[LMB] Cross Connections

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Fri Nov 2 05:51:40 GMT 2018


> On Nov 1, 2018, at 10:37 PM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 

The Lakewalker’s job (task? penance?) is far from over as well. 

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com



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