DhBodhi Posted September 19, 2016 Report Share Posted September 19, 2016 I've been reading around the background material and wonder if any of you have more knowledge of this. S:KoH indicates that while Orlanthi are fairly free sexually they have taboos that include no sex within a clan. Is this right? I can understand why there would be a taboo within bloodlines (of which there are often many within a clan), but within a clan of 900 or so that seems pretty restrictive. Is there a reason for this? My sense of a clan is that it's a cohesive social grouping and although there was intermingling with other clans, that clans would live in focused areas. If this is the case then how does this work - presumably sexual partners and wives/husbands would be found in other clans only, and so basically all of the females that married into a clan would be from another clan and would move to live with them. I'm just trying to understand this - I couldn't find much about this in GtG. On a related note I was wondering if there was any natural (i.e. herbal) or magical contraception in Orlanthi culture, or do the free sexual relations generally result in children? I can imagine children and young adults being brought up in more of an extended family situation. I was also wondering whether the survival rate for mothers/children is higher in Glorantha as a result of folk healing and Ernalda/Chalana Arroy healing. If so then that would lead to a higher replacement rate than in Earth Bronze Age culture That's all for now, thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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