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Message no. 1
From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: Orks and Dwarfs
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1993 10:34:31 -0800
J Roberson said:

>Orcs - They have their own civil rights groups and polliclubs. They also
>have their own cuisine and neighborhoods.

>>Why do they have their own cuisine? Historically, separate preparation
>>methods have apeared based on geographical separation, availability of certain
>>foods, and cultural differences (for instance, kosher food and strictures
>>against pork). Orcs, having sprung directly from humanity wherever humans
>>may be, regardless of culture, have nothing disctinguishing them as such,
>>unless it's based on "How to cook on 3 sewer rats a day" based on their
>>economic dislocation.

First of all its O-R-K. As for why do Orks have their own cuisine, it's
actually really simple. This is speculation but IMHO Orks need a signficantly
higher concentration of proteins in there diet (SRII blue book says that they
are omnivorous, but perfer meat.). They also might have weaker taste buds
than the other metaspieces which causes them to use lots of spices (Ork cuisine
is very, very spicy). Thus Orks made up a type of cuisine to fit their dietary
and enjoyment needs.

>Trolls - Just big, bad orcs.

>>Given that, on average, trolls are less intelligent than the orcs, perhaps
>>the trouble is that the orcs typically do the speaking for these two down-
>>trodden races and many perceive a general movement to be orcs-only.

>>Perhaps the founders of the Orc Rights Committee "gave up" on their
>>brethren and decided to fight solely for their own purpose. Rather
>>exclusionary, I believe, and an act more than a few Trolls might take
>>exception two. I hear the seeds of an adventure being planned. . .

Your forgetting that Trolls general cohabit with Orks. There are more than
one reason why the two are linked by the slang term "Troglidite".

>Dwarves - What dwarves?

>>Yes, dwarves are usually relegated to comic relief. Even the Dwarf Mercenary
>>is a caricature of absurdity.

Dwarfs, the forgotton metatype. What do they have that makes them distinctive?
Nothing. How often do they appear in SR adventures? No very often. Hell,
even on Shadowtk there are not many dwarfs.

See Ya in Shadows, "I can count the number of days I've worked
Jason J Carter since graduation on one hand." - ME!
The Nightstalker Carter@***.EDU

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