[quote:d204006aae]I really don't want to go there! [/quote:d204006aae]
I very much agree, Wordgazer.
Sorry, I havent thought of linguistics and their difficulties.
What I meant is inbreeding. You know, in German there is no difference between incest (Inzest) and inbreeding (Inzucht) by definition. Just looked it up, to be sure. I assumed that this is true for English, too. Both characterize the very same... phenomenon in German ~ we call it 'Blutschande'. And it includes what you implied for Winnie and Two-Edge as well what I had in my unfocused mind.
Its inbreeding what happens between the elves as well as our noble houses. So those of the same blood but not relatives of the first grade joining.
Puh. This is unsavoury, no?. Best not to dwell on it. Just wanted to clarify it.