Apr. 5th, 2017
(noun) 1. an animal's set of ancestors or pedigree, typically considered with regard to the desirable characteristics bred into it / 2. a set of ancestors or line of descent of a person
Bloodlines have always played an important part in history... although whether it was to a positive outcome or not, that's a different question! Many types of governance has been determined simply by being born into the right family lineage. Bloodlines, especially birth order, is frequently a determining factor in cases of inheritance. On the flip side of things, specific bloodline breeding has been used to strip out 'inferior' or unwanted traits.
Are there scenarios where bloodlines should be a primary concern? Can someone not of the actual lineage ever truly attain the same positions? Write a story where a bloodline (lineage or pedigree, your choice) plays an important role.
If your submission contains one or more characters being adopted (or adopting), that entry will earn an extra point to be tallied during voting!
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