Re: Re: City gods

From: Guy Hoyle <ghoyle1_at_...>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 21:43:08 -0500


Whatever happened to "Yes, but..."

A Pavis Devotee can go wandering about Dragon Pass having adventures provided that it's on behalf of Pavis, and surely it's not TOO difficult to come up with a reason for a Pavis devotee to journey to Sartar? After all, a lot of the population of the New City is of Sartarite extraction.

Guy (Hoyle, dammit!)

Nick Eden wrote:

> On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 22:27:52 -0000, flynnkd2 wrote:
>
> >Thats are rather cold blooded approach. The player liked the idea of
> >Pavis and wanted to play it. Having now invested a lot of time in the
> >character, and his group wanting to move to Sartar he now gets
> >discarded?
>
> ...
>
> >Or is divine power really a force from within, and surely a devotee of
> >a god can go anywhere and manifest the powers he knows exist. A true
> >devotee has no doubt and would believe they could wander off the end
> >of the world and still be with their god.
>
> Ummm, no.
>
> A true devotee has committed his soul to the service of his god. A
> devotee of Pavis cannot spend his 60% of time in the service of Pavis
> while wandering about Dragon Pass having adventures. A devotee of
> Barntar cannot become a Wolf Pirate and still spend 60% of his time
> ploughing.
>
> If the game is changing so that the character can't maintain his
> ritual devotions then perhaps the character needs to be retired, or
> changed so he still does fit. There's a fair bit in Thunder Rebels
> about how people change their devotions within the Storm Tribe. I
> don't immediately know how this happens within non-Orlanthi cultures
> such as Pavis, but perhaps the Pavis Devotee needs to be called by an
> associated god such as Issaries to switch devotion?
>
>
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