If you look at the actual area that the Luxons had to live on before the Jade Wind, all they have is a few tiny islands and the coastal areas to the north. In comparison, the Kurzicks had a whole forest to live in, with the majority of space up for grabs.
So, surely there were less Luxons than Kurzicks originally, purely based on living space?
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07-06-2007, 21:02 #1
Were there more Kurzicks than Luxons?
07-06-2007, 21:22 #2
I think so. If you look at some of Aeson's background, it says that:
Originally Posted by Aeson
07-06-2007, 21:31 #3
Note also that the Luxons were a seafaring society. So much of their territory would have been the open sea. They could have had considerable numbers of people at sea, especially given ships the size of the Halcyon.
And area does not necessarily equate to high population, if you have a very low population density. So the Kurzicks could easily have been spread out with smaller groups, while the Luxons (used to relatively small spaces due to their ships) have a higher population density.
07-06-2007, 21:38 #4
07-06-2007, 23:25 #5
It comes down to sustainable populations, as you said. The Luxons could not have sustained a large population on a ship at sea, especially on a lifestyle of fishing or coastal raiding. The fact that they value strength is reflectant of this. They are a pre-material society, while the Kurzicks are a post-material one. The Luxons do not have time for art and music because they need to focus expressly on survival. That is why they must throw away weak or crippled children, because a weak child will not be an asset to a population which must sustain itself. In a society with a small concentrated population, it is necessary to only have strong people.|||Quintus Antonius Adepphius Philologus Tyrianicus Canthacus Elonacus Durheimus|||