That's certainly true and I think it's been in the region of Sartar since Runegate (which was when?). I don't think it goes back to the Moon between appearances, I think it wanders around pretty much at random until someone finds either a use for it or an excuse to send it somewhere else. For that reason I don't think there's a lot of planning involved, it's more a matter of persuading the Chief Bat Priest that a particular course of action is a good idea and Tatius has a lot of clout in tht department.
I've just noticed a possible Gregging though. In Dragon Pass the Whitewall entry implies that it was the Bat which finally caused the defenders to flee and the city fall. I suspect it's just poor editing and that's not what's meant at all but it adds another level of confusion.
>> 2. Run away, risk the still far-from-complete Lunar gauntlet about the
>> city. For most guerrilla fighters, by far the most sensible option.
>And we have yet to decide why Broyan and Kallyr didn't do exactly that.
>Rob's game had one possible answer, but do we need to consider others?
I don't think Broyan is a guerilla fighter, he's High King of the Volsaxi and his status would be imperiled if he just ran away from a serious threat. There may well have been a disagreement between them over the correct response.
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