The killing law

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The killing law

Post by Kro92813 » 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?

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Post by Kelyn » 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!

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Post by little_nell15 » 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.

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Post by Bettercallyourbookie » 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.

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Post by Kro92813 » 15 Sep 2019, 23:27

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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Post by Kro92813 » 15 Sep 2019, 23:29

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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Post by Kro92813 » 15 Sep 2019, 23:31

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.
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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