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Seons
« on: May 04, 2005, 11:14:28 PM »
Any way we can get some more info on the Seons.
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Re: Seons
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 04:20:44 AM »
I know they like to follow mouse pointers around.

http://www.legacieslost.com/flash/seon1.swf
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Re: Seons
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 04:44:46 AM »
lol.

EP:  I'm not sure how much spoiler to give on this topic.  I intentionally left Seons--their origin, their connection to AonDor--a little vague in ELANTRIS.  The reason for this is that I intend the secrets of the Seons to be a major plot element in a sequel to the book.  

I didn't want to put very much about them in because I knew that it would be years before I got to do an ELANTRIS sequel, and I wanted to give myself enough 'wiggle room' to not confine the second book, which isn't fully formed in my head yet.  Anything I say now could ruin the plot for people before I even write the book--or, it could end up being untrue, as I develop my ideas further.  

Do you have any specific questions?  Maybe I could answer some of those.
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Re: Seons
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005, 07:34:28 AM »
Spriggan, You have no idea how long I was playing around with that program, and actually having fun.  The simple pleasures of watching  a glowing ball follow  your mouse around ;D

Hmm... well my first question, can they go through walls?  Are they incorporeal like a ghost?  I'm guessing they can't move stuff around, because Ashe says something about the Elantrians wanting him to bring them food but he couldn't.  And then when Serene was on the wall, he just shouted at her, like he couldn't just knock her back or anything.  But then several times it talked about them going through windows, and some of the Elantrian seons bouncing around like drunks.
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Re: Seons
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005, 04:19:17 PM »
Cool website feature!!
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Re: Seons
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 01:59:44 AM »
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Hmm... well my first question, can they go through walls?  Are they incorporeal like a ghost?  I'm guessing they can't move stuff around, because Ashe says something about the Elantrians wanting him to bring them food but he couldn't.  


Hmm, I never thought of them as incorporeal- I just figured no hands = hard to bring food.
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Re: Seons
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005, 09:28:08 AM »
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Spriggan, You have no idea how long I was playing around with that program, and actually having fun.  The simple pleasures of watching  a glowing ball follow  your mouse around ;D


Ya sometime the simplest flash trick is the most intresting, but how bout trying one that's a little smarter?

http://www.legacieslost.com/flash/seon2.swf
« Last Edit: May 06, 2005, 09:31:47 AM by Spriggan »
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Re: Seons
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2005, 04:54:36 PM »
Good question, EP.

I answer this in the text just briefly, but it doesn't come up a whole lot.  At one point, Raoden's mad Seon tries to float through a wall, and he bounces off of it.  I wished to imply that they did have substance, but they were very light, and therefore unable to exert any great amounts of force.
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Re: Seons
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2005, 02:30:49 AM »
Yeah I think that is the same part that I meant by drunks.  He sees his Seon, calls it to his hand for a second, then it wanders off and kind of bounces off of a wall.

Cool, thanks.
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