Atama wrote:“Dino” is a species not a race. Animals transform into other animals frequently.
Dinosaurs are a class (probably) of many orders, families, genera, and species
, but yeah, race requires ignorant humans making arbitrary superficial categories, not any reflection of nature or biology or expression of science. But it does seem to be established that animals can be transformed by possibility energy into wildly different creatures, with only a similarity in ecological niche.
But stepping away from pedantry, the only thing clearly spelled out is that the variety and size of the dinosaurs is increased due to the Living Land laws. Their existence, unlike magical creatures of Aylse, is not necessarily dependant upon it. The law of savagery makes them more aggressive (and possibly more reptilian). The fact that LL dinosaurs are cold-blooded only means they'd struggle or die in colder climates outside of the warmth of LL zones.
Are they more strongly tied to the law of life for their very existence, or did the Law (and Lanala) more simply prevent any extinction event from taking effect? Is Takta Ker an alternate Earth, diverged by hundreds of millions of years and a spiritual power bordering on literal truth, or is a completely alien world with largely superficial similarities in life forms? Is Lanala an alien god from another reality, or does Her power permeate the universe, and She just was never contacted in this reality before the invasion?
These are statements about the reality of Torg ya'll get to make, and even explore to some degree, by deciding how these cosms interact with Core Earth, and what transforms and what does not. What seems more interesting to the group? What creates a multiverse that is more compelling to fight for? Sometimes what seems superficially and immediately logical isn't the best way to go about things, especially when there's a bigger picture to consider.