Alera's Dragon-ness - alternate theory

Fri Oct 28 14:42:57 PDT 2005

>  I would also imagine that she passed the genetic tests as being a full-blooded Dragon, or else the House wouldn't've approved her being the Heir.  There's no reason to have her godly provenance show up in something so mundane as a genetic test.

There's been discussion of this before, and whether gods are considered "of all houses" , or if it was simply that nobody wanted to argue the point. I'm inclined to believe that she *tested* full Dragon, rather than the Dragon Council somehow agreeing that godly genetics got a special pass, especially since Dragerans don't worship the gods. 

The thing is, even if Verra's a god now, she's also a different species. Whatever she is existed before the Jenoine even created Dragaerans. If Aliera is her daughter genetically, and this is why "the blood of a god" allowed her to leave the paths, then surely it would have shown up on a scan. And if Aliera *is* Verra's daughter gentically, that means she herself is an interspecies crossbreed, which probably means it took a lot of tinkering to make her. 

I don't know what the genetic work involved in creating a viable, fertile interspecies crossbreed would be, or whether it would be more or less difficult than tinkering with a clone to make it look different from its parent.