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>From: Geoff Horswood <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Subterranea
>Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 01:45:32 -0400
>
>On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 16:08:34 -0400, # 1 <[log in to unmask]>
>wrote:
>
> >
> >But in a conworld you can do something:
> >
> >If the montain in which the orcs live contains radioactive ressources,
>there
> >could have plants that evolved to not only support but also use the
> >radioactivity as source of energy
> >
> >The beta(betha?) particles (that can be stoped by paper and so are the
>less
> >powerful) could probably be used to produce energy with an organism
>adapted
> >to it

>Love it!  I think I'll use it.
>Of course, they don't know about radioactivity; to them, it's probably some
>kind of magic.  But I like to keep my fantasy earthed in reality where
>possible, and _then_ twist it around.

makes sense.

though, if you're looking for energy sources...remember bacteria...they eat
rocks, sulfur, oil...exhaling methane and various other gas.

>
>Thanks!
>
>Geoff