April 2003 Chat Summaries
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April 2003 


  Chats are held on Sunday afternoons (about 2:30pm Pacific time) on IRC chat.psionics.net,  channel #Deryni_Destinations.

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6 April 2003

  • 23 Participants, 55 minutes

  • In The Kings Service tentative publication date 5 November 2003

13 April 2003

  • 21 Participants, 61 minutes 

  • Katherine spent part of her week doing her taxes.
  • Katherine has begun work on Annales Nuptiarum Kelsonus the codex supplement for KKB details can be found at deryni.net
  • RainbowDragon asked "Was the standard attire for all the King's Rangers the ciphered leather doublet and thigh-high boots that signified his office, plus a cockade of egret feathers jutting from the crown of his green leather hunt cap? Katherine replied " That was probably the ideal, but uniforms as such were just starting to catch on, I expect."
  • Other Ranger details
    • Rangers were probably "royal recruits"
    • Ranger's emblem: a royal cipher of the king's initial and a crown
    • Rangers answer to the local lord, and indirectly to the king.
  • Katherine went to dinner at the Russian Restaurant again, but also received a parking ticket. However aftrer solving the trouble, they went for hot chocolate.
  • Peer was active today.
  • As far as we know everyone we know in the military are safe. Mistyck has been mobilized, departure date unknown at present.
  • Katherine liked the movie Legally Blonde. She recommends it.
  • JastaElf was able to get some writing done this week too!
  • Temprus had a birthday yesterday, Martine's is today. Kelos's is later this week!
  • Riding and various horsey things were discussed
  • Jerusha Thuryn does have decendants (continuing from last week's chat)
  • VB asked which parts of the Adept were Katherine's and which Debbie's. After Bynw quipped " KK does the verbs and Debbie does the nouns" Katherine paused long enough to reply "She prosed it from my very detailed outline, and then I polished and rewrote. Yes, she's the art expert and musician."
  • Ghostgames asked "how many languages (and which ones) Deryni novels have been translated into?" The answer: "French, German, Spanish, Italian, about to be all in Russian. a few in Japanese and Swedish"
  • Katherine and Ann will be in London next weekend for Gen-Con UK.
  • Deryni Chronicles - The Directors Cut Update:
    • The Director's Cut will replace the original books completely, however the changes will be mostly minor. Katherine stated "I'm not going to mess major-ly with a book that's been pretty much in continuous print for aver 30 years."
  • In The Kings Service Update:
    • Katherine shipped back the copy-edited manuscript on Monday.
    • Alyce and Vera are not identical. "They're different-enough looking that no one remarks."
    • Vera's hair is darker--sort of dark honey.
    • Alyce is the fairest, then Marie, then Vera, who's actually got sort of light brown hair

20 April 2003

  • No Official Chat  - Katherine at GenCon UK in London 

27 April 2003

  • ? Participants, 58 minutes 

  • Deryni Chronicles - The Directors Cut Update:
    • K

30 March 2003

  • ? Participants, ? minutes 

  • In The King's Service update [spoiler warning!]:
    • K





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