No Women, No Kids (mild Phoenix spoilers)

Fri Apr 25 13:07:09 PDT 2003

Casey Rousseau wrote:
> Akodo Bob wrote:
>>Hey all, I just saw the movie "Leon the Professional."  And it got me
>>thinking.  Leon is a hitman and describes the "hitman code" which
>>specifically proscribes against killing Woman or Children.  Has Vlad ever
>>worked on a Woman or a Kid?  Well I'm pretty damn sure never on a kid, but
>>as Dragaera seems to be a much more innately equalitarian culture, I
>>wondered if the same sort of convention existed within the Jhereg.
> He definitely ordered at least a couple hits on women.  I can't recall him
> saying one way or another about personally working on any women.  Remember
> they are fewer women on the Organization side and for the most part 'work'
> is an internal Organization thing.

It's interesting that there are so few women on the Organization side. I 
don't think we've met any women in the organization Vlad would ever try 
to take out... Kiera? Hah! And although Cawti seems to be the highest 
female in Organization "management" after Vlad leaves her South 
Adrilankha, I don't see Vlad ever trying to take her out. Obviously, 
other Jhereg might. Although I wonder... in Phoenix, why don't the 
Jhereg just take her out, rather than the big elaborate frame-up? I 
suppose that a hitman code proscribing against killing women would make 
it so that they don't go after her directly. I think the fact that she's 
an Easterner as well as a Jhereg complicates things in terms of the 
hitman code...

Jose Marquez
jhereg69 at earthlink.net