[LMB] Rian's gift to Miles? (A bit of a spoiler relating to Cetaganda)

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Mon May 8 18:17:47 BST 2006

Raye Johnsen <raye_j at yahoo.com> wrote:
>Also, Rian always knew that she was destined for at
>least Planetary Consort status (because, being the
>Handmaiden of the Star Creche?  Not something they
>were going to give to someone who was destined to be a
>mere technician), so she knew at the time, even if she
>didn't know she was going to be chosen Empress, that
>she would never again get the chance to leave Star
>Creche territory and Miles was never again going to be
>allowed to enter it.  A mating ritual at that time
>would be highly inappropriate.  But a parting ritual
>was very appropriate.

I just figured that Rian was a _Lord of the Rings_ fan, and thinking
of Galadriel (the powerful and beautiful Elvish leader) making a
parting gift to Gimli (the Dwarf).  :-)


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