Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt (no POTD spoilers)

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Fri Mar 7 18:45:16 PST 2003


On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

>On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Philip Hart wrote:
>> And isn't taking out the leading Dragon a job for the Jhereg's
>> leading worker?  In the absence of Mario, would that be Istvaan?
>> He's assigned to take out Vlad, perhaps the #1 priority of the
>> House.  Note however that he isn't involved in _Jhereg_ when
>> Mellar was #1

There are probably more factors involved in hiring a Jhereg assassin
than we know.  Vlad was probably chosen to take out Mellar for various
reasons, including his friendship with Morrolan, not because he was
the "best".  And Vlad's assessment of Mario being the "best" may not
be 100% accurate.  And Istvan may have simply been the one that
accepted the contract on Vlad, after better assassins refused for
various reasons.  And we don't really *know* who took out Baritt; it
might have been Laris, or Laris might simply have been the agent that
the SiG & StY used, and Mario *was* the one who took out Baritt.
And note that Laris is now dead.

And I begin too many sentences with "And".  Bah.