descent is a weird name (I thought it meant another definition, to go down). How's about 'heritage'?
- "Descent" seemed like the best name to cover both the usage of "family" descriptors (e.g. the Erfworld meaning of Jillian calling Banhammer her "father") and the overall line-of-descent concept (e.g. royals claiming a lineage going back to the time of the Titans). "Heritage" seems to me to lean almost exclusively toward the latter. I'm open to suggestions on a better name -- "Genealogy" or "Lineage", perhaps. Hmmm... I'm starting to lean toward moving the name to "Lineage". SteveMB 03:43, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Lineage works, sounds... classy. Xewleer 21:44, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Further speculation; it's possible that they are in fact blood related, but the mechanics of their world make them pop at a certain point, in their prime. Given that there are no 'kids' in their world. - NemFX 07:27, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
- Do they even have blood, let alone genetics? Commander I. Heartly Noah June 6 2009 17:24 (UTC)
- My suggestion is that the relationship "popped as the ruler's heir" is the closest Erfworld equivalent of being a blood relation (hence, Jillian referring to King Banhammer as her "father", etc). SteveMB 18:30, 6 June 2009 (UTC)