Concerning Morganti Weapons (Issola spoiler)

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Thu Mar 13 12:42:11 PST 2003

On 13 Mar 2003, Jag wrote:

>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


1)  The Serioli strategy was to offer these terrible weapons to
Dragaerans, and hope that *Dragaerans* become less warlike because the
weapons are in fact so terrible.  Or failing that, that they will
use the weapons against each other.

2)  The Serioli were, or are, willing to forge them for Dragaerans, if
the price is right (ie, astronomical).  But that assumes that the
effort of creation is not too difficult.

3)  Some Dragaerans have learned how to forge Morganti weapons.

4)  Some or all of the above?