>>Who's watching the old homestead(s) back in The Big Universe(s)?
>Which ones? Tsuwabuki's chapter of the Order of the Rose has things
>pretty well in hand in Cephiro, the Jeraddo chapter has been getting
>along fine without the founders for several years now, the house on
>Tomodachi is basically in mothballs now, the World Wide Building has
>automated facility management, and Fritz has Kate's place well in hand
>while she's on her student teaching assignment in Sakuragaoka
>(particularly since Juri still lives there!).
That's why it was written "homestead(s)". So nobody is keeping an eye on the Tomodachi place or the condo in the World Wide Building then. Is this bad or no planning on their parts when, as said several times in the past, they've got a number of folks who'd like to do Bad Things to them and theirs.
>>There's a strong appearance of the Trinity having pretty much given up
>>on living or travelling Outside, and count on people coming to see
>>them instead (hence all the techno-magic communication systems across
>Given that Corwin spent the first week of Honest Hearts on
>Turing III and Utena went to the B'hava'el system twice in as many
>weekends in May, I'm not sure this is entirely in evidence.
Two weekends in a period of how long? (I thought I'd written "given up on living or travelling Outside unless absolutely required") Awful big and fancy place it sounds like they're building for an ocassional vacation home.
>>Is this helping dear old Akio run around unchecked (and will
>>Akio be checking out the old homestead(s) in The Big Universe(s)?)
>Akio can't get into Cephiro, and if he were to turn up in person at
>e.g. Kate's place, well, you remember Professor X's old line about a
>great swell of pity.
No, I don't remember Professor X's old line. If Nanami can drive to Valhalla (which happened), and Drax (Peri's friend) can *fall* to Cephiro from up around that way (which happened), then Akio can get to Cephiro if he really wants. Unless authorial tastes run differently.