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2 years 1 week ago #49366 by Iwasforger03
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So it occurs to me... if there's a World Tree at Whateley now... in Norse Mythology, the tree is guarded, or scourged, by a squirrel monster that drives people insane with its chatter and is very malevolent and can go anywhere by climbing the tree...

I wonder if maybe Anna's gonna start to feel some extra juice coming from somewhere... at first she'll think it was those chili dogs she ate before the game (hey, it was that, or let Nate get them), but then...

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2 years 1 week ago #49369 by null0trooper
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Iwasforger03 wrote: So it occurs to me... if there's a World Tree at Whateley now... in Norse Mythology, the tree is guarded, or scourged, by a squirrel monster that drives people insane with its chatter and is very malevolent and can go anywhere by climbing the tree...


Yggdrasil pretty much exists between and among the Nine Worlds, and Ratatoskr mostly bugs the eagle living in the upper branches and the dragon gnawing at the roots with its gossip because the two are too stupid/prideful/etc. to cross-check the tree-rat's stories. That doesn't mean the two trees are the same thing. There's even a good possibility that it would have been a yew instead of ash.

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More seriously, it's a sapling that will require decades to centuries to get itself established. It may be more impressive than kudzu, but it's Not There Yet.

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2 years 1 week ago - 2 years 1 week ago #49370 by Sir Lee
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Although I would love seeing Anna leveling up...

You are missing a crucial difference here. In the Norse mythology, there is a single ridiculously-humongous World Tree, Yggdrasil, that spans the Nine Worlds. In the Whateley Mythos-Lite, there's theoretically any number of World Trees, which are... well, probably quite big, considering the size of the seed, but I doubt they are anywhere in the same scale as Yggdrasil. Maybe redwood-sized, when adult.

Meaning that the World Tree Fey planted in the Grove is NOT Yggdrasil, and therefore Ratatoskr wouldn't necessarily be scampering on its branches.

Also, the tree Nikki planted is just a seedling right now. I expect those trees to grow very slowly. By the time it left the "sapling" stage and can be rightfully worth calling a tree, Anna will probably have graduated. Maybe her great-grandchildren will have graduated.

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3 weeks 6 days ago #66796 by Cryptic
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I wonder if Anna was born on January 21st: Squirrel Appreciation day.

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3 weeks 6 days ago - 3 weeks 6 days ago #66797 by Sir Lee
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No. During Ayla's birthday party (which was January 27), she thinks of...

Straight from the Squirrels Mouth wrote: Anna didn’t say anything to that, because the last birthday party she had was her and four of her friends at her house, having some cake and ice cream and watching a couple movies.


This tells us that her birthday did not fall in the September-January range.

On the other hand, a few chapters before that, her Whateley friends mention that they have to buy her a birthday present. So it was probably getting close. My bet would be on February.

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3 weeks 15 hours ago #66840 by Cryptic
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Didn't remember that bit. Fun idea though.

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