[LMB] The last malice
howard at brazee.net
Thu Dec 12 22:05:39 GMT 2019
> On Dec 12, 2019, at 2:30 PM, Kevin Kennedy <kevink45 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'm going through the WGW books a bit at a time when I rest from packing. I'm wondering, there are areas where malices appear less & less frequently. Eventually more patrollers are gonna notice 'we haven't seen a malice in months/years/a decade' At what point will they be declared extinct? Could there be some so deep in a cave system that it'll take a century to work their way out? I'll bet there'll be some sort of patrolling going on for quite awhile after the last reported malice, for custom/tradition/whatever. Are the barrens west of the Gray River, SO barren, they will never produce another malice?
What we don’t know is what’s beyond the oceans. Nor what is *in* the oceans. We’re shown one continent.
> And what will the Lakewalkers do? Explore the barrens, some of them? Figure out ways to restore plant life & all, to the point it can be farmed? Some will stay running ferries & such, or keep on hunting & trapping for furs. If Whit thinks to try setting up a mail system, along with his river trading, there's something for the lakewalkers to do-delivering mail. And they may take up trading too.
I expect most people will object to having anybody with that kind of power who don’t have a strong, necessary role. Either their powers need to be shared there will be big issues.
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