Vlad's role in upcoming books (Was: Concerning Great Weapons& Baritt (no POTD spoilers))

J A 'Dusty' Sayers dusty at sayersnet.com
Sun Mar 9 23:46:12 PST 2003

Ryan Grove wrote:

> Jot Powers wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 06:15:47PM +0000, Mark Tiller wrote:
> >>I don't remember seeing a wielder of a great weapon who
> >>had/has a partner.
> >
> > Aliera & Mario.
> I wouldn't call Aliera and Mario partners.

Even if you discount those two, don't forget Barrit had a great weapons AND
enough descendents that e'Barrits show up from time to time in the texts.
Considering the Dragaeran stigma against bastardy, it seems likely that
Barrit was married at some point and (hopefully) had a meaningful romantic
attachment to Mrs Barrit at the time.

Of course, as someone has suggested on the list, perhaps such attachments
(Vlad & Cawti, Aliera & Mario, Barrit & Mrs Barrit) worked because they
existed before the owner of the Great Weapon actually had that honour.

J A Dusty Sayers