How much does Vlad *really* know about Kragar?

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Thu Jan 5 09:29:55 PST 2006

"Peter H. Granzeau" <pgranzeau at cox.net> 
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01/05/06 08:56 AM

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Re: How much does Vlad *really* know about Kragar?

>At 01:00 AM 1/5/2006, Maximilian Wilson wrote:
>>On 1/4/06, Jon Lincicum <lincicum at comcast.net> wrote:
>> > We know that Vlad *likes* Kiera, but do we have any clue on how much 
>> > *trusts* Kiera? At least before the events in /Orca/? (Or even after? 
;-) )
>>The fact that she appears in /Orca/, i.e. that Vlad gave her his
>>location is spite of the Jhereg al-Hiraba against him, is telling. I
>>can't actually think of where she appears outside of /Jhereg/ except
>>for the scene in /Yendi/ where she's doing Sethra's dirty work; does
>>he mention her among the goodbyes at the end of /Phoenix/? I certainly
>>do get the impression that Vlad trusts her, for reasons he doesn't
>>entirely understand.
>Kiera, of course, hands Vlad the vial of a god's blood, which is put 
>to such good use later on, in _Taltos_.

Okay, I will concede that there is ample evidence to support the 
conclusion that Vlad trusts Kiera. (To a point seemingly beyond that which 
is wise to do so, it would seem.)

And in retrospect, if Vlad didn't trust Kiera, she wouldn't be a reliable 
source of information on Kragar in the first place, so I guess that 
observation was ultimately self-defeating anyway.