Re: Heroic Tax Collectors

Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 05:50:20 EST


<< << OK, so he [St Matthew] wasn't heroic at *being* a tax collector,>>

 Aha! this is my point. >>

     Still, he is the patron saint of tax collectors (as well as accountants in general). So, if he were Gloranthan, his followers would get nifty financial magic and could presumably become heroes.  

<< The point being that Dara Happan peasants (Pelorian peasants, more
exactly) don't stop being peasants until they are dead. Orlanthi peasants, OTOH, often stop being peasants and become Heroes, fighting Dara Happan Soldiers. >>

     Dara Happa also has lots of smiths and the like, who also stay in their professions, and could certainly become heroes IMO. And heroic smiths from myth and fiction are less hard to think of examples of :-) The advantage that the Heortlings have, IMO, is that most of their heroes are heroic at kicking the crap out of their enemies.

Forward the glorious Red Army!


End of The Glorantha Digest V8 #134

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