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[Malatra] The World Rests on the Back of a Toad

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:38 pm
by Big Mac
One of the Polyhedron articles about Malatra has two Jungle Tales called: The World Rests on the Back of a Toad and Why the Shu Must Not Kill Each Other.

Does anyone think that the first story might be an indication that the ancient aliens, who came to Toril to "build" a refuge there, may have literally come from a world that sat on the back of a toad-shaped starbeast?

Re: [Malatra] The World Rests on the Back of a Toad

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:56 pm
by apotheot
Big Mac wrote:One of the Polyhedron articles about Malatra has two Jungle Tales called: The World Rests on the Back of a Toad and Why the Shu Must Not Kill Each Other.

Does anyone think that the first story might be an indication that the ancient aliens, who came to Toril to "build" a refuge there, may have literally come from a world that sat on the back of a toad-shaped starbeast?



Interesting idea, but the story is a myth from the saru. The saru are notoriously accepting of all life forms, and will often try to talk to normal animals as they don't understand that they (mostly) will not be able to speak back. They are a race seemingly created by the ancients experimenting with various apes of the plateau through, so perhaps it is some sort of misunderstanding of the proto-saru. For instance they may have seen Fly-like spelljammers land some distance away and assumed that the world was eating them, and thus it must be a toad. Just a thought.

Apotheot

Re: [Malatra] The World Rests on the Back of a Toad

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:17 pm
by Cthulhudrew
Clearly a myth.

Everyone knows the world resides on the back of a tortoise.

Re: [Malatra] The World Rests on the Back of a Toad

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:20 pm
by Havard
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-Havard

Re: [Malatra] The World Rests on the Back of a Toad

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:20 pm
by Yaztromo
I had the same thought, when I read the title of this thread... ;)