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

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Mon Feb 10 15:38:05 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Philip Hart wrote:

>On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

>> 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. 

>Kiera has been reported to have claimed to have done that.  I never
>believed the report - thought it was self-aggrandizement.  "Self", I
>should write. 

Well, considering that (a) she made the report herself and (b) she has
been shown to be exceedingly highly skilled, and exceedingly careful,
I see no reason to doubt her.  Also, she doesn't seem to boast at all,
although she does occasionally show off, just to remind people that
she really is as good as her reputation and not to be trifled with.

Although she may have lied after all (we *never* know when anything in
a fiction is a lie or not, and that goes most especially for anything
written by SKZB), since there's that really huge time discrepancy
thing (maybe she spent a day climbing a wall?  :-) ).