History Headscratchers / Dragaera

27th Feb '16 7:12:15 AM Sharlee
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**** Of course, that's assuming Zerika can't unilaterally declare the "born under a phoenix" stricture null and void. In a House of one member, it can't be that hard to reach a consensus about House policy.
14th Feb '16 9:07:04 AM Sharlee
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* Regarding all of the EpilepticTrees (especially the Kragar as Mario idea), Brust responded that no character is anyone else. However, this isn't true, as Sethra Lavode and Kiera the Thief are the same person. I wondered if Brust changed his mind, because there is a comment in one of the ''Khaavren'' books where Paarfi says the same thing, but of course Garland becomes Graycat and Grita becomes Orlaan.

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* Regarding all of the EpilepticTrees (especially the Kragar as Mario idea), Brust responded that no character is anyone else. However, this isn't true, as [[spoiler: Sethra Lavode and Kiera the Thief Thief]] are the same person. I wondered if Brust changed his mind, because there is a comment in one of the ''Khaavren'' books where Paarfi says the same thing, but of course Garland becomes Graycat and Grita becomes Orlaan.



** The quote from Brust was "No-one else is anyone else." and was made after the Sethra/Keira revelation. My interpretation of it was more that he was saying "That was the only time I will ever use this plot device in the Taltos novels" rather than "It will never appear in a Taltos novel"
** However Sethra pretty much outright told Vlad that she had other identities, but that they were "no one he knew." So it's possible that the "no-one else is anyone else" simply applied to all characters that had thus far been introduced, not any future characters.

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** The quote from Brust was "No-one else is anyone else." and was made after the Sethra/Keira [[spoiler: Sethra/Kiera]] revelation. My interpretation of it was more that he was saying "That was the only time I will ever use this plot device in the Taltos novels" rather than "It will never appear in a Taltos novel"
** However [[spoiler: Sethra pretty much outright told Vlad that she had other identities, identities]], but that they were "no one he knew." So it's possible that the "no-one else is anyone else" simply applied to all characters that had thus far been introduced, not any future characters.


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2nd Feb '16 11:00:48 AM Sharlee
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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? How about shuriken? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet can use more force to crush their skull with the same weapon if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.

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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? How about shuriken? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet can use more force to crush their skull with the same weapon if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.soul: if it did, pain would be the ''least'' of the target's problems.
2nd Feb '16 10:59:52 AM Sharlee
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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? How about shuriken? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet can use more force to crush their skull with the same weapon if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.

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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? How about shuriken? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet can use more force to crush their skull with the same weapon if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.
2nd Feb '16 10:59:13 AM Sharlee
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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet can use more force to crush their skull with the same weapon if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.

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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? How about shuriken? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet can use more force to crush their skull with the same weapon if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.
2nd Feb '16 10:58:06 AM Sharlee
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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of either striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet use more force to crush their skull if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.

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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of either striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet can use more force to crush their skull with the same weapon if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.
2nd Feb '16 10:57:18 AM Sharlee
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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of either striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet use more force to crush their skull if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the end of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.

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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of either striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet use more force to crush their skull if you want them DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the end hilt of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.
2nd Feb '16 10:57:00 AM Sharlee
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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could you make a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of either striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet use more force to crush their skull if you want them DeaderThanDead?

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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could you make a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of either striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet use more force to crush their skull if you want them DeaderThanDead?DeaderThanDead? Vlad did mention that hitting someone with the ball on the end of the Morganti blade in ''Issola'' would hurt like a bitch, so presumably clonking someone with such a weapon doesn't ''have'' to eat their soul.
2nd Feb '16 10:55:08 AM Sharlee
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* Every Morganti weapon we've seen in the series has been a sword or dagger of some description. The meta reason for this, of course, is AuthorAppeal: Brust just likes swashbuckling fight scenes. In-Verse, is there a genuine restriction on how Morganti weapons can be designed? If they need to be blades so they can slice into flesh, could you have a Morganti battleaxe or pole arm? Can piercing weapons like spears, or spiked weapons like some mace-heads, be made Morganti? Or could you make a blunt weapon like a lepip be made Morganti, so you'd have the option of either striking a light blow to render someone unconscious whose soul you ''don't'' want to destroy, yet use more force to crush their skull if you want them DeaderThanDead?
25th Jan '16 8:14:42 AM Sharlee
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*** A relationship between Vlad and Sara wouldn't rouse concerns about half-breeds, because the official position of Dragaera's genetics experts is that they're different species and not fertile together. If anything, their hooking up would be scandalous because of implied bestiality overtones.

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*** A relationship between Vlad and Sara wouldn't rouse concerns about half-breeds, because the official position of Dragaera's genetics experts is that they're different species and not fertile together. If anything, their hooking up would be scandalous because of implied bestiality overtones.
overtones. As for the real-phoenix-flies-over criterion, if a god can't arrange for one to put in an appearance for his child's benefit, how much of a "god" could he be?
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