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Old Mar 11 2013, 10:51 AM   #31
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Default Re: Golds prefer holder girls?

Originally Posted by Eriflor View Post
Holder/crafter girls are brought in on Search relatively frequently during a Pass, much less frequently during an Interval (which normally lasts 4 times as long as a Pass).

Meanwhile the male dragon-riders are out there seeking sexual partners in the holds and crafts during both Passes and Intervals, thereby spreading their genes throughout the general population.

We don't have any evidence that male dragonriders frequently seek out partners outside of the Weyr. Yes, we have the case of P'ratan, but how do we know that is the case all the time? R'gul and co. do it, too, but they bring the women to the Weyr, presumably keeping any resulting children in the Weyr and not spreading their genes throughout the general population, but in the Weyr.
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