Morganti Weapons (was: Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt)

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Wed Mar 12 00:35:56 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, circadian rhyme wrote:

>How was a Great Weapon hidden inside a Morganti sword?

>  When StY and Aliera fought at the end of _Dragon_, and the Morganti
>sword exploded, wouldn't the shrapnel have been positively hazardous?

Here's another notion about that:  The so-called Morganti "greatsword" 
was actually the equivalent of "insulation" wrapped around Pathfinder. 
The sense of a Great Weapon's aura diminishes when it is sheathed; the
metal around Pathfinder was *not*, in fact Morganti, and it acted as a
sheath, hiding most of Pathfinder's aura (which is why it felt like a
"weak" Morganti sword).

So the shrapnel and bits and pieces were not actually Morganti
dangerous because they were just bits of non-Morganti metal.

Well, maybe, anyway.  Vlad doesn't say what the pieces were like when
he was cleaning up.

Although that means that the only weapon that consumed Napper's soul
was Pathfinder itself - which might in turn mean that his soul might
not be truly destroyed and Pathfinder might be capable of releasing
said soul.