Two words about two letters etc. (small PotD Spoiler)

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Fri Jan 17 09:02:00 PST 2003

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Philip Hart wrote:

#To build a pipe bomb (useful to assassins, I should think) wouldn't
#even require the metallurgical skills.

Useful to assassins? Maybe. They'd have to be able to set it off
remotely when they are sure the target is in place and no untargeted
person will be in range.  Sorcery seems to be up to that; I mind me of
near the end of _Teckla_, when Vlad arranges to signal the Left Hand
sorceress to put up a teleportation block by heating up a coin that he
gives her in advance.

But it's still not as precise as a knife in the eye or the back.

-- Mark A. Mandel
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