Mostal the Invisible God.

From: nedkogar <neil.edmond_at_ADAsfI_LinY2OYeYz9EAsOYuC38PzrM2aZF7Y79DVLNreETu94GEA5m3FARAM7-_>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 17:49:26 -0000

I found this piece of Genertelan communication recently. I've been unable to date it, but it shares several characteristics with the notesheets of Uwe Stout Brackets, a sage wandering Prax in the 1620s. Is there any validity in the writer's suggestions?



'Dear Friend

You will recall the map cases I bought from that baboon, the Argan Argari egg and larvae trader. The maps are not as I hoped (little chance of Ronancian superimpositions on these: Westerly caravan trails as best I can tell (but a striking depiction of Mastakos in the margin of one (which I may trade on if you've no objection))), but they are old. There were, in addition, several scraps of vellum (and one of a coarse hide which I've yet to identify (it may well be horse again, like last time, so I'll not get my hopes up)), one of which I thought might further your study. My translation follows (and the scrap is enclosed).

"…as Western Men are inferior to Dwarfes. As We all know, when Mostal told the Western Men to live like Dwarfes, they got it wrong right away and have got wronger ever since. They can't decide the best way to stay the same. They will not climb back into the machine, and their place must thus be taken."

I've never seen a dwarf write more than an invoice (and he was (of course) a free-thinking Flintnailer), but the steady, square text (and lack of flounce or flurry) suggest a dwarfish hand. Do the western wizards worship Mostal? Is he their Invisible God?

In thought lies hope,


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