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Reply       sentiashinou, November 20th, 2017, 8:37 pm

Are there a lot of Draconians?

Reply       Seven Rain, November 20th, 2017, 9:45 pm

@sentiashinou: Reasonably, but not compared to humans or Ethereans. I've never stopped to think of a rough estimate but I guess I'd go with somewhere in the quadruple digits.

On second thought I'd go with a few hundred rather than a few thousand. Draconians kinda have an "everyone knows everyone" thing going on, so hundreds sounds a lot more reasonable for that.

They're much less common since they cannot reproduce, and although they don't age they can die from other causes.

Reply       Redjive, November 21st, 2017, 9:25 am

@Seven Rain: The impression I was getting was LOTR elves (non renewable resource)

Reply       Seven Rain, November 21st, 2017, 5:57 pm

@Redjive: Huh. I don't know a lot about Tolkien's Elves, (though what little I do know I'd liken to Ethereans more than anything. What started as animu cat people kinda turned into elves with furry ears as I fleshed out the EthereaVerse more,) are they really nonrenewable? I figured they could give birth.

Either way "nonrenewable resource" is an apt description for Draconians, haha.

Reply       Redjive, November 27th, 2017, 9:29 am

@Seven Rain: The elves of LOTR (to the best of my knowledge) do not give birth to elven children, and if they do, very, very rarely. Elves can marry and have children with humans, but the children will, at best, be half elven, and not even that sometimes. In addition, having a relationship with a human means the elf has to make 'the Choice'-- Remain immortal but be unable to regularly interact with said human, or become intimately involved with said human (or other mortal, I guess) and give up their immortality? Either way, they will still leave Middle Earth eventually, whether by dying in battle, becoming mortal, or (if they remain High Elves) to eventually sail to the West, to the Undying Lands. I.E. no new elves, but the ones currently alive are founts of knowledge, well known for their wise ways.

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Reply       Redjive, November 27th, 2017, 9:37 am

@Seven Rain: In regards to their numbers, considering that they have AN ENTIRE BLOODY UNIVERSE to populate, but they are also immortal, I'd say thousands sounds more reasonable. Given my guesstimate as to the rough age of the EthereaVerse, I'd say in my not at all professional opinion that it's not improbable for the remaining draconians to know all the rest by simple stint of *damn that guy is still alive? It's been billions of years!* sort of thing. *pause* *inhales* I had an analogy for this but I can't remember what it's from now, but what i'm trying to say is, an immortal race that's been around for billions of years, and no new ones are born, eventually you'll know who everyone is, by simple fact of the ones who remain will have definitely encountered the others at some point, or have met someone who did. But hundreds across an entire EthereaVerse doesn't seem likely to me.

I sometimes have days where I can't say a damn thing without making it a 3 page essay. Today's one of them lol

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Reply       Seven Rain, November 27th, 2017, 11:42 am

@Redjive: I see where you're coming from, and I've never stopped to think of a number before so it could potentially change in the future, but I do have other reasons to go with a smaller number. One being I feel it'd add to future comics that make note of the rarity of Draconians.

[Edit: I'm snipping out a paragraph here because it's stuff I'm definitely far from decided on. Sorry again for all the editing I've done, but I love it when fans get me thinking real hard about this stuff.]

Also bear in mind although I haven't formally revealed a timeline or anything WOE takes place around 600 AD on Earth, so their numbers have had plenty of time to thin by now, and a lot of shit's going to go down between WOE and the next major comic, so I'd even say it's not too much of a stretch to go from thousands to hundreds in the next couple thousand years, (and yes, comics in the EthereaVerse will have gaps that large between them at times.)

I'll keep your words in mind and feel things out as the comics go on, though. I enjoy it when fans make me think this hard about my universe, especially when I didn't even consider it before Sentia brought it up, haha.

(Hope I didn't get incoherent during my own ramblings, sometimes I worry that I'm losing focus when I go on that long.)

And who am I kidding, a ton of this could be changed in the future, hahaha. I try not to retcon but I get silly with the decisions that haven't become canon yet.
(And sorry for all the edits.)

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