[LMB] On Topic! List Help Needed With Miles Vorkosigan's

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 3 16:58:05 GMT 2011

> From: quietann quietann at gmail.com

> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 12:30 AM, Raye Johnsen <raye_j at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Dorca Vorbarra (emperor) had at least two sons, the younger of which was named Xav.
> Wasn't Xav actually older than Yuri, and from a different mother, to
> whom Dorca was not married when Xav was born? E.g. Yuri was Dorca's
> oldest *legitimate* son.
> (Yuri's mother was a Vorrutyer, and Yuri's full sister was Prince
> Serg's mother/Gregor's grandmother. I don't think Xav's mother was a
> Vorrutyer.)
>  Ann

I knew they were half-brothers, but I thought Xav was younger. And
legitimate - how could he have the title, or Vorbarra surname, if he
 wasn't? Given the Barrayaran attitude to illegitimacy.

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