Re: Re: Becoming a Devotee

From: Graham Robinson <graham_at_...>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:21:41 +0000

>No, this is not 'the ulitmate logic of this reasoning'. A Humakti
>weaponthane is a specialist (he requires support by the clan) so he
>can be a devotee. IMO a Humakti weaponthane is a magical specialist.
>Remember that full time warriors are only a small percentage of the
>clana about 1% for weaponthanes, backed by some full-time warriors,
>so this is not going to impact the 1-5% range much.

King of Dragon Pass implies that weaponthanes may typically be around 2% of a clan. Certainly this seems true of anyone I raid... Add in 1% in leader positions, 1.5% clergy (to use your figure - probably too high) and we only have 0.5% left. This would have to cover merchants and other odd balls as well as the likely very important farming devotees.

Given I'd expect a healthy clan to have as many hunting/farming/fishing devotees as all others put together, I think your figures are well short. Maybe something more like 10% normal, 20% max in a very wealthy clan, and 5% only in a very poor clan.


Graham Robinson

Albion Software Engineering Ltd.

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