- That was a very effective way to get rid of the pistols. I must confess as soon as they got on board the ship without being searched it is the first thing I thought of.
For someone so adverse to religion Nooj seems to have a number of superstitions, such as his fear of the pistols and their malignant influence.
You chose a strange place to end this chapter, trailing off in the midst of a sentence as the date stamp changes.
Another question I have been meaning to ask, but have often forgotten: Why is it that Nooj invokes Ixion in particular out of all of the aeons? Is it because of his machina limbs which, I suppose, are related to electricity?
Author\'s Response: Nooj is a Warrior and while there are certainly atheists in foxholes, many soldiers maintain some favoured superstitions as a matter of course, never thinking about the internal conflict. Nooj is particularly sensitive to any situations dealing with treachery and he, having advocated the use of the pistols, feels they are connected with the soiling of his honour. And Ixion for purely aesthetic reasons. I had decided to have one aeon be the Warrior totem of sorts - rather like Mithras for the Roman Legionnaire - and I like the look of the creature Ixion and the way the name looks on the page. Purely arbitrary. The chapter ended when he had said all he had to say at the time and began thinking of Paine. At that moment, she passed by and ...LOL
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