On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Gomi no Sensei wrote: > >On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Philip Hart wrote: >> On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote: >> > Vlad has received a course in Stealth 101 from *THE* absolute >> > top-level Jhereg expert in stealth. >> You are talking about Kiera here, right? Not Kragar or Mario? I don't think we have any data on whether Mario is particularly super- stealthy or not. Paarfi doesn't portray him as such (note that Khaavren detected him), but of course, what does Paarfi really know? > >Hm. Different applications for different situations. If you need someone >to walk undetected through a crowd, Kragar wins hands down -- but Kiera >is the person to call when you need to circumvent antitheft systems. And there's also direction of movement and such. Could Kragar scale a wall at all? If he could, he probably would not be detected - but Kiera has in fact done just that and not been detected. >Both kinds of 'stealth', but distinct, if you follow. As for Kragar >teaching Vlad his dimness, it seems fairly clear from the text that >it's an innate (and undesired) quality, not a skill he picked up or >developed consciously. > Yes. Kiera *knows how* to be stealthy, and can teach that knowledge; Kragar just *is* difficult to detect (and I consider the probability that his ability is psionic to be rather high). I vaguely remember Vlad mentioning some of what Kiera taught him; something about going with the flow of a crowd.