Re: Re: Why not kill the bat

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 00:00:47 +0000 (GMT)

> My memory is that the canon texts say that the
> defenders "drive off" the Bat. Tha is my biggest
> objection. If the Bat were dead, surely KoS would
> have said that the defenders killed it.

Sounds like we're back to analysis of the reliability of the various bits of KoS as a source, and some of you may wish to run for cover :(

CHDP, KoS p 148.
"At Whitewall the comander ordered the Crimson Bat to assault the city and exterminate the defenders, who he called "the last Orlanthi". Astonishingly, the bat was repelled, though at great cost to the defenders."

Yes, it's CHDP again and our old friend Denseros the Unbiased.
But in this case I honestly don't see how his biases would have altered his presentation of events. He always makes Argrath look good: but he wasn't there. He plays down Kallyr: no mention of her. He's usually pro-Fazzur: this may lead to him making Tatius and/or Jorkandros look bad in conparison to Fazzur, but not by much.

Looks to me as if when he said the Bat was "repelled", he meant exactly that. If it had in fact been killed, I don't see that he had any reason to down-play the fact.

Jane Williams                                   

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