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David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Mon Mar 31 20:33:41 PST 2003

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, Gametech wrote:

>> Do Yendi ever dress in house colors?  Their stock in trade seem
>> to require not being identifiable as Yendi, in the first place... 

>In a way wearing the garb could itself be tricky, saying to everyone
>It's possible I'm being deceptive doesn't necessarily mean that you
>are going to be deceptive, unless of course it benefits you. I'm sure
>Yendi dress house appropriate at some time, but thinking about
>comments like "you know he is a Yendi?" (from tSiG to Sethra in
>reference to Pel, I believe) makes me think that they do not in fact
>wear their house colors. Anyone else have something to add? 

Aerich, who would probably know, says of Pel in tPG (pg 15, PB): 

   "By the Phoenix, I think I could tell that he wasn't a Teckla;
   noble birth cannot be hidden.  And he was not a Jhereg, or I should
   have smelled it.  Every other House may be identified by face /and
   clothing/, save the Yendi."

(emphasis mine, of course)