Going back to The Great Ordeal
So, I was looking up something completely unrelated when I came across this extraordinary segment in The Thousandfold Thought, when Kellhus finally confronts his father:
For the Dūnyain, it was axiomatic: what was compliant had to be isolated from what was unruly and intractable. Kellhus had seen it many times, wandering the labyrinth of possibilities that was the Thousandfold Thought: The Warrior-Prophets assassination. The rise of Anasūrimbor Moėnghus to take his place. The apocalyptic conspiracies. The counterfeit war against Golgotterath. The accumulation of premeditated disasters. The sacrifice of whole nations to the gluttony of the Sranc. The Three Seas crashing into char and ruin. The Gods baying like wolves at a silent gate.
Bakker, R. Scott. The Thousandfold Thought (The Prince of Nothing Book Three) (Kindle Locations 8351-8355). Little, Brown Book Group. Kindle Edition.
Which is exactly
what has happened with Kellhus as Aspect Emperor. The only thing that hasn't occured thus far is the Three Seas falling into complete
ruin, and that's only because Kellhus returned in the nick of time to defeat Meppa and the Bandit Pandirajah.
So, I suppose the question is, what is Kellhus up to? Does he accept the Consult's aims and wants to avoid being one of the Damned? Is he perpetrating some kind of grand deception on them, to make them think he is with them, only to betray them (perhaps to obtain the Heron Spear and/or knowledge of the No God). Or is something else entirely going on?