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13th Mar '16 2:39:37 PM Sharlee
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[[WMG: Vlad will eventually be acknowledged as a wizard.]]
To be a "wizard", in Brust's Verse, means that one can combine multiple magical disciplines to achieve effects that no single one can accomplish. Vlad demonstrates in ''Taltos'' that he can re-create a sorcerous effect (teleporting an object) with witchcraft, and uses a sorcery rune to do it. He's repeatedly teamed up with Daymar to pinpoint someone's location by using witchcraft to forge a link between an object and its previous wielder, than let the Hawklord nail down where that link leads; so far Vlad hasn't done this solo, but he learned more about psychic energies in ''Hawk'' that suggests he possibly '''could''' do it without help if Daymar wasn't available. In ''Hawk'' itself, he invents a way to eavesdrop on psychic communication - something that isn't considered possible - by combining his understanding of witchcraft, psychics and sorcery. By the stock definition of wizardry Telnan gives in ''Dzur'', Vlad should '''already''' qualify as a wizard by now ... and that's before he's had cause to try adding his soul-borne talent for working with amorphia (i.e. Elder Sorcery) into the mix.
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28th Feb '16 1:06:33 PM Sharlee
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* 1) Phoenix - Because Zerika the First created the Orb, which made the Empire logistically feasible, and was a much more acceptable initial choice than Kieron, who'd made a lot of enemies during his conquests.

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* 1) Phoenix - Because Zerika the First created the Orb, which made the Empire logistically feasible, and was a much more acceptable initial choice than Kieron, who'd made a lot of enemies during his conquests. Besides, Kieron would've wanted to be Warlord, not Emperor.
28th Feb '16 10:59:24 AM Sharlee
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While it certainly serves each individual Yendi's purposes to be exempt from social pressure to favor some giveaway set of House colors, it may also be a reference to the very first command that each and every Yendi Heir is liable to issue, upon ascending to the Imperial Throne. Namely, to have the outgoing Court Wizard ''turn the Orb invisible'' until such time as the Orca take possession of it, as no Yendi would '''ever''' consent to accept the wretched thing if it's going to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience accurately broadcast their emotional state]] for all to see.

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While it certainly serves each individual Yendi's purposes to be exempt from social pressure to favor some giveaway any one set of House colors, it may also be a reference to the very first command that each and every Yendi Heir is liable to issue, upon ascending to the Imperial Throne. Namely, to have the outgoing Court Wizard ''turn the Orb invisible'' until such time as the Orca take possession of it, as no Yendi would '''ever''' consent to accept the wretched thing if it's going to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience accurately broadcast their emotional state]] for all to see.
28th Feb '16 10:58:42 AM Sharlee
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While it certainly serves each individual Yendi's purposes to be exempt from social pressure to favor some giveaway set of House colors, it may also be a reference to the very first command that any Yendi Heir is liable to issue, upon ascending to the Imperial throne. Namely, to have the outgoing Court Wizard ''turn the Orb invisible'' until such time as the Orca take possession of it, as no Yendi would '''ever''' consent to accept the wretched thing if it's going to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience accurately broadcast their emotional state]] for all to see.

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While it certainly serves each individual Yendi's purposes to be exempt from social pressure to favor some giveaway set of House colors, it may also be a reference to the very first command that any each and every Yendi Heir is liable to issue, upon ascending to the Imperial throne.Throne. Namely, to have the outgoing Court Wizard ''turn the Orb invisible'' until such time as the Orca take possession of it, as no Yendi would '''ever''' consent to accept the wretched thing if it's going to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience accurately broadcast their emotional state]] for all to see.
28th Feb '16 10:57:49 AM Sharlee
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[[WMG: The "color" of the House of the Yendi is clear/colorless for more than one reason.]]
While it certainly serves each individual Yendi's purposes to be exempt from social pressure to favor some giveaway set of House colors, it may also be a reference to the very first command that any Yendi Heir is liable to issue, upon ascending to the Imperial throne. Namely, to have the outgoing Court Wizard ''turn the Orb invisible'' until such time as the Orca take possession of it, as no Yendi would '''ever''' consent to accept the wretched thing if it's going to [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience accurately broadcast their emotional state]] for all to see.
21st Feb '16 1:58:45 PM Sharlee
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[[WMG: Paarfi's description of Aerich's encounter with Paresh differs from Paresh's for a good reason.]]
Aerich was an honorable and decent man, who wouldn't want a poor refugee who'd plainly already lost so much to be condemned for lashing out at a noble, particularly if he assumed Paresh had been acting out of panic and grief rather than outrage. Nor would he credence the idea that a Teckla, even one who'd picked up a fair bit of sorcery, could be enough of a threat to merit reporting to the Empire for trespassing in a vacant castle. He didn't exactly ''lie'' about what happened, but he downplayed the tone of their encounter ("No one was there, save a single Teckla. He was not welcoming.") when he spoke or wrote about the event. Paarfi's own social prejudices then colored how he interpreted Aerich's minimal remarks on the subject.
19th Feb '16 1:25:21 PM Sharlee
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Aliera mentioned that the Jenoine found a way to place human-level intelligence into a brain the size of a rednut. She never specified whether the brains of the animals which were experimented on were ''originally'' that little, so it's entirely possible that the Jenoine not only make the jhereg intelligent, but that they also pushed the envelop for minimal brain size by breeding them to be smaller with every generation. Adding venom was a side project. After the Jenoine were driven away, their mini-jhereg creations escaped and spread, displacing their bigger, stupider predecessors through superior cunning and a poisonous defensive bite.

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Aliera mentioned that the Jenoine found a way to place contain human-level intelligence into in a brain the size of a rednut. She never specified whether the brains of the animals which were experimented on were ''originally'' that little, so it's entirely possible that the Jenoine not only make the jhereg intelligent, but that they also pushed the envelop for minimal brain size by breeding them to be smaller with every generation. Adding venom was a side project. After the Jenoine were driven away, their mini-jhereg creations escaped and spread, displacing their bigger, stupider predecessors through superior cunning and a poisonous defensive bite.
19th Feb '16 1:24:14 PM Sharlee
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[[WMG: The giant non-venomous jhereg are the original (pre-Jenoine) species.]]
Aliera mentioned that the Jenoine found a way to place human-level intelligence into a brain the size of a rednut. She never specified whether the brains of the animals which were experimented on were ''originally'' that little, so it's entirely possible that the Jenoine not only make the jhereg intelligent, but that they also pushed the envelop for minimal brain size by breeding them to be smaller with every generation. Adding venom was a side project. After the Jenoine were driven away, their mini-jhereg creations escaped and spread, displacing their bigger, stupider predecessors through superior cunning and a poisonous defensive bite.
7th Feb '16 10:46:22 AM Sharlee
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* Pathfinder's lack of a gender might imply that it contains ''two'' souls, or portions of two, that weren't the same sex. Perhaps it was used to kill two people with one blow when it was first endowed with power, or perhaps it was originally female but absorbed some aspects of ''Napper's'' soul when it was trapped inside Barrit's broadsword and preempted the encasing weapon's attempt to eat Napper.
7th Feb '16 8:24:23 AM Sharlee
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[[WMG: Sethra Lavode isn't actually a crossbreed.]]
She's really [[spoiler: a Yendi who ''looks'' like a Dragon-Dzur crossbreed. Think about it: the multi-level plotting and manipulation, the false identities, the obviously-fabricated lineage ... Pel's got ''nothing'' on her for mystery.]]
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