Thu Feb 13 17:35:59 PST 2003

At 16:46 2/13/2003 -0800, Philip Hart wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Joshua Kronengold wrote:
> >
> > And to throw something on-topic into here: why isn't the Dragaeran
> > empire more decadent?  Near as I can tell, they've got very few moral
> > boundaries...but open sex seems to be largely the halmark of the
> > Jhereg (and even that seems to be pretty tame), likewise for drugs.
>Perhaps the miniscule Dragaeran fecundity and the apparently natural
>contraceptive ability (where is that info from?) mean that there are
>fewer taboos in their society?   And the greater male/female equality?
>Having fewer taboos means (I think) less necessity to flaunt.
>- Philip

Your info is from Jhereg, where it is told that Humans have control
over conception, so calling someone a bastard is *much* insulting
than an easterner using the term. The arose during the discussion
on half-breeds if memory servers correctly.