Multiple emporers in a reign, revisited

Gaertk at aol.com Gaertk at aol.com
Tue Mar 14 14:16:02 PST 2006

Philip Hart <philiph at slac.stanford.edu> writes:

> We should consider a point about the end of _FHYA_ I was 
> neglecting: the deal to cover Tortaalik's abdication did not 
> envisage a substitute Phoenix.  As best I recall, there was no 
> particular need for a Dragon emperor at the time, just a competent 
> one.  Yet the options discussed by Aerich and Adron do not include 
> setting a reasonable Phoenix on the throne.

Remember that this deal was written by Adron, who was Willing To Bet
His Life that the Cycle had already turned.  He did not believe that
another Phoenix would improve matters any.

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