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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: CronoDAS 31 July 2009 08:07:09PM 1 point [-]

My guess is that Aerhien was inspired by a specific character from another story.

Rick Cook's "Wizard's Bane" has Shiara the Silver; that was a neighbor that came to mind when I wrote Aerhien.

Either that, or Eliezer simply liked the name. But, yeah, that's a good question.

Comment author: billswift 08 October 2010 10:57:31AM 0 points [-]

Actually, I was reminded of the immortal empress in Harry Turtledove's novel "Noninterference".