Talk:S'Kra Mur Physiology

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Source of S'Kra Strength

"It has been suggested that this basic biological difference accounts for some of their enhanced strength." -- Kadru

Can you cite to a source that supports this statement? --Isharon 17:16, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, please cite a source. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk) 22:06, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

April 12th's Edit

Just noting that the snout portion of the article does not appear in the original book on S'Kra Mur Biology. The entry was edited (bolded here) by Isharon to read as follows:
The length of one's snout usually depends on whether he is descended from mainland or island stock. Mainland S'Kra tend to have longer snouts and tails. Island S'Kra have flatter faces. (Legend has it that Hav'roth blessed the island S'Kra by flattening their faces, which made them more tolerant of heat and better swimmers.)
--Steph

Isharon 04:26, 13 April 2010 (UTC): The book Histories of the Lohogi'hhs'ur (linked to "Legend") discusses the mainland/island snout dichotomy:

From birth until now, every S'Kra looked more or less the same in form. Slanting eyes, a long and slender tail -- most of all, an elongated and sloping face, the nose a full handpsan from the eyes. Not so for us, now. Our faces had been shortened, noses no more than a fingerlength from our eyes. One and all, we were astonished.

The state of disbelief remained as we carried on with our lives. Increasingly, though, we began to see the value of Hav'roth's boon. The bright sun overhead found less purchase on our shortened faces, and as we felt the heat less, our energy level increased.

Likewise, when we swam, retaining breath, as well as moving smoothly in the water, became easier.

[ a note in the margin written in fresher ink : ]

It is said that there are some who do not accept this tale, and say that Hav'roth disfigured the Lohogi in a display of ire, but most accept that this is not so. Still, there are some mainland S'Kra who persist in calling themselves S'Kra'ur -- the True People. Most historians believe that Hav'roth bestowed his boon so that all S'Kra would know that this new branch of the family tree had been accepted.