From: Peter Metcalfe <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 16:38:13 +1300

David Cake:

>Me>My view was that the Kings are the Queen's Lovers.

> My view is the implication of KOS pg 174, where his wife's
>lovers are incited by the King, is that the King is not one of his
>own wife's lovers, or at the very least has good reason to
>acknowledge and not object to their existence.

But according to KoS p201, there are multiple Kitori kings. So the "wife's lovers" are also Kings.

> >I don't
> >think for a barbarous tribe such as the Kitori that they
> >would be satisfied with "symbolic" marriages.

> Troll culture uses symbolism at other points

They do?

>(and its possible the symbolic marriage is
>consummated, but not regularly or by preference).

In which case it's no longer symbolic.

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