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Gerbilkit

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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2011, 02:56:51 PM »

When Salamandastron was first introduced in Mossflower it was very mysterious and many secrets were implied. As it became an accepted, common, and even formulaic part of redwall tales it seemed to become less mysterious and more taken for granted that badgers and hares would always be in Salamandastron.
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2011, 03:18:07 PM »

I wonder how so few hares remained in Salamandastron during Mossflower. All other times there were quite a few. Also, will someone please tell me how to say Salamandastron! The one time I played redwall I was laughed at pronouncing it Salamanderstrom.
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2011, 03:24:50 PM »

It's pronounced similar to salamander except you drop the (er) at the end and replace it with -astron (pronounced how it looks). :)
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2011, 04:55:29 PM »

Yes, like Matthias says. Sala-mand-AST-rawn.
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2011, 04:56:49 PM »

I liked Dinny's pronounciation. "Salad-mand-alon." in his spot-created verse
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2011, 12:39:03 PM »

I liked Dinny's pronounciation. "Salad-mand-alon." in his spot-created verse
Actually, it's "salad-anna-sconn" if you're talking about that marching song part in Mossflower. Sorry 'bout that!
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2011, 03:36:28 PM »

I think Dinny continued with that verse throughout the trek to Salamandastron, and might have pronounced it differently. *shrug* Not sure.

But that brings up one of the greatest mysteries ever of the mountain. The quest of Martin & Co. Badgerlords had dreamed and drawn about them for generations, predicting the coming of a relatively small, but obviously noble and powerful, warrior. Lord Brocktree, Boar the Fighter, Sunstripe the Mace, all saw the drawing done by some ancient badgerlord.

Which brings up something else. Brocktree's tomb. It's pictured in many books, I can't name them all. It decays pretty heavily by the later books. His armor never dulled though.
I love the mountain's secret passages, countless practically in number and scope. So much legends in them, too. Secret walls, ancient treasure, countless fallen and passed badger rulers lying, I'd imagine, in their final resting places.
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2011, 12:29:43 AM »

Yes, yes! I'm absolutely positive there are secret passages and places whose locations were lost - or just never found - to later generations. Especially below the surface - recall Stonepaw's party and what little they knew of their whereabouts when fleeing the blue horde, but as an old rhyme saved them, earlier hares must have known about it. Assuming the rhyme was thought up before they began recording history with the written word, I wonder what other secrets the hares may know about without really knowing...

Hey, that paragraph made no sense. In short, Osu could write entire novels on Salamandastron and never tire of it. XD
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2011, 12:32:03 PM »

salamadastron is volcnao that does not do the lava stuff anymore, hares of the long patrol live in it with the badger lords.
:-\sorry if i am wrong. I have only read up to outcast of redwall so I do not know much about salamandastron. :-\
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2011, 04:37:26 PM »

Yep, that's correct, ilovemariel. Salamandastron is a big, extinct volcano.

So there MUST be a ton of hidden nooks and crannies and-- and-- I wonder how far down it goes?
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2011, 12:42:55 PM »

I bet I could get lost and never find my way out!  :-\
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2011, 05:43:47 PM »

I'd love to be a long patrol hare!
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2011, 06:57:51 PM »

I'd love to be a long patrol hare!

I am a Long Patrol hare. 8) Lol ;)!
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2011, 07:30:41 PM »

I think the echoing chamber mentioned in Mossflower is cool
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Re: Salamandastron!
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2011, 08:58:24 PM »

I think the echoing chamber mentioned in Mossflower is cool
And it's never mentioned anywhere else, as far as I know. Same for that dragon head... I wonder what became of them? The dragon thing could have been lost or destroyed, but the echoing chamber must have played some role throughout Salamandastron's history?
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