Speculations about Sethra and the Lavodes (Was RE: TEST)

Kenneth Gorelick pulmon at mac.com
Wed Feb 15 10:14:12 PST 2006

On Feb 15, 2006, at 12:04 PM, Howard Brazee wrote:

> Joy Jennifer Nicholson wrote:
>> Dragaerans can prevent pregnancy using sorcery, so many of them may
>> not menstruate at all, except when they choose to.  One imagines that
>> Sethra, with her command of sorcery, could find a way to become
>> fertile.
> It all depends on what "undead" means.    She doesn't appear to be  
> anything extraordinary, but she has died and come back via a  
> mechanism that hasn't been explained.   But whomever created this  
> situation is powerful enough to set rules which she hasn't been  
> willing to overtly fight.
> I don't think fertility is an urgent need here.   She might have  
> long term plans of returning to mortality.   But she probably has  
> lots of long term plans of a grander nature.

I guess being mother to the reborn brother of Kieron, the founder of  
the Jhereg, now wielder of a Great Weapon, with whom she fights side  
by side to defeat the Jenoine would not have had a great deal of  
interest for her, eh?