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ElAguila

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Chaos War question
« on: April 12, 2010, 08:53:28 AM »

It has been a while since my last re-read of the the Riftwar Saga. I have a question. For some reason I thought the characters in the Riftwar Saga referred to the war between the Valheru and the Gods as the Chaos War. If this is correct, will the final series by REF be about that war or is there another war coming that will be called the Chaos Wars?
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Re: Chaos War question
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 02:25:24 PM »

Everything is part of the Chaos War.
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Re: Chaos War question
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 08:38:12 AM »

So basically the Chaos War has never ended and in continues into the present time on Midkemia?
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Re: Chaos War question
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 02:47:13 PM »

Correct.


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"What you call the Chaos Wars is only a small part of a much vaster conflict, one about which you are now learning, one which has been raging since before the rise of humanity and even the creation of the gods. At the advent of a new epoch, when we who are your gods rose and deploy those forces you think of as the Two Blind Gods of the Beginning, as the Valheru rose against us, all of that...well to put it bluntly, at that time we...or more to the point, I was on the losing side."
Pug could only stare the at the likeness of Nakor.
"So I cheated."



- page 434, WoaMG
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ElAguila

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Re: Chaos War question
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 03:09:15 PM »

Interesting. I had forgotten about that conversation.

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If it has been raging since before the creation of the gods as stated, who exactly is at war?
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Re: Chaos War question
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 02:58:52 AM »

It is simply a battle between different natures, i.e. Good versus Evil, I'd say. I'd really like it if someone else could step in and settle the idea, though.
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Re: Chaos War question
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 05:51:06 AM »

I still tend to think that its the age old battle between order and chaos.

Generally in these epic series the battles are either between good and evil or order and chaos but I think Feist has managed to get both conflicts into it here.

We know that whatever agent they fight, tends to attract mad men to it's cause and chaos is madness.  Evil is also madness so I'm thinking that to god of evil is just one more pawn of the god of chaos who (unlike the regular gods who are apparently restricted to their own plane of existence) is able to travel between the planes since it inherently ignores order and probably existed well before the order was created.

The Valheru are older than the new gods and existed during this time of order and chaos, so they were inherrently part of that old system and thus, probably more easily subjected to the will of the two blind gods and rose up to fight against the new order.

Supposedly the God of Order simply failed to pickup the threads of power one day after the god of Chaos rended them appart.  Then somehow the threads formed together themselves (possibly as a result of the Valheru's plundering) and the threads developed conciousness and found their own order without the goddess of order.  Naturally the god of chaos' instinct would still be to tear this new order asunder.  Heck, if Ishap is supposedly the father of all the lesser gods, it could be that he (the god of balance) is actually the reformed god of order, which makes a certain level of sense.
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