Sethra Lavode and gene-scans

Kenneth Gorelick pulmon at mac.com
Sun Dec 4 09:31:11 PST 2005

> While the only person we've ever SEEN do a revivification is Aliera  
> (and even then, only revivifying Morrolan in /Jhereg/ is actually  
> witnessed), Vlad does imply that the Necromancer could have done it  
> just as easily (and she is undead, as well).
> Also, in /Yendi/ when Vlad asks who revivified him, he guesses it  
> might have been Sethra, then Aliera tells him it was her--implying  
> that at least Vlad thought that Sethra would be capable of doing  
> the spell herself.
> None of this is, of course, conclusive in any way. Vlad understands  
> revivification about as well as he claims to understand Dragons...  
> That is to say, not very well at all.
> While I find the idea of Sethra being unwilling to do certain  
> spells due to her life-state interesting, I don't think it's a  
> theory I subscribe to. Someone with the power of Sethra Lavode (or  
> the Necromancer) wouldn't be hog-tied by any petty limitations of  
> that sort--she'd be able to do the spell just fine. As I say, my  
> guess is she was just a little pre-occupied at the time.
> Majikjon

While the Necromancer is often referred to as undead, we must  
remember that she is in fact a demon from another dimension to whom  
life and death are no more complex than coffee or tea to the rest of