_tPG_ Chapter 3 - a retraction and two comments

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Thu Mar 27 00:07:04 PST 2003

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
>>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

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.