Speaking of Vlad and Kiera (small POTD spoiler)

Fri Feb 21 22:25:23 PST 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.

I hate to keep carping on this, but... Paarfi may not necessarily have 
his facts straight. While Vlad may be unreliable, I still don't see 
Zerika and Morrolan and Sethra just agreeing to be interviewed by this 
fellow. As an example, allow me to quote an earlier message:

Damien Sullivan wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 04:40:31PM -0500, Alexx S Kay wrote:
>>Completely?  Of course not!  To the left, Paarfi claims to have carried on
>>some correspondence with Sethra.  I'd default to accepting his version,
>>absent significant reasons to doubt it.
> "Will you do me the honor of answering some small questions about certain
> events concerning the Interregnum?"
> "No."

I can see Morrolan and Zerika replying to Paarfi in much the same way. 
Morrolan's statement in Taltos sounds to me more like an offhand aside, 
and I can't see Morrolan taking the trouble to lie about this to Vlad. I 
can, of course, see Vlad misremembering what Morrolan said. *sigh*

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