How will House Phoenix arise from the ashes?

Mark A. Mandel thnidu at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 31 20:59:40 PST 2005

-- Jon Lincicum <lincicum at comcast.net> wrote:

> Personally, I don't trust Vlad any more than I trust Kragar. And that
line about how Kragar knows what Eastern Kingdom Vlad is from because he
"wouldn't go to work for you without knowing something about you..." I
find it highly unlikely that Vlad wouldn't have probed into Kragar's past
in the same way--translation: Vlad knows perfectly well what the deal is
with Kragar, but just hasn't chosen to share that information with the
silver box he talks to (i.e the reader).

Not necessarily. I was thinking today about detective novel tropes. The
hero(ine) has 
 - the sidekick, 
 - the friend on the force or elsewhere in power, 
 - and various other people with special knowledge or abilities to call

Kragar is the sidekick, for as long as Vlad is a boss in the Organization,
as well as having resources. I don't know that Vlad HAD the resources to
look into K's past, before K was working for him. That's the kind of work
that he DELEGATES to K.

m a m / c&s

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