Speaking of Vlad and Kiera (small POTD spoiler)

Fri Feb 21 15:13:12 PST 2003

On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Philip Hart wrote:
> [Concerning Lavodes, and Sethra training them]
> >
> >Doesn't this refer to Tazendra, assuming she survives the end of the
> >Interregnum etc.?  She might well not have been "ready" at the time
> >of POTD and may still not be by _I_.
> >
> Yet we see in tPotD that she is sufficiently confident of her status
> as a Lavode to call herself that explicitly.  And yet Sethra in
> _Issola_ says that there are no more Lavodes, currently.
> I tend to find more agreeable the notion, previously put forth here,
> that Tazendra's soul is currently bound up in Blackwand.  This would
> allow Morrolan to have made the statements he did in "Taltos" (about
> defending Zerika against bandits above Deathgate Falls) without being
> a complete liar.

Hmm, the idea of Tazendra winding up as part of a bloodthirsty weapon
doesn't appeal to me, which doesn't affect its likelihood.  Also, it would
be fun for Vlad to meet her and hear what Loiosh has to say. Anyway, what
T thinks about her readiness doesn't mean that much to me.

On a related subject, I've been wondering why Sethra let Morrolan carry
his Great Weapon into the Paths - presumably they had discussed how to
get it out afterwards - it seems likely to me that M would have told
Aliera to take it herself, though Vlad doesn't report this.  Also the
interaction between Veera and M doesn't seem warm or something enough
given he's pledged to her.  I think Vlad had a bit too much peach brandy
before dictating _Taltos_.