From: Simon Hibbs <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:06:10 +0000

>If Humakti love death so much, why do they swear mighty oaths to
>chieftains and kings? Surely the death of a king would be even better
>the death of a peasant, so they'd be happier to just off the ruler!

Humakti don't generaly want everyone to be dead, true.

>Wounds aren't death. Just as Humakti don't go around merely wounding
>people, they have no general reason to avoid healing their own wounds.

Of course.

>There are of course many specific reasons (geases), and many Humakti,
>Simon Hibbs, reason that they should follow all geases even if they
>sworn to.

Why thank you!

Geasa teach truths.

The geas that forbids magical healing doesn't mean that magical healing is wrong and all Humakti should realy shun it. It is enough that one initiate in a temple might have the geas, to remind everyone that healing should not be relied upon. A devout humakti without this geas might not bother with magical healing if it isn't necessery. His remaining wounds serving as a lesson to be more carefull in future, but if his life was in danger and healing would allow him to carry on, or if his wounds are hampering his combat effectiveness, why not? If it's available he'd be a fool not to use it.

A humakti might take a temporary oath not to accept magical healing, or to follow some other geas, untill he has accomplished some goal - untill he has killed a certain hated enemy or destroyed a particular undead horror.


End of The Glorantha Digest V5 #454

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