Monday, 12 December 2016
Imagine fighting, knowing that you were doomed to die. This happens to Hathawulf and Solbern near the end of "The Sorrow of Odin the Goth." They can only ensure - and they do - that their opponent's victory is Pyrhhic.
Imagine fighting, strongly suspecting that you will not survive:
"'Ma'am, it's been an honor to serve with you...'
"He does not think much of our chances either..."
-SM Stirling, On The Oceans Of Eternity (New York, 2000), Chapter Twenty-Four, p. 492.
Again, they can only concentrate on damaging the enemy. I think that Raupasha has the invulnerability of a continuing character although I cannot be certain...