Multiple emporers in a reign, revisited

Tue Mar 14 11:26:39 PST 2006

Philip Hart wrote:

>Holding on to it would likely be taken as evidence of being the rightful
>Heir - and having it would go a long way toward holding it, assuming it
>doesn't have a Heir detector, since it's a powerful artifact that makes
>the wielder invulnerable, or nearly.  Note that Paarfi says the Orb has
>an Heir detector, and Aliera tries to claim it in her father's name.

No, it simply protects the current Emperor.  What it does to/for anyone 
else who tries to wield it is anyone's guess.  It certainly didn't 
protect Adron.