SPOILER for _Dragon_...what's up with Vlad, again?

Joshua Kronengold mneme at io.com
Mon Feb 10 14:54:13 PST 2003

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   /,`.-'`'   -,  ;-;;'  
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/-\\\I'm sorry if I kept him out too late"--Vlad Taltos '---''(_/--' (_/-'