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The killing law

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The killing law is "that when a Sound dies his Echo should die too—or evil times will follow."

What do you think happens when an Echo dies before its Sound? Nothing? Maybe that's why car accidents or murders happen in our realm? What are your thoughts?

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I don't think murders so much unless we have a type of Fate Sealer here. Fatal accidents are a good guess, though. Fatal illnesses that appear seemingly out of nowhere perhaps as well. There are myriads of possibilities. Good question!

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That's an interesting thought. Some kind of Fate Sealers in the Sound world who engineered accidents? But since Sounds seem to be unaware of the existence of echoes maybe not. The book makes it clear that it is an archaic law and quite unnecessary.

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I thought about that too when I was reading the book. Since it's not a natural law, it's one made by a king, I don't think it matters.

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Kelyn wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 12:32
I don't think murders so much unless we have a type of Fate Sealer here. Fatal accidents are a good guess, though. Fatal illnesses that appear seemingly out of nowhere perhaps as well. There are myriads of possibilities. Good question!
I like the thought of fatal illnesses or something of that nature. I sort of like the idea that, even if we are unaware of our Echos, that we are still connected to them in a way.

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little_nell15 wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 14:03
That's an interesting thought. Some kind of Fate Sealers in the Sound world who engineered accidents? But since Sounds seem to be unaware of the existence of echoes maybe not. The book makes it clear that it is an archaic law and quite unnecessary.
That's a very good point. The false king made the law as a part of his elaborate scheme to take over the throne. So I guess the answer very well could be nothing happens to the Sound if an Echo dies first and life just goes on as normal!

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15 Sep 2019, 21:01
I thought about that too when I was reading the book. Since it's not a natural law, it's one made by a king, I don't think it matters.
That's a very good point! Pellucid seems to always have a greater depth to any given detail in the story than meets the eye though, so I still have to wonder if she would have something up her sleeve in this regard!

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Bettercallyourbookie wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 21:01
I thought about that too when I was reading the book. Since it's not a natural law, it's one made by a king, I don't think it matters.
You make a great point! It's so funny how when a king says something, automatically his word is thought of as law. But what is there behind this law, really, to back things up and provide clarity? Coming from the horrible false king, if no one listens to this law, perhaps it doesn't make it true at all.
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Sinclairess wrote:
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Bettercallyourbookie wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 21:01
I thought about that too when I was reading the book. Since it's not a natural law, it's one made by a king, I don't think it matters.
You make a great point! It's so funny how when a king says something, automatically his word is thought of as law. But what is there behind this law, really, to back things up and provide clarity? Coming from the horrible false king, if no one listens to this law, perhaps it doesn't make it true at all.
Right? The king is the shephard and the people are his sheep. Whether they follow him out of respect or fear, it's amazing how a title can create such power over others

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Kro92813 wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 22:47
Sinclairess wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 11:56
Bettercallyourbookie wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 21:01
I thought about that too when I was reading the book. Since it's not a natural law, it's one made by a king, I don't think it matters.
You make a great point! It's so funny how when a king says something, automatically his word is thought of as law. But what is there behind this law, really, to back things up and provide clarity? Coming from the horrible false king, if no one listens to this law, perhaps it doesn't make it true at all.
Right? The king is the shephard and the people are his sheep. Whether they follow him out of respect or fear, it's amazing how a title can create such power over others
I thought the False King would have failed because he tried to trick the brother he once tried to stab...that would make someone unbelievably untrustworthy in my book.

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Kro92813 wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 19:27
The killing law is "that when a Sound dies his Echo should die too—or evil times will follow."

What do you think happens when an Echo dies before its Sound? Nothing? Maybe that's why car accidents or murders happen in our realm? What are your thoughts?
There seem to be people in our world who are lost, without a spiritual core, or who are overcome with despair. I kind of thought that the Echo was so linked to the Sound that it was necessary to both. Maybe the loss of an Echo effects the Sound's spirit.

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Kro92813 wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 22:47
Right? The king is the shephard and the people are his sheep. Whether they follow him out of respect or fear, it's amazing how a title can create such power over others
Right, it's astonishing how humans instinctively give over their mental power to someone that way, without question, in such large numbers. That amount of power is dangerous. The king is a stranger, really. He doesn't know half the people he rules.
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Kro92813 wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 19:27
The killing law is "that when a Sound dies his Echo should die too—or evil times will follow."

What do you think happens when an Echo dies before its Sound? Nothing? Maybe that's why car accidents or murders happen in our realm? What are your thoughts?
It's just a fiction book, but I think there's sense here. Sound and Echo realms are like spiritual and physical realms. If someone is killed spiritually, it would manifest physically. Nice thought, Kro.

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Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
21 Sep 2019, 00:20
Kro92813 wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 22:47
Sinclairess wrote:
20 Sep 2019, 11:56


You make a great point! It's so funny how when a king says something, automatically his word is thought of as law. But what is there behind this law, really, to back things up and provide clarity? Coming from the horrible false king, if no one listens to this law, perhaps it doesn't make it true at all.
Right? The king is the shephard and the people are his sheep. Whether they follow him out of respect or fear, it's amazing how a title can create such power over others
I thought the False King would have failed because he tried to trick the brother he once tried to stab...that would make someone unbelievably untrustworthy in my book.
Fear controls too so people could have followed out of fear. But in real life, humans have followed worse - think Hitler

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djr6090 wrote:
21 Sep 2019, 09:50
Kro92813 wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 19:27
The killing law is "that when a Sound dies his Echo should die too—or evil times will follow."

What do you think happens when an Echo dies before its Sound? Nothing? Maybe that's why car accidents or murders happen in our realm? What are your thoughts?
There seem to be people in our world who are lost, without a spiritual core, or who are overcome with despair. I kind of thought that the Echo was so linked to the Sound that it was necessary to both. Maybe the loss of an Echo effects the Sound's spirit.
I like this idea! That the echo is sort of like a part of our spirit. And their lucidity kind of adds to that vibe. A loss of ones echo could be the cause of depression or feelings of loss

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