Spoilers- PotD and Issola

Wed May 7 18:33:37 PDT 2003

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> > A question- When Does the Interregnum end? When Zerika emerges from the
> > Paths with the Orb?
> > or when she is formally Empress over all the pre-Disaster lands claimed
> > the Empire?
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> > It sems to me that sometimes the Interregnum is referred to as ending
> > she comes out of the Paths, and I think (not currently certain) that
> > sufforts that view, whereas in Issola, Lady Teldra's story about
Morrolan as
> > division commander seems to imply that the big I wasn't over until
> > after Zerika emerged.
> I think, as most views from Dragaera, that it depends on who you ask.
> Orbly-speaking, it ended when Zerika brought the Orb back from the
> Paths.  At least, that's when the Orb started functioning again and
> allowing citizens to draw on it for spells, check the Orb-Watch, etc.
> However, the Interregnum might not have "officially" ended until Zerika
> took back the throne.  Again, I believe it depends on who is answering
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> 'Course, maybe, in Zerika's mind, it didn't *really* end until Zerika was
> able to sit down and enjoy a glass of Dead Bodies and Seaweed....
> Chris
> "Life is the nightmare that leaves its mark upon you
> in order to prove that it is, in fact, real."
> -Thomas Ligotti- 'The Sect of the Idiot'

And really, who is to say Zerika emerges immediately afterward?

We all know that time passes differently in the paths of the dead than it
does in drageara, so, concieveably she may be in there well into the next
two books.