Unfamiliar familiars?

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Sat Feb 22 13:15:00 PST 2003

On Sat, 22 Feb 2003, David Gunderson wrote:

>When you think about it, Morrolan almost HAS to be a better
>witch/sorcerer/etc then Vlad, just by sheer practice.  That's always
>been one of the things about Drageara that intruiged me : A human
>could be fighting a dragearan who's had 300 years longer then him to
>improve his skills.  When you consider that, Vlad's advancement
>through the ranks of the Jhereg becomes even more impressive :-P

I am not so sure of this.  I have always had the impression that
Dragaerans have a strongly phlegmatic attitude and intellect that
causes their skills to improve at a rate proportional to their

So despite Morrolan being about 470 years older than Vlad, I don't
think he's 470 years more skillful. 

>Something else to think about - Have we ever seen a witchcraft/magic
>hybrid?  Maybe something Morrolan cooked up and I've just forgotten? 
>Because if not, that could be REALLY neat :-)

Perhaps.  There's that thing Morrolan does in "Dragon".  That might