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Old Apr 19 2011, 02:49 PM   #33
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Default Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

The theory awmotb just posted was that PETIRON, not Robinton, was Menolly's father. So Robinton's feelings on having more children are beside the point.

However, I don't think the maths add up for it to work.

It wouldn't make any relation to Sebell that awkward as he and Robinton aren't closely related. Just about the ONLY universal incest taboo is parent/offspring, with even certain sibling pairings being permissible (though not common.) The idea that first cousins are too close for marriage is fairly recent and not always even backed up by genetics. I don't think the Pernese worry too much about cousin crosses.
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