[LMB] Vor family trees
teldreaming at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 01:35:53 GMT 2011
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 11:01:24AM -0800, Daniel R. Reitman wrote:
>> Tel <teldreaming at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >. . . .
>> > -Tel, who also thinks it likely that more people than Dorca were
>> > sleeping around...
>> You can't just sit around and imply that the Vor's ancestors were
>> bastards. It's a mortal insult.
> This has always bothered me. "Vor Vorguy slept around a lot"
> doesn't mean that every Vorguy was fathered by someone else --
> it means that there are a lot of people out there with Vorguy
> Y-chromosomes but not the name.
Yeah. I was more saying that a family tree that only includes the
-legitimate- descendants of aristocrats in an environment where
bastardy is taboo and birth control rare is staggeringly incomplete.
Look at Miles's, er, woman-collecting habits when -he- was running an
irregular army. Now consider Piotr and Ezar in the Dendarii hills...
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