How will House Phoenix arise from the ashes?

Sun Nov 13 13:01:26 PST 2005

> No, no.  Look, all they need to do is select one Phoenix out of
> however many there are as the Heir.  There must have been some
> criteria the House used (the least decadent of their number, perhaps?
> The most decadent?  The prettiest?  The best poker player?), so the
> Orb would surely recall what those criteria *were*.

This probably wouldn't even be that hard. Aliera talks about her genetic
work in ways that indicate an ability to pin down family lines. As long as
someone could identify the  Phoenix equivalent of an "e'Mondarr recessive"
in each candidate, rights of succession could be easily determined just by
consulting Imperial records.