[LMB] Devious Beta (was Re: Ezar (no talk about religion here, honest))

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Wed Sep 14 01:44:55 BST 2011

--- On Tue, 9/13/11, Thomas C Vinson <t.vinson at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Aral's grandmother was the primary agent in a deep-laid
> Betan plot to control Barrayar and Cetaganda. ...
> "Now this Dr. Mehta: have you read her psyche profile? --
> interesting to say the least.  If you turned her loose
> on me
> _I_ would defect.  Give her free reign with Naismith
> and we have nothing to worry about."

Brilliant!  It explains too how Cordelia so easily got to Barrayar, In bedroom slippers.

> Unfortunately their chosen candidate didn't make it
> through the Imperial Academy.  So they cleverly arranged for
> a jumpship to be available when he showed up on-planet. 
> The result of course was even better than their original plan.

Surely not even Xav's cunning wife could have anticipated Miles - !!

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