I think Leetah's success in denying Recognition was due to her healing abilities. The lack of illness in Cutter could have been due to...being a much less whiny character than Teir? *laughs* He didn't eat for days, I remember that bit. It probably just would have gotten worse. Regarding Strongbow and Timmain, I think he just closed his mind to her. Like...plugging your ears when you don't want to listen to someone. Part of the reason for soul names seems to be to protect against the intimate nature of sending...Timmain's sending seemed to be so powerful it could break down that barrier, so Strongbow was putting up extra defenses by essentially plugging his ears.