[LMB] Sharing Knife: Affinity and piglet-farmers

Thomas Shaw topaz0 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 18:57:07 GMT 2018

> On 2/13/18 07:50, Douglas Weinfield wrote:
>> Initially, Dag notes that the ground lacks affinity, so he gives it some,
>> and the ground lock breaks--spectcularly.
>> But earlier, Dar had commented, and it seemed to be widely accepted, that
>> farmer's grounds can't teach mortality to malices, just like animal grounds
>> can't.
>> That seems like a contradiction! I'm guessing that maybe the earlier
>> sharing knifes made with farmer's sounds were made improperly? Of the
>> patrollers didn't have enough ground sense to add the affinity needed?
When I read that, I wondered if it was just a matter of prejudice, i.e.
lakewalkers had just assumed lowly farmer ground couldn't be effective, and
nobody investigated for the same reason nobody investigated whether farmer
grounds could make marriage braids.

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