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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Bear facts
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 18:20:16 +0000

At 15:20 2000-02-11 -0500, Alice Turner wrote:
>The Birthday Bear weighed in with some good thoughts:

Thank you!
>> - Krait isn't quite full-grown yet; his appearance as a boy reflects
>>   his size, age and maturity as an inhumu. Maybe Krait is just a little
>>   younger than Sinew, in fact.
>That's what I think, too.
>> - Quetzal didn't think like Teasel, as far as I can see. Nor did Krait
>>   stop being like Sinew after feeding on different people; and when did
>>   he ever bite Sinew anyway? If he ever did, it was a long time ago.
>>   Why would that one personality persist?
>I don't think he did. I think it was his mother, just as you do.
>>   In fact, is the blood theory WRONG?

To clarify, I don't mean *really* wrong, just a little different: that
inhumi take up the memories/intelligence of people bitten by their mothers
while they are in the egg (or whatever). Is that what you think too?

>Not entirely. We know for a fact that the inhumi changed after feeding on
>people. But I doubt that they take on the specifics of single people. It
>would just be too odd. Sinew is probably a lot like his father (hence the
>enmity), and Krait is modeling himself as a young Horn. I do think Krait
>is a great character....

I did wonder how Krait came out quite so much like Sinew if all he had
to work with was the genetic material in his blood. I like this explanation;
Krait mimics Horn and comes out like Sinew. Thanks!


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