krwordgazer said: Here's a thought: what if what most often causes Go-Back women to ovulate is the anticipation of something life-threatening-- a battle, a war, a terrible winter?
Aaah... so as many women as possible would get pregnant before the bad event, so whoever made it out would give birth to strong healthy babies to years late, to replenish the population.
Have to admit that my first thought when reading your post was but what about Cheipar? He was born during a bad winter, and Krim herself said it was the wrong time to breed.
However, then I realised that sure, giving birth
during a bad winter would be kinda bad, but becoming pregnant
wouldn't, especially not with two-year pregnancies.