Concerning Great Weapons & Baritt (spoilers for POTD)

Thu Mar 13 12:40:08 PST 2003

On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 17:16, Damien Sullivan wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 11:12:10AM -0500, Jag wrote:
> > > 
> > > I believe that, to Dragaeran "necromancers" (and to the Jenoine),
> > > "aliveness" is in some way translatable into "location" -- perhaps
> > > in a similar way to how Einsteinian physics sees space and time as
> > > inextricably bound-up aspects of each other.
> > 
> > I seem to recall at one point that someone claims that the Necromancer
> > just considers being alive and dead a matter of energy levels.  But it
> In _Yendi_, when Sethra had StY exiled, didn't she say she had the Necromancer
> move StY to another plane?  (Where time passed faster.)  And the Necromancer
> is the one trying to keep the Jenoine from skedaddling in _Dragon_.

Was doing some quick reading in _Dragon_ for another thread and found an answer
to this one as well.  Turns out I was, yet again, wrong.

On page 110 of the paperback, the Serioli gives a name for Blackwand
which Morrolan roughly translates as 'Magical wand for creating death in
the form of a black sword.'  Then the Serioli goes on to correct him,
saying 'creating death' isn't quite right, but 'removing life-substance'
or 'sending life-substance to--'[1] would be better.  He is talking
about Blackwand in specific, but I believe it probablly applies to all
MWs.  That, or the 'wand' part of Blackwand makes it special in how it
deals with souls.

Another interesting thing is that the Serioli goes on to say that all
the GWs were designed to find and destroy those who sit on the Thrones
of Judgement, and that one in particular, Pathfinder, became something
else and was able to find any object the wielder desired.  So, even
though we haven't seen it yet, it appears that there is something about
the GWs that will allow them to locate the Gods.  Newer, faster, better
divine summoning.

[1] Morrolan cut him off before he could finish.

** Issola spoilers **

There was comments on another thread about why Verra told Vlad to bring
Spellbreaker in contact with Pathfinder and why she chose Pathfinder. 
Read the passage I mentioned above, it deals with that in some ways. 
Although its a bit vague, it does say that Pathfinder and Godslayer are
somehow linked in their creation.