Vlad and Morganti weapons (was: Re: Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt (spoilers for POTD))

Mon Mar 10 14:49:16 PST 2003

>On 10 Mar 2003, Jag wrote:
> >
> >In fact I seem to recall one point where Vlad was holding a morganti
> >blade and could feel that the blade would be just as happy to turn in
> >his hand and cut him as it would be to cut Vlad's enemy.
> >
>David Silberstein wrote:
>He's said that several times in the books, I think.
>My interpretation is that Vlad is simply detecting the Morganti's pull
>on all surrounding life-force (souls), which of course includes that
>of the one holding the Morganti blade.  He's just anthropomorphizing
>the cause of that peculiar and deeply unpleasant sensation.

We also know that Vlad is extremely sensitive to the "aura" of Morganti 
weapons.  (hence, Daymar's first appearance).

My question is:

How unusual is this?  1 in 3 average folk?  1 in 10?  Only 

And if it is indeed very rare (or perhaps unique), anyone care to speculate 
on the implications?



Michael Mattoni
Ph.D. Candidate
Materials Department
University of California
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