Re: Volsaxi clan names?

From: Jeff Richard <richaje_at_...>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:58:11 -0000

> Er, wasn't it about now that we had Arrows being sent out, and
lots of
> people coming to WW as a result? Or so I thought?

I'm sure that there were a lot of folk showing up in early 1620, while the Lunars were still disorganized and reeling from the Bat's demise. By Darkness Season 1620, I suspect that has become a lot harder.

Also, everything written on WW is going to be subject to change. For example, Greg has made it very clear to me that much of the description of the Larnste Brotherhood in G:IttHW was just plain wrong. And we're beginning to figure out a lot more about the history of the Volsaxi and the Hendreiki, which plays into WW.

> > Maybe Broyan and his chosen warriors
> > survive on divine splendorbread and widebrew.:)
> Broyan and his chosen warriors may well do, but I believe I was
being told
> WW had a population of about 4,000 people. They'll need something
a bit more
> basic.

You sure about that?

> No wonder we get the impression of it being defended mainly by
> then. It's not just the bias of far more having been written about
> is it?

Not completely - although there were many Volsaxi heroes at WW as well. The Volsaxi and the Sartarites have had a very close relationship for several generations (since the 1570s at least) - so close that there were Volsaxi warbands that followed High King Tarkalor at the Battle of Grizzley Peak. Lots of ambitious Volsaxi looked to the House of Sartar and not the cermonial king at Whitewall for patronage and prestige (sort of like Icelanders looking to the Norwegian kings for patronage). Broyan might be probably the first powerful High King at Whitewall since Hardrard the Green. At least that's my current thoughts.


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