another few comments on _tPotD_

Sun Mar 16 19:37:19 PST 2003

On Sun, 2003-03-16 at 21:11, Philip Hart wrote:

> Bottom of page 392 - "Zerika the Fourth".  Maybe we knew her title
> already, but I was surprised.  It takes some chutzpah to name one's
> child after the cofounder of the empire...

Do we know who named her?  Didn't her mother die during childbirth? 
With all her involvement, it may actually be Sethra who gave Zerika the
Fourth her name.  In that case, it makes a lot of sense.  Sethra knows
that this baby girl (probablly) will eventually bring the Empire back
together.  Giving her the same name as the first Empress may actually
help her gain some respect.  And considering what all Zerika did/would
have to go through, Sethra could be pretty confident that history would
either remember her as bringing back the Empire, or it wouldn't remember
her at all.  Nothing wrong with a great name if she's remembered for
resurecting the Empire.  And no one to complain about the choice of name
if she ends up forgotten about and never known.