Other Great Weapon (SPOILERS)

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 23:25:11 PDT 2005

On 10/19/05, Amit Runchal <amitrunchal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Based on all this, is it safe to assume that Barritt was never linked
> to a Great Weapon, even though he possessed one?

I think that the most reasonable conclusion we can reach is that
Baritt (note sp; I checked it for the wikicity) was able to do some
real high-level stuff *despite* not being linked to Pathfinder.

One possibility is that Pathfinder was smoothing the way for Baritt so
as to manipulate events so that eventually it would come into Aliera's
possession - without Baritt knowing why he was so successful.

> It seems like he was killed off fairly casually, as mentioned in
> Yendi if memory serves correctly (and wasn't StY involved in that as well?).
> Plus, I'm not sure why he would disguise Pathfinder, or if in fact,
> Pathfinder disguised itself.

I am not sure that Pathfinder disguised itself, but I think it
reasonable to conclude that Baritt *didn't*.  I mean, why would he? 
If he really had Pathfinder, in its undisguised form, and was linked
to it, he would have no reason not to carry it around and show it off.

>Aliera mentions in Dragon that she thought that Pathfinder was
searching for her

Incidentally, a wayward thought:  That the Morganti sword that
Crinofenarr had in TPG was the same Morganti greatsword that was
disguising Pathfinder.  Note that this sword's return to the Empire
from the East coincided with Aliera's birth...