Re: Devotion and illumination
I am coming late to the party here, but surely one interperatation of
that rule is that Illuminates may initiate to multiple religions, but
may only devote to one(at a time)? In fact, I'd wager that
illuminates that sought secret magic from multiple deities would in
fact probably settle with initiate strength magic. That feels right
- In HeroQuest-rules_at_yahoogroups.com, Jane Williams
> --- newsalor <newsalor_at_...> wrote:
> > 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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