[LMB] The Worst Thing, was: viceroy, was suggestion(?)

Jim Fox-Davis firedrake at earthlink.net
Sat, 19 Jun 2004 10:49:31 -0700

Point taken.  I suppose the floating gas bags would make lousy viceroys
(then again, aren't most politicians gas bags?). If not native-born, then,
how about from among the original colonists?  Though, given Barrayar's
political ossification, perhaps the Council of Counts wouldn't be too keen
on giving them that sort of representation.


On 6/19/04 6:03 AM, "CatMtn at aol.com" <CatMtn at aol.com> wrote:

> Jim writes:
> Well,  what about a native-born Viceroy of Sergyar to bind them further  to
> Barrayar?
> M:
> Sergyar was uninhabited by sapient races during Shards, and had not really
> been settled in Barrayar. Would any native-born be old enough?  They  would at
> oldest be younger than Miles.  The pilot in DI seemed pretty young  to
> me--middle twenties, maybe, and hadn't been native-born.  Didn't he get
> pushed or 
> tricked into the worms that caused the disease by kids who had  been on-planet
> longer, although not necessarily born there?  Since you'd  expect a viceroy to
> be at least in his forties or fifties, that could take a  while.
> Mary