the honing of Vlad

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Fri Feb 3 17:11:18 PST 2006

At 11:23 AM 2/3/2006, Maximilian Wilson wrote:
>On 2/3/06, Joy Jennifer Nicholson <jjnichol at mit.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Joy Jennifer Nicholson wrote:
> > > > Why wouldn't Aliera's [blood] do?  or Vlad's, for that matter?
> > >
> > > Re the former, handwave.  Re the latter, Vlad's not a god or
> > > descended from one, as far as we know.
> >
> > Vlad's not a god, but it was implied that it was because of his blood
> > that he could leave.  So if Morrollan suddenly became part Easterner...
> >
>My impression is that the Lords of Judgment had something along the lines of
>this enchantment in place: "no human blood may leave the Halls of Judgment."
>This ensures that undead (very pale, remember) can leave, and so can
>Morrolan's corpse. Vlad gets away through the same loophole that got him
>into Loraan's fortress.

As I remember, Dragaerans consider themselves "human", but not 
Easterners (Easterners, of course, reciprocate the thought).  Ergo, 
Vlad is not human, thus may leave the Halls.

>Cons of this theory: one little vial of Verra's blood isn't going to be
>enough to keep Morrolan alive, having lost his own.
>Pros: surely you're not suggesting that Loiosh is a god?

Loiosh is definitely not human (by anyone's definition) of course.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net