Is Shu from china?

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Is Shu from china?

Postby Steven » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:57 pm

In River God that guy Shu says he was from a land a "year from the Euphrates" and since his name sounds Asian-ish, do you think hes from China? And were there Chinese people in Egypt back then?

EDIT: Sorry, I just realised I accidentally put this in the wrong forum.
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Postby Nefer » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:36 pm

I'm totally ashamed to say I don't remember a Shu!

Do recall a Huw, and I always figured 'year from the Euphrates' to be India.

And unless I'm very mistaken, this is the right forum :)
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Postby Steven » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:54 pm

Or was it Hui, I thought it was a Shu.. damn. I'm prolly getting things mixed up from when I read some Chinese book awhile ago..
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Postby Matbow » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:31 am

Nefer wrote:And unless I'm very mistaken, this is the right forum :)


I moved it :)

And I don't remember a Shu either!
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Postby WSI » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:21 am

Steven wrote:Or was it Hui, I thought it was a Shu.. damn. I'm prolly getting things mixed up from when I read some Chinese book awhile ago..


The only Hui I remember is in Sunbird: Hui Ben-Amon
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Postby Steven » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:17 pm

Whoever this guy was, was the shrike that they spared in RG.
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Postby i_heart_nefie » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:56 pm

I remember a Hui in River God who helped Taita with all the horses?
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Postby Steven » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:04 am

Thats the one!
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Postby Nefer » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:05 pm

Well I found a map to help illuminate :)

Euphrates is in the Iraq-Iran area, and a year from the river back in the day, travelling by horse would end you up in India as per this map.
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Postby i_heart_nefie » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:11 am

Thats the one!


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Postby Egyptian Eyes » Wed May 09, 2007 4:40 am

I dont know about Shu, but in the quest there were 2 women mentioned who seemed to be from China - Dr. Rei and one of the girls at the temple of saraswati at the beginning of the book (forget her name). Interesting how WS incorporates other cultures into his books.
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Postby memnon » Sat May 26, 2007 5:26 pm

Yeah, now i'm reading the quest and i remember those two girls, the ones who show to Meren the "love arts" jajaja. But i don't remember their namer but they seem to be from Asia
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