Morganti Weapons (was: Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt)

Mon Mar 10 12:04:36 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Scott Raun wrote:

@> > > 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.
@> Well, not any more than putting a meat grinder away (suitably prepped
@> - with a preservation spell of some kind, maybe?) for 200k years.
@> I can accept that MW aren't subject to the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
@> Nonetheless, it's amusing to speculate on what the by-products would
@> be.  I'll bet they're some of the magical pollution that led to the
@> permanent cloud cover!

Just out of curiousity, why shouldn't they be subject to all those
laws? Mr. Brust's magic has always seemed to play by most of the physical
rules (if you accept as a given the underlying assumption that there's
some massive power source out there that can be tapped into via mental
effort and nothing else). Obviously it doesn't /have/ to, though, because
he's making up the rules as he goes along and can do whatever he pleases.

I also find it interesting that Morganti weapons are consistently
characterized as being very hungry. Again, possibly metaphorical for some
bizarre magic thing, but it might just be that they really do get hungry
and desire sustenance in whatever limited way they have.