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From: m.driussi@genie.geis.com
Subject: (urth) Re: Unmanned Autarch
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 98 14:39:00 GMT

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

Reply:  Item #0147191 from URTH@LISTS.BEST.COM@INET02#


The text tells us: (1) autarchs who fail the Test are unmanned; (2)
there have been autarchs since Ymar, and he died about a chiliad
before Severian's birth; (3) yet only three autarchs have actually
taken the Test--Ymar, the Old Autarch, and Severian.

Typhon was a Monarch, the last of the Monarchs.

The Old Autarch's name is most likely "Appian" (see "The Cat" in


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