some answers

From: Peter Metcalfe <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 22:53:46 +1200 (NZST)

Chris Bell:

>Back in the time of Harmast, when the groundwork for Orlanthi myth
>was laid down by Harmast, was Yelm thought of as the Evil Emperor,
>due to the southern Pelorians (Aggar, Saird, etc) contact with the
>Pelandans and the Dara Happans, or is the modern Orlanth concept of
>"Yelm-as-Emperor" a God-Learner concept?

The identification of Yelm-as-Emperor and Orlanth-as-Last-Rebel was made during the Golden Empire of Nysalor.

>If memory serves correctly, wasn't the god project an attempt to
>resurrect Rashoran, the last of the Burtae to have been born?

Some people do claim that Nysalor was Rashoran returned. However the God Project was intent on creating the Perfect God rather than bringing back dead gods. In any case, not enough is known about Rashoran to say whether he and Nysalor are the same people.

>I would presume that this is what drove Ragnaglar mad, and
>turned him from being simply a brutal child of Umath's brood to the
>insane god who brought Wakboth into the world.

Orlanthi Tradition says that Ragnaglar went mad when he fell in the Sex Pit.

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