[LMB] Cross Connections

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Fri Nov 2 05:37:02 GMT 2018


On Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 07:46:25PM +0000, Karen A. Wyle wrote:
> Wizards after the defeat of Sauron?

Not really comparable.  Those were 5 immortal individuals assigned to a
task; there's no conundrum to their retiring back where they came from
once it it was done.  (Not that all of them did.)  It's not like a whole
culture losing its raison d'etre.

Dragonriders are useful for transportation and communication (except
Pern now has the telegraph).  That might not justify supporting the
current level of Weyrs... then again, there's a lot of money in
passenger and freight transport, so maybe they could use *more* dragons.

Lakewalkers are largely self-sufficient, vs. Weyrs being fed by tithe,
and have magic to trade, if they can unbend enough to do so.

-xx- Damien X-) 


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