David Silberstein writes: >Vlad has received a course in Stealth 101 from *THE* absolute >top-level Jhereg expert in stealth. Ok...so why would Morrolan think Vlad appearing be anything other than what it is? >Morrolan not only never had the basics of stealth taught to him, he's >quite aware of his own limitations in intrusion detection (which is >to say, stealth being used tactically to penetrate defenses), which is >why he hired Vlad in the first place. Which is why that statement wouldn't make any sense if there weren't anything funny going on. I think. >(I still think of the Vlad-has-super-taltos-powers-if-he-doesn't-eat >idea as being *very* low probability, anyway) It's an interesting theory. I don't know how likely it is, but it's certainly interesting. In any case, the quoted passage kinda reminds me of certain bits from Agyar; it's possible it means nothing..but with SZB...it's best not to assume that. -- 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 '---''(_/--' (_/-'