: Which brings up a minor problem and a question.
: Question first.
: Is there actually supposed to be Dark Age, then Light
: Age, then Dark again, then another Light age etc. for
: all of time...(whether it starts with a Light Age or a
: Dark Age isn't the point, so no nitpicking of this,
: Is it supposed to be "The Age after the Light wins,
: the Dark does"...not "hardwired", but
: nigh inevitable. It can be prevented (what Alric did
: would qualify, by my reasoning)
: The problem
: How much more seriously could the Dark have won and left
: any of the Light around for the cycle to continue?
: The Cath Bruig Empire is utterly destroyed in nearly
: every possible way. Only a few Heron Guards remain,
: The Province has been ravaged twice in two-three
: generations...and is in miserable shape, even under
: the best of circumstances.
: The Free Cities of the North...see the Province, I
: The fir'bolg...are still around, but not exactly
: The dwarves...same, although their rebuilding of Myrgard
: is not likely to have been easy.
: So unless the Dark was supposed to wipe Mankind off the
: face of the world in this Age, it didn't exactly
: "lose", assuming the goal is to destroy
: rather than to completely anhiliate.
: I'm fairly sure I've missed something.
: The pattern is refered to as a "cycle", so
: presumably even if Alric has won (and this somehow is
: a Light age), we're going to still have to face some
: crap...which brings up the problem of what the -next-
: age (supposedly supposed to be Light) will be.
: So, if someone has an idea for how the Dark could have
: "won" without destroying the Light, given
: how much damage it did in this "loss",
: As far as I know, we don't really have much in the way of
: details regarding what the previous Dark Age(s?) were
: like, but if we do have something somewhere on that
: besides wild guesses and Myth 3, share that too. (Myth
: 3 not being entirely reliable, at best)
Alric cheated. :P