another few comments on _tPotD_

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Mon Mar 17 00:00:12 PST 2003

On Sun, 16 Mar 2003, Philip Hart wrote:

>On Sun, 16 Mar 2003, Jag wrote:
>> 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...
>> >

>  Ok, maybe many non-heir girls in the House are named Zerika and two
>became heirs... 

We don't know how the Heirship is granted among the various Houses,
but Princess Loudin was the Phoenix Heir, and knew it even when she
was "great with child". 

>I believe we don't know anything about the circumstances of Z.'s
>mother's passing, though I would suspect she named her child (which
>she was about to bear at the end of _FHYA_) and then succumbed to the
>plagues that surely took some time to propagate across the Empire

I am fairly confident that Zerika tells Piro exactly this, although
perhaps I should be less certain given my earlier misremembering.