> Ok, but how do they survive otherwise? Prax is an extremely harsh place. [...]
> What do the Cannibal Cultists do for food other than have the occasional holiday feast of mock-pork? It seems unlikely that they can be as effective as hunters as the Agimori, since they lack the Men-and-a-Half's special adaptations, and the Agimori are a pretty marginal group, just barely surviving when compared to the Beast Nomads. I guess it seems likely to me that cannibalism is the particular adaptive strategy that the CC uses to survive.
Cannibalism simply makes the collateral bodies of herd raids less wasteful.
> Are you suggesting that the CC is confined to a particular oasis that is haunted enough that other Praxians avoid it? That's an interesting idea, but it sort of limits what one can do with them.
If they have a waterhole that is protected from human access (and Praxian-owned herds) by angry ghosts that leave other natural life unmolested, they got a hunter's paradise.
Those would be strongholds, but even so, they would require some fallow times.
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