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- I had thought that the original series said that the Trolls & Preservers evolved over many generations from the animals the High Ones brought with them.
was said by Timmain (via Suntop) in OQ # 20:
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- Yet the First Comer King seemed to imply that he was one of the original apes that got brought on-board the Palace.
And This is from FQ #18
- how the Firstcomer Troll remembers:
For me it is one of the many contradictions between the storyline from Original quest til Final Quest - an inconsistency at least. It puzzled me the same way as it did puzzle you, mojojojo
.Timmain clearly sais
- We saw many generations of our pets come and go.
- Our shell, suffused with self-changing magic, affected them.
- The burrowers evolved, gained thought and speach.
- Eventually they became as long lived as we.Upshot:
The Trolls as we know them are the result of a generations lasting evolution - enhanced and speeded up by the Palace. Firstcomer Troll remembers:
- to dig and find in the burrows of our home-sphere
- the Palace changed ME
- and generations of Trolls born within itUpshot:
HE came from the homeworld as an ape-like proto-troll and was shapechanged and mentally and physically envolved by the Palace and
there were generations of Trolls born in the Palace and changed as well.
... or misinterpretation?
Firstcomer Troll uses the term "home-sphere". Can he refer to the Palace sphere instead of the homeworld? No. Some panels later he's speaking of "Back to the palace-ship and then the home-sphere!"
Now I can make up my mind and ...
1. shrug it away as one of the many weird inconsistencies, retcons and changes and mistakes in FQ
2. go with the infamous rule #1
- "There are no ..." you know how it goes.
3. decide that one of them remembers wrong - probably Firstcomer Troll has mixed up oooold legends with reality - and the "richest soil of all" was just a "terraformed" home-world area in the Palace.
4. suppose that some proto-trolls got an extra dose of magic, became immortal first and then developed by magical transformation into Trolls.
What's right for you, for other readers ... or how much more different explanations can be found - make up your mind yourself. That's the best answer I can give here.
- Quote :
- Secondly he seems to say that he will go back to being one of those ground borrowing apes when he gets back to the home world. Is that really what he wants? If so why? I don't think many humans would want to go back to being an
I don't think the Firstcomer Troll wants to regress into an "Australopithecus" proto-troll.
I can imagine what he means, tho. He remerbers that he was "digging in the home soil" - a simple being with a simple task. He remembers that he was a good digger - he did right and his task was satisfying. He was content with his life.
Then he became a rebel - and this rebellion turned out to be a major fail. "When I first saw this unfriendly world ... how I longed to undo my mischief!"
. This experiance was not satisfying at all ...
... nothing specific known about the following some 20,000 years ...
and then they made him King. Not a job he was fond of: "Too bad they made me King. All I do is sleep and eat ... and gaze at the treasures they bring."
He longs for this old life, satisfying work and contentness. No more worries. He considers himself as "Never smart ..."
- maybe we should see him as the Troll model of Forrest Gump? Being a millionaire mawing the lawn. ^^
by the way: the panorama page of Homeworld shows him on top of a crystal tower at Savah's side in his King's mantle ...
Inconsistency? Change of mind? *shrug*