Soul destroying - Issola Spoiler

Thu Nov 10 06:33:16 PST 2005

Steve Simmons <scs at di.org> wrote:
>To: "Peter H. Granzeau" <pgranzeau at cox.net>
>CC: Brust list <dragaera at dragaera.info>
>Subject: Re: Soul destroying - Issola Spoiler
>Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 08:37:46 -0500
>On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 08:15:20PM -0500, Peter H. Granzeau wrote:
> > I'm thinking about Dragaeran vital statistics--we see no evidence
> > that Dragaerans have more than a very few children (more closely
> > approximating modern Western demographics than anything else, it
> > would seem).  Given their very long life, one would think that births
> > and deaths are very rare occurrences. . . .
>IMHO this is an area where Dragaeran textev just doesn't hold up.  Given
>the apparent small family size, relative rarity of marriage, and amazingly
>high number of people getting killed, textev inevitably leads one to the
>conclusion that Dragaerans are in a steep population implosion.

Yes, a high number of people being killed _among those we meet in the 
but who are they?
They're soldiers and criminals and for both of these occupations that's part 
of the job description. I assume that Chreotha tailors don't get killed left 
and right, unless they fall foul of an easterner with a moustach. ;)