[no spoiler space, just spoiler warning :-] This may have been discussed earlier, but it's my turn to re-read _Dragon_, so I'm going to ask about/mention it anyways. In _Dragon_, during the denument, Vlad says (about sneaking up on Fornia): Morrolan spotted me, although I was awfully close when he did; he probably doesn't know how I did that, or maybe he just thinks he was concentrating too hard on Fornia. This seems to indicate that whatever Morrolan thinks about how Vlad did that...he's wrong. Now...Morrolan -knows- Vlad is awfully good at sneaking. So that can't be it. And if it were some kind of sorcery, it probably wouldn't have worked, and certainly wouldn't have been a secret from Morrolan, certainly not when the story is dictated, while Vlad is courting Cawti and has been friends with Morrolan for years. Anyone have ideas? I think Vlad's been eating well by this point, so it wouldn't be a Taltos thing, if so...unless I'm wrong; he -has- lost a lot of time, and might have missed enough meals for this to be an issue, I guess. -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme at io.com) "I've been teaching |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^--him...to live, to breathe, to walk, to sample the /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\joy on each road, and the sorrow at each turning. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\I'm sorry if I kept him out too late"--Vlad Taltos '---''(_/--' (_/-'