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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Poor Hammerstone
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 13:40:46 -0600

Crush wrote:
>Fine. Does this change that Hammerstone left her?

Hint: Hammerstone was a soldier; Viron was at war.

Marble was captured and placed aboard the airship, along with Silk. She
never saw Hammerstone after that, because she went on the lander to Blue.
She didn't communicate with him, either. Mucor's communicative abilities
apparently didn't extend to chems. The one time she needed to communicate
with Marble, she had to do it through the medium of a little kid. Mucor's
words, uttered in her trance state that you quoted yesterday, had nothing to
do with Hammerstone. Her words were: "Wake up." and "Break it." What she was
talking about is explained on pp. 365-66. I'm not going to bother to quote
the text to you. The gist of it is that Silk had asked Mucor to awaken the
strongest "sleeper" she could find, then have him break the glass cylinder
with his fists before the gas inside killed him, so that he could rouse the
other sleepers so that they could show those leaving the _Whorl_ the best
route to the landers. It's that simple.



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