Page 1: Do I even need to point out that "Glorious Mountain" == Tor? I hope not. Page 2: 'that august poet, Ahadam of Hoodplain has said of Paarfi, "He always buys the Wine. And he's a damn fine writer."' This felt like an in-joke, but who did it refer to? Hoodplain seems like an obvious take on "Hatfield", but I couldn't think of anyone in Steve's circle named Hatfield. Looking at it from the other direction, "Ahadam" looks like it is supposed to be "Ah, Adam" , and indeed, Steve knows an Adam Stemple from his Cats Laughing days, could Stemple mean Hatfield? But while googling around, I discovered this page by Adam's sister: http://www.heidistemple.com/heidibio.html which states that the Stemple family grew up in _Hatfield_, MA. "August" might be a nod to Louise August, who illustrated a book that Adam wrote the music for (and Jane Yolen (his mom), wrote the words for), or I might be trying too hard. Ahadam of Hoodplain == Adam of Hatfield == Adam Stemple. QED.  If "Ah" were pronounced with a gutteral "h", it could be the Hebrew for "brother", making "Ahadam" either "brother of Adam" or "brother of man". But that seems a bit far-fetched, and does Steve even *know* Hebrew? Page 2: Zerran and Bolis - no idea. Page 2: "Orb Theatre" no doubt == "Globe Theatre", of Shakespearean fame Page 2: Valimer == Val Kilmer? I suppose he could play Khaavren Page 4: Can anyone figure out how you get "Luchia of North Leatherleaf" from Emma Bull? Leatherleaf sounds botanical, but I could not associate it with either Pansy or Violet (I am not sure which one is Emma and which one is Lorraine), and I have no idea what else might be a match.