[LMB] The last malice

Howard Brazee 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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