I am heavily leaning towards a Granok main, but I am a bit confused about The Way of the Stone and how silicon based life forms work. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on these issues or if we simply do not know yet.
Do the Granok we play follow The Way of the Stone? There is contradictory information about it, or at least it seems so to me. While the EU arcship event gave us the line: “They, as we know, follow The Way of the Stone.” The main lore piece we have about the Granok looks like they used to follow it on Gnox, but then the actions of Durek and those that followed him were directly against this belief. If the use of new technology is enough to go against the “unchanging” philosophy of The Way of the Stone it would suggest that their future actions as mercenaries, especially with exploring a brand new planet and discovering all new information about the universe, does not fit either. I just can’t see how The Way of the Stone fits into a modern Granok lifestyle.
Secondly the idea of the being fully rock or just having a rock skin. Do we have any actual confirmation either way? I know they have said they are silicone based life forms with full life cycles, but that does not necessarily mean they are armadillos (crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle). I can see that meaning they can live and die, reproduce, drink beer etc. but does a silicon based life form need squishy bits in order for that to happen? The main race page descrives them as "thulking giants of living stone" which does give a more solid feel to the. I have looked at Sarg burping which is where I believe this theory of a ‘flesh tongue’ coms from and while his tongue is pink so is pink quartzite, so I am not sure that alone in conclusive.
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