I would like to dedicate this post to one of dark sun’s monumental grey areas: The Great One. Not grey area as in moral grey or how people like it, but what it actually means. Who exactly was the kreen great one? Was he one or two beings? How powerful was/were he/they? What was/were his/their role in kreen history?
One version I heard said that there were two beings, a great kreen lord and an avangion, who ruled a great community of humans and kreen. It says that the mysterious Chak’sa was a landing pad of sorts for the Avangion, and that it produces a number of lights when touched in a specific way. The community was said to have been destroyed during either the preserver jihad or the cleansing wars. That doesn’t make sense, however, because the first metamorphosis spell, the dragon metamorphosis spell, was supposed to have been developed by Borys after both events, and the avangion metamorphosis spell was developed by Oronis even later. Yet it is stated that the kreen view all avangions as aspects of the Great One. So who was that achronistic avangion, and how did he get there?
Are there any other theories that fit the data available?
Also, whatever the purpose the Chak’sa had at one time, it is different now. I almost see it as a power conjunction of sorts, specifically a psionic one relating to the Chat’tho, granting some powers to Thri-Kreen, Tohr-Kreen, Zik-Chil, Zik-Trin’ta, and Zik-Trin’ak as a psionic location. If anyone has any ideas for what it would do now, please tell me. Otherwise, I will post my best guess in a few days.