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

Fri Feb 21 14:32:47 PST 2003

On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

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

Or the Court was speaking in Serioli before (which sounds suspiciously
like Russian) - Pel fashionably lapses into it early in _TPG_ - and some
of the terminology was kept (or the direct translation used) by Paarfi for
historical flavor - or there are House or regional differences, or poetic
and plain speech distinctions, or ...