8th Jun 2015, 5:15 AM in The Rite of Serfdom

Nitpicks: What about other hybrids? And what about the Douards?

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Nitpicks: What about other hybrids? And what about the Douards?
{{Reader Adam Cuerden asks: / We now know about half-faerie humans. What about all the other possible crosses? Half-lutin faeries, half gnomic humans, etc, etc.? Anything interesting and noteworthy there?
And: / Whilst we're at it, what about Douards? What *did* they do to Lutins? Enslave 'em? / }}.
[[In a lecture room. Professor Rásdondr is talking. His assistant Vigdis is operating a very large crystal ball.]] / Rásdondr: Now... on to species mixing between members of the genus Gnomidae... Roughly, the seven major Gnomid species can be divided into three groups, branching off from the time of the ancestors' cave....
Rásdondr: One group of proto-gnomics thrived in the magic-rich environment. They evolved into faeries (Gnomus hymenoptericus), Lutins (Gnomus troglodytes) and fire elves (Gnomus pyrofer).
[[Rásdondr speaks off-panel. Students from a wide range of species listen.]] / Rásdondr: The second group avoided the most magical areas, but harnessed the energy they found where they did settle.
[[Grendel speaks off-panel.]] / Rásdondr: Those evolved into high elves (Gnomus nobilis) and the now-extinct douards (Gnomus-
[[Rásdondr speaks off-panel.]] / Rásdondr: Yes, msiter, uh... / Grendel: Grendel. I'm a second-year in your lab class. Uhm... the extinction of douards hasn't been confirmed.
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Reinder Dijkhuis 8th Jun 2015, 5:15 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Reader Adam Cuerden asks:

We now know about half-faerie humans. What about all the other possible crosses? Half-lupin faeries, half gnomic humans, etc, etc.? Anything interesting and noteworthy there?
And:

Whilst we're at it, what about Douards? What *did* they do to Lutins? Enslave 'em?

The answer to those questions comes in at least ten parts.

Originally published on March 7, 2005.