[LMB] Paladin of Souls and Juana la Loca

George Vaughan gsvaughan at insightbb.com
Thu Aug 2 20:32:57 BST 2007

Dear Pat and list,

My recollection is that PoS is a retelling of the final tale of El Cid,
wherein El Cid's wife had his body strapped onto his horse in order to lead
his troops in victory.

Best regards,

George Vaughan
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Subject: [LMB] Paladin of Souls and Juana la Loca

When I remembered that the madness of "Juana the Mad" was an obsession with 
her husband to the point of clinging, and that she drove around Spain with 
his corpse by her side, I realized who she was in Chalion -

She's Cattliara dy Lutez.

I still like the plot bunny that sends one of Iselle's daughters to the 
Chalionverse equivalent of England to marry the Crown Prince. It should be a

much happier ending this time.

And their oldest daughter marry the king of Scotland and unite the lands.

"A Crisis Era is when any bright 4th grader can write the alternate 

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