[LMB] Spirit Ring - about kobolds and gremlins

markus baur baur at chello.at
Fri Sep 3 05:22:04 BST 2021


ouch .. bad eric! no cookie!

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markus

On 03.09.2021 00:31, Eric Oppen wrote:
> Why would they have gremlins?  No aircraft, and they're nowhere near the
> Kremlin.
> 
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 4:42 PM Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 3:32 PM brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Sep 2, 2021, at 2:30 PM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <
>>> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> When you said this I realised that was what bothered me about them,
>>> too.  If there are kobolds in this world there should be all the rest -
>>> fairies, bogarts, gnomes et cetera.
>>>
>>> Why?
>>>
>>> I wonder how many different varieties of fairies have been part of
>>> folklore.
>>>
>>
>> I agree there seems to be a gap here, but I perceive it as more specific.
>>
>> Kobolds, from what we see of them, would seem to be creatures of the
>> element of Earth, and we do get hints in the text of an underlying
>> Earth/Air/Fire/Water system. If Thur has an affinity to the element of
>> Earth (which goes along with his being a miner and metalworker, and being
>> able to do things like sense ore in the rock), it makes sense that he'd
>> have a connection with the kobolds.
>>
>> But in that case, where are the Salamanders for Fiametta? It's equally
>> obvious she has a strong affinity with the element of Fire, but she gets
>> nothin'. Not a flicker.
>>
>> Air... Monreale's birds? His and Lord Pia's bats?
>>
>> Water ...  We have the lake right there, but nary a ripple.
>>
>>
>> --Margaret Dean
>>    <margdean56 at gmail.com>
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