Zhang Qi wrote:Evidence which may support this speculation is the fact that Hikusaak can create clones of himself and the fact that the Howling Voice Guild, an espionage and assassination squad under the control of the Harmonian government possesses gunpowder, sophisticated drugs and poison.
But perhaps for Hikusaak, regaining old territories is not enough, the Circle Rune which grants the power of stability along with the Rune of Change which grants unprecedented progress has given Harmonia great power in that the Circle Rune grants the ability for control and organization while the Rune of Change grants the power to make innovations and combining the two together has made the nation even more powerful. With this knowledge, Hikusaak is convinced that acquiring the power of all the other True Runes and combining these powers together will make him so powerful that he could possibly achieve omnipotence. There are two hindrances to this goal however, the areas that were once under Sindar control are now governed by other nations and there is a limit to how many True Runes a person can possess. But perhaps news of the Magician Crowley's capability to hold 100 runes has reached Hikusaak and has given him hope that progress in runology will eventually enable him to hold all the true runes together and have all of the world's power in his own hands. For the meantime, he has to settle with making clones and storing runes other than his Circle Rune into the clones for temporary storage.
Ultimately, should Crowley succeed in his research for the creation of artificial runes whose powers surpass the True Runes themselves and should Hikusaak get hold of this information and copy the true rune's magic into lifeless containers such as crystals or scrolls that have no free will, then his power would be virtually unlimited because he would no longer be subject to the will of the sentient True Runes. He could ultimately conquer the world and rule it as God.
Raww Le Klueze wrote:Problem: Harmonia is to the north. Sindars traveled south.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanelorn wrote:Tanelorn is a fictional city set in the Multiverse of Michael Moorcock's fantasy novels.
Tanelorn shares some properties with the author's key character, the Eternal Champion, namely its existence in all dimensions, albeit not at the same time (time being a very strange concept in Moorcock's fiction). The city's nature is to appear and disappear both in place and time throughout the multiverse, as it sees fit. Because it can never be destroyed, it is sometimes called The Eternal City. (Its inhabitants, however, may be killed.) In the world of Elric, Moorcock's most famous Champion, the city exists in the Young Kingdoms, somewhere on the fringe of the Sighing Desert. Various characters hint that Tanelorn is accessible from any dimension, to anyone who seeks it, but the search is usually difficult and long. Elric is unique among incarnations of the Eternal Champion in finding the city easily, and in choosing to leave it.
The city serves as a safe harbour for the Eternal Champions and their companions; in the city, they forget for a brief time the burdens their roles lay upon them. Since the city is so closely linked with the Champions, the theme of the championate is ever-present. In one book, inside the bounds of the city are statues of all Eternal Champions, past, present and future, including Erekosë. Tanelorn changes its appearance from one realm to the next.
The city is not allied with either Chaos or Law, but at times it is brought into connection with the Grey Lords (the keepers of balance in Moorcock's Multiverse). Therefore it is prone to attack, especially from the agents of Chaos.
In Moorcock's Swords Trilogy, it is revealed that Kwll, one of the two most powerful gods, is imprisoned in Tanelorn, as it is the only city close enough to hold a being of his power.
There are 2 Blind Guardian songs named "The Quest For Tanelorn" (which is the title of the final book about Hawkmoon), and "Tanelorn (Into The Void)".
It is revealed at the end of the novel The Quest for Tanelorn, that the city was made by the Captain of the Dark Ship, and his brother, the Steersman.
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