Parts of the world

From: Peter Metcalfe <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 15:47:53 +1200

Peter Larsen:

>PL> >Orlanth himself is a mixture -- he is a god who knows some dragon
> > magic,

> > He is a god who fights dragons. The only time he was their friend
> > was when he was beguiled.

>Surely he gained some dragon knowledge then?

Knowing Orlanthi, he would have forgotten it.

         _I_ say it was Orlanth [that broke the dance], because
         he loves trouble, and could not bear to understand the
         draconic way by his very nature.
                         KoS p191.

>The cult of Orlanth Dragonfriend still exists, at least in
>theory, right?

There are no practitioners of it and AFAIK worship of it is impossible since Alakoring freed Orlanth from Arangorf.

> > Kolat may rule over spirits but Orlanth does not.

>Orlanth rules over Kolat, doesn't he?

Direct rule over spirits is still alien to him.

> > The Goddess is a theistic deity with a transcendent self. Chaos
> > also makes up a large proportion of her. Animist powers (Jakaleel)
> > and Sorcery (Makabeus) are known within her but seem to be minor.

>A better way, perhaps, of making my point -- from "close up" the groups that
>worship the Goddess can be discerned as theist, sorcerous, etc, but from far
>away, her worshippers are All One. As you point out, the Goddess has all
>these "parts."

But some parts are more prominent than others, both from the worshippers PoV and from the cosmological PoV. Saying that the Goddess is a theistic deity with a transcendent self is more accurate than saying the Goddess is everything.

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