Re: Devotion and illumination

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 00:30:56 +0000 (GMT)

> Hi all,
> I think that an important thing to remember when
> discussing devotion
> is to remember that it is a rules construct made to
> represent something that happens in Glorantha.

But it is also a distinct in-Glorantha state. Either you are a devotee, or you're not. Rules, p 120: "A hero who wishes to be a devotee ... must pass difficult tests given not just by the temple hierarchy, but by the deity itself. He is tested on his piety, his knowledge of the deity�s myths, and his virtue. If the hero is accepted, he enters the God World and devotes himself solely to the deity. He may be marked by the god, gifted with special powers, or have strictures imposed on his behavior"

That sounds like something that either you've done, or you haven't, and you'd notice. Yes, there are rules to represent it, but it isn't purely a rules construct the way a hero-point is.

> In my Glorantha folks don't
> generally know if someone is a devotee or not.

There I'd agree with you, though I suspect Soul Vision might show it up.                 

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