From: "Ian Bratt"
Subject: Re: (urth) Malrubius and the spirit (was Silk/Malrubius) Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 22:10:00 -0600 ----- Original Message ----- From: Michael Andre-Driussi To: Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 7:11 PM Subject: (urth) Malrubius and the spirit (was Silk/Malrubius) > Mantis wrote: > ...when Gurloes catches Severian with Oreb, Severian basically tells > Gurloes that the spirit of dead Malrubius is there (as a bluff or as a true > belief remains open for debate; but in any case, the look of astral-Silk > must be pretty close to that of Malrubius for the claim to have any effect, > and it does have effect in that it spooks Gurloes). > Has anyone considered the possibility that Silk and Malrubius are distant kin? We know embryo-Silk was chosen to be stored on the whorl for known leadership abilities. Malrubius seems to have been quite a leader and important figure in his prime. Could it be that Malrubius is a great-great-etc-nephew of Silk's? That would explain the resemblance. I know it's pretty far-fetched and can't really be proved but it could be the relationship that GW hinted at in his interview. -Ian --