[LMB] Sharing Knife - Legacy: Dar

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 26 07:44:22 GMT 2019


From: WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>

Dar, in my mostly uninformed opinion, seems to be a high functioning sociopath. The, possible, sister who died may have massively damaged the family structure. Along with the pressures of knife making, Dar doesn?t seem to connect with anyone.
However, his treatment of Fawn was unconscionable. Was this his attitude toward all farmers of just her? Of course that attitude is common in Lakewalkers.

Gwynne: Totally agree. Other Lakewalkers, even those to disapprove
of Fawn, generally manage some grudging politeness. But Dar seems to
go out of his way to be extremely offensive, from the very beginning.
He's also a lousy husband: his job was to get a woman who'd give up her
own tent and move to his, then breed her successfully, and that's just
what he did. He delivered her and her children to his mother then left his
wife to try and cope with the bullying, while Dar just sailed off to do his
carving. Omba has made the best of it, and has a job she loves. But she's
not really happy there. And all of her kids have cleared out as soon as
they could. It's a cold, miserable little camp there, especially compared
to Mari's.

If there was a sister she died before Dar can remember. So if a girl was
born first - a great joy to them all - then Dar born next, being male, was
just fine. But then just after Dar was born the daughter died. Took a long
 time to fall again, maybe she lost a few, and that would explain why Dag
 is blamed so much for not being female, while Dar apparently isn't. As far
as Cumbia is concerned, the wrong one lived.


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