New BSO is out! In Ep21 we talk to Tim Beach about Thri-Kreen of Athas! http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/10/07/bso-21-thri-kreen-of-athas-with-tim-beach/
Just finished listening! Loved it. Got my questions answered.
Thanks for doing these!
I appreciate that Tim Beach actually remembers what he was thinking at the time.
That’s a rare quality indeed. Well looking forward to listening to this now!
Yeah. I feel like he had the best working memory of his writing from 25 years ago.
Can’t wait to listen to this! Thanks for sharing!
I really liked it! And I specially loved two concepts he shared:
Zik-chil are a product of rhulisti nature-benders and they learned from them life-shaping techniques, which they used after on the other Kreen.
The Great One was some kind of “biological mutated avangion” created with zik-chil intervention.
I already thought that avangions look similar to what one can think were the original Kreen: thinner and winged. So I would theorize that avangions are some kind of “evolutionary Kreen goal”, which was unlocked by force by the zik-chil.
The avangion companion would have developed the avangion metamorphosis spell based on his friend. Or maybe it wasn’t a spell and was achieved in another way. In any case, maybe he wasn’t as malleable as the zik-chil thought and he pursued his own goals, trying to unite humans and kreens. Then, the Kreen Emperors (Haazi, or "Leaders of Change) can be a new, more cautious attempt to obtain a controllable avangion by the zik-chil.
Why? Maybe, as Tim Beach suggested, they need it to prevent a greater horror to be unleashed. However this would be a very similar plot to the Dragon/Rajaat one.
The new horror could be something as simple as a mess of Earth Drakes or something simple.
Thank you for the shout out for our Dead Lands work group!
BTW may I have an invite to the Dark Sun Discord please?
Oh, send the Discord too, please!
Here’s the Dark Sun discord link: