>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.
I was under the impression that the house on Nekomikoka Rd. was either outright sold or at least being sub-let to somebody else. And while nobody's physically watching the place, if Beings of Nefarious Purpose can get through a Corwin-optimized security system undetected, nothing short of stuffing a handful of Valkyires in the place is going to stop them, and by "Valkyries" I mean "VF-1s", in order to make it physically impossible to enter the premises without violating the Pauli Exclusion Principle.
>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.
Those seem to me to be entirely different situations- Akio is personally barred from Cephiro by the results of the Tournament, and probably a hard-coded setting on the World Engine as well. That doesn't mean the Engine is set to (or capable of) banning "all Svartelves in Creation" from the realm, just like the Asgardian World Engine doesn't ban all daemons.
Or, to put it another way, do you really think Akio would have intentionally sent *Touga* to perform a task of importance if there was another option? Note, I'm not counting their current foray into DSM against this logic, as I fully expect Touga's job description on this mission is some more eloquent wording of "ablative armor".
"This is probably a stupid question, but . . ."