On the longevity of Easterners

Wed Nov 16 14:49:46 PST 2005

On Wed, 16 Nov 2005 Jon_Lincicum at stream.com wrote:

> IIRC, "The Lavode Scandal" was, indeed, a couple hundred years before the
> events of TPG, yes?
> And Sethra is said to have been dead "For several Hundred Years" prior to
> this.
> Either way, it doesn't make a dent in the 220,000 year history of the
> Empire.

Either way it's not evidence of anything except that she's been dead

You might consider the possibility that Sethra was joking about how long
she had been dead - perhaps in reference to how long she got away with her
pretence.  Or being coolly disdainful to some upstart Athyra who
discovered her status - "You're dead!"  "Yes, I have been dead for some
hundreds of years.  Perhaps you will be dead in some hundredths of