Re: Theory on the Puzzle Canal

From: Keith Nellist <keithnellist_at_kim6fQbxJR8bjXe3Z4e3ktvIyh2kzW-uP_VnZ6N1tPYPwC0C5OmABUyxZEnTGuL>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 01:03:12 -0000

This song, with footnotes, and sung to the tune of the Umpa Lumpa song might help explain some facts, and serve to obscure others. Unfortunately, all the footnotes loose their numbers in this format, so they're not as useful as they could be.

Janelosp, Egrankot, Gornaloth too
I've got a perfect puzzle for you
Zabdamar, Diendemos, Waertagi
If you are wise you'll listen to me

What do you get when you guzzle down meats Eating as much as an dragonsnail eats
What are you at, getting terribly fat
What do you think will come of that
I don't like the look of it

Tholaina, Phargon, cruel Wachaza
If you're not greedy, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Hreekeen, Ouori, Dwerulan do
Dwerulan do

Mirintha, Akadrian-o-listoo
I've got another puzzle for you
Eremiallia, Naiad Queen, Neliomi
If you are wise you'll listen to me

Bone chewing's fine when it's once in a while It stops you from smoking and brightens your smile But it's repulsive, revolting and wrong
Chewing and chewing all day long
The way that a dog does

Sramak, Daliath, Lord Magasta
Given good manners you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Luduch and Piscoi Zabdamar do

Ooshalma, Dashomo, great Sshorg too
I've got another puzzle for you
Poison Shore, Three Step Isles, Jorkar's Sea If you are wise you'll listen to me

  Who do you blame when your son is steward   Pampered and spoiled like a Pelorian lord   Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame
  You know exactly who's to blame
  The mother and the father

Teshnos, Slontos, J-rus-tela
If you're not spoiled then you will go far You will live in happiness too
Like the bold adventurists do

Evrowal, New Frowal. Brostawal too
I've got another puzzle for you
Feroda, Port of Sog, all by the sea
If you are wise you'll listen to me

What do you get from a glut of Runequests A pain in the gut and a Broo of Black Pests Why don't you try simply reading a tome
Or could you just not bear your doom
  You'll get no

       You'll get no
            You'll get no
                 You'll get no

You'll get no Cursed Sendings

Flintnail, Pavis, Foes of Waha!
If you like reading you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like Nuckelavee Tanok Labrygon Do-
Nuckelavee Tanok Labrygon do

 Ancestor of the Gnydron. One of the Seven Ancestors.  Ancestor of the Malasp. One of the Seven Ancestors.  Ancestor of the Yssabau. One of the Seven Ancestors.  Labrygon's Maze, a perfect puzzle.
 The children of Piscoi. This race of merfolk has beautiful women and ugly men.
 One of the Two Cetoi Ancestors. Diemdimos birthed the Ludoch mer- people.
 The descendants of Waertag, one of the races of humans from the Land of Logic. They ruled the surface of the seas from their dragonships until the battle of Tanien's Victory.  This is criticism of Labrygon's eating habits, for he was rumoured to be a cannibal.
 Dragonsnails will eat a lot, given the chance.  Queen of Beasts, daughter of Triolina and Nelat. Mother of the Four Beasts of the sea, through various fathers – her favourite being Golod.
 Father, by Mirintha, to the Seven Ancestors of the merfolk.  A dark demon of the depths. A son of Magasta and the war god of the Middle Sea Empire. Horrible of visage he carries all the curses of the deep and is the most feared of the sea gods.  The whale people.
 The spawn of Por Janks. Walrus people who swim through the sea and fog.
 The worm people.
 Sea Nymph Mother. By King Undine she begat hundreds of nymphs.  A hermaphroditic child of Emechi, the mother of the Akadrian Spirits. Emechi was the third wife of Wartain, who was himself a triton.
 Also known as Erenialia, the first of the wives of Wartain and mother of the Deep Naiads.
 A sea that laps the shores of Seshnela.  Another of Labrygon's foul habits.
 Neither of these claims are proven.
 But these three are certainly true.
 The Primal Ocean. The One Water.
 The Keeper of the Deep, the Lord of Wisdom.  The Churner, the master of life and death and king of the sea gods. The son of Daliath and Framanthe.
 Vulgarly called the "dolphin people", a breed of mermen most friendly with humans. The children of Diendimos.  Piscoi mermen, Gnydron, Malasp, Ysabbau, hate surface life, being descended from naiads raped by the conquering storm gods.  Zabdamar are sometimes included in the "Piscoi" classification although this is disputed by later sources, and currently Occron appears to favour putting them in their own category.  Also known as Uoshalma, or Vadrus. A crude and barbaric storm god whose people cruelly captured many naiads in the Second Cyclonic War.
 A placid ocean full of life. Malasp mermen live here led by a frightening demigod.
 The home of a great Doom Current that flows from the Ocean of Terror  Part of the coast of Slontos.
 Some remote islands off the coast of Maniria.  A shallow sea between Slon and Jrustela.  

 The "Steward" was a government office in the City of Lord Pavis.  Peloria was a land to the far north, past the Rockwood Mountains.  Who is the mother and father of this Steward?  A land to the East of Prax governed by Adventurists from the Middle Sea.
 A populous coastal land where the Invisible God is venerated, along with many other sects and creeds.
 An island nation whose reforming religious crusade resulted in the Middle Sea Empire.
 Some of the bolder Jrustelans who went out and conquered, or bought, or tricked their way into ruling, or owning, most of the world.
 A city in Jrustela where the ruler is drawn by lot from eligible nobles, and serves for 5 years
 The first city founded in Jrustela
 The largest settlement on Jrustela. Founded by Nralar the Old, and his descendants.
 City at the mouth of the Prax River.
 Ancient Waertagi port, at the mouth of the ghost of a river.  A magical technique used by theomancers.  Black Pests could be the same Broo as the Broo of Black Pus.  Advice to simply read the Abiding Book.  This doom is unknown.
 But is probably a doom relating to cursed sendings.  An heretical Mostali
 An heretical dragon friend, elf friend, sorcerer, visionary, architect mason.
 Who isn't?
 Unknown but sounds like some sort of sea monster  Labrygon's private name
 Lord Labrygon of Feroda. A rather unsavoury sorcerer and politician. Powerful, and a friend of Emperors, but corrupt and believed to have been driven insane by dangerous Runequests.            

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