On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Silveras wrote:

> > don't forget that barring bloodtheft the bloodstrength of the regent
> > passes to his/her heir.
> >
> Actually, that was the point I was making - that the children inherit
> the strength category even with the reduced score.

sorry, i'm being unclear.. when i said bloodstrength, i meant the score,
not the catagory.

suppose john roele with a bloodstrength of (for argument's sake) 100
marries jane doe with a bloodstrength of 30. he has 3 kids.
all three kids have bloodstrength 65 (not too shabby) and a true

john roele passes peacefully away (from a sufeit of palfreys, no doubt).
his holdings, regency *and bloodstrength* pass to his designated heir;
so while two of the kids have bloodstrength 65, the new emperor has the
full 100.

this means that miscellaneous sprogs will have their bloodstrength diluted
until the point they marry someone with a higher one. as this process only
applies to regent scions, it also means that only families with a long
line of continuous rulership will have really high scores[1], with all the
rest of the nonregent scions having their bloodstrength diluted due to
sucessive marriages.


[1] something that appears to be bourne out in RoE

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