I'm not sure how I feel about this turning off Recognition thing. On the one hand, I really support the idea that no one should have children if they are not sure they want to. On the other, the biological imperative of Recognition leads to such fun and disturbing thought exercises. One thing I did like about the idea of Recognition, is that once the it happened, the elves seemed to value children so much. I don't like it that that idea seems to be gone. Kahvi abandons a child just because it's not female. Windkin doesn't even care enough to think what happens to the child he helped create. If this is the way things are changing, maybe not having kids is a really good idea. Although I've never liked the character of Tier, I feel sorry for the guy here. It seems like the decision not to have kids was very much hers.