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.