Posted by LP on November 20, 1997 at 23:47:24:
In Reply to: Re: Santino vs. Armand posted by Cecilia on November 19, 1997 at 16:43:48:
: : : yeah, but Khayman likes Armand, and he is stronger than Eric. (I feel silly, but I am really having fun).
: : But Khayman doesn't pay much attention to minor things like civil wars and dissention among the ranks. And if Khayman did anything against Eric, Maharet might just get involved. She still cares deeply for him, even though she doesn't much like Santino.
: I am sure Khayman would be at Armand's side. And besides, Maharet would agree to have her baby rid from Santino.
Her baby? *LOL* I'm sure Eric would have those warm fuzzy thoughts if Maharet did away with his friend. If Maharet hasn't done away with him by now, I really doubt she would for this. It isn't her style to kill off others, especially for something like this, when she has had the chance for hundreds of years.
: : Also something else. We don't know exactly how powerful Eric is, but my guess is that he is equal or above Lestat. He has traveled with Maharet for at least a thousand years, and I *highly* doubt that that relationship was all platonic. More likely that there was quite a bit of blood sharing over the years and since Maharet is fourth down form the source of all power, that blood, combined with Eric's own age, would make him really, really strong. So Khayman is probably not all that much stronger than Eric, for surely there must be a power thresh-hold for the vampires.
: Yeah, but if Maharet and Khayman get rid of santino together...
*sigh* Okay, the big question. How do you suppose Marius, *forgiving* Marius, paternal Marius, would think of all this?
: : : Well, Marius certainly *dissapeared* after that. But Santino made all that mess for nothing, he could have learned a lot from Marius. Finally, he, Santino, also had to change.
: : Yeah, right! Marius would have killed him. Remember Marius told Lestat that he had killed other vampires for knowing the old legends. (Did he ever go after any because they knew *him*? I can't remember. Marius would have taught Santino nothing. Why should Santino try to learn from him then, especially when he was a threat to his power?
: : Santino was right not to try and learn anything from Marius. If the legends had not been true, yet Santino spared Marius, this would only have given Marius an opportunity to gather his power and grind Santino into vampire meat.
: Well, maybe Marius would have killed him. But do you really think it would be a great tragedy? (running to hide behind Armand so you can't catch me)
Marius would definitely have killed him. And you can't hide behind Armand forever you know. *grin*
And yes, I think it would have been a tradegy. Then Santino-ness would no longer exist. It would be like the world without Methos-ness.
Speaking of which-- that few mistakes comment flopping round here someplace. Methos made a few mistakes as well. What makes Methos so much better than Santino mistakes-wise? Don't think Methos didn't do a lot of the stuff Santino pulled.
: : : And Armand won that game! (smile)
: : He did not!!
: He did.
He didn't. (grin)(Maybe Pandora threw it out the window.)