From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) Those chems Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 18:37:59 -0500 >Crush asks: >Is anyone aware of any textual evidence that non-military chems are not >light-weight? I know Sand was five-hundred weight, but that was useful for >his function. Yes. Silk was no weakling -- he threw Mamelta over his shoulder and ran with her, bad ankle and all, after Lemur was killed. Yet when Marble/Rose was telling him about Blood's birth, and it finally dawned on Silk that somehow Rose was speaking through Marble, he tested his theory: "Watching carefully for her reaction, Silk said, 'I would have carried you, Maytera, if I could; but I knew you'd be too heavy for me to lift.'" (LS3, 4; p. 119 pb.) Also, earlier, following Marble's collapse after being possessed by Echidna, Silk gave her a hand to help her to her feet: "He heaved with all his strength, reawakening the half-healed wounds left by the beak of the white-headed one." (ibid. 117) -Roy --