How much does Vlad *really* know about Kragar?

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 13:12:20 PST 2006

On 1/5/06, Maximilian Wilson <wilson.max at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/5/06, Davdi Silverrock <davdisil at gmail.com> wrote:
> > grandfather has, now that I think of it.  And I'm pretty sure she's
> > never overtly lied to him, although I think she's lied indirectly by
> > implication (I'm thinking of her "promise" to revenge him if Morrolan
> > kills him).
> You mean the fact that she knew Morrolan wasn't actually going to kill
> him?

Yes.  That is, she implied that it was a possible outcome that
Morrolan might kill him (as far as she knew).  I'm 99.95% sure that
Morrolan was told "The Easterner may provoke you.  Do not kill him, no
matter how rude he becomes."  Or words to that effect (possibly even
simpler: "We need his cooperation.").

>  If it's about her not admitting that she knew the true circumstances
> of the theft, I'd say it was a literal truth hiding a deception ("He's not
> going to kill you") to convey a truth "It's going to be all right."

Is she Sethra Lavode or a Yendi? ("They aren't all that different.")


> It did succeed in making Vlad feel better, although he wasn't sure why.

As far as he knew at that time, she meant it, and was capable of
carrying it out.

> > Psychologically, I think it entirely makes sense that he trusts her
> > completely, despite not knowing a whole lot about her or her
> > background.
> Agree. Vlad really has a soft spot for people, doesn't he?

He has a soft spot for people who are loyal to him.  Not so much with
the everyone else.