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

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Wed Mar 12 00:16:55 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Philip Hart wrote:

>On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Matthew Hunter wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 02:49:16PM -0800, Michael Mattoni
>><mattonim at engineering.ucsb.edu> wrote: 

>> > 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 witches/assassins/sorcerers? 

>Vlad reports that Easterners can't easily abide the presence of MWs
>but Dragaerans can - this is one of the fundamental differences he
>notes, along with teleport tummy.  In _Athyra_ we learn that Rocza
>feels much like Vlad does.  OTOH in _tPG_ Crion..faar


> bears one without (I think) expressing (reported) disgust. 

And interestingly enough, Khaavren does feel weakened by the Morganti
sword's nearness.  Adron also says that it "disgusts" him.

Savn also reacts very negatively to a Morganti weapon's nearness.

I think Vlad may be attributing to all Dragaerans an immunity to
Morganti evilness that does not exist.  Some Dragaerans are just
better at controlling their reactions, that's all.  And some
Easterners can learn to do it as well.