[LMB] More stray thoughts
M R Dolbear fm
little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm
Sun Jan 27 02:37:36 GMT 2019
On Sun, 27 Jan 2019, at 02:08, Sharon Micenko wrote:
> >> 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.
How would that protect him against accusations of violations of Vorloupulous' law?
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