Speculations about Sethra and the Lavodes (Was RE: TEST)

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com Jon_Lincicum at stream.com
Wed Feb 15 10:48:27 PST 2006

Kenneth Gorelick <pulmon at mac.com> 
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02/15/06 10:16 AM

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com
dragaera at dragaera.info
Re: Speculations about Sethra and the Lavodes (Issola Spoilers)

>Gee, how anthropocentric of you! I have not yet heard that Dragaerans 
>menstruate, much less pause.  I could hypothesize a voluntary estrus, 
>induced by sorcery (at least since the interregnum ended), for the 
>sole purpose of conception in contrast to purely recreational sex 
>which could take place anywhen.

Well, since Dragaerans are based on human stock, mixed with animal genes, 
(according to Sethra in /Issola/), it is logical to conclude that their 
basic biological functions are the same as ours. 

I have seen no compelling evidence to the contrary, in any event. 

Certainly, we don't have solid answers about most of this, but I would say 
that if there were dramatic differences, (like Dragaerans reproduced via 
asexual mitosis or something) then their culture would be radically 
different, (and would likely not include prostitutes).