Re: Nandan

From: Alex Ferguson <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 17:29:26 +0100 (BST)

Meirion Hopkins on Nandan Men:
> If they can birth do the loose their male genitalia and gain female?

Beats me!

> What about nursing a baby?

I'd say so.

> How about:
> Affinity: Transsexuality (Enhance Own Femininity, Lie With Man, Suppress Own
> Secret: Conception (Pretty self explanatory!)

I'd avoid the term 'Transsexuality', which is a mine-field of modern connotations. Your gist would be about right, though.

> > Alex
> > Socially, Nandans are males who adopt the female, Ernalda life-path,
> > to a high degree, just how high being a function in some way of their
> > magical commitment, I would think. Pretty much completely, if they've
> > actually 'mothered' a child, IMO.
> Perhaps initiates still have male physiology, but are able to temporarily
switch gender through the
> use magic.

I mean they're entirely _socially_ (and magically) women, not (necessarily) physically, or in outward appearance. For that a trip to your friendly neighbourhood Voralan might be more in order.


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