Two words about two letters etc.

circadian rhyme rone at ennui.org
Tue Jan 14 15:38:05 PST 2003

Alexx S Kay writes:
  Consider Spell-sticks (as described in Orca, p. 224).  They went out of
  fashion as soon as a sorcerer discovered a way to make all of the enemy's
  spell-sticks spontaneously detonate.  It's easy to suppose that a similar
  spell could be developed for gunpowder.  (And remember that early guns in
  our own world were already likely to spontaneously blow up in the user's
This brings to mind Frank Herbert's short story "Cease Fire", from
/Eye/.  I highly recommend it.

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