Dragonlance Canticle #54 – Lord Soth

Chuck argues that Lord Soth is a series of wasted opportunities for Dragonlance. Tristan argues that Lord Soth is totally awesome just the way he is. Trampas moderates. Astonishingly, a conclusion is reached by all three parties!

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    • Bluehorse on July 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm
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    Awesome episode! I find myself agreeing on both sides. I would have liked to have seen Lord Soth used more, but at the same time I can see where making sure he was surrounded more by mystery than being in your face all the time was important to his character as well. I think this not only lent more to the character, but also gave more intrigue to his legend as well over the 300+ years.

    I do wish something more like what Trampas had mentioned had happened though, in the Chaos War. I had never thought of something like that, and it would have been VERY epic. In fact, spending some time among living knights between the CW & WoS would have explained better why he suddenly changed his attitude towards Takhisis. You could do all kinds of neat things in just a few paragraphs to show how he was remembering what it was like to be alive, relearning (even by accident) from his new lieutenants. Just my own thought on it.

    Thanks Guys!

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    • Tim on August 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm
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    Hi guys,

    I occasionally listen to your episodes, at least those regarding the novels, since that is what I like about DL, even though I got to know about it +/- 10 years ago. Since then I’ve been expanding my collection, with still a large number to read, obviously. Anyway, I just wanted to say that this episode is absolutely great! I love your guys’ enthusiasm, the vibe of this episode (so to speak) and how you analyse happenings in the storyline.

    Say, if Chuck had a list of 45 things about Lord Soth, but had to cut them down to 10 for this episode, why not publish those 45 examples here (perhaps with Tristan giving his view on each)? Just being curious. 🙂

    Other than that, keep up the excellent work and take care.

    Greetings from Belgium. 🙂

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    • Anthony Thanghe on December 27, 2012 at 4:51 am
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    I am a huge fan of your podcast and cannot wait to hear the next one. I have been listening to your podcasts while at work, as my job is VERY menial and requires no mental effort, and was very intrigued by the debate regarding Lord Soth’s “wasted oppertunities”. While I could argue Chuck’s 10 “reasons” point for point, though on two points I consceed to Chuck but my biggest argument against Chuck’s (and I am a bit surprised that it wasn’t mentioned at all) points is that, while he doesn’t do anything for 350 years, Soth’s inaction is appropriate as HE IS NOT THE FOCUS OF THE BOOKS HE IS IN. I do not mean to make it seem like I am yelling. I just want to make sure that my point is made clear; and by the way, Soth used plenty of magic during the assault of Palanthas, he killed Tanis in one-on-one combat (though Tanis wasn’t the greatest swordsman at all…), and his most bad-@$$ moment is when HE KILLED LADY CRYSANIA who happened to be the second most powerful cleric on Krynn.
    I know this topic was already covered in a previous show but I felt that that needed to be said. I hope to hear more lists like this from you guys in the future.
    I have a show topic idea. The main theme in Dragonlance (that I have gathered from the novels and gaming materials) is balance. There is balance in all things, even the gods. With that in mind, why is it that Takhisis is the only god that seems to be kept in her ‘realm’? The other other gods seem to be able to come and go as they please, Reorx especially, but why is she the only deity (even of the “evil” ones) that cannot go to Krynn? I hope you use it or something like it on a future show.

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