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Oltux72

Killing Skaa women and monogyny

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I was listening to the new podcast and he made me think about reproduction, marriage patterns and allomancy. Allomancy is inherited.  An houses military strength is fairly closely linked to the number of Allomancers it can field. That opens up the way to a strategy that Straff Venture used. Why was he an exception? Because using Skaa women like that got you an Steel Inquisitor who wouldn't come for tea.
You could use impoverished noble women, but that was a limited supply and they could in theory say no. But if breeding your own Misting army would have been easy and legal, I can see no way any noble house could have afford not to do so. So I'd say without the prohibition and the way it was enforced I cannot see how the Final Empire could have existed.

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Note that Straff used only noble women for ‘breeding purposes’. Straff was also noted to be unusually twisted, so the moral aspect clearly was a factor.

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