Re: Dragons and the mystical world

From: Alex Ferguson <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 00:39:02 +0100 (BST)

Olli-Pekka Kantola:
> Was it Peter Metcalfe that said that dragons aren't a part of the mystical
> world. Well then what are they part of?

Last I heard, 'the Dragon world' -- surprise, surprise. You now know as much as I do...

> Or is this whole 4 world views
> thing just a Godlearner construct that didn't actually exist before them?

Some says aye, some says naw... Me, I says 'mibee'.

> If it doesn't aply to dragons, then it certainly doesn't aply to many
> other cultures/races that the GL didn't lay their hands on.

Not necessarily. The Pelorians seem to fall into it handily enough, for example. How neatly others they _did_ encounter fit is another matter, too. Dragons are 'supposed to be' more inherently alien, hence the GL's lack of success with them. They certainly _tried_ to understand the dragons: look at the whole Kralorelan debacle, and the MSE's fencing with the EWF.

Then again, I know of now evidence that the GLers ever successfully exploited or indeed properly understood mysticism, either. So you could argue that Draconism is really not so very different in that respect... (As well as in several others.)


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