the honing of Vlad

Joy Jennifer Nicholson jjnichol at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 2 07:34:15 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.

Why wouldn't Aliera's do?  or Vlad's, for that matter?