lunakat said: That doesn't really make a lot of sense, though...
To humans, no. To elves, why not?
lunakat said: Why is it necessary for both of them to have had their sperm implant her egg simultaneously? Aren't they both important, regardless? I think it would be nicer if Skot turned out to be the dad, and Pike raised the kid. Seems like that covers all bases, without magical, polyspermy impregnation.
Of course they don't have to have both sired Sust (or Cheipar for that matter), as Pike put it in Wild Hunt "He is ours!"
. Thing is; it's a possibility.
Same for Mantricker. We might never know who actually sired him - it isn't really important to the story since he inherited the Chief's Lock from his mother, so he was a chief-son no matter what - and it's quite possible that both Lionleaper and Acorn had a hand in rising him. Of course unlike with Sust his parents did
know who the sire was.