Uhm, you're in error on one point. The heir of a blooded character does
NOT automatically assume the full score of the parent. Only the holdings
and regency are transferred in this way (p. 31, Rulebook "The heir does not
gain any blood strength or abilities").
The only way such a total transference of power can take place is for the
parent to divest himself (or herself) for the purpose of raising the
child's bloodline... usually to ensure that increases the parent earned are
not lost (Rulebook p.30); in which case the parent's score becomes 0.

Hope that helps....

On Tuesday, March 24, 1998 8:27 AM, rad smith [SMTP:rupert.smith@ic.ac.uk]
> 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
> > 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
> bloodline.
> john roele passes peacefully away (from a sufeit of palfreys, no
> 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
> until the point they marry someone with a higher one. as this process
> 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
> rest of the nonregent scions having their bloodstrength diluted due to
> sucessive marriages.
> yesno?
> [1] something that appears to be bourne out in RoE
> --
> rad
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