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From: Patri10629@aol.com
Subject: Re: (whorl) [blue, spoilers, read only when finished] More on Blue
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 19:12:17 EDT

In a message dated 9/28/99 4:42:03 PM, Alex_Groce@gs246.sp.cs.cmu.edu writes:

<<  I think I have a guess at the secret of the inhumi, but there's 
probably some startling aspect I haven't considered--it seems obvious
 that they only are intelligent because they drink the blood of intelligent 

Interesting. Possible. But "intelligent blood"? Some sort of
alzaboish transmogrification--if that's the word. I dunno.

<<  I suspect that more than this, they in some sense take their 
"person"ality from the first person whose blood they drink--and 
that Krait was the inhumi whose first feeding was on Sinew, and 
thus he really is Horn's son, in a perverse (but
in the end transfigured into something wonderful) sense.  >>

Interesting, too. But Krait seems to deny this in the text.

P 205 (HC):

Horn says:

 "'One of you nearly killed my son.'

His head wagged. 'That wasn't me.'"

Interesting. He denies "nearly killing" Sinew. He doesn't say
"I didn't bite him." or "I never touched him." Perhaps he's lying.
Perhaps he's saying the child wasn't in mortal danger. Or perhaps
Krait had the first taste and another Inhumu  drained the child to the brink.

O dear, it's thickening. But perhaps we should wait...


Patrick O'Leary

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