Also note that some things that I hear that are clearly wrong, I won't post about, because there's always misinformation, misunderstanding, and rumor. This thread is more for stuff that I think is a genuine (and innocent) misunderstanding or misinterpretation. I won't be posting the names (or ESP colors) of people who said these things, and I hope none of them take offense or feel "called out" - I just really want to nip some of these things in the bud before misinformation spreads and becomes widely-believed/accepted.
Source? I don't remember establishing that anywhere. Parrens are generally so easygoing and freedom-loving that they're probably the least-likely culture to accept slavery. I've always considered Parrens to be the most innocent/childlike culturally, in that they tend to maintain a sense of optimism and idealism, strive for simple pleasures of life, have that childlike energy and curiosity (especially when it comes to exploring), and just tend to be fundementally good-natured with an ingrained sort of innocence to them. I think the concept of slavery would strike a definite chord of "wrongness" in Parrens, because why would someone want to make someone else live a life of misery and servitde (and have to be constantly watched and overseen) when they could just befriend them and be willing allies or assistants instead? I think that's how most Parrens would think."Slavery is a perfectly respectable institution in the Parr Isles, for example."
Not that all Parrens exhibit the above qualities - every group has their variety, ones that go against the norm, bad eggs, villains, selfish greedy people, and what-have-you.
A final and stern word on the subject of the above: I said child-like, not child-ish. I don't want to see people roleplaying Parrens as a bunch of little kids or baby-talking or anything like that because of the above comments. Do so, and your character will not be long for this world. For reals. I detest the wiggly giggly baby-talk "look at me I'm a little kid" archetype. Sorry if anyone likes that stuff and is offended. I can't stand it. The minimum age I have in mind for any player characters in CLOK is going to be somewhere around late teens, anyway.
Bloodglass is quite brittle. It's kind of like a superdurable obsidian, but not quite as sharp. That said, "superdurable" is relative - it's still brittle in comparison to pretty much all other metals. It holds an extremely keen edge, but it's going to degrade/break fairly quickly in comparison to anything made of other weapon-appropriate metals. So yes, it makes fearful edged weapons, like swords and axes and stuff. It's got a reputation for having an amazing cutting power to it, while being able to be durable enough to be practical as a weapon of war, albeit a relatively short-lived one.(General talk regarding Bloodglass making peerless weapons/armor)
Bloodglass wouldn't be very good for weapons that don't utilize an edge. You would get the downside of the brittleness with no upside of a keen edge in something like, say, a hammer. You'd be better off using common steel, it'd be far more efficient and practical.
But the biggest reason I chose to comment on this one: Bloodglass would make pretty awful armor. It would shatter and break far too quickly and "repairs" would probably require melting the whole thing down and just making a new piece, minus the shards and pieces that have shattered off from it during the wear and tear, meaning you'd have to add more bloodglass to the mix to come out with the same piece since a significant portion would have been lost.
Can bloodglass even mechanically be made into armor? I thought that wasn't possible, but if it is, be prepared for some "interesting" properties being added to using bloodglass armor.