[LMB] More stray thoughts

M R Dolbear fm little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm
Sun Jan 27 01:59:30 GMT 2019

On Sun, 27 Jan 2019, at 01:43, Gwynne Powell wrote:

> Gwynne: 

> 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.


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