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From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 21:19:45 -0000

> >I'm feeling a bit blank about how a Theist character *could* come up
> >with a magic that isn't from their god, but it sounds like a
> great idea
> >if you can pull it off. Heros. That's what we want to be.
> I think that this is something that could do with a little
> more explanation.
> Can Devotees do it ? It seems unlikely, given that they are
> forbidden from having magic that is not from their God. (I'd
> guess no).

You know, that's a good point.

Of course, if you want to get *really* picky, that isn't what's forbidden. They have to give up all magic not from their deity at the time they devote, yes. But there's no rule saying they can't learn some afterwards. In fact, p118 says that "generally, religions do not allow devotees to be iitiates of other gods as well" - implying that sometimes they do. And that therefore, presumably, the devotee is allowed to learn magic from that other god.

That does seem to be stretching the spirit of the rules, though. I suspect a Devotee would be more likely to discover a rare/new magic of their own deity, and head towards becoming a hero-cult (or even sub-cult) of that deity rather than a separate hero-cult.

Interesting that Humakt, the very strict extremist in this regard, has so many humans who've become hero/sub-cults?

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