Interrogative Verification 12

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  • #1773

    Daniel
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    1. House Bekenstein and Al-Saud

    Given their history and current positions in the nobility, how do these two Houses interact with one another? Do their enmity still persists in the Post-Iron world and if so, is that the reason why there’s considerable bias in their respective religions (Judaism and Islam)?

    2. Religion and Aliens

    How do human religions (Abrahamic ones, strictly speaking) view the existence of aliens? What sort of opinions are held, ranging from moderates to fundamentalists/extremists?

    3. Alien opinions#1

    Given their monogendered but physically feminine appearance, what does the Asari think about sexism and misogyny in human culture (Pre and Post-Iron)?

    4. The Space Between Us

    I’ve watched this movie with my friends several months back.

    In case you haven’t watched it, the premise is that a boy was born on Mars and grew up there for sixteen years before he was greenlit to go to Earth for the first time. Unfortunately, growing up on Mars rendered his body unable to stand Earth’s planetary conditions (having an enlarged heart). To survive, he has to return to Mars since his body developed under its planetary conditions.

    So I figured, did the SA colonisation encounter a similar problem? How did they fix the issue?

    5. Carcosans > Batarians

    In what sort of ways did the Carcosans outperform the Batarians in treating other sentient life? Truth to be told LP, I sort of became enamoured with this species following what you’ve told me in the previous IV and I really hope you have more notes in store about these guys.

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  • #1777

    Logical Premise
    Keymaster

    2. Religion and Aliens

    How do human religions (Abrahamic ones, strictly speaking) view the existence of aliens? What sort of opinions are held, ranging from moderates to fundamentalists/extremists?

    Going to have to think about this one a bit.

    Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

  • #1778

    Logical Premise
    Keymaster

    1. House Bekenstein and Al-Saud

    Given their history and current positions in the nobility, how do these two Houses interact with one another? Do their enmity still persists in the Post-Iron world and if so, is that the reason why there’s considerable bias in their respective religions (Judaism and Islam)?

    Given that the Hand of Allah obliterated the Saud royal line with only two survivors, and that the Temple Mount was also destroyed by them, the House of Bekenstein and the House of al Saud have no real antipathy left anymore.

    The al Saud are not very devout, as a rule. Neither are the Bekensteins. They surround themselves with the trappings of their religion (ultraorthadox Judiasm and post-Wahahbi Sunni) because it’s a useful tool to manipulate their populations and because it allows them to act outside of officially sanctioned Neo-Catholic demands.

    3. Alien opinions#1

    Given their monogendered but physically feminine appearance, what does the Asari think about sexism and misogyny in human culture (Pre and Post-Iron)?

    Most asari disregard it entirely. Post-Iron, most sexism is more functional than anything else — the only resistance to females advancing is into the highest ranks of the Admirality, based on a subtle belief women are not cruel enough.

    There have been four female SA presidents, for example.

    The main holdout of sexism is the High Lords. While there are several of the Lords of Sol with female family heads, no High Lord has ever been female.

    Eldfell likes to joke that until the Thirty include men they won’t include women.

    For the most part, human sexism is curiously only applied to human women (or men). Asari are different in some ways than human females — in particular, despite the morons trying to make them act giggly, asari females do not obsess over physical appearance in the same fashion human women do.

    4. The Space Between Us

    I’ve watched this movie with my friends several months back.

    In case you haven’t watched it, the premise is that a boy was born on Mars and grew up there for sixteen years before he was greenlit to go to Earth for the first time. Unfortunately, growing up on Mars rendered his body unable to stand Earth’s planetary conditions (having an enlarged heart). To survive, he has to return to Mars since his body developed under its planetary conditions.

    So I figured, did the SA colonisation encounter a similar problem? How did they fix the issue?

    SA guidelines will only allow establishing active colonies on worlds with no less than .7g and no more than 1.4 g.

    Orbital stations, He3 mining rigs and the like (as well as all ships) use eezo-mass-effect gravity generators to get around zero-g issues.

    The Moon and Mars are the only populations with this issue, due to colonization before the development of such things. Most children born on both worlds now have extensive gene work to ensure they have the robustness needed to go into a heavier gravity well.

    5. Carcosans > Batarians

    In what sort of ways did the Carcosans outperform the Batarians in treating other sentient life? Truth to be told LP, I sort of became enamoured with this species following what you’ve told me in the previous IV and I really hope you have more notes in store about these guys.

    I’m not exactly sure what you are looking for here?

    Carcosans didn’t ‘treat’ alien life, sentient or not, as anything but either fuel or food. And given that their mental abilities were powered by the trauma they inflicted on their victims you can see how they probably ‘interacted’.

    On the other hand, to be fair, the Carcosans were ‘cruel’ but not ‘evil’. They simply had no other frame of reference to operate from. The concept of cruelty requires you enjoy pain and suffering of others, but it implies a certain knowledge that what you are doing is wrong, and the Carcosans didn’t have that.

    They were a lot worse than Batarians in WHAT they did, but maybe not why they did it. I didn’t spend too much time on them because they’re immortal psychic shoggoth mind-vampires who got their lulz from mentally forcing other races to literally eat each other, then making the survivors package the corpses into fun-food packs for other Carcosans to snack on.

    It says something when even Reapers think you need to burn and don’t even bother trying to make anything at all — even Oculi — out of you.

    Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

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