Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt (spoilers for POTD)

Wed Mar 12 14:38:00 PST 2003

On 12 Mar 2003 10:56:37 -0500, you wrote:

>On Tue, 2003-03-11 at 22:29, Ryan wrote:
>> >Great Weapons can hold souls locally, much as the gods hold souls
>> >in the Paths.  Both GWs and the gods can release the soul for use
>> >in a body.  This explains what has happened with Lady Teldra, and
>> >it explains how Aliera was preserved by Pathfinder.  It might also
>> >explain how Alieras soul was placed into the staff.
>> I was always partial to the thought that Morganti weapons drew their
>> power from the souls they had consumed, I'd think GWs work similarly,
>> those just a theory.
>Its an attractive theory, but there's a major problem with it.  All the
>MW's were made by Serioli.  And the Serioli have stopped making them as
>far as I know.  If nothing else, no one knows where to find Serioli to
>get more MW's from them.  So, if MWs feed off of souls, then 1) someone
>would have to lose their soul just for a MW to be made, 2) MWs would
>have to destroy souls regularly, thus rapidly reducing the total number
>of souls, or rapidly reducing the number of MWs.
>As for 2, we don't really see evidence of either.  If the total number
>of souls was decreasing, I expect the Gods would step in and do
>something.  And considering how many of the weapons people like Morrolan
>collects, I somehow doubt the number of MWs is decreasing either.

Both of these arguments assume that MWs require regular feeding.  What
if they don't?  Their power could still be related to how many souls
they had "fed on".



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