Allam, and Communism

Tue Oct 18 16:17:25 PDT 2005

>From: Carla Hunt <carla.hunt.b at oncogene.com>
>To: Steve Simmons <scs at di.org>
>CC: dragaera-bounces at dragaera.info, dragaera at dragaera.info
>Subject: Re: Allam, and Communism
>Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 09:49:34 -0400
> >
> > While we've never been told explicitly that Keiron's greatsword is or
> > isn't a Morganti weapon (prerequisite to being a Great Weapon), I can't
> > imagine the Gods would let him wander around the waiting room of
> > unreincarnated with a soul-destroying weapon.  Even less likely they'd
> > let him carry around a Great Weapon, which, let us recall, were made
> > for purpose of killing the Gods.
>i thought morrolan entered the paths of the dead with blackwand?

He did take Blackwand into the Paths of the Dead. However, from re-reading 
the interview with the Serioli in Dragon (at the bottom), I'm thinking that 
only Pathfinder and Godslayer were designed to destroy a god.

Pathfinder became something else, but from the sounds of it, it was designed 
to act as a partner to Godslayer, which it can still do. Godslayer must be 
called 'Remover of aspects of deity' for a reason, which would make it 
capable of doing more than any other Great Weapon when used against a god. 
In Issola, Vlad is asked to "prevent the Goddess from manifesting" on 
Dragaera, using only a powerful morganti weapon. Morrolan accomplishes the 
same thing when he fights Tri'nagore with Blackwand, so there doesn't seem 
to be a difference between the other Great Weapons and a morganti weapon 
when used against a god, unless it's Godslayer. That's my take on all of 
this anyways.

Dragon, Chapter 7 - What Was the Question?

"Some of our people," he continued, "desired divinity and crafted artifacts 
to find and then destroy those who sit on the Thrones of Judgment. One of 
these became something other than what it had been designed to be; it became 
a device for the finding of—well, for the finding of whatever the wielder 
wished to find, based on the principle that all of life, including the 
desire of will, is part of—"
"If you please," said Morrolan. "The other?"
"The other was taken by the Gods, and an attempt was made to destroy it."
"I can imagine," I said under my breath.
"Both are now lost; when one is found, the other is likely to turn up."