comments, question about _Phoenix_

Tue Feb 25 14:48:37 PST 2003

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Michele Riccio wrote:

> On 25 Feb 2003 at 13:20, Philip Hart wrote
> <snip>
> > During that window visit in _P_, Veera reveals (in a conversation in
> > which she is bizarrely deferential to Vlad, or rather he presents her
> > that way) that she had expected Kelly to do something else, something
> > which would help Dragaerans and Easterners. Any ideas?  Speculation:
> > she thought K would go along with conscription so he could argue that
> > since the Easterners had helped with the war they should be treated
> > better.  This seems to assume too much naivete' on K's part.
> >
> > - Philip
> Didn't tDG think that starting a war and conscripting Teckla would
> end the budding revolution?
> I remember someone (possibly Vlad) arguing that it was too early in
> the cycle for the Teckla to be on the winning side of a revolution
> anyway.  Maybe tDG was concerned over too many needless
> deaths. (It could happen.)

tDG tells Vlad that the Plot I mean the Cycle says It's not happening.
(Interesting that Kelly is too dumb to realize this - he must know about
the history of Teckla uprisings at the top of the Cycle.)

Seems to me that South Adrilankha (SA in future for spelling reasons)
conscribes, Greenaere is crushed, SA is better-trained when Kelly
and Co get back from the battle and hence revolts more effectively,
hence has to be put down more violently - not what tDG (says she) wants.