(urth) Questions . . .

Roy C. Lackey rclackey at stic.net
Mon Nov 26 22:30:02 PST 2007

Eric wrote:
>2) When Severian meets Rudesind the second time before meeting the
>Autarch, is Rudesind's confusion about where they are - he keeps talking
>about being back in the Citadel, and how they can check the map in
>Ultan's library - intentional?  Is he hinting something to Severian?

Rudesind isn't confused. He is trying to steer Sev to the meeting with the
autarch, just as he had steered Sev to Ultan earlier. Rudesind is Inire's
man, and Inire is pulling strings, trying to get Sev moving to the Phoenix
Throne. The library and picture gallery in the Citadel are connected to the
House Absolute by way of one of Inire's space/time twisting constructs. One
can walk from one place to the other, and Rudesind does it often.


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