Vlad's Mother Speculation

Maximilian Wilson wilson.max at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 16:35:06 PST 2006

On 1/3/06, Scott Kreitzer <rascaltkatt at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I know I posted this before, but I didn't see any comments on this.
>   Since Devera keeps calling Vlad "Uncle Vlad", isn't it possible that Verra is Vlad's mother?

Anything's *possible*. Previous discussions of this topic have left me
unconvinced. There's not enough positive evidence in its favor, and
significant contradictions involved. Devera calls Morrolan "Uncle
'Rolan" as well; she may very well know about the spiritual connection
between Dolivar and Aliera; and a child might very well call a family
friend "Uncle" in any case. Verra doesn't treat Vlad like a son; she
would have had to be married to Vlad's father, which from Vlad's
description of him sounds like an unappealing prospect (and "Noish-pa
as Vlad's REAL dad" is prima facie ridiculous); she calls Vlad by his
species-name, "Easterner." Aliera knows about her relationship with
Verra, so you have to postulate some reason why Verra would conceal
her relationship with Vlad.

Search the list archives. I'm positive that we've discussed this recently.

Max Wilson

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