Sep 22, 2021 4:08 PM
amenta colonizes delena
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We are here to have more places to live. This planet is very empty.

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...no, it's really not? There are people almost everywhere.

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Amentans have houshives, and you have small households. When our househive here is done built it will have as many people in it as this whole planet has people your species.

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...the fact that they harmed fewer people in claiming their territory than would have been harmed claiming a similar territory where they came from doesn't mean they didn't harm people. The land isn't empty.

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It is not all empty. It had some people but only a few and they hurt Amentans who tried to meet them.

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Yes, that's not an unreasonable response if you trespass on someone's territory and refuse to talk to them.

Did they have some sort of plan for claiming territory without harming anyone? What was it?

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Amentans do not have telepathy. The ones who tried to meet people first tried to learn to talk to them, and were attacked.

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And part of what she's doing here is trying to make sure that doesn't happen again.

She still wants to know what their plan was.

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They wanted to learn about people here and how we could live together. We still do.

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She can think about that.

Do they understand now how to tell when a territory is claimed, and that they can't go into claimed territory without harming people?

Do they intend to claim more territory for themselves?

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We have learned how some of you mark edges. People far away might do it different, and we might not notice different edges. We know that you do not like it when people cross your edges. We might try to find places where no one is, or try to find ways to trade for land, and if anyone attacks Amentans we will fight back and then their land will be empty, but I don't know about plans for more claiming.

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People far away do it about the same way as far as she knows, but her species of people always claim territory, so if they find someplace with people like her and don't see territory markings that they understand, they should assume that they don't understand, not that it isn't claimed.

She steps back and begins pacing, not communicating anything for a few moments.

They seem to think that attacking is okay if they are attacked first. If they enter someone's territory without invitation they are the ones attacking first; real harm is done when they do that even if noone physically attacks anyone. They need to stop doing it.

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We know that you do not like it. We do not understand why, and we are not telepathic, so we cannot talk from far away without things you do not have yet. We could give you things, but could not explain them from far away.

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Going into someone's territory uninvited is a claim that it isn't their territory at all, and unless they can refute that claim satisfactorily enough it will cause them to lose the ability to do things, as happens when someone is in someone else's territory rather than their own.

Some people won't want to talk to them and they still shouldn't trespass on those peoples' territories.

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We are very surprised about the not able to do things. No species where we are from does that.

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Well, it's how her species works.

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We are learning. We want to learn more. There are things we can do to be careful and things we will make mistakes with.

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That's probably the most important thing. In general her species isn't violent unless severely provoked; they should assume if they're attacked that they've done something very wrong.

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Thank you for telling me. Our species is usually peaceful too. Some individuals in any species are different. We did not know we had not met special violent ones.

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It's good that they're usually peaceful.

Do they have any questions for her before she goes home for the day.

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Do you have a thing I write to mean you? A meaning I could say in my words to mean you?

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Not a standard one; people generally choose for themselves how they think of other people, among her species.

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Amentans use sounds that mean things to talk, and write those sounds. Every one of us have sounds that mean us. Is there a meaning you would like for you or should I invent?

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She will need to think about that. What context will it be used in?

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I am here to learn from you and tell other Amentans what I learn and who I learn from.

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