Re: Cannibalism in Prax (was Bestiality in Prax?)

From: Keith <keith.nellist_at_O6MkDp3J07Du3Fw6nZYzuHF4HOt0S0Ni85gvWloR-OLhilGpqNBp8gWsNbAg2_>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:25:47 -0000

I'd like to elaborate on this point. We often seem to discuss things like this as if the population number needs to be both reasonable and sustainable. This does not need to be the case. Something like the Cannibal Cult in Prax does not need to exist with about 1000 members for years on end. It is a religious practice that could easily be preserved by a single shaman, by a ghost, written down somewhere in a recipe book, etc. It could easily spread like a craze throughtout Prax for some specific reason in a bad year and then fade away again (or be eradicated by other Praxians, or abandoned)

There could be 5000 Cannibals gathered this year and they are actively recruiting due to either high levels of Hungry Ghost activity, or a charismatic leader (a Jamie Oliver for Cannibals, passing it on), or a drought causing general starvation with cannibalism being a last resort. Next year the cult has disappeared, being killed, disbanded, abandoned, by all of its memebers.


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