This post was inspired by Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton. You see, in her book she decided to make the Slaugh heroes. I decided to wipe my Slaugh out.
It works like this…
The Slaugh of Aerth were humans who couldn’t stand the invading farmers, threatening to take their land and their way of life. The old Slaugh gods didn’t like the farmers either, because these people threatened their worshippers and what The Ancients planned for them. So when the Fay came with the offer of a new home where the farmers couldn’t go and threaten decent hunter/gatherers, the Slaugh were more that ready to join the Fay.
Now the Slaugh are trapped, because Phaeree is eager to help the Slaugh be Slaugh. Slaugh to the point the Slaugh have neerly forgotten what is like to be human, and independent creatures. While not as bad off as the ogres, who are effectively pre-sapient, still the Slaugh cannot act on their own behalf, of their own volition.
Thus they will not be one of those peoples returning to Aerth when the Great Return begins, but they will be independent enough for another few generations to seek to interfer with the Return and seek to trap others on Phaeree with them.
The Slaugh of Phaeree are lost, can they be stopped from damning others with them?