Hybrids Anonymous or How to Differentiate an Opaki from a Choirboy

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AuthorTopic: Hybrids Anonymous or How to Differentiate an Opaki from a Choirboy
Shake Before Using
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*sigh* Test it yourself. A Dervish, the super-elite of the Empire, will be defeated by 3 Nephil Chiefs and a Nephil Shaman with the Nephil Shaman still alive.

(At least, that's what happened when I tried it.)
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Shaper
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I tried this twice, in both cases the dervish defeated all the nephilim. Just for purposes I performed mine in a 7x7 area with a 9x9 wall surrounding. The dervish was placed on one side, the nephilim were on the other. How did you have your test set up?

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Shake Before Using
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Standard setup, although one the Nephil Chiefs were surrounding the Shaman instead of leaving him wide open for the Dervish to kill.
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This Side Towards Enemy
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The zebra-horse hybrid is at my local zoo. Called a 'zeedonk.' Although there are actually several. I don't know if they're sterile. The zoo does make a tidy profit in selling their dung as novelty compost though.
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Shaper
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How did hybrid zebra dung get in on all this? IMAGE(confusee.gif)
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It's called an Okapi, and it's perfectly natural.

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An okapi is more closely related to a giraffe than anything else.

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Shaper
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I wish I'd never bought the subject up. Can we retitle this thread 'Hybrids Anonymous' or something? IMAGE(frown000.gif)
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Shaper
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I don't know whether to thank you or be shocked, even if the tide of discussion was unfortunately flowing that way.

We discussed the hybrid nephars above. It occurs to me that if dragons can change gender for breeding purposes, is it possible their fellw reptilian sliths might also, but usually don't bother as they're a lot more abundant and so don't typically have to make such 'hard choices'?

Yes, this is a sort of sidewise ::casts revive topic:: attempt! IMAGE(smile001.gif)
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Law Bringer
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I don't think the sliths can change gender. If the dragons can, it's a function of their magic. But then, I still think the switching was just Jeff being confused.

?Alorael, who doesn't think Sulfras would ever bother to switch his/her gender. It would undoubtedly be inconvenient, and somehow inconvenience without tangible gains don't seem in character for Sulfras. And no, he/she probably wouldn't view a brood of little dragons as gains.

[ Wednesday, April 23, 2003 12:55: Message edited by: Alorael ]
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And why is it assumed that the Nephar are rejected from Nephil, or even regarded as less?

Their society ranking is most likely rated on strength/warriorship, and the Nephar beat the Nephil at that.

Almost like a Native American thing. (Rain dances, rain dances, rain dances, rain dances, rain dances.)

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Since this has been renamed the hybrid thread:
I recently found out that if you cross a goat with a sheep the result is called either a shoat or a geep.
I am not making this up.

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Shaper
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Strange that there aren't any important sliths or nephilsin the game.

Why not?

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Shake Before Using
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Um, wasn't Sss-Thiss (?) rather important in Exile 1?
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My what a fascinating thread! It is a mix of game world history and bizarre biological cross-breeding. One post about the history of the Nephil and another about breeding sheep and goats. It is kind of like watching a new show on Fox. IMAGE(tongue00.gif)

Actually, as a newer player I found these posts quite interesting.

John

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Where do Nephar come from?

By the way, I could argue all day and make up 25 explanations to discredit the idea that dragons change gender.

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When you look back at the previous posts in this thread you see someone mention that Nephar are some kind of cross breed between a Nephilim and something else. Then people jump in and say no that isn't true, they are sterile and bigger and stronger, and come from two Nephilim parents but are cast out. Actually, all the arguements against them being crossbreeds sound like reasons FOR them being cross breeds. Sterility is often a crossbreed characteristic. Being an outcast from your two Nephilim parents may be due to the fact that you are an embarrassment because they aren't REALLY your parents! Once dad realized the situation, the kid was out on his own.

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Shake Before Using
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quote:
Originally posted by GremlinJoe:
By the way, I could argue all day and make up 25 explanations to discredit the idea that dragons change gender.
The only other explanation possible regarding the Exile world is that Jeff forgot which gender Sulfras was supposed to be.
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Law Bringer
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However, I believe somewhere something says that a quarter to a third of all nephilim children are nepharim. Unless the nephilim don't like each other very much, that sounds like a common mutation or recessive genetic trait.

?Alorael, who also can't think of anything even remotely close enough to nephilim that crossbreeding would be possible from a genetic standpoint. Besides, the only other intelligent mammal present in large numbers is humans, and there can't have been widespread interbreeding between humans and nephils on the xenophobic surface.

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A quarter to a fourth?

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Law Bringer
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Make that a third. But it makes sense if you use furry math...

?Alorael, who has obviously fallen to a Freudian slip. Yes, he does indeed have quarters, fourths, or whatever you want to call them on the mind.
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Shaper
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Quarters? How is this a Freudian slip? IMAGE(confusee.gif) 'Portions' - now that I'd understand...
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He accidentally let on that he wanted to have sex with his mother, that's how. Geez, X, you can be dense sometimes.

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WTF

I didn't even know they kept threads from a year ago.

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