Ansom wrote: "I am directly descended from those whom the Titans chose to rule. I am stronger, smarter, and more morally fit than those of a lesser station. It is my privelege, and my burden, to lead both man and beast." (Thanks for the quote, Bladestorm.)
I think that Ansom has incorrectly taken the Erfworld Royal mechanic for more than it is. We don't know that the special has anything to do with raw intelligence or "moral fitness." In other words, yes, that's some master race **** Ansom is spouting.
That said, the young communist that once lived in me does say "from each according to their abilities." Jetstone used up many turns of production making these yahoos, so Jetstone would be foolish to not take advantage of their higher leadership. I'm not sure this translates to "Royals should always be overlords" however... just that it does make sense to put your best trained generals in charge of the battles.[/quote]
Actually, I diasgree. In part anyway. We
don't know what the special does he actually might. And to be fair we're mincing terms. Superior doesn't need to be superior in all things. Perhaps royalty do have higher average int stats and can raise them faster, their leadership might be higher, and there might be some other side wide benefit stat that a royal king provides to production. We
don't know, Ansom might be full of boop but he might also be right. Maybe morality has nothing to do with superiority in a world defined by war where there is no morality associated to killing only really to polotics. And maybe royalty do have above average stats in things that represent morality to erfers, such as loyalty and duty. Stanley probably had those low which MIGHT mean low morality in thier moral scheme. We already know that Ansom and Stanley define morality differently. In point all humans do. Morality is a huuuuuuge issue in philosophy, is there a universal moral principal, is it relative, if it is universal why do people make the assumption their's is right. etc.
As far as capability to rule,
Charlie is a bad example he miiiight be an earth worlder and stats don't apply to him. I doubt when Parson leveled he got smarter. An Erfworlder actually might. Charlie could also just be an outlier, someone who stands out among non royals by luck and chance born with abnormaly high int score.
Wanda's father is a better example, he was clever and smart, just we know he failed. We don't know the whole story but Haffaton was involved and losing to them doesn't reflect poorly on a leader and he did VERY well in his position at least in my opinion. He also might be an outlier though. We don't have the relevant information to be sure. Perhaps to us Jetstone isn't morally fit. But our morals might not apply.
Perhaps though they do.
World B Royalty when in positions of leadership give bonuses to food production food is scarce. A royal abdicating to a non royal would be immoral as more people than neccesary would starve. (Assuming all other things equal)
World C Species A lets call them Royalians are smarter stronger more morally fit and more culturally advanced than Species B lets call them Serfs. Due to their intelligence they run cities more efficiently and protect their cities from natural disasters better. Due to their moral fitness they lead justly where as every Serf ever to be put into a position of power became a tyrant a murderer and a what have you. Now the right of a species for self determination becomes a large issue. When allowed to rule themselves the Serfs force the Royalians into violent wars that they always lose. If Ansom was in this world and spouting his rhetoric it might have more weight. And due to their crazy morality royalty might be more morally fit in Erf who knows.
Point is agree or disagree, but we should all admit it's more complicated than just simple right and wrong. In the end what we have is lawful and just kingdom possibly ruled by Bigotry and Evil and chaotic kingdom that due to it's chaotic nature values strength and ability wherever it finds it also has no regard for life. Frankly the kingdom also only kind of values ability and more so a what have you done for Stanley now. Neither are great places to live.
I hope I don't look like some bigot, I don't really believe any of this applies to humanity as it's been shown that the greatest predictor of anyone's almost anything is socioeconomic status. We are all the same species.