My post yesterday was softening/prepping up the audience for this : Do adventurers ever have monster for dinner, not as guests but entrees?
Is eating a monster ever wise? Or is consumption of monsters a sign one is a monster themselves?
Is feasting on roast unicorn a mark of evil? What about troll kebab or Dragon chops?
In my campaigns consumption of other tool users and talkign beasts is generally considered taboo and unpleasant, maybe even evil but I wonder how it would really be for occupants of such a world.
Orcs and goblins are occasionally portrayed as cannibalistic, and I've played in many a campaign where they actively hunt other intelligent species making it pretty clear eating other folk is of course evil but where is the line?
If human where is the cut off on this spectrum: Hell Hound, Dragon, Blink Dog, Unicorn, Troll, Fairy, or Gnome? Are some of those actually dangerous to eat?
Hell Hounds if actually from the nether realms or the results of vile contamination may be entirely lethal to consumption of mortal men. It woudl surprise me at all that Draogns are inedible or only have small portions that are safe for men to eat many are infused with toxins and magical energies.
Blink dogs however should have flesh that is entirely edible but maybe their magical nature makes that risky but what of the moral connection? Unicorns are genrally seen as creatures of magic and beauty but physical and people do eat horses. Trolls in classical D&D are pretty horrible critters that regenerate, woudl their flesh be savory, would it be possible for normal meant to eat them at all? What of fairies that stand slightly apart half in this world half in another, is flattened fairy under glass palatable? What of the gnome they are tool using folk but distantly related to man (if related at all) is it socially inappropriate to dine on them because they are often seen as goodly folk, what if they are more distant or an evil species?