In addition to personal experience, you could expect to know the information on this page if you have any of the following lores:

  • GL-Pathi/5

It may not be immediately noticed by a newcomer, but there is something odd about Pathi society: there are few infants and small children.

The birthrate in Pathi is extremely low, compared to most other populations. At first, someone who didn't know better might guess that this is because there are too few Marriage contracts. The second guess might suspect that Pathi are too particular in who gets a contract. But in reality, it is because it seems that Pathi are not very fertile. In fact, most of the births are to a pair where one of the two are first generation immigrants—those few who were Tested and chosen for life in Pathi. Much rarer is a birth to a second generation immigrant pairing. And then it seems to become vanishingly small afterwards.

OOC note: Pathi is not large, and there is no emigration to speak of. Add in fairly high longevity, the lack of truly dangerous occupations (until the Road came), and the immigration of Tested children, and you have the makings of runaway growth. Thus, this rationale.