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Jorl ben Tral is a Fant, one of the two species of anthropomorphic elephants that inhabit the island rainforests of the planet Barsk. He's also a Speaker, gifted with the ability to converse with the dead, a talent he uses in his daily life as an historian at the university.

Jorl is a tenured professor of some repute.

His response to the academic adage "publish or perish" ha
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Kindle Edition, 91 pages
Published March 9th 2020 by Paper Golem LLC
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I would call this book a companion piece to Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard (which was published in 2015), as the author explains that this book is a collection of the chapter epigraphs from his original 1989 draft of the story. The author freely admits that this was a self-indulgent piece, but I quite liked seeing some of the worldbuilding behind Barsk. I can't speak to how canonical every element is, but reading Jorl ben Tral's thoughts in this method was nice. Several are amusing tidbits, oth ...more
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