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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:49 am 
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Some discussion on another thread about this; what exactly happens with the pillars and the caves?

Well, of course, we have no idea, but here's my speculative theory (WARNING: may contain nuts and/or heresy):

The original bahro cave, above the Cavern, with its pillars, enabled the D'ni to summon a single bahro and was, in fact, the only means by which a bahro could enter this Age (D'ni/Earth). What it might have been used for we don't know, since we don't actually have any unbiased testimony (or even any D'ni testimony at all) about the exact relationship between the D'ni and these particular bahro. What we can guess is that, at some point, the D'ni decided to cut off this entry point, and did it by moving the pillars to another "cave" Age giving directly on the star fissure (which I take to be some kind of interstitial space between Ages) exactly the way the original fissure did from Riven. Thus the bahro were prevented from entering D'ni/Earth. "Imprisoned," in a sense, if you take the "prison" to be the rest of the multiverse of creation and "freedom" one potty little Age. But there we are, obviously they wanted to be able to get in. Maybe to recover the Magic Tablet of Oopydoop. :roll:

So Yeesha, looking for a way to "free" them, hits on a way to use this device multiple times. She makes Relto and thus "shatters" various Ages into instances, consequently multiplying the bahro caves, and gets us to move the pillars back into the cave above the Cavern, thus allowing the bahro to enter that instance of D'ni/Earth, one at a time. (She does specify that each Journey frees one count it carefully one of "the Least." The fact that we see four at the end may mean that once they're in one instance they can cross to others. I don't know, but it seems likely.)

Not perfect, and of course it contradicts a lot of the Yeesha rhetoric, but that's my take.


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