_tPG_ Chapter 3 - a retraction and two comments

Thu Mar 27 08:27:41 PST 2003

David Silberstein wrote:
>> 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.

I don't know... I'm not saying there aren't Lyorn warriors in the 
Warlord's Imperial army, but rather that we shouldn't base our 
assumptions of the composition of the army on Sethra's motivational 
action/speech. I think Dragons and even Dzur would be motivated, not to 
mention the Lyorn. Depending on the mores of the age (this was a long 
time before Khaavren and Vlad), it's possible that her stunt would 
motivate just about any soldier under her command, just out of their 
desire to protect the honor of a well-loved commander.

Jose Marquez
jhereg69 at earthlink.net