Two words about two letters etc.

Fri Jan 10 06:18:58 PST 2003

Alexx S Kay wrote:

(in response to:)
> > The Serioli present the same Orb-problem I assert elsewhere.
> > Someone-with-too-many-consonants-to-remember-his-name has the
> > know-how to make Pathfinder, Blackwand, Spellbreaker, assorted goodies -
> > how is it that the Serioli didn't ride into battle against the Empire
> > on Morganti tanks?
> Perhaps because they don't want to?  Why *that* is would require more
> knowledge of their culture than we yet have.

They hate war.  They may dislike the gods but they hate war.  That's
actually pretty simple.  They already tried their gambit (the Great
Weapons), it failed.  If they were to try again they'd have to attempt
unmaking the pinnacle of their craft, and they know those weapons
are sentient.  It would be an ultimately heartbreaking act for a
Serioli to attempt.

Now the real question (to me) is, why hasn't some Dragaeran tried to
learn the craft of creating Morganti and Great Weapons?