Joined: 26 May 2006
Location: In Maple syrup country
Phil is (a) familiar voice - he has told us that the Bahro are now free to make choices. Just as we humans have free will - to choose between good and evil - so do the Bahro now have free will - to choose the path of good (life) or the path of evil (death). He also told us that what is happening here is periferal to a larger battle going on elsewhere.
Who freed them - Phil says us and another - he also states Yeesha failed. Us - by returning the four pillers we pick up in the first four ages. The other - the one (stranger) in End of Ages who succeeded where Yeesha failed. My own opinion here - by keeping the pillars in Relto you are indicating to the Bahro that you choose the D'ni path of enslavement.
Motive of the Bahro choice - isn't that rather obvious? For the ones who choose evil (death) it could be revenge. For all that they had gone through while enslaved. They want to wipe out the D'ni for what the D'ni did to them. We are innocent bystanders who stumbled into the fight so to speak. The Bahro who have chosen good (life) know we are innocent (so far) and are trying to protect us. One of them sacrified itself to prevent Sharper's rash action from turning them all against us. My own opinion here - Wheely died because she was where she shouldn't have been. By her own choice.
(08/03 19:14:55) Douglas Sharper: I was angry. Do you know what they did to Wheely?
(08/03 19:15:51) phend: I know. It was a choice. Wheely found a place she shouldn't have.
There is more to glean from these logs - but RL calls and I have to go. All I can say - questions were answered and more have arisen. This story is getting better and better.
All things come to those who wait.