Speaking of Vlad and Kiera

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Fri Feb 21 14:33:10 PST 2003

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