I reread Chapter 3 of _The Phoenix Guards_ last night and noticed a few things. Firstly, I have to retract my assertion (made in a discussion of the use of the name Zerika in the Phoenix line) that Kieron's name hasn't been recycled - in this Text there is a reference to Kieron the Younger. Secondly, there is a reference to "the Jhegaala army", in which Captain Gaeraeth fought. I wonder if this means an army of Jhegaala or an army of Dragonlords under the Jhegaala emperor. Thirdly, as someone on the left side of the height spectrum, I noticed Pel's discussion with his tailor about the length of his cape or half- cape. I've been told by a designer friend and a fashion-displaying ex that I should avoid long coats, and I thus think Pel's seeking a knee-length instead of thigh-length cape is counterproductive. As we've seen from Aliera's floating, height gives status (or anyway the Easterner-size side of the spectrum is not fetching.) And presumably the optical effects haven't changed. Perhaps Paarfi is tall or unfashionable (or was at the time - he was after all an academic before getting the recent Rushdie treatment [oddly missing the fatwa period]) and got confused about the sign of the alteration Pel sought.