Jhereg, and Vlad's history of revivification, a question for SKZB

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com Jon_Lincicum at stream.com
Tue Dec 6 10:10:49 PST 2005

>Once can mean 'only one time', but can also mean some (unspecified) time 
>the past.  Which is to say the statements "I was killed once." and "I was
>killed more than once." are not mutually exclusive. 

Even more to the point, on re-reading the segment in questions, Vlad is 
actually describing a very specific circumstance in relation to the three 
major types of assassinations, so while he may have only been killed in 
the "first, cheapest, least permanent" manner only "once", he may well 
have been killed in one of the other manners as well, also. (Of course, 
this begs the question of how he survived these more permanent forms of 
death--but luckily, we, in fact, have the answers to that very question in 

So it would appear I have nearly resolved the apparent conflict myself. 
Just shows what you can do if you read carefully enough, I suppose.