(urth) Why did Vodalus risk...?

JWillard aldenweer at charter.net
Wed Jul 25 22:02:56 PDT 2007

aaron wrote:

> I have a question for you guys, and hopefully you can offer me some 
> insight here.  I am on my umpteenth reread of TSotT, and I only just 
> realized what a great risk Vodalus takes when he, Hildegrin, and Thea 
> rob the grave in the necropolis.  My next thought was: Why would he 
> take such a risk?  Or, for Whom?  Whose corpse did they take?  
> Obviously, they wanted a particular person's body, or else why would 
> they go so far out of their way and (again) take such a risk?  And 
> does Thea's presence there indicate anything?  Perhaps a member of her 
> family was their target.  Why else would she tag along on such a 
> dangerous mission?  Couldn't possibly be Thecla's body, as that was my 
> first thought. Sorry, but this is driving me up the wall!  Thanks to 
> all in advance.  If I come up with a good theory on the subject, I 
> will post it, but so far I have nothing.
> Aaron Singleton
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I agree:  I've often wondered who 'the carrot' is...

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