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From: "Robert Borski" <rborski@charter.net>
Subject: (whorl) Re: teleporting inhumu
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 00:56:49 

The water rat, Dan'l D'Tree and Kevin M. all contributing to the following

> But back to your thesis. You're saying only Narrator can do astral travel,
not just any human, because of his Neighborliness.>

<I wondered about that. Do Horn's sons ever initiate travel on their own? If
not, then I've already given a reason why the Narrator would have a
Neighborly ability that no other human has--his life was completely remolded
by the Neighbors' magic/science in a way that no other human's was.>

<Say... doesn't the astral travelling only begin after Oreb brings the Narr
back the ring?>

My own explanation for Horn's Neighborliness, of course, is that he's part
Passilk, and Pas is selon moi a Neighbor--not that Horn's life has been
reconstructed/reconstituted by the technomagic of the Neighbors. The net
result is still the same.

Also: isn't the ring Oreb brings back a different ring? And as far as this
being the instigator of Horn's astral travels, he's given the original ring
early on by Seawrack, but despite access to an inhumu (Krait), never does
any astral traveling. If you wish to argue this is because he has not been
transformed by the Neighbors yet, why given him the ring in the first
place--since it's unlikely the Neighbors know Horn will eventually be
uploaded in Silk's body?

Robert Borski

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