Prax spirits

From: James Turner <j.a.turner_at_...>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 11:01:31 +0100

If you don't like giving animists magical affinities from big spirits and don't want to just substitute fetishes/integrated spirits for said affinities, here is another way.

Big spirits have powers like tradition secrets only not as powerful.

So Joe Bloggs praxian brave finds and doesn't annoy Lightning Boy and gains the secret of calling lightning bolts to smite his foes. You could put as many limitations on this as you like.

All magic is the same thing in HW anyway (mechanics wise) regardless of what its called. It's how it's seen in Glorantha that's important.

Praxian A: "Be careful of shaman Blue Arse, for he has gained the favour of Lightning Boy and can strike you down with thunder bolts. Never fight him during a stormy day!"
Praxian B: "How he manage that? Him an animist. Did he trap Lightning Boy in a fetish or integrate him? Surely he didn't worship him theistically." Praxian A: Checks Praxian B for madness spirit possession.

James Turner
Systems Support Officer
University of Aberdeen

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