From: Peter Metcalfe <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:36:26 +1300

Peter Larsen:

> >I dunno. If they weren't married, Pharandros would be a bastard
> >in civilized Heartland eyes.

>Does the Empire care if Pharandros is legitimate if his people accept
>him and he's friendly to the Empire?

It is not a political calculation they are making, it's a moral evaluation. Even if it is politically desirable to keep Pharandros on the throne, his bastardy (if he is one) will arouse negative reactions among the Nobility that he needs to impress.

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