Thursday, October 1, 2009

The "things"

I was told that at some point in their past it had been possible for many animal species to cross-procreate. I didn’t have the opportunity to study the matter more but the gist was that hybrids, tri-brids, and other mixtures possible in a single generation. Some of these offspring, those that had a human contribution, were considered “things” a status between humans and animals. Although the genetic codes permitting such cross breeding were changed (extinguishing the practice) some creatures continued to breed among their own kind. I believe this is what Krismere discovered on the beach - a very old thing. His decision to take it to the Temple was critical. I was able to observe attempts to coax the mammal heritage of the creature at the expense of its repillian and avian traits. Strange to me, but a matter of course for them.