The Grazer ancestors glaldy had an oasis folk economy when they were the Pure Horse Tribe in Prax. Taking tribute from your inferiors is not a corruption of your ancestral lifestyle.
> Comparing the Grazers with the Char-un, there is only one resume: They have grown soft and weak.
Who has grown soft and weak?
> Without the Feathered Horse Queen (and presumably Sartar), the Grazer way may have withered away. With the adaptations, they withstood the Orlanthi population pressure, learned to take tribute from the traders
The Vendref began arriving in Dragon Pass circa 1320 ST. Sartar and the Feathered Horse Queen aren't active until 1480 ST. Not only were the Grazers happily making serfs out of the Vendref during that time, they were also holding off Tarsh, the Quivini and the Holy Country.
> and hold their own as independents by allying to one of the neighboring powers against the others. Without those alliances, they'd be gone.
Like the Pure Horse tribe originally went to Prax as allies of Orlanthland and within a century, they were working with the God Learners? Or that they deserted the God Learners rather than face Paragua and Waha and allied themselves instead with Pavis? Or how after the fall of Pavis, it took three centuries for the Praxians to defeat them? The Grazers don't need the Feathered Horse Queen and Sartar to tell them to do something they've done for centuries.
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