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

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Mon Feb 10 16:10:33 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Joshua Kronengold wrote:

#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.

Back in _Jhereg_, in one of the last chapters, in Castle Black as Vlad
& Co. are preparing their assault on Mellar, Vlad talks about slipping
through the crowd and being completely unnoticeable, as part of the
assassin's craft. I agree with David that this is what he meant. (He may
even mention there having learnt it from Kiera.)

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