Welcome to the board,
I think your scenario is possible. Personally, I'd prefer that the stone end up in Elaira's hands and that she and Arithon cleanse it of all the failed Primes, the iyat, etc.
Just a thought regarding the contents of the koriani waystone...I wonder whether Arithon could learn anything "interesting" in there.
How well does either brother understand the history of mankind before Athera (and would it play in this story?)
Yvonne, the fun for me on this board is reading others' ideas...so guess away :-)
I don't think dependence on crystals is something Davien/Arithon approve of as an approach...so if Elaira/Arithon did lead the koriani it would be a changing organisation...not sure Arithon would seek such a responsibility nor Elaira...
As for being on the side of the F7, I'm waiting to see whether Arithon's choices take him "against" the F7 in some decisions...Davien certainly diverged from the F6...where would Arithon stand I wonder if he has to choose between Davien and the current F5.
Stormed Fortress is going to be very exciting.
I was mulling over the postings here and the idea about the stones is interesting. In GC and TK didn't Elaira's quartz crystal accept her as partner not master? Could this be the key in stopping Elaira being eliniated/used by the order if she was to get together with Arithon (without being spell stamped)? If so Could Arithons compassion through the empathetic link to elaria be the thing that helps her to control the waystone if this is to occur in SF??
And if all Koriani crystals are synched with the Waystone/Skyron in some way or another, could they accept her as partner in concert with her personal quartz? I don't think she could ever 'control' the Waystone - even the F7 said that it was getting too wayward...
interesting syllabic correlation...
When I said "control" in reference to the Great Waystone, I really just meant able to use its powers. Elaira is more into a partnership with her crystal now, so it would probably be like that. My point was more that Arithon would have to be involved, to clear the Iyat. The interesting thing for me is how it would change the Koriani as a group and perhaps they could then be of some use instead of just being obstructionist -there are so many things they could do that would help.
I'd like to point out that the line members of the Koriathain are propaply very helpful. It's only the upper echelons... perhaps even the very top echelon that appears to us to be skewed in it's purpose.
Trys, that's true. But it is the top echelon that has the most power. And I'd also like to say that the lower echelons take vows of service from those they help, that often allow for the fulfilment of the needs and wants of the more powerful members. If they weren't "skewed" as you put it, it's the powerful ones who COULD be of help to the F7
I think thwe thing to realise is that the F7 follow a Paravian mode of use of magic, which centres around choice. We see clearly what happens when a tool is forced to a use, as opposed to an act of free will, when the Waystone fights back every time Morriel/Selidie use it. It has malice, whereas the simple pebble used for Kevor's protection doesn't. Also we might look at Elaira's crystal, which has had its binding over Elaira (tied through the Waystone) removed by Asandir. I think this might have some part to play in a novel futher down the track.