Fascinating. I like this hypothesis. It jibes well with my pet theories. Immediate questions: So are Leetah and Winnowill hackers as well? They both removed wolf blood, or did they merely manipulate the physical, leaving the networks in place? So Windkin and Skywise would still be plugged into the NSN (to adopt Red's terminology.) Redhead Ember also brings up a good point about all the other cross-network Recognitions and offspring. The networks must not be standalone, or one network has found a back-door to the other. I guess that makes sense with the theory. The palace is hacking the wolfrider network, and those represent the instances were it was able to get through the encryption. Sorry if I'm repeating obvious points, still working it out in my mind. Good theory.