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RedheadEmber

lunakat said: I figure the point of recognition is to time it just right, and with just the right people, that the elves involved avoid the pitfalls of inbreeding. Crazy- no?
I think it's been pretty much stated that elves don't have the human issues of inbreeding. Think about it: The Wolfriders are all descended from Timmorn, who had quite a lot of children with several women. The Sunfolk are all descended from a small group of elves. The Go-Backs, well... they're descended from the Wolfriders for starters, and considering their breeding-ways and the fact that I'd dare say the majority of them neither knows nor cares who their sire might be, it's entirely possible that some who're rather closely related could have had a child together. Unless of course the Power of Recognition still has some sort of "breeding control" within the tribe; not to decide when a baby should be born of a union, but to decide when a baby should definitely not be born.