the honing of Vlad

Wed Feb 1 12:15:02 PST 2006

On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Davdi Silverrock wrote:

> And I have to wonder, yet again, why Verra took such a rather
> roundabout way of allowing Morrolan to survive his trip to the Paths,
> instead of just taking him aside at some point and saying to him "Make
> a cut in your arm.  We're going to do something that will allow you to
> leave the Paths without dying."
> I suppose there are additional handwaves possible, such as fresh blood
> not doing the trick properly, and/or maybe the trick doesn't work if
> you know that the stuff is (indeed, perhaps Vlad's continual refusal
> to tell Morrolan what the stuff was is an idea planted in his head by
> Verra). Oh, well.

I don't understand "additional" above.

Is it not sufficient to posit that Verra couldn't make the exchange
in public for political reasons, and that the Halls are generally
semi-public?  Hence the value slipping S the vial off-stage beforehand.