Half-breed citizenship

Fri Jun 20 06:57:19 PDT 2003

Jag wrote:
> be, or maybe the social structure was to new and delicate then to try to
> figure out where to fit in such people.  Either way, I'm sure that the

Consider for a moment a Dragon-Jhereg half-breed during a Phoenix Reign.  Should s/he be accorded the social standing of a Dragon (High) or a Jhereg (Low).  What about if it was during a Vallista reign?  

I wonder how much the "unacceptance of half-breeds" that we see in the books is a product of where we are in the Cycle (Phoenix reign throughout).  Since the only truly "open" Houses are Jhereg, which is at the bottom of the wheel, and Teckla, which is descending and has a _long_ time to wait for their next reign, it may be that half-breeds are simply being assigned the social status of members of these two houses.