[LMB] Loyal to what?

athagan at atlantic.net athagan at atlantic.net
Sat Sep 13 21:42:55 BST 2008


Quoting Elizabeth McCoy <arcangel at io.com>:

> I have just realized.
>
> _Miles_ solved Aral's problem, perhaps the way that might have worked had
> Aral thought of it, in Mountains of Mourning.
>
> The crime was murder. The sentence... social death, religious death, but
> physical death... commuted indefinitely. So... Exile, stripped of name and
> family, forbidden death rites and remembrances, shipped off to the
> still-hostile-in-places rest of the universe?
>
> Would that have been death enough to shake Barrayaran souls, without being
> enough death to make the young man's brother so very crazy with revenge?

To me it was rather clear that this would not have sufficed.  Not at  
that place at that time.  By the time Gregor ascended to power I think  
it could have worked, but not then.

.....Alan.





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