A Thing of Eternity wrote:I don't know if there's much to say that he could have prescient knowledge about people with the Siona genes, so I'm inclined to put him as an asset not a danger.
Good point. The seeing now vs. prescience distinction was something I had missed.
I would guess though that [Duncan] would end up being the linchpin of the plot, probably just through making the tough choices (as opposed to gaining KH abilities etc).
Maybe, but I seem to remember speculation about unrealized potential via Tleilaxu gene tampering in CH:D. But is might just have been the BG being paranoid again.
I think he would have really ramped up the internal dischord, possibly with the intent of having the BG learn something of their own methods by looking in the "HM mirror". Just a thought.
Strongly agree with that last point.
I'm not 100% yet on being against some kind of Machine threat, though I would guess in that case that the SFD (is that what we're calling them?) would be at the helm, not the machines.
Or maybe human, but with the technological benefit of thinking machines. Maybe Scattering Ixians? Are there any of those?
In any case, if machines are involved, I would think them the result of a relaxation of Butlerian edicts during the Scattering, rather than hangovers from the ancient Jihad. If that's so, then the human could be defeated by exploiting their dependency on those machines.
Incidentally, it wasn't clear to me that Duncan's no-ship had actually moved into a different universe, just a completely different part of the current universe. Perhaps this is a topic for another time.
Yeah, I don't remember a tone from the end of chapterhouse but I think that was purly KJABH.
"We're an unidentifiable ship in an unidentifiable universe," Idaho said. "Isn't that what we wanted?"
This is the only sentence that can be interpreted to mean that they are in another universe, and I think that Duncan just meant that they couldn't identify anything around them. They are in "another world", a "strange universe".