the honing of Vlad

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com Jon_Lincicum at stream.com
Mon Jan 23 09:09:59 PST 2006

Maximilian Wilson <wilson.max at gmail.com> 
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01/23/06 08:45 AM

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Re: the honing of Vlad (was Re: How much does Vlad *really*     knowabout 

>On 1/23/06, Jon_Lincicum at stream.com <Jon_Lincicum at stream.com> wrote:
>> Note; Lanya e'Kieron herself was a female, and the "founder" of the
>> e'Lanya line. Hence, her descendants used their mother's name, rather 
>> their father's.
>[blinks] Somehow, I wasn't aware of that. So how, then, can amorphia
>creation be restricted to 'Kierons? Or in other words, can *all* 
>create amorphia, or is it found only in a restricted subset of the line,
>none of whom happened to become e'Lanyas?

I've often wondered that same question myself. 

Note: It's never stated that Lanya e'Kieron could create amorphia, and 
since she's a dragonlord of the 4th cycle (about 40,000 years after 
Kieron's time) it's possible the genetics of the e'Kieron line had become 
diluted by then.

Also note, we never see Adron create amorphia, either. Aliera does, but 
she may have this ability the same way Vlad does, through the soul, rather 
than through the genetics of her father.

In fact, the only Elder Sorcerers we see creating amorphia out of 
nothingness are Aliera and Vlad. It is stated that Kieron had the ability, 
but never used it. This may be an extremely limited ability, that was 
available only to a generation or two worth of e'Kierons right at the 
beginning of the Empire.