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Topic ID: 137
Message ID: 13
#13, RE: FI/S3: Line of Duty
Posted by Gryphon on Jan-25-13 at 07:38 PM
In response to message #12
>I was wondering how many of the regular gang know about this. By this
>point in the timeline they should all know what he is, especially the
>ones he's taken to visit Asgard, but have they seen this part of him?

Well, everybody in his immediate circle has been told he's a Valkyrie (though it's not a given that they all believe it), and they all know at least vaguely more or less what the Valkyrie have historically been for, but it's very rare that someone who isn't... well, dead sees one performing this particular function. There's a tendency to think, when they think about it at all, that in modern times the whole "Chooser of the Slain" thing is mainly a legacy title, like being a Freeman of the City of London, and that nowadays The Duties Are Largely Ceremonial.

Which is fair enough, I mean, it's not as if the 18 of them spend their time directly policing every battlefield everywhere in the galaxy selecting individual casualties for Valhalla. That's clearly impractical and, indeed, the process is mostly automated nowadays. Corwin handled Vedik's case "manually", as it were, for purely personal reasons.

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