Speaking of Vlad and Kiera

Mon Feb 24 08:46:38 PST 2003

On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 05:38:50PM -0500, Michele Riccio wrote:

> On 21 Feb 2003 at 16:32, Steve Simmons wrote

> > [ my argument elided ]

> How was Vlad pushed?  

> [ Michele's argument elided ]

There's a big difference between 'pushed' and 'controlled in microscopic
detail.'  Just as an example, if Sethra wanted Vlad to have talents in
witchcraft all she had to do was ensure Noish-pa's survival and make
Dragaerans appear at their worst to Vlad.  The former provides a mechanism
for him to learn, the latter a drive for him to get out of the resturaunt
and distance him from his father.  Keira can accomplish the first by
quietly letting it be known on the street that "Noish-pa is OK by me,
and anybody who screws with him will make a enemy".  Keira can accomplish
the second by meeting with the worst of her business partners in the

Push, but not micromanage.