Ladies, I've figured it out. But I'm truly afraid to mention it because I think it will spoil it for the rest of us. PLease take it with a grain of salt, but I think I'm on to something. I will not go into details because I don't have the time at 1:45am. However, I will be discreet, and I will say DF shows major hints beginning with pg 182, 184, 204, 206, 218, etc.. I must bow to the ones on the other side of the fence about Barrons, and say that V'lane is who I THOUGHT Barrons was. V'lane and the spear cannot co-exist in the same space- so guess what side he's on (however still puzzling over the sword). Barrons AND Ryodan ARE brothers (in a sense) but the tatts may be what keeps them so CLOSE. I mentioned this particular point in another post to a newbie (forgive me I cannot remember your name) and thought she was on the right path even though it changed my whole perspective- and boy, did it ever! Can you say Bi-polar? I really want to say I could be pulling this out of my petunia. I hope I'm wrong cuz I want to keep guessing. Please feel free to tear this theory apart. All cannons welcome to blow it out of the water!
*NOTE* Please skip the Barrons/Ryodan theory. After reading DrF it cannot be possible. However, the Barrons=UK/Cruce and V'lane=War still stands in my book!