Tuesday, 20 June 2017
What is the Sword?
Why should Rudi try to get it?
Why do his enemies try to prevent him from getting it?
Two beneficial consequences of the Quest:
en route, Rudi makes new friends and allies;
the Sword, if acquired, might be a potent symbol to unite the new kingdom that must be built.
But there must be more to it than that. Why was there a vision of the Sword? What do the Cutters know about it that makes them want to kill Rudi?
"'You-cannot-stand-against-us-without-It.'" (Chapter Nine, p. 240)
That sounds serious. We have contemplated Magic Swords before and this is clearly another.