Friday, 3 June 2016
Rufinus And -
an endless blog;
also, a virtual Ys, Time Patrol and Terran Empire.
Corentinus reminded us of two other gangrels: Wodan and Gandalf. Who does Rufinus remind us of? He spies in Hivernia, returning with military intelligence that Gratillonius puts to good use but that the Roman authorities dismiss. He asks his commander, Gratillonius, for a roving commission:
"'Give me a ship and crew in early spring.'"
-Chapter XVII, section 1, p. 332.
Who else is Rufinus but the Dominic Flandry of the fourth century? However, in this series, our central character is not the secret agent but his commander/imperator, Gratillonius, who thus becomes the equivalent of the Emperor, Hans Molitor.