Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt (spoilers for POTD)

Tue Mar 11 10:59:53 PST 2003

On Tue, 2003-03-11 at 12:27, Andrew Lias wrote:
> >Good point.  But perhaps the Paths (or at least, the local reincarnation
> >effect) preceeds the Jenoine/the gods and their manipulation of humans
> >into Easterners and Dragaerans.  After all, there are at least three
> >reliable facilities which we see on Dragaera but which we don't see
> >around here -- modern Dragaeran sorcery, Eastern witchcraft, and
> >pre-Empire sorcery.
> Which leads naturally to the question of which of the three were employed by 
> the Serioli... or did they use some fourth, unmentioned, magic.

I would assume some necromany was involved with all they deal with
souls.  Also, from Vlad's sensitivity to the blades, I figure some type
of psionics/witchcraft[1] was also involved.  Most likely the necromancy
is involved in destroying the souls (as well as binding souls for the
GWs), and the psionics to give it the sentience that the blades are
sometimes said to possess.

[1] As I've said before, I believe psionics and witchcraft are just
different branches of the same thing.  Just like I believe Imperial
Sorcery and Elder sorcery to be the same thing just with different