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Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 19:20:47 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) The Ascian's Shadow
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 8/1/02 11:47 AM, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes at ddanehy@siebel.com wrote:

> But _the_ shadow of _the_ torturer (not _some_ shadow of _some_ torturer)
> does not fall upon them; they are not touched by the salvation Severian
> is to bring.
> So much for universalism.

Neither are 99.9% of the Commonwealth's population.  And do we know that no
Ascians survived?  If a few people survived the destruction of the
Commonwealth, isn't it probable that a few Ascians would also have survived?
In fact, wouldn't Erebus, being aware (as Volenta was not) of what the New
Sun's coming means, have prepared for it?

OTOH, if "the shadow of the torturer" is the death and destruction Severian
brings, the Ascians certainly are touched by it.



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