[LMB] More stray thoughts

Sharon Micenko wembleyware at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 02:08:16 GMT 2019


> 
>> I'm sure that even the cadet branches know exactly how many steps each
>> person is from the title. Generally in societies with hereditary titles,
>> genealogy is a popular hobby for fun and profit. After Vordarian's little
>> effort, at least one title skipped to the side and descended on a member
>> of a cadet branch who'd never expected to inherit; the process seems to
>> have moved very quickly and the new Count was sorting things out soon
>> after the uprising ended.
> 
> This is indeed what the text of _Barrayar_ says, but it seems impossible unless Aral had a quorum of the CoC all ready.
> 
> Ideas?
> 
> 
I think this one, wasn’t he a colonel in the Imperial Service, had the advantage of being the man on the spot. It was more a question of take the action now and sort it all out afterwards. Barrayar seems to favour the man on the spot.

Sharon


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