Concerning Morganti Weapons (Issola spoiler)

Wed Mar 12 14:28:49 PST 2003

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 Gaertk at aol.com wrote:

> Philip Hart <philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> > Note that, as I discussed in an earlier thread, the Jenoine
> > give Vlad a Morganti blade to use on Verra, not some
> > equivalent device, and they seem otherwise to be
> > sophisticated users of magic.
> That's likely because they don't have the time/inclination to
> train Vlad in the use of their own weapons.  Remember they
> also had a rack full of things Vlad recognised as weapons.
> And I doubt its coincidence that the weapons they plan on
> giving to allies are more harmful to their enemies than to
> themselves.

I think using the verb "plan" with "Jenoine" as the subject is a bit of a
stretch.  And it seems to me that they give Vlad the only weapon useful
against themselves.  They appear to find MWs useful - though they don't
use one against Verra (trying to cleanse my mind of the image of her
jumping on the back of one and clawing him) - and while it's by no
means solid evidence, I think they ought to have given Vlad a non-Morganti
dagger designed to be safe to Jenoine if they had the technology.
The weapons rack you allude to strikes me as decorative to first order -
the war for Dragaera won't be won with plain steel.