How does someone get a link to the Orb

Sun Jun 22 12:44:28 PDT 2003

On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Mark Tiller wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip Hart [mailto:philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU]
> >So in _Taltos_, looking at what I envision as a big pie chart, do Vlad et
> al. see the Phoenix slice centered vertically?  >Or does the Cycle grind
> slowly and exceedingly small, in which case they have some (if nothing else
> extremely economically useful) information - when the Dragons will take
> power.

> IIRC, in Taltos they talk about how nice it would be to be in front of the
> Cycle when it turned.  I took this to imply it was in the middle of the
> Phoenix "slice" and would move to the middle of the Dragon "Slice".

Ok, another problem with the "grinding slow" (full disclosure, that's from
a committee of poets or the local version of the Cycle, take your pick)
picture is that the apparent difference between reign A and reign B would
be a few microns.  So another way to envision the Cycle would be 17 House
slices interleaved with blank slices.  So we get the click over as in _T_
as well as the mill-of-Gods effect.  Vlad is vague on this point in _T_.