, crush this crystal and at once you will find yourself in this room."
Pg#8


(Embelyon, Land of) - [PLC]
He found the next room to be circular and high-domed with the varying lights of Embelyon pouring down through sky-transparancies.
Pg#8


(Kain, City of) - [TWN]
"When you wake, you will be in the city Kaiin."
Pg#8



(Kandive the Golden, Prince) - [NPC]
"A man lives in the land of Ascolais..."

"...about his neck hangs an amulet of carved blue stone."
Pg#7

"Kandive wears this amulet hidden below his singlet. When an enemy appears he takes it out to display on his chest..."
Pg#8


(Miir, Castle) - [CSTL]
"...the land of Ascolais, not far from your Castle Miir."
Pg#7


(Pandelume) - [NPC]
"No one may gaze on Pandelume. It is the law."
Pg#7

Pandelume's voice was amused. "I. Too," he replied, "have vats where I old life into varied forms. This girl T'Sais I created, but I wrought carelessly, with a flaw in the synthesis."
Pg#8


(Pandelume's Manse) - [CSTL]
"Pandelume dwells beside the stream..."

...Soon he came to a long low manse of red stone backed by dark trees. As he approached the door swung open.


...So Turjan wonderingly entered the manse of Pandelume. He found himself in a tapestried chamber, bare of furnishing save a single settee. No one came to greet him. A closed door stood at the opposite wall...
Pg#7

"...In a moment open this door, enter, and move to the pattern pf runes on the floor."

Turjan performed as he was bid. He found the next room to be circular and high-domed with the varying lights of Embelyon pouring down through sky-transparancies.
Pg#8


(Pandelume's Vats) - [ITM][SPL]
"I too," he replied, "have vats where I mold life into varied forms."
Pg#8


(T'Sais) - [MON][NPC]
Pandelume's creation
"As I approached your dwelling, a woman of insane fury wished to kill me. This I would not permit and she departed in rage. Who is this woman and why is she thus?"

Pandelume's voice was amused. "I. Too," he replied, "have vats where I old life into varied forms. This girl T'Sais I created, but I wrought carelessly, with a flaw in the synthesis. So she climbed from the vat with a warp in her brain, in this manner: what we hold to be beautiful seems to her loathsome and ugly, and what we find ugly is to her intolerably vile, in a degree that you and I cannot understand. She finds the world a bitter place, peopled with shapes of direst malevolence."
Pg#8


(Turjan of Miir) - [NPC]
Name Mentioned
Pg#7

Name Mentioned
Pg#8


(Turjan's Vats) - [ITM]
"For some time I have been striving to create humanity in my vats. Yet always I fail, from ignorance of the agent that binds and orders the patterns. This master-matrix must be known to you; therefore I come to you for guidance."
Pg#7

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