aki’Pedia’s Hero of the Day

Today’s entry in the aki’Pedia is Gordon Grundy.

I know this post seems to imply that I make entries every day to the aki’Pedia. I do not, in fact, do so. But today I did, and this was it for some reason.

Here’s to another random throw-away line in my massed publications finding new life as an unnecessarily intricate and interconnected piece of historical data.

Almost enough to make one soil one’s Gordons, one might say.

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7 Responses to aki’Pedia’s Hero of the Day

  1. ““Were you planning on sharing this information with us at any stage?” Janica fumed. “Why didn’t you ever tell me that Shadowspawn can’t use gateways?”

    Asmodean blanched. “The subject never came up.”

    “It gives us quite a big advantage,” Janica pointed out, “but we’re left with the problem of this city now having a couple of dozen extra Waygates leading into it, which could open at any time and disgorge thousands upon thousands of Shadowspawn.””

    Until this moment I didn’t realize how confusing having “gateways” and “waygates” as two methods of enhanced travel is. For some reason.

    • stchucky says:

      And don’t even get me started on Skimming. I like that there’s different things like the Ways and the Portal Stones and Tel’Aran’Rhiod, but it really doesn’t seem well plotted-out. It’s very much old-school Moorcock-esque universe-building (not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with that).

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        Yeah. I mean, all this griping should never hide the ball that Jordan did an awesome job, overall.

        I tend to believe it’s the latter, about shadowspawn and gateways. Once he decided they were a thing, he was like “oh…shit.” Or some fan was and he decided to go with the fan theory instead of scrambling to undo it. *glares at Taimandred*

      • stchucky says:

        Hee.

        And it does seem to check out, he doesn’t contradict himself and have shadowspawn traveling elsewhere in the series. So whether he planned it or just cleverly / luckily slipped the change in later, it worked.

    • stchucky says:

      The most confusing part of this to me was that I started the Steal at one point and then new books came out and I had to adjust in real time to new rules Jordan was adding. In some places (like the Standing Flows) it was fun to play with the “I didn’t know about them a minute ago but now I’ve always known”, but was Shadowspawn and gateways always a thing? Or did Jordan just realise he’d written an enemy that could pour an infinite number of ten-foot-tall beast men into a city at a moment’s notice, and want to make it more of a challenge?

  2. aaronthepatriot says:

    Damnit how did my comment end up on this blog entry? I was doing a mass read yesterday and wordpress kept screwing up. I was seeing FoH part 4 right after LoC part 13, shit like that. I’m sure I hit the comment link on the relevant entry.

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