Mandy wrote:Well that too, of course. I was thinking of his request that they join him in his loneliness (something like that!). It's one of the more interesting parts of Heretics. I think Leto had another lesson for the BG, perhaps he saw their denial of attachments and was warning them.
Rakis wrote:Yeah, the "Noble purpose" arc of the story that brought the BG into action (seeding of other worlds with sandtrouts,etc).
I wondered if it was just coincidence that Odrade found the cave and became Mother Superior with the power to act on Leto's challenge, or if Leto had forseen it, even with Odrade having the Siona gene? (or was it just a plot device )...
Freakzilla wrote:Being a decendant of Siona, she would have OM of Siona's test and vision.
She (and others) didn't need to be tuned into it, it is bred into them... the "lesson their bones would remember".
Mandy wrote:Definitely! Jealousy and hurt feelings, even though they decided feelings are bad.
Mandy wrote:In Chapterhouse strong feelings are definitely to be avoided, not just hidden. They're constantly watching each other for signs of love or hate, even mild affection. Odrade never forgot the love of momma Sibia, which is what made her different and so dangerous in the eyes of the other Sisters. They consider love a weakness, and an evolutionary leftover no longer needed (by them, anyway).
Mandy wrote:They used the emotions of others to read them and manipulate them, they tried to avoid and weed out strong emotions in themselves. By the time of Chapterhouse they'd become pretty stoic, which almost did them in.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest