> By the way, have you ever read any of Robin Hobb's
> "Assasin" series?
Yes, and very good they are too.
> There is a process in those books
> known as "Forging", which is used by the mysterious
> Red Ship Raiders. This empties humans of their souls
> and life force, leaving a feral, ravenous animal
> that is still a living realtive/friend etc.
> They do terrible things, but are not evil, they
> simply don't know good from bad.
There's also the whole business of being "witted", which sems to me to have a lot in common with some aspects of being hsunchen (sp? you know, the were-beasties). Sharing your mind with an animal, that sort of thing.
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