Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Fugitive Prince, Grand Conspiracy; Peril's Gate & Traitor's Knot: Traitors Knot Discussions: Spoiler Topics: Alithiel
   By Róisín on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 09:25 am: Edit Post

*spoiler* *spoiler* *spoiler*
I really LOVED the image of Ariton meditating on Alithiel (and using rose oil) and realising that it was never meant to be used as a weapon.

Should have guessed that right from the beginning in fact since Paravians are not really into retributive forms of justice, and so therefore would not forge a sword for use as a killing instrument, but as a weapon against delusion.

Truly, a double-edged sword! *grin*

   By Trys on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 03:26 pm: Edit Post


Paravians are not really into retributive forms of justice

I'm glad to see someone 'verbalize' this. Puts a whole different spin on what could happen to Lysaer, eh?


   By Róisín on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 08:57 am: Edit Post

Trys: *grin* Yes, I'm looking forward to seeing how the author is going to play that out. :-)

One always has hope...

   By Nora on Friday, July 01, 2005 - 04:08 pm: Edit Post

Reading about Alithiel, the first thing I thought of was some of the lore surrounding Japanese sword traditions: there's both the sword-which-takes-life, and the sword-which-gives-life. Also, things like doing lots and lots of sword cuts are often thought of as cutting away the impurities within oneself as opposed to training to be able to kill your opponents. Sure gets you nice and tired...

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