On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, John Klein wrote: >On 10 Mar 2003, Jag wrote: > >Spoilers for Issola and A Dream of Passion. > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> > >@> I want to say that the end of _Issola_ supports souls being absorbed and >@> a Great Weapon would be able to pull them out, but as I think about it >@> more I realize that's probablly just a case of the Morganti short sword >@> refusing the destroy Teldra's soul due to it recognizing the soul as >@> being part of itself. > > >Hmm. The impression I had is that it could have possibly been someone >else's soul. The important ingredient, if you will, was the soul of >someone who loved Vlad. The fact that it happened to be Lady Teldra >specifically was due to the gnomic workings of fate. Y'know, coincidence. [snip stuff I agree with (that is, it could just as easily have been a different Morganti blade as well)] What I understand Vlad to have done was not to re-assemble parts which had been seperated since the Godslayer was first dis-assembled (that is, Lady Teldra's soul & that Morganti dagger were not part of the original weapon), but rather, used a powerful magical device (that he calls Spellbreaker, and which may have woken up or gained power by being recently linked to two Great Weapons) that is the only remaining part of the original Godslayer to save Lady Teldra's soul the only way he could; that is, binding her to the Morganti dagger in such a way that it would not be destroyed, but would in fact be able to control the Morganti's soul-mangling powers. > >Of course, it's also possible that the other Godslayer is no longer >canon (or never actually was). Has Mr. Brust said anything about that >anywhere? > Yes, a while back: http://dragaera.info/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:96:200206:aldmdlcbgdfjfnllkeep ] [Dream of Passion] was an unpaid little thingy written for the ] chapbook of a convention, and I refuse to be bound by it. Sheesh, ] I no longer even remember what happens in it except for the Zelazny ] reference that was sort's of it's whole point. A few months back, I speculated that Morganti weapons might have a sort of "gravity": http://dragaera.info/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:2699:hhloopecdiaeilpalhof I also suggested that they are perhaps conduits -- they chop up life force, and then send it somewhere else. I postulated that it was perhaps a pocket dimension that each Morganti weapon has, but maybe it is the same place (that is, a different dimension). Or maybe they send the life force to someplace usually inaccessable, such as the Great Sea of Chaos. Or maybe up into the sky - the Overcast is the shreds of much, much Dragaeran life-force?   Yes, I know the Overcast has been claimed to be magical pollution. Do we have that as a *reliable* statement?