From: Jeff Richard <richj_at_...>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:07:19 -0800

Here's another thought - have you all noticed that there are not a whole lot of Ernalda figures in the siege? I think that might be very deliberate on Broyan's part. He doesn't want there to be "another way" in the siege. This might also be part of that Vingkotling thing - I've always been struck how the Vingkotlings are very powerful magical rulers, but they lack Heort's pragmatic compromises (which I think is an Ernalda thing). This is probably a struggle for Broyan and a source of many angry storms. When forced to compromise or take another way, Broyan's first reaction might be to storm and thunder - then as part of the apologizing process ("sorry my storms killed your followers"), he accepts the compromise. Or something like this - I think Broyan should be someone who - although clever, even devious - is more principled than pragmatic. When he makes pragmatic compromises - like allying with Esvulari - he first demonstrates how much he hates making such compromises and then cuts the deal as part of an apology, weregild, whatever.  

Just a thought.  


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