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Subj: Re: What is the difference between the Amulet of Right and Sword of Might?
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 08:11:28 pm EDT (Viewed 41 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What is the difference between the Amulet of Right and Sword of Might?
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 04:49:36 pm EDT (Viewed 33 times)


> > > There doesn't seem to be any significant difference when it
> > > comes to power. The only difference is one of philosophy.
> >
> > So, because the sword is viewed as representing violence those who
> > pick up are seen to prefer that path while those who pick the
> > amulet are viewed as picking the path of righteousness. With the
> > problem of that being if one A. Does not know which one represents
> > one may just pick the sword or if B. One does not think the amulet
> > as any power to help one might pick the sword, but could in truth
> > be a good person and not corrupted by the power since neither
> > object nor is in itself evil or necessarily a path to evil. Am I
> > understanding this correctly?
>
> I believe in the instances we've seen, the chooser has known that
> they are known as the Sword of Might and the Amulet of Right, so has
> to choose which best suits their nature.

Lionheart wasn't told what they represent until after she made her choice. She was just shown a sword and an amulet. In fact, Kelsey asked, and Meggan even told her that she and Brian were not allowed to say what each artifact represents. So, basically, Kelsey just chose a sword over jewelry. Of all of Austen's failures, I'm unable to forgive this one the most. It's bloody horrific.

> It's akin to Solomon choosing "wisdom" as his gift of God, not a
> flashy gift, but a profound one. He could have asked for power, but
> knew that it would not be being true to his nature.

Yeah.




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