Voting Incentive Week Ten Answers

August 17th, 2010  |  Published in Dragon Wars Background  |  1 Comment

(Week Nine Part Two really is coming soon).

Fiona Asks:

Dear Salia,
Hang in there, sweetie! It’s going to be OK.
Just wondering, how old are you?
Fiona

Salia replies:

I’m trying, but dragons are scary.

I’m seven years old

Author’s note: mjkj’s question this week was too spoilery but he asked a question in his comment on Monday’s part which I can answer, so I’m answering that instead.

mjkj asks:

Yes, of course the dragons need to eat, but why does it have to be speakers?

Ystelyan sighs and then replies:

Because they’re who are here. Well, that doesn’t really answer your question, I’ll try and explain. Speakers aren’t precisely the only creatures in Talonyka that we can feed on – goblins, other dragons and the rare Talonri… er humans who come here are all potential food as well. Speakers are just the most numerous .

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. Can’t they eat normal animals rather than intelligent creatures? And the answer, bluntly, is no. We’re psychevores or possibly thaumavores – it depends on your definition. The energy we require for sustenance can only be found in creatures possessed of a certain level of consciousness and preferably a certain amount of power – though only the former is strictly necessary.  Normal animals just don’t have what we need.

I suppose we could seek out some other inhabited world instead, but I’m not seeing how that would be any better. Conscious beings are conscious beings.

Anyway we like it here.

One Response to “Voting Incentive Week Ten Answers”

  1. mjkj says:

    *comforts Salia*

    I hope they will safe you soon… *hugs*

    ——-

    Thank you Ystelyan. That explains it. You feed on the psyche the part that requires consciousness and personality to exist.

    mjkj

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