Re: Elmal Questions

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_...>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 10:35:46 +1200

Tim Ellis wrote:

>1) Elmal left the fire tribe with a Justice stick, ("containing the last
>particle of decency of the fire tribe"). Nothing subsequently in the
>myth points to any role connected with Justice for Elmal, so what (if
>anything) is the significance of the stick?

The Justice Stick is probably the same as the one Orlanth retrieved from the Sky in the "Orlanth the Justice Bringer" myth in KoS p74.

>2) Elmal is known to the Storm Tribe as the Loyal Thane, because he
>stuck by Orlanth, and ruled his stead in his absence, handing it back
>when he returned from the Underworld. How is he known to the Fire
>Tribe, who he refused to fight for at the start of the Gods War, then
>refused to defend himself when they attacked him, going to join their
>brutal foes, the Storm tribe?

I'd call him a traitor, wouldn't you?

--Peter Metcalfe

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