[LMB] Bastard powers

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Thu Jun 27 07:31:08 BST 2019


On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 10:29:36AM -0400, Doug Weinfield wrote:
> I think this is error, as the Five can act in the world only through humans, animals, or plants, if I recall the text correctly.

Hmm, but isn't the Bastard "half-demon"?

There's also the possibility of the Bastard asking Ruchia to let him
operate.

> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Jun 26, 2019, at 7:00 AM, lois-bujold-request at lists.herald.co.uk wrote:
> > 
> > The Bastard might be able to influence people, even people carrying
> > demons.  But the perfect timing of Ruchia and Penric's meeting makes me
> > wonder if her fatal heart attack wasn't triggered by the Fifth.  Would
> > Desdemona have sensed that?  Perhaps she did, and is quiet about it, since
> > as we later learn she doesn't share details of her riders' deaths with
> > Pen.  A curious discretion.


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