the honing of Vlad (was Re: How much does Vlad *really* knowabout Kragar?)

Davdi Silverrock davdisil at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 14:44:33 PST 2006

On 1/16/06, Jon Lincicum <lincicum at comcast.net> wrote:
> Howard Brazee wrote:
> > I've always assumed humans were there before Dragaerans were
> > created.
> Sethra says as much in /Issola/.
> She also mentions that Aliera refuses to believe it.
> I don't remember where exactly I got the idea, but I seem to remember
> hearing that Dragaera was originally a Terran colony (of mostly
> Hungarian ancestry) that were "discovered": by the Jenoine.

I don't think that "of mostly Hungarian ancestry" is a warranted
assumption.  First of all, while Fenario is Hungarian-ish, it's only
been in existence for about 1000 years - a long time for them, but a
miniscule fraction of the duration of the Empire. Secondly, given that
we've heard Irish, Slavic, Italian, & Asian names, I don't think we
can conclude which of those groups was dominant in numbers 200,000
years ago.  Finally, note that "Kieron" is an *Irish* name, which
could suggest that the Irish were dominant back then, but I certainly
wouldn't bet on it.

My own pararectal speculation is that time is sufficiently fluid in
Dragaera that successive waves of different Earth-peoples have been
introduced into Dragaera's East at different times in the course of
the Empire's history.

I may have to flesh that notion out at Speculation:Easterner.  Hm.

Speaking of time-fluidity, and noting the difference in rates of
time-flow between Dragaera and Jenoinesburg, it also occurs to me that
the Jenoine attacks on the Empire are, from the point of view of the
Jenoine, occurring in rapid succession.

ObOtherSF: Microcosmic God.