Something from another thread got me thinking, how might eugenics work in a fantasy setting? I've heard of the Dragon Blooded from Exalted, sure, since I'm using them for my OP image, but that focuses more on making sure as many new DBs exalt as possible than any trait or traits that would exist in this world, or correspond to actual genetics for that matter, since IIRC, DNA does not exist as such in Creation. Getting back to the original topic, how might eugenics work in a fantasy setting? If magic can alter biology, how much knowledge of DNA/inheritance should it require? For that matter, how much should a fantasy setting understand about genetics/inheritance at all? Presumably they would have a Mendelian-level knowledge if they're doing this at all, but should they go any further? And besides trying to make better soldiers or something similar, like increasing the number of mages if it's genetic, what are some good goals for a fantasy eugenics program, and how could it have gotten started in the first place?
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>I haven't seen Big E outside of meal times lately.
>Most of my time is spent teaching scholars how to read 'Old Angli' or as I call it English.
>Magnus and Emps want more guys able to take over my translating work.
>I am back on the Emperor's flagship, so I got my sweet digs back.
>Malcador is running things back on Terra right now.
>Legos received another 'name' for his service and injury, ceremony took days.
>Damn, the Custodes really read off every name the person being rewarded has earned. Then they do it again with the new addition(s).