From: Peter Metcalfe <>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000 14:27:58 +1300

Terra Incognita:

>1: castrate for remaining boy soprano (RW, Roman Catholic, IMO, Gloranthan
>Rokari chorus?)

Why not? They would be prohibited from holding clerical office so we can drag in the protestant myth about the special chair used to check the dangly bits of papal candidates.

>2: adminstration for halim (RW, china and persia, and Gloranthan Carmania,
>Kralorela? I think Gloranthan dragon emperor has some prohibition to sex
>like Dragonewt immaturity, but we know only after NDR oppression)

Godunya does have eunuch attendants but he doesn't have a harem or at least has no interest in one. Shavaya, Mikaday and Thalurzni all have had wives and/or children.

Eunuchs are also found in Esrolia where they serve the ruling queens.

>3: religious aim for prohibitung sex (RW, priest of Cybele, jaggerman in
>Maya, I think Dayzatarian in Glorantha)

I don't think the Dayzatari cut their bollocks off. There are eunuchs within the Lunar Empire but its a general practice and related to the slavery traditions of Pent (where male slaves are gelded).

>4: crime punishment (histrian Suma Qian in RW china)

Practiced in the Lunar Empire and the organs are fed, I suppose, to Gorgorma or perhaps Yara Aranis. Babeester Gor Axe Maidens also perform it on those who have defiled the earth (and if they only take the balls, you got off lightly).

When they hanged, drawn and quartered people in england, castration was one of the many "quarterings" they performed. IIRC they then stuffed the organ into the mouth to stop them shouting "Freedom"...

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