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Kandra and Dragons

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If a kandra were to somehow acquire the bones of an adult dragon, how much flesh would it have to eat in order to fill out it's skin and musculature and thus mimic a dragon effectively?

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Well, TenSoon said he needed a large hog to acquire enough flesh to become a horse of appropriate size, albeit TenSoon was less massive than normal due to near-starvation and atrophy, but that's still an extreme amount of flesh to need to become a horse.

Now the issue with determining the same for a dragon is that we don't fully know what dragons are like in the cosmere, other than they have extreme lifespans. Presumably they are large, but that's still only a raw baseline. How large is large? We don't know. How dense is the draconic flesh? We don't know. Would the kandra be able to replicate the presumed wings of the dragon? We don't know.

It would have to be a lot of flesh, like a couple elephant's worth at a minimum, but there's nothing exact until we know what the deal actually is with the dragons.

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And depending on their size, they might be using magic to break the square cube law. So even if they could manage to consume enough flesh to make the dragon shape, they'd have some major problems.

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Also we don't even know if the how large a Kandra can become while remaining concious. Like would the hemalurgic spikes have enough charge to control that much flesh? We know they can get rather large ( by their cousins the mistwraiths) but as we don't know the size of a dragon I wonder if they could accurately recreate and control some thing that big. Also we know that it takes some kandra days to recreate a human, Imagine how long it would take even someone like TenSoon to recreate something as large as a dragon. Also it wouldn't even be very useful, we know that dragons can shapeshift so if they needed to prove that they are a true dragon, and they can't just go spitting bones and muscle everywhere as they try to get down to human size without being detected.:lol:

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If that's the case it then really becomes a question of "How much to become how big"? Is there a limit to the size or does it depend on the hemalurgic spikes themselves that would offer the control of the form they are in? Theoretically, it should be possible but I also imagine it would take a damnation long time since they took a while to become humans, at least.

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1 hour ago, Wander89 said:

If that's the case it then really becomes a question of "How much to become how big"? Is there a limit to the size or does it depend on the hemalurgic spikes themselves that would offer the control of the form they are in? Theoretically, it should be possible but I also imagine it would take a damnation long time since they took a while to become humans, at least.

Oh yeah, absolutely it would take forever trying to get that much mass all rearranged for a first-time transformation, even discounting the amount of time it would take for the kandra to absorb enough extra mass to become something that large.

Also I don't think the kandra would be able to replicate the scales of the dragon, so they'd probably have to use the ones already there, presenting an issue for getting a dragon killed in the first place.

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