Concerning Morganti Weapons (Issola spoiler)

Wed Mar 12 17:12:42 PST 2003

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

> Philip Hart <philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> > On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 Gaertk at aol.com wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> 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.
> I know I worded my comments poorly, but I wanted to include
> the weapons rack as well as the Morganti dagger, but exclude
> the weapons used on Morrolan and Aliera and pointed at Verra.

That's how I understood you.

> > The weapons rack you allude to strikes me as decorative to
> > first order - the war for Dragaera won't be won with plain
> > steel.
> Decorative for whom?  The prisoners aren't supposed to see
> it.  Note that it was harder to find than the doorway leading
> out to the river of amorphia.

I meant decorative for SKZB or us, being a bit snarky.  A few thousand
ordinary swords (or even MWs probably) ought to be irrelevant to the
thinking (or whatever the Jenoine do) of beings who can single-handedly
beard Sethra in her den (she wins with some help from a Special Tasks
team, whatever they can do that she can't.)  Though perhaps that rack
contained seriously heavy-duty weapons and Verra&Co. made a big mistake
not snagging them and I'll read a passage in some future Vlad book with