Morganti Weapons (was: Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt)

Mon Mar 10 11:46:02 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Scott Raun wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 01:16:49PM -0500, John Klein wrote:
> > Even the "feeding wood to a fire" metaphor works fine as far as my
> > question is concerned; if you stop feeding a fire, it goes away. I'm not
> > claiming that Morganti weapons meet our full definition of "living";
> > that's problematic, as you've shown here. I was thinking of them more as
> > very sophisticated blenders, with the souls being the electrical supply
> > (hence the possibility that they just go dormant if they can't eat). A
> > blender doesn't have any metabolism that meets our definition of the term,
> > but it definitely does require power to perform its various functions.
> I would use the analogy 'feeding sticks to a wood-chipper'.
> Or, to use an analogy Vlad would appreciate - 'feeding meat to a
> sausage machine'.
> There are lots of machines that you feed - you put something in, you
> get something out.  Now, what you get OUT of a Morganti weapon is an
> interesting question...

MWs are magical - they aren't a priori subject to the 2nd law of
thermodynamics or conservation laws for that matter.  I would
guess that putting one in your closet for 200k years wouldn't
affect it.