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  1. (I have searched a while and not seen questions same as this. There's theories about future genocide possibilities but I'm talking about the past. )(Try to talk using in-world moralities. I know genocide is bad in our values, this is just for discussion's sake.) So, between the normal Desolations, a discussion between human villager A,B may go like this. A: "Aren't those singers the ones that will become Voidbringers every time?" B:"Yeah." A:"And we are sitting around, waiting them to become magical warriors and shoot lightening at us, and then we fight back?" B:"Yeah." A:"I got a brilliant idea. Why not kill all those singers BERORE they can become Voidbringers?" B:"Yeah that's a great idea! Why haven't anyone thought of it?" I understand the Knight Radiants may be above genocide, but it is highly plausible for the normal politicians to conceive something like this. Humans are very capable of committing genocide even on humans, and after about 2500 years of war with a complete different species, it was very weird that no one has done this already. Especially the Heralds, who were getting insane and were immensely tired of the war. The Heralds could just left an instruction for the Vorin church to wipe out the Voidbringers each time they left, and these orders are unlikely to be doubted. Not sure how Knights Radiant would respond to this sort of command though. Some might argue that human society was too broken after Desolations that they couldn't pursue the singers. But the singers are supposed to be even more broken, so it makes no sense to wait for both sides to rebuild, than clash again without an end. One possibility is that humans and singers lived far enough that they couldn't meet each other. Or if the Knights Radiant put efforts to stop the genocide that would be the end of the story, but still there were long times when there was no Radiant. Same could probably go for singers to humans, but they were defeated each time so they haven't got any chance. Except for Raboniel's bioweapon, which I think is a very rational respond to the war. (Makes me think of Attack on Titan and The Dark Forest, but that's off topic.) Edit: summarize some good points made by the discussion below Population was dispersed, societies were broken and without Knights Radiant(Blades, Plates, Soulcasters), it's hard to wage wars of such scale. Likely all three Shards wouldn't like the idea of genocide and would have intervened. There likely were failed attempts. Why didn't the Heralds instruct humans to genocide is unexplained. (Especially after the Last Desolation)