Other Great Weapon (SPOILERS)

Wed Oct 19 23:35:50 PDT 2005

On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, Davdi Silverrock wrote:

> 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.

Nice idea, though it would be surprising for Baritt not to notice -
he comes across the sword, and all of a sudden it's oh what a beautiful

For that matter why stop at B, why not have P manipulating everybody?

It's sort of like the hero in that first Xanth book whose talent is more
or less to have everything go his way.

> 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.

Assuming he wasn't linked, the sword would be a serious temptation to
anyone interested in either attempting a link or just having the thing.
And by not advertising P he gets to wow the babes and mystify his enemies.