Thu Feb 13 17:37:00 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.