Friday, April 4, 2014

Moathouse Friday: The Lareth Conspiracy

A few things we know about Lareth:
Figure 1.  The vizor brings out the chaos in your eyes.
  1. Lareth is never seen without a full-vizored helmet [Figure 1].
  2. Lareth is known to some within the Temple as "The Beautiful"--not an adjective typically used to describe men, who prefer terms like "handsome," "studly," or "well-endowed."
  3. Shortly before Lareth arrived in the  Hommlet vicinity, Y'dey vacated the Church of C'bert on her mysterious quest.
If you haven't already figured this out, I'll make it real simple for you: Lareth and Y'dey are the same  person.

Furthermore: It is therefore almost certain that there is a deep-seeded and nefarious connection between the Temple of EE and the Church of St. C., perhaps running as high as the Prelate of Almor him(her)self!

Bonus Lareth Trivia:
"Lareth" is most likely an Oeridian bastardization of "Larix" which is the genus of the larch tree, also known as the tamarack.*  It has been established that tamaracks grow in close association with chaos; see the K on the B, as well as V of H, and Sample Dungeon of Evil Terror.

* Gearnat, Gilliam, Origins of Common Names of the Central Flannaes, Greyhawk, 1166.

5 comments:

The_Myth said...

OMG! Lareth is really Y'Dey!

Brilliant!

I was thinking of Terjon being a secret demon-worshipper, but this is EVEN BETTER!

grodog said...

Very interesting....

Allan.

Mystic Scholar said...

Well, this is the first time I've heard this take on things.

In the computer, you start off by finding Y'Dey dead on the streets of Mitirk.

I suppose she could have faked her death. Yes? LOL

Gary McCammon said...

THE LARCH.

THE... LARCH.

Timrod said...

Gary,

I'm glad that someone around here grasps the gravity of the larch.