Daniel’s quest to bring peace between humans and monsters is a tall enough order. His interactions between Victoria’s ant girls, Charlotte’s witches, Saffron’s red ant girls, and the elves of Green Haven each had their obstacles and issues to address, not to mention the total skepticism Daniel has had to deal with all his life. He’s had his small victories, but mostly defeats or leaders too uncertain to make a commitment.
And when the time comes that Daniel meets with Daemon and his harem, it wouldn’t be surprising if he discusses his ideas with them.
For this discussion, I’d like to go over each race in Daemon’s harem and talk about the likelihood of them joining Daniel in the future.
First, reptile girls. Reptile girls would be an ideal choice for Daniel to recruit for his cause. They are known for being excellent fighters and, more importantly, are extremely loyal and have a sense of honor. However, this strength, loyalty, and honor come with a price, as they are very prideful. They only accept men who best them in battle, and in doing so, only go for men who have above-average physical strength and stamina. Daniel will have to convince the reptile girls to seek men for MORE than just strength. For one thing, having a physically strong male won’t always guarantee physically strong offspring. Additionally, strength and power is only ONE characteristic to a person. And while it helps with survival, strength may not always be enough.
By far, Daniel’s greatest obstacle will be their pride. And if Daniel’s not careful, he may end up injuring their pride and put his cause — and life — at risk. Though I can't lie, that would make for some intense reading.
Sasha is a prime example of a good reptile girl, both in terms of character and Daniel’s cause. She’s not only strong and powerful, but she possesses kindness, a strong spirit, and a good affinity for children. She was once starving and considered a weak child, but when Daemon came and saved her, she found a new life and got a chance to prove her strength and worth. That’s what the rest of the poor children in the wastelands deserve, as well as the men who become their mates: a chance.
Next, orcs. Orcs, from what I can only surmise based off the examples I’ve seen, are similar to reptile girls in that they pride themselves on strength. However, they are much cruder and live more for pleasure than loyalty. They are also notoriously smelly and rather rude. Plus, they are cruel to those they see as weak, like poor Rulo when her sisters abandoned her just because she was considered the runt.
Again, Rulo’s a good example of a seemingly “weak” person who rose above strife and came out better. She proved her sisters wrong and is more than happy to boast about it
Daniel may have to get a bit more physical with the orcs as that’s how they probably go about solving issues. But, even then I’m not sure how he can convince them to see reason, especially as they don’t normally live in communities but rather in herds. Plus, given their mindset, they may prefer the simpler route rather than go to the trouble of getting to know a man just to get pregnant. Then again, like orcs, Daniel himself IS stubborn in getting his point across. He didn’t hold back when he lectured the elves of Green Haven; perhaps another round of blunt rhetoric will be in order.
And, along with manners and open-mindedness, they may also want to invest in a bar of soap. In fact, make that a million.
Third, lycan. Like orcs, lycan live in packs rather than communities, thus it would be hard for Daniel to convey his message, let alone convince an entire race. There may be the occasional lone wolf who may want to live in the city, but those cases are rare. What’s more, lycan live primarily as hunters, feeding off other races they come by. This could make people cautious or even hostile to lycans given that they live like . . . well, wolves. In fact, if other races join up with humanity, it could make life more difficult for lycan as it would be harder for them to catch prey if they’re accompanies by strong fighters. That, or they would have to rely more on feral monsters and common game like deer.
Of the races I’ve discussed, I can actually see Forrus having a reasonable conversation with Daniel. Unlike Sasha who follows and listens to ONLY Daemon, and Rulo who is too impatient and blunt to care, Forrus has a sense of patience. She speaks plainly and thinks sensibly. Given that Daniel slayed the Gemini and thus avenged her pack, I can at least see Forrus giving him the benefit of the doubt. But nevertheless, I’m not sure how Daniel can convince other lycan to support his cause. Given how large wolf packs can be, they may find additional allies unnecessary. They COULD help with hunting, sure, but anything else? Could one man have a harem of lycan? Surely lycan can think of a life beyond the wilderness. They can’t ALL be a pack of wolves. Some must dream of life in a village or city.
In fact, they could actually make a good living by providing the people with fresh game.
That’ll wrap up this discussion for today. I’ll be back next time to discuss other members in Part II.