the honing of Vlad

Joy Jennifer Nicholson jjnichol at MIT.EDU
Fri Jan 27 09:12:40 PST 2006

I was always confused about how Aliera can create amorphia, but
Morrolan can't.  They're cousins.  According to Morrolan in Talsos, he
is the eldest son of Aliera's father's youngest sister.  So that means
that Adron could create amorphia and passed it on to Aliera, but
Adron's sister either didn't have the trait or didn't pass it on to
Morrolan.  That makes it a recessive trait?  Does that mean that it's
only survived this long through inbreeding?  I don't get it.

> Maximilian Wilson <wilson.max at gmail.com> 
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> Re: the honing of Vlad (was Re: How much does Vlad *really*     knowabout 
> Kragar?)
> >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 
> than
> >> 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* 
> e'Kierons
> >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.
> Majikjon