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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe I did answer the question... unless you're talking about another one that I missed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another question going in a similar direction.

After a Planet has created his Eve, she's basically the sole representative of her species, right?

So how exactly does she end up giving birth and populating the world?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parthenogenesis. Or magic.

Or possibly, I seem to recall something about all Eves being born pregnant, but I could be making that one up...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My question was, 'Is cross-breeding possible?' Which, I think, was unanswered. The secondary question with that would be, 'Is space travel possible in any form?'
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, the one instance of potential cross-breeding that would require neither space travel nor a stay on Earthsong would be between Vampires and Minouns.

Based on the fact that both races stem from the same planet, this is probably the most likely crossing to be genetically possible. But due to the peculiar social situation between these two races, it is also the least likely to ever actually occur... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vampires and Minuons are the same species, (though the Vampires don't like to think so), so don't fret too much about that one Wink

As for cross-breeding between alien species, I'mma go with possible, but not probable. And just like in the Trek universe, even if the two species are compatible, the likelihood of successfully conceiving would be incredibly low. Also, you'd probably end up with a "mule" to boot (meaning that the offspring would be sterile).

Space travel? Sure, though it won't be dealt with in this series outside of Bel bringing his stolen soulstoned children to ES. And whether they could get from one populated planet to another or not I leave up to your imagination (and your understanding of warp mechanics and generational ships)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JackAce wrote:
But with biological ageing being disabled, how could a child ever be born and grow up?


I think the more important question is with biological ageing disabled how do characters heal? Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay, my questions are answered! Thank you Lady, I am satisfied. For now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think the more important question is with biological ageing disabled how do characters heal?


The answer is simple, my friend.

teh Lady erases the wound and redraws the character completely healed!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it more that biological aging is disabled or that normal cellular degeneration doesn't happen?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was just about degeneration, Tehmel would have grown up.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This occurred to me while I was reading some of the character bios for the Earthsong RPG...

If a guest on Earthsong is snt back to his homeworld, he is transported back to the exact same moment he left, right? So on the home planet it would seem like he had never been gone.

What happens if someone dies on Earthsong?

Is the dead body transported back, so the character would be found dead on his homeworld?
In this case, would the body still display the wounds or other signs of what had killed the character?

Or does the body remain on Earthsong, so it would basically just dissapear on his homeworld?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a character dies on Earthsong, they just appear to disappear on their homeworld.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their corpses CAN be sent back, and often are (by the same means as the living, ie Siderean powers). So it appears that they died of who knows what because the process, as I believe was decided back in the day, also heals wounds. So the tissue would be healed, but life would not be restored.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you either vanish, or have a sudden 'heart attack'. Or other malady, since some of the races don't have hearts. That's interesting to know.

We know wounds are healed, but what about someone who got his/her head or other limb chopped off? Would that heal too?


Of course, it will probably never be relevant, since Earthsong's kid-friendly rating somewhat prohibits rampent dismemberment.
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