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Old August 25 2009, 12:56 PM   #18
EmperorKalan
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Re: Kor, Kang, and Koloth and the QuchHa prejudice

Christopher wrote: View Post
Blood Will Tell offers a rather different take on the status of quchHa' than Forged in Fire and Vanguard do; the novels portray them as a minority excluded from power, their role in the fleet being basically that of cannon fodder, while BWT portrays them as having higher status, with seats on the High Council. However, I like to believe they can be reconciled if you assume that what we're reading is filtered through different viewpoint characters' biases. For instance, BWT is from the perspective of a quchHa' who may be exaggerating the prominence of his people in his reminiscences, while conversely the characters in the novels may have an overly pessimistic view of the status of the quchHa'. You have to squint a little to make them fit together, but I think it's doable.
I don't think even squinting is necessary, just staying open to a wider perspective. Making the prejudice too strong and all-encompassing seems a bit more limiting, storywise, than a more textured and nuanced conflict.

Admittedly, I'm probably pregudiced from being an old FASA RPG-head, where there were numerous factions: some with strong prejudices vis a vis the Imperial Race vs (genetic) fusions, others fairly indifferent, and still more with varying degrees in between.
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