On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, David Silberstein wrote: > 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 > >Dragaeran? > > > > Speculations: > > 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? 5) Vlad's Serioli was a runt. 6) It's hard to make MWs but it's easy to retrofit them a la Baritt. 6a) MWs resize themselves to some extent - say to fit the first user. This is less stupid a speculation than it appears in view of Spellbreaker's Alice routine. Re the question of Godslayer and Pathfinder, I took the discussion in Dragon to indicate that the Serioli had limited prescience (sp?) and wasn't implying causality in our sense of it - gya just knew that B would follow A.