Multiple emporers in a reign, revisited

Mon Mar 13 14:51:58 PST 2006

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, Scott Schultz wrote:

> Now, Aliera may not be the most dependable narrator either, but she's at
> least an eye-witness.

Is she?

> Wherever Paarfi got his information, it's all second-hand.

Matter of opinion.

> The interesting thing, from the perspective of this discussion,
> is that Aliera claims that another Phoenix, who would almost neccesarily be
> Loudin, "tried to grab the Throne", and thusly forced Adron to make his move
> before he was fully ready.

Why would a usurpation hurry a revolt?

> Paarfi's notion of the Orb seeking out the next Heir is not only in
> direct contradiction with events (i.e., the non-turning of the Cycle at
> the time of Tortaalik's death) but also with the general description of
> the transfer of the Orb from one House to another.

What general description?

It seems unwise to speculate based on such an extraordinary ill-understood
event.  And I somehow doubt that the first member of House X+1 to claim
the Orb upon the House X Emperor's death gets it.