> >I don't think there is is any spoiler of any real value here. > > > >When Pel goes to the Easterner for "services", he asks > >if he is a "knitter of stone", and the reply is something > >like: "No, he crochets". > > > >This really strikes me as an inside joke, but one I have > >no clue about. Does anyone else have a stab? > > > > I guess I must be in a "spoil their fun" mood. > > This one wasn't an inside joke. Unless my subconscious was playing games, > that was nothing more than what sounded to me like an elegant kind of > code. Matthew will think I'm lying again, but for the rest of you I hope > this answers it. > > Steve > > Damn, I thought I'd be really cool if it was actually some sort of esoteric description of the school of swordplay they had studied. AkodoBob -think about it, crochet could be code for fencing. One weapon, fast, elegant, and precise strikes.