On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Michael Mattoni wrote: >Spoilers for Issola And also _Dragon_ > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> >>In Issola, Sethra tells Vlad that there are 17 Great Weapons. I re-read her infodump about the Great Weapons, and I don't see any such specific number. No-one authoritative (ie, Sethra, the Gods, or the Serioli), has given a specific number yet. *Vlad* has told us 17, but he's unreliable. The only number we have for certain is a minimum of 4 (and now with Godslayer, 5) - Iceflame, Pathfinder, Blackwand, and whatever it is Zungaron bears.  >>2-If Dragerea's been around for a couple hundred thousand years, >>isn't Morrolon a little young to have a Great Weapon? Or are they >>handed down as family heirlooms? >I'm sure that more info will be forthcoming in tLoCB, since at the >end of tPotD, Morollan didn't have Blackwand (If memory serves - >always a dicey proposition). > Morrolan does not have Blackwand (so your memory does serve), but at the beginning of tPotD, he has a dream or vision (after dedicating himself to Verra the Demon Goddess) which *hints* that he is destined to bear Blackwand. Paarfi seems to think that Morrolan is full of shit, but that's Paarfi for you. >>3-Why did Sethra insist on calling Lady Teldra Godslayer? It didn't >>slay a God, it slayed a Jenoine. There is a big difference. >In Dragon, Vlad meets a Serioli who identifies Spellbreaker as one >who will be Godslayer. The Serioli is a lot more obscure, obfuscational, gnomic and circumlocutional than that, but yeah. > I won't say any more if you haven't read the book. As I recall, it >was again Sethra who discussed the original purpose of the GWs, which >was to kill the gods, not the Jenoine. That's actually confirmed by what the Serioli says, if you read it carefully.  I had a notion that Zungaron is the current king of Fenario, and the Great Weapon he bears is the staff that contains Bölcsesség (Bolcsesseg). As usual, this is just a notion. Somewhat sillier is the notion that Zungaron is actually Zungaron Valabar, bearer of the Great Weapon Pepperslicer.