Soul destroying - Issola Spoiler

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 16:59:44 PST 2005

> From: "Michele Riccio" <mr1 at rcosta.com>
> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:35:06 -0500
> At some point, Vlad says that Dragaerans can not get pregnant
> accidentally.  Either he's being flippant and exaggerating the
> situation (quite possible) or they have some sort of birth control
> mechanism (innate or applied) to achieve this.

Or, as another alternative, Vlad is (mistakenly) generalizing from one
example.  I can see a scenario where, as the first-time owner of a
brothel, he inquires of the madam/pimp, "So, uh, is there any risk of
the, uh, tags getting pregnant?", and being answered, along with a
look that is impossible to describe, "They don't get pregnant unless
they want to," and Vlad thinks that that is (a) always the case with
all Dragaerans (that is, something innate), and (b) always has been
the case, for all time.  Or at least until he learns a bit more.

I suspect that this is the case for a lot of stuff that Vlad says
about Dragaerans, such as Dragaerans not thinking that being a tag is
a big deal.  Well, maybe it's not a big deal for Jhereg, but from what
we've seen in the Paarfiad, there is indeed rather a bit of shame
connected to prurient matters, for Dragaerans of various other Houses.