Two words about two letters etc.

Fri Jan 24 01:33:48 PST 2003

Philip Hart wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Alexx S Kay wrote:
>> I think that one has to posit a limit on Great Weapon manufacturing
>> capability, if only because the Empire *did* beat the Serioli.  Plus
>> the allegation that there are only 17 of the things.  What form that
>> limit takes, I couldn't say.  I agree that possessing large
>> quantities of them would have given the Serioli a hard-to-beat edge.

Now the question I have is were they trying to stop war between themselves
or between themselves and other races?

For some reason I always thought it was between themselves and then the
morganti weapons having served their purpose were kinda left in the dust so
to speak.
> I think our only source for N_gw = 17 is Vlad, which makes it nearly
> worthless, but I agree that there must be some reason N is small.
> But to the right, the ability to build a GW implys (to misquote
> Sethra) many other skills.

Yeah but 17 is the Mystical number, Vlad or no.