Not a witch?

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 13:56:03 PST 2006

On 1/12/06, Maximilian Wilson <wilson.max at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/12/06, Davdi Silverrock <davdisil at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Actually, I could handwave a vague explanation: Regular psychic
> > communication is more like telephony or radio; there are formal
> > magical connections made between individuals.  Vlad has essentially
> > put himself in a Faraday cage by donning the Phoenix stones.  Whereas
> > the witch-familiar bond is more like quantum entanglement ("spooky
> > action at a distance"), and thus cannot be defeated by the same
> > methods.
> >
> It can't? I thought I remembered Loiosh having trouble communicating
> with Vlad on Greenaere. I'm almost positive Loiosh commented on the
> difficulty of sensing *others* there,

I would argue that "dampened" is distinct from "defeated". The fact
that Vlad and Loiosh could communicate *at all* means that the link
was still there.

Although I suppose Daymar's getting through later (very weakly)
suggests that defeating psychic communication is just an extreme level
of dampening.

> but I also thought he had
> trouble communicating with Vlad when Vlad was in jail and Loiosh was
> flying back for help.

But was that due to the Phoenix Stone or to distance?  I could be
wrong, but I seem to recall that that is the furthest that Loiosh has
ever been from Vlad, in the stories we've had so far.