in the Shadow of Greatness

 

August 5, 2002

Choices for the Unicorn

OK, so my RFL and I were chatting over the weekend: What choices did the Unicorn have for bestowing Amber's throne?

Ben: didn't want it; has a Doom upon him that makes taking the rulership very problematic; more effective in the field
Corwin: didn't want it; has a Pattern he's anchored himself to; better as a monkey-wrench for the enemies of Amber
Fiona: wanted it; has just helped kill her brother, Brand, and is holding herself together now with guts and willpower; rest of family would not follow
Bleys: wanted it; has the guts and brains for it; Fiona not strong enough to help at moment; rest of family might not follow
Llewella: didn't want it; has the brains, guts committed elsewhere; family might follow if Rebma put up enough stink
Caine: wanted it; has the brains and guts; more effective in the field; support of brothers excellent; support of other family no better than Eric
Julian: wanted it; has the brains and guts; good leadership; support of brothers excellent; support of other family slightly better than Eric
Gerard: didn't want it; has the popular support; support of brothers excellent, but not for throne; support of other family fairly good
Florimel: wanted it; has the popular support; brains good, guts poor; support of family poor
Random: didn't want it; no popular support; brains and guts to spare; not effective in the field; untried in many areas; active dislike by many family
Mirelle: problematic canon; didn't want it; no family support; not around
Martin: didn't want it; no experience
Merlin: wanted it; no experience
Dara: wanted it; well-positioned; trained; traitor to Chaos; no family support

Rinaldo: HA!


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