Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt (spoilers for POTD)

Mon Mar 10 08:30:44 PST 2003

On Sat, 2003-03-08 at 18:16, Philip Hart wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Mar 2003, Teddywolf wrote:
> > David Silberstein wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, James Griffin wrote:
> > > >Spoiler Warning: these questions assume fairly complete knowlege of
> > > >most of the Vlad books.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >

> >
> > Now admittedly Noish-pa probably isn't that powerful and shows
> > definite signs of age, and he's likely a better witch than his grandson,
> > yet he seems to still be quite active for someone his age and could still
> > hold his own in a duel.
> Vlad is able to heal himself with trivial effort using LT (wonder how long
> he'll be nine-fingered [by the way, is this a LotR reference? - if so note
> that the ring conferred long life]) - something Aliera (a noted medic) and
> Sethra (and Verra for that matter) couldn't do.  I would guess he can fix
> up his telomeres or whatever is involved in aging with a little effort.

I'm AFB and its been a while since I read _I_, but wasn't the ailment in
Vlad's arm caused by magic?  I look at it as the making of Godslayer is
similar to the moment earlier in _I_ when he broke the glammer on him..
that he was mentally linked with Spellbreaker and thus able to use its
abilities on himself.  In case that wasn't clear, I think the only
reason Vlad was able to cure his arm is because it was caused by magic
and Spellbreaker/Godslayer tends to disrupt magic.