On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Steve Simmons wrote: > >On a semi-related note, I think Sethra might be training Vlad to >be a Lavode. > I think that's a possible implication of stuff we've seen about her, including some of her statements in "Issola". When this came up in RASFW, some people argued that since Sethra said "but he isn't ready yet", it couldn't mean Vlad or Morrolan, because they were already going to fight the Jenoine (that is, they were indeed ready (enough)). But my interpretation is that she simply meant the whoever "he" is, he was not yet ready to be *called* a Lavode. Currently, Vlad is pretty versatile, but then, so is Morrolan. Vlad would probably object more than Morrolan to being called upon to defend the Empire. :-) Of course, it might turn out that she has someone else entirely in mind.