Because they are immortal, it seems unlikely that they all raid every 30 years without running into an overcrowding problemAmazons are immortal (tho' they can die by non-natural causes). There is nothing to indicate that they (a) only have to raid once ...
I think that's taking "trading" a bit literally. They gave up their children to someone who would teach them skills and make them feel loved. They took a payment in return. Some birth mothers accept payments for "expenses" in private adoptions, and sometimes those payments probably exceed actual expenses The morality of this is questionable, but I think calling the mothers "slave traders" would be a little harsh.- They are, indeed, slave traders as they used human beings as currency
Maybe, but that's an assumption. Where is it said that none of them are equipped to leave? They certainly have skills that would be valued elsewhere. Where is the evidence in 7 that they are not allowed to leave? For that matter, where is the evidence that none of them have ever left?They love it there and are well treated, but none of them seem to be equipped to leave
It may well be that Heph doesn't actively encourage them to pursue other ways of living, but that probably doesn't make him different from the majority of birth or adoptive families in human history, and we don't call them all slaveholders.
Correct. I wouldn't say "we're stuck," though; I'd say we're free to speculate. I guess I'm a glass-half-full guy. :)Originally Posted by MarkS