Concerning Morganti Weapons (Issola spoiler)

Thu Mar 13 12:28:43 PST 2003

On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 14:49, Philip Hart wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Jag wrote:
> > On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 14:30, Philip Hart wrote:
> > > On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Jag wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 16:19, Philip Hart wrote:
> > > > > On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Jose Marquez wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Along these lines, the *GODS* commissioned the Serioli to make the MWs.
> > >
> > > According to the Texts the Serioli are rumored to have made MWs for their
> > > own purposes (to make war too awful to contemplate), presumably before the
> > > gods (who inspired the Empire to ethnically cleanse the S., making
> > > internal wars irrelevant.)  And GWs were made by the S. in response -
> > > `they are each in their way directed against the gods.'
> >
> > I'm really bad about remembering where I got something from, but I could
> > have sworn that one of the Vlad books said that the Gods had the Serioli
> > make the MWs so that it would stop war among the Serioli.
> >
> > And I'm almost certain that in _Issola_, Sethra said that the Jenoine
> > had the Serioli make the GWs.  I remember that because she pointed out
> > the irony that the current wielders of the GWs use them on the side of
> > the Gods and against the Jenoine.
> Either you're high or I am, and I still have the right number of
> fingers...

Hmm.. I have the right number of fingers as well.

However, I did just do some rereading in _Issola_ and it would appear
that I am on crack.  Hmm.. now to get rid of some of it.. anyone willing
to buy some? :)

For anyone who is curious, page 39 and 40 of _Issola_ talk about how the
Serioli made the GWs more or less because they hated the gods.

However, there is one thing that has always bugged me.  I know at one
point Vlad mentioned a MW or two that had handles shaped for a
Dragaeran, which is larger than an Easterner.  However, when he meets a
Serioli in _Dragon_, the Serioli is described as short (page 107).  So,
its possible they still have large hands to match that of Dragaerans,
but I always figured they made the MWs for themselves, so why would they
be sized (handles and blade length) for use by a Dragaeran?