I like how this is shaping out: the wildlife-documentary approach to commentary vs. the very human characteristics of the "ritual" is an excellent choice of plot. Hard to get the balance right too, so I don't envy your task--especially given the point that you've just stopped at! --Sean B. Palmer 14:21, 27 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Ah, well, I was trying to hold out until I could make a new entry, but, alas, it will simply languish. The wildlife-documentary approach struck me as somewhat cliched, actually, but I felt compelled to make an entry. My goal is to make it through at least the first full round without missing an entry. This subject suddenly appealed to me due to some spousal strife. Life hands me fefferberries and I make scones. --Doctor Phineas Crank 21:21, 27 Oct 2004 (EDT)
I think it would be worth mentioning that about 25% of Ghyllians are in error about who their biological fathers actually are. All of that male polygamous behavior has to wind up somewhere, after all. See [this article]. --John Cowan 13:30, 28 Oct 2004 (EDT)
I think that should be an in game comment! And, I'll have to read the article when I get home from the office. --Doctor Phineas Crank 14:23, 28 Oct 2004 (EDT)
This entry was incredible. I can't wait to tell my GF about being shot in the gibblets. --Morbus Iff 22:02, 29 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Given another reference to nesting and egg-laying, Ghyllians seem birdlike in their attributes. Budgerigars nest in colonies. Males will court and mate as many females as possible (involves feeding the female, as the female builds the nest and sits on the eggs, thus cannot forage). The females will accept courtship from any available male (one at a time). The Ghyllian system could work with the appearance of monogamy on the surface, but collective breeding underneath.