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Re: Some questions regarding Caspian and Lilliandil's family.

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » Sep 07, 2010 8:00 pm

Valid points, and well argued, Eustace+Jill. That doesn't mean that I agree with you, as I think that a "stripping of his shine" (Boy that sounds a whole lot cheesier than I intend it to be =)) )doesn't exactly coincide with being "unstarred." Particularly as it leaves us with the following question: If he was "unstarred" what is he now?
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Re: Some questions regarding Caspian and Lilliandil's family.

Postby Aravis Narnia » Sep 09, 2010 6:11 am

From what the ages state, Rilian was born many years into Caspian's and Lilliandil's marriage. So I wonder if there was a biological obstacle to their having more kids- or kids in general.
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Re: Some questions regarding Caspian and Lilliandil's family.

Postby Ithilwen » Sep 10, 2010 3:03 am

DiGoRyKiRkE wrote:Valid points, and well argued, Eustace+Jill. That doesn't mean that I agree with you, as I think that a "stripping of his shine" (Boy that sounds a whole lot cheesier than I intend it to be =)) )doesn't exactly coincide with being "unstarred." Particularly as it leaves us with the following question: If he was "unstarred" what is he now?



I suppose he would just be a star that has gone dark. I don't think it would exactly make him "something else".
Imagine a star in our world going dark and cold, and losing it's light. It is, technically still a star in its make-up. It's just sort of "out-of-operation". It's light isn't the only thing that makes it what it is.
Likewise, I think of Coriakin as comitting some crime, and as punishment, he can no longer shine in the sky like other stars; but must come to down to earth, without his light, and face his assigned punishment -- caring for the Duffers.
The loss of his light could also be for the sake of the Duffers and all else who see him. If he was still as bright as a star, no one could look at him while he was that close.
Probably the only reason why people could look at Ramandu was because he was a star "at rest" and wouldn't be as bright as he usually is. (stars have to be pretty bright to be seen in the sky from the ground, after all) :)

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Re: Some questions regarding Caspian and Lilliandil's family.

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » Sep 10, 2010 7:33 am

Eustace+Jill wrote:I suppose he would just be a star that has gone dark. I don't think it would exactly make him "something else".
Imagine a star in our world going dark and cold, and losing it's light. It is, technically still a star in its make-up. It's just sort of "out-of-operation". It's light isn't the only thing that makes it what it is.


OH!!! I see. I misunderstodd what you were saying. Yeah I can definitely see the validity of this line of thinking. I was thinking to myself "Well if he isn't a star any more then what on earth could he be?" :P
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Re: Some questions regarding Caspian and Lilliandil's family.

Postby Lady Haleth » Sep 10, 2010 12:24 pm

I always thought that Ramadu's daughter had a mortal mother. Really, that would be a fascinating love story. It must have happened after he retired.
It was pretty clear that Rilian was Caspian's only child, though. If there had been a sister, Narnia doesn't seem to have any problem with women rulers, so she would have inherited.
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Re: Some questions regarding Caspian and Lilliandil's family.

Postby ChristProclamer » Sep 17, 2010 10:41 am

So Coriakin turns into a black hole... =)) ;)

I never knew quite what to make of RD's mother. I don't know where Ramandu would've gotten a mortal wife, seeing as how he lives at the end of the world, but I doubt there would've been any convenient stars just hanging around the lower realms of the universe. Maybe stars reproduce asexually...? (am I allowed to use that word?)

I, too, always assumed there was a biological problem between Caspian and RD. Perhaps a natural effect of interbreeding of the races?
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Re: Some questions regarding Caspian and Lilliandil's family.

Postby Ithilwen » Sep 17, 2010 10:16 pm

Maybe Ramandu fell in love with a human woman while watching her from the sky, and then came down to meet her after he retired?

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