Really don't think the Emperor is gonna survive the meeting especially if Little Tirin has anything to say about it. She looks nastier and more dangerous than Tirin Prime. How many kids do she and Billy have, and where does her Aunt fit in along with what happened to Aunties gun partner did she befall a challenge from Little Tirin? Or is she walking a beat in Southwest podunk keeping all the spiders, and her other nasty relatives company?
Um. How important is it for the success of Lil' Tirin for Tirin Prime to be offed in the story? If Tirin Prime is rescued in a dominant timeline, will that unsettle the rest of the events in the uh Bible? Suddenly I am worried that our devotee might be a maniac fundamentalist Tirinite who expects Tirin Prime to sacrifice herself so that events will proceed according to Holy Writ.
tirin prime and Tirin young...
it is getting kind of confusing, but... Tirin prime and Tirin young are the same, only the one we see as prime is the older version of the Tirin young... that's how it all started... so in fact there is only one Tirin, but she appears multiple in certain moments... remember when the slorn was killed, Tirin appeared to act like her own elder sister of herself. This gives room for an interesting development: Tirin young developes impressive magic skills, which might come in really handy for Tirin prime, when the time(!) gets right.
Want to say that I love the way this tale (these tales) are told, given the way that events take place in multiple universes, time travel is possible, and events can be altered using the spice (almost typed splice). It really alters the nature of tension and anticipation for me--very different from linear story lines. Love it.
Oh, yeah, there's still tension--in fact the Enhanced Butterfly Effect increases the Cliffhanger Effect by an order of magnitude or two.
@Guesticus: Mind you I am not a maniac fanatical Tirinite myself, so I am just guessing. But Sariel may be buzzed by the opportunity to speak to Tirin Prime, given that she worships her all the time. And it may seem a pity to her that Tirin Prime never knew all this good stuff--it would be a thrill to tell her--and then naively assume that the Admired One would sacrifice herself to keep Dogma sacrosanct. This is all assuming that Sariel is nuts, something I really don't want to do. She's pretty smart, and has an agenda we will learn soon enough.
@Merceneiress: As she has yet to manifest any and I believe they may be in two different dimensions otherwise there would be Time Anomaly, should have happened when she met herself killing Slorn however due to wi[img out timeline that depended on Slorn that may have been avoided.