Following up on myself... On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, David Silberstein wrote: >On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Philip Hart wrote: > >>I reread Chapter 3 of _The Phoenix Guards_ last night and noticed a few >>things. >> >>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. > >I am not sure we can be certain that the Houses are ever completely >uniform. Erm. I meant "Imperial armies" rather than "Houses". > Paarfi will sometimes tell us (for example, I think when telling us >of Sethra Lavode in FHYA, he mentions an army composed of Lyorn and >Tiassa (I think) I have now re-read that section, and it doesn't mention the composition of her army at that point (although it does say that the rebellious forces are comprised of Dragons, Orca & Teckla). However, I note that it is the 13th Cycle Lyorn reign, and the stunt she pulls with the Warlord's Headdress ("... if you care about my honor and /the traditions of the Empire/ ..." (emphasis mine, of course)) seems most likely to motivate Lyorn warriors, and I think we can properly assume that Lyorn made up a significant proportion of her army. There may be some other place in the books that mentions the Houses of the army explicitly.