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Species File: Gruth
« on: November 18, 2013, 10:49:23 AM »
The Gruth: Species File

The Gruth (pronounced gutturally; the "Gr" is most correctly done as a throat growl, with a short "uh" for the u) are one of the commonest starfaring races. They are the main species in the Verwynn Empire, ruled over by Verwynn knights, but many also serve as mercenaries and in other roles.

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Re: Species File: Gruth
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 11:56:35 AM »
These sound interesting!

It sounds like there may be a bit of internal conflict around the drone/repro balance, could that perhaps be represented somehow?

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Re: Species File: Gruth
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 12:09:08 PM »
It's unlikely to have much effect in game terms, but will come in when I write stories. But yes, certainly the drone/repro thing has no fewer issues than human gender relations - it's a different initial conception of the roles and their balance, but breaking out of that mould caused quite some friction in gruth society.

In general, if there's a Verwynn around (and I hope their species file will come fairly soon) Gruth are far too busy taking orders from the big scary bug samurai thing to worry about internal conflict. :P I guess the Verwynn have also upset/changed the balance for the Gruth as well though; it's not purely a master/slave relationship by any means, the Verwynn often (though not always) care very deeply about their Gruth retinues, and so in some ways dominate the traditional "protector" role, so I guess their dominance but also militaristic nature might well shift the balance towards the drone archetype societally.
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Re: Species File: Gruth
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 12:05:51 AM »
It's unlikely to have much effect in game terms, but will come in when I write stories. But yes, certainly the drone/repro thing has no fewer issues than human gender relations - it's a different initial conception of the roles and their balance, but breaking out of that mould caused quite some friction in gruth society.

In general, if there's a Verwynn around (and I hope their species file will come fairly soon) Gruth are far too busy taking orders from the big scary bug samurai thing to worry about internal conflict. :P I guess the Verwynn have also upset/changed the balance for the Gruth as well though; it's not purely a master/slave relationship by any means, the Verwynn often (though not always) care very deeply about their Gruth retinues, and so in some ways dominate the traditional "protector" role, so I guess their dominance but also militaristic nature might well shift the balance towards the drone archetype societally.

Fair point, though perhaps with the right jabs from a foreign power...

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Re: Species File: Gruth
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 02:24:07 PM »
I'm now just imagining this back-translated into humans with the USA trying to instigate feminist riots in Russia or something. :P
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