Raccoons on Harn

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Re: Raccoons on Harn

#26 Post by Targan » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:57 pm

Kara wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:29 pm
In that list, mink, turtle and salamander also made me twich as none of those have ever lived in Britain except as recent escapees (and only mink have successfully established themselves). The British Isles have a very poor diversity of fauna compared with the rest of Eurasia and Harn lies far further away from Lythia.
I'n not too concerned about species that would be found on mainland western Lythia. The land bridge between Harn and Lythia seems to have existed much more recently than Britain's land bridge to Europe. Mink on Harn should be fine.
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Re: Raccoons on Harn

#27 Post by AxelSchudak » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 pm

Derfman wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Well, canon has horses introduced to kamarand a few centuries back, so perhaps the racoons were part of the exchange.
That, of course, totally makes sense as part of the secret war long term that the Yêrazh waged against their former subjects, the Hârazai. Over a millenium the Hârazai expanded their influence and prospered, coming ever closer to the critical point when they would be able to challenge their rightfull (though former) masters. To put an end to this, the Yêrazh, the descendants of the "Golden People", saw to the import of horses (secretly from Yelastrys, Harbaal) to the Neránadh - a barbarian people that could unite and then use their newfound strength only in one direction. A massive intervention of an interested party from Melderyn and Emelrene prevented additional contact, though Yelastrys was destroyed by the "Black Wind" in the process. Alas for the Hârazai, there already were sufficient horses for the plan to work.

BTW: None of this is canon. It just fits pretty good into the given data from the "Kethira" article.

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Re: Raccoons on Harn

#28 Post by Rothesay » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:43 am

It seems few have any real problem with it and others will ignore it (and maybe some of the other animals). Perhaps it should just be treated as 'stet.' 8)

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