The Drakkarim Oct 24, 2019 16:21:50 GMT
Post by GhostofLandar on Oct 24, 2019 16:21:50 GMT
In fantasy, the genesis of the races are sometimes different. it's clear from the lore, supplements, etc. that the Drakkarim are a race created in mockery of human beings and have already put other worlds to the sword (they're not from Magnamund, nor direct from Plane of Darkness.) Drakkarim can mix with human beings and those so produced can exercise more will.
Asking if the Drakkarim can be saved is like asking if the Darklords themselves can be saved. They cannot. At best, you'd have a few 'mutated' individuals who could be capable of good or honor, but you wouldn't have anything resembling a redemption arc for the race. It really doesn't matter what the real world does because in fantasy the entire point is that there are good or evil or simply forces of nature for whom there can be no persuasion or change. There are wars in which people have found themselves put to the sword and found very little sympathy. They would then understand their conquerors/murderers as little different than Drakkarim, which is what the "evil race" aspect gets into. Tolkien allowed for human races to have choice. But because Evil itself cannot bring into being anything with true ability to understand good or evil and choose, those races created directly by Naar (in our case) can only act according to his will, as they are a corruption and perversion of life (though he has more ability to "create" than Sauron or Melkor in Tolkien's setting.)