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From: Jason Ingram <jingram@usc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Re: Crocagators
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 22:34:17 

Kevin Maroney wrote:

>Though it is worth noting that though Quetzal does not kill Teazel (I think
>that's her name), he has fed off her more than once and she is near death
>when Silk treats her. Quetzal was also very smart for an inhumu.

Quetzal may have been the descendant of inhumi who drank from 
Neighbors, thus possessing other-than-human intelligence (at least, 
as Dan'l Danehy-Oakes argues, prior to consuming human blood).  That 
still leaves the question of how Quetzal got to the Loganstone.

Quetzal might have been the offspring of the hypothesized inhumi who 
were taken with the Neighbors.  He might have been born on Green, 
however.  If several generations of inhumi had passed since the 
Neighbors left, this implies that the trait of augmented intelligence 
lasts--which has implications for the nature of the weapon too heavy 
to bear.  Of course, inhumi might simply live a very long time.

There are other possibilities, of course.  But it seems likely that 
Inhumi can travel through space (beyond the mesosphere, or the 
'Green' equivalent), _or_ had access to craft that could allow space 
travel, _or_ had friends who dropped one or two off, _or_ I've 
forgotten something from the Long Sun series.


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