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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:24 pm 
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Ok, forgive me if this has been talked about, but after rewading a few things.... I have my own ideas as to just how severe the slavery of the Bahro was. The Ink, and the Paper were closely guarded secrets of the Art, and were lost when the D'ni fell. Now, only a handful of individuals can still create new links to new Ages. My thought is this:
[spoiler] The gland necessary to produce the efect of space-time travel was a part of the Bahro, so would it be safe to assume that the "ink" used to write with was either an extract of this gland, or even the blood of the Bahro itself?
And even then, if the blood didn't produce the effect of time-space travel, did it lock the bahro into slavey?
That would be a much more dire scene, and fit with the darker views of Yeesha, wouldn't it?
Imagine: The Inkworks, somewhere hidden in the building, a cell or groups of cells scattered throughout. Tubes lining the bars of the cells, rom which pours the very Vitae of the Bahro..... Scary, huh?

Would make sense for the cell in Teledahn, if the original D'ni who owned it had is own provate stock of Bahro to create his own Ink and Paper.... [/spoiler]
Creepy, huh? Just a thought.
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Interesting idea... But hasn't it been fairly well established that the Ink was made from beetles?


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Well, that's what they say. Has anyone ever actually found one of these beetles and checked out the ink from it?

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And what if they ran out of beetles, so that is why they started using Bahro?


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Two things... there was a theory going around that the Bahro were somehow related to ink beetles. Not sure if that carries any weight, but it was an interesting theory.

Second, how is D'ni ink actually produced? Is it created from beetles? Are the beetles used to locate the ink? Or is it a by-product of the beetles, like honey is to bees?


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My theory is that the Bahro are, in fact, Teenage Mutant Ninja Beetles.

Seriously though, while we cannot ever prove that the D'ni did not harvest Bahro parts for linking materials (thus, Maratanos is correct in saying that this is not falsifiable), it should be possible to figure out just what the process of ink production was in no uncertain terms. If we figure out where the Bahro come from natively (if they come from anywhere natively and examine the local wildlife, we may even be able to find some evolutionary link between Bahro and Beetles (or not).

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