[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_.
Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com

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