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

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Fri Feb 21 14:10:42 PST 2003

On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

>While I don't give much credence to the super-taltos-powers idea, I
>do have the notion that "The Final Contract" might involve Vlad
>fulfilling the /role/ of the Taltos by returning the Sun, the Moon,
>and the Stars - by dispelling the Overcast, possibly by killing a
>Oh, and speaking of the Overcast / Enclouding - I also have the
>notion that it was maintained during the Interregnum by the gods as
>part of their ruse against the Jenoine.

Afterthought:  Wondering about the change in terminology in tPotD, I
have the notion that perhaps the Overcast has changed somehow just
prior to (or during) Norathar's reign, and the term "Enclouding"
refers to how it *used* to appear, prior to this change.  It might
have gotten thicker, or more extensive - or it might have disappeared
(so that "overcast", in the ~180th year of Norathar's reign, just
means natural grey sky (like in the PNW)).

Or perhaps "Enclouding" is simply what it was called during the

Or it might just be Steve messing with us.  Bah.