Assassinations at Valabar's

Thomas FURNITURE ARTIST WyrmOuroboros at comcast.net
Wed May 21 23:46:26 PDT 2003

From: Steven Brust <skzb at dreamcafe.com>
> At 10:56 PM 5/20/2003 -0500, Mia McDavid wrote:
> >But, I've *been* to the Bakery, and nobody ever got assassinated 
> >there!
> Nobody ever got assassinated at Valabar's, either.

Of course not.  You think it's an unwritten rule with only the 
Empire, 'Whatever you do to the Easterners, don't mess with 
Valabar's'???  Every House has it, even the 'non-House' Jhereg.  It 
should be carven in stone on the first step up to the Empress' 
throne: 'Don't Mess With Valabar's.'  It should be engraved in tiny 
sigils on the obverse side of every orb: 'Don't Mess With Valabar's.'  
For the Jhereg, it'd be like deliberately assassinating some two-bit 
hood inside a Dragonlord's home; do it and be *screwed*.  Of course you 
don't assassinate anyone at Valabar's -- it's -that-good-.

Which means that Vlad might be a rules-breaker once more, the first guy 
whom the Jhereg attempt to assassinate inside Valabar's....

Thomas Crain