Concerning Sethra

Tue Feb 25 12:55:39 PST 2003

On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 01:05:26PM -0800, Philip Hart <philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Alexx S Kay wrote:
> > Option B is the case.  Sethra was still alive during the Fourteenth
> > Cycle, but by the time of the Lavode Scandal had been dead for "hundreds
> > of years", so that brackets the possible time of her death.  (Both of
> > these data points come from Paarfi, page 98 of FHYA.)
> I can't prove it but I'd call these, not "data" points, but "wild
> speculation on the part of Paarfi" points.  In particular, whatever test
> that Paarfi is relying on to indicate Sethra being alive during the 14th
> C. seems likely to something she could have circumvented.  Though I assume
> she's susceptible to Dark Water - maybe that's how the Lavode Scandal
> arose.  Maybe some emperor got worried about vampires and started wearing
> a vial of the stuff.

Your logic doesn't work.  Either she can circumvent just about 
any test that can be applied, including Dark Water, or we can't 
assume that Paarfi is wrong about this.  We don't have any 
evidence to indicate what test was performed that Paarfi relies 
upon, and thus no way to evaluate whether it was a reliable test.

Matthew Hunter (matthew at infodancer.org)
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