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Mon Jan 2 13:41:20 PST 2006

"Mark A. Mandel" <thnidu at yahoo.com> 
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01/02/06 01:34 PM

"Peter H. Granzeau" <pgranzeau at cox.net>, Dragaera list 
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Re: How will House Phoenix arise from the ashes?

>--- "Peter H. Granzeau" <pgranzeau at cox.net> wrote:
>> It is my  vague recollection that Kragar and Vlad were partnered 
>> early in V.'s career doing "work"; Kragar's only requirement was that 
>> V. had to be the boss.  Do I misremember?
>If so, we both do.
>m a m /c&s

To be perfectly clear (and by all means, let us be clear), Vlad was 
partnered with Kragar by Neilar on the condition that he didn't have to 
give any orders.

This does not mean that Vlad became his "boss" at this point, it just put 
Vlad in charge when the two of them were out "enforcing". (Please note, it 
is made quite clear that when Vlad began to do "work" he did so on his 
own, NOT in partnership with Kragar. At least not until Tagichatn was out 
of the way.) This is confirmed by Kragar's reaction to the results of 
Vlad's first piece of "work" (Tiev) where he was highly critical of Vlad's 

This is all as related by Vlad in /Taltos/, so the normal rules about 
unreliable narrators apply, of course.