Re: Hope the rules hi-lite the complexity of Guardians and Community Support

From: Roderick and Ellen Robertson <rjremr_at_...>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 09:02:13 -0700

> Roderick clarified something about Guardians that I had never
> noticed before. I never considered that Guardians are NECESSARY for
> Hero Questing, but the provide NO ADDITIONAL BONUS above
> facilitating the quest.
> I hope the new rules make this clear
> >
> > Guardians are necessary to carry Community support to Heroes when
> they are
> > Heroquesting, but they are then acting as conduits only, not
> giving their
> > own blessings.

Let me clarify that even further -

When your hero goes to a community for support in a HQ, *that group* needs to have a guardian to carry *their* prayers/aid into the other world to help the Hero. The hero doesn't necessarily need a guardian of his own to be a "recieving station".

Oddi goes to his family, saying "Be the Bag of Dust to help me fight the three-handed demon". His family has a guardian (actually their Ancestors), so they can help.

Oddi goes to the Clan Warband and asks them to lend their Strength during the Collapsing Ceiling of Night episode. They have a warband wyter, so they can help.

Oddi goes to his buddies (two Bison riders, a Sun dome Templar, an Uroxi Duck and a Troll) for help in the Seduction of the Goddess part. They haven't yet gotten a guardian for their little band. Oops, unless they want to accompany Oddi to the Otherworld, he can't get help from them!

It is by my order and for the good of the state that the bearer of this has done what he has done.
- Richelieu

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